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An MA stands for “Master of Arts.” It is a postgraduate degree that takes about two years to complete, and it usually applies to arts and humanities degrees.

What is an MA in Design Management? It is a master’s degree that integrates multidisciplinary studies, innovation processes, business strategies and human-centered mindsets. The purpose of most design management programs is to blend a designer’s way of thinking, methodologies and sensibilities with management strategies, business viability and market value creation.  Students may take courses such as design innovations and marketing strategies, applied theory in design, facilitating creative thinking, idea visualization, and history and interpretation of innovation.

Design management programs tend to equip students with a diverse array of skills. Many students gain invaluable leadership skills and develop their ability to use critical thinking to solve a variety of problems. Through management training, you may discover you are a better communicator as well.

Different schools offer different curriculums. Because of this, the cost of admittance into a master’s degree program for design management may fluctuate depending on the school and program you choose to enroll in. Find a program that suits your needs and contact the office of admissions directly for detailed information regarding tuition.

Typically, an MA in Design Management prepares you for a role in design management and research, brand management and other managerial positions within the design industry. You may be qualified for a position as an art director, a graphic design manager or an industrial design manager. Art directors tend to work for publishing companies or advertising agents. Graphic design managers might work for newspapers or in wholesale trade. Industrial design managers often work for manufacturing companies.

Many schools worldwide offer design management master’s degrees on campus, but online degrees are becoming more popular. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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United International Business Schools

Our academic calendar is based on a quarter system (1 quarter = 10 weeks). Because of the program's flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are ava ... [+]

Starting dates

Our academic calendar is based on a quarter system (1 quarter = 10 weeks). Because of the program's flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are available at the start of every Quarter and of every Term, in October, November, January, February, April, May, July, and August. All campuses follow the same academic calendar.

Program duration

Full-time students can earn a Master degree in 1 academic year of 9 months, for a total of 3 quarters of 20 credits each, or within 12 months when spreading the workload.

Part-time students can earn a Master degree in 2 to 3 academic years, depending on the number of courses attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning; earning half the typical number of courses equals twice the duration of the full-time program.... [-]

Belgium Antwerp Spain Barcelona Brussels Madrid Japan Tokyo Switzerland Zürich Lausanne Netherlands Amsterdam Italy Milan Geneva  + 12 More
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 36 months
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
Paris College Of Art

Paris College of Art joins forces with MakeSense in this one-year Master’s program (MA) in Design for Social Impact that equips citizen designers with the practical know- ... [+]

Do you want to contribute to societal change? Do you see issues around you that you think could be improved or solved? Are you creative and entrepreneurial? Are you looking to work with like-minded people? Paris College of Art joins forces with MakeSense in this one-year Master’s program (MA) in Design for Social Impact that equips citizen designers with the practical know-how (design thinking methods, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills) to successfully lead design projects that will bring positive societal changes. The guiding question for this program is:

How can design change the world?

Each academic year students will work with faculty and partner organizations to answer this question on a specific theme – for the 2017-2018 academic year the theme is SHELTER (REFUGE in French). Students will research and design solutions to issues related to temporary or permanent shelter, whether it be a built shelter, a sanctuary, or a condition of increased safety and comfort. In a time of mass migrations, increasing pollution, lasting homelessness, youth unemployment and an aging population, students develop SHELTERS that make a difference.Examples of student projects previously incubated at MakeSense include services to the homeless, products that protect from air pollution or programs that encourage physical activity in senior citizens to decrease the risk of injury and associated health costs. In the first semester students will work with a social entrepreneur in an on-going effort to apply the skills they learn, and in the second semester, they will develop their own individual project that can... [-]

France Paris
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus