The Baltic Management Development Association (BMDA) announced its annual awards on innovation and development and management on the 27th of April at the annual conference in Riga, Latvia. The International and recently reformed Cultural Management MA joint program was awarded for broadening the scope of business education.
The joint program of the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Estonian Business School represents a unique combination of business and management studies with artistic context and creativity. The MA program (established in 2002) provides high-quality academic education which is based on practical challenge-based learning. The curriculum has been re-designed to be an innovative outline of double-diamond logic with arts and management aspects integrated into intensive and online learning sessions. The learning program is designed to support the development of creative leaders with competencies for the future needs of cultural and creative industries. The program provides individual mentorship, international scope of knowledge, and a wide variety of scientific and practical competencies for arts management and cultural leaders. The students attend classes in both universities and benefit from the top teachers and experts of Estonia and abroad. The studies among music and business students provide a unique, fruitful, and inspirational environment for future leaders, decision-makers, administrators, and researchers of arts and cultural management.
BMDA Baltic Management Development Association was established in 2002 to induce the quality of management development in the Baltic region and beyond through promoting research, offering educational services, and networking opportunities for management development institutions and business enterprises. BMDA currently unites 70 members from 27 countries. EBS is one of the active members of BMDA, with Anto Liivat, the head of Bachelor studies, as a board member of the association.
The admission to the freshly awarded Cultural Management program takes place every second year – the admission period for international candidates ends on the 15th of May 2023 and for Estonian local candidates on the 26th of June. The program welcomes arts and cultural management practitioners or enthusiasts who are willing to make the leap forward in their professionalisation, and build their skillset and network while acquiring a MA degree from both universities at the same time.