Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College offers a double-degree masters program in Arts Management with the University of Bologna, Italy. This partnership is the only initiative of its kind focusing on global cultural management. The program combines the strengths of Carnegie Mellon's rigorous approach, focused on applied management theory and skills, with the University of Bologna's interdisciplinary approach that allows students to understand global operational issues as they relate to the artistic dimensions of cultural institutions.
Over 28 to 30 months, equaling six academic terms, students will earn both a Masters in Arts Management (MAM) from Carnegie Mellon and a graduate degree in Innovation and Organization of Culture and the Arts (GIOCA) from the University of Bologna’s School of Economics.
The joint degree program is designed to be completed within 2.5 to 3 years.
1st Year (August-August): During the first year, students study at Heinz College's Pittsburgh campus taking the standard first-year curriculum (listed below).
2nd Year (September-June): The second year invloves full-time study at the University of Bologna's Italy campus taking a combination of required and elective courses (listed below).
After June, students are free to live wherever they desire as they complete their internship and thesis requirements. At this point, students have the opportunity to defend their thesis in either December or in March. Upon successfully completion of their thesis work, students either graduate in December or in May. Please see the below table for more details.
|Calendar Year 1||Calendar Year 2||Calendar Year 3|
|ALL MAM-GIOCA STUDENTS|
Heinz College Pittsburgh, PA
University of Bologna, Italy
Location - TBD (up to student)
|Option 1||Option 2|
Financial Aid and Scholarship:
During year one, students may apply to receive scholarships and federal financial aid from Heinz College. In the second and third years, students will continue to receive part-time financial aid through Heinz College. However, for scholarships and fellowships, students must apply to University of Bologna directly. For more information on University of Bologna's scholarship, please contact Federica Onofri at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cultural Economics - 12 units
TOTAL: 60 units
Museum Operations if Exhibitions - 6 units
TOTAL: 48 units
Financial Analysis - 12 units
TOTAL: 42 units
Possible MAM-GIOCA College of Fine Arts Elective Courses
Research Seminar in Arts Management & Technology
Arts Facilities Management
Dealers, Galleries and Auction Houses
Aesthetics and Critical Judgment
Cultural Policy Seminar
Performing Arts Organizations: Business Models & Management Issues
Planning and Managing Performing Arts Programming
Entrepreneurship in Creative Enterprises
Arts in Education
Managing Cultural Heritage: Identity and Sustainability
Cultural Policy and Advocacy in the U.S.
Audience Engagement and Participation
CFA Elective (approved by MAM Committee)
Possible MAM-GIOCA Heinz College Elective Courses
Women in Public Policy
Accounting & Control for Nonprofits
Real Estate Development
Ethics and Public Policy in a Global Society
Media and Public Policy
Sustainable Community Development
Foundation of Social Entrepreneurism
Acting for Management
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Measurement and Analysis of Social Media
Creating Results Oriented Programs
Regional Cultural Policies
Laboratory of Management of the Film Industry
Analytical Customer Relationship Management
Urban Planning and Development
New Public Management
Law and the Arts
Heritage, History and the Issue of Managing
Critical Studies and Arts Management
Knowledge Management in Arts Organizations
Managing Networks in the Arts
Project Management for Arts Organizations
Laboratory of Management of the Visual Arts
Laboratory of Management of Performing Arts
Laboratory of heritage and Arts Management
Laboratory of Museums and Other Scientific Institutions
Sociology of Territory and Culture
Law and Economics of New Media
Reporting, Budgeting and Business Planning
Laboratory of Music and New Media
Museum and Scientific Institutions
Students interested in the dual degree program apply for admission by submitting their application to Heinz College (selecting the MAM program and the MAM-GIOCA dual degree track). Prospective students are not required to submit a separate application to the University of Bologna. Students interested in a semester exchange/study abroad (not the double degree) as part of their experience as a traditional MAM student should apply to the MAM program, MAM Two-Year track. University of Bologna students interested in studying for one semester in Pittsburgh, please Click Here for more information.
Students must successfully complete their first three semesters of study in the MAM program to be eligible to continue in the dual degree program in Bologna. Details regarding the application process can be found here: http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/school-of-public-policy-management/arts-management-mam/admissions/index.aspx
Additional questions specific to the GIOCA degree program and the University of Bologna can be found here: http://corsi.unibo.it/gioca/Pages/default.aspx
Any additional questions can be directed to:
Director, Master of Arts Management Program
If you would like to make an appointment to meet with Kathryn, or speak with her on the telephone about the MAM Program, please do not hesitate to contact Michael Cunningham, at 412.268.6706 or email@example.com. Mr. Cunningham will schedule a time convenient for all involved.
Students who are not US citizens, please note:
The MAM-GIOCA dual degree does require an internship as part of the degree. However, international students in the MAM-GIOCA dual degree program are not eligible for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) through Carnegie Mellon University. In addition, the MAM-GIOCA dual degree does not qualify international students for Optional Practical Training (OPT). International students will be responsible for acquiring visas to work (paid or unpaid) for their internships through the University of Bologna.