Master in Design Management

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  • Course description
    Master in Design Management.
    Master Courses - Barcelona

    The Master in Design Management combines the sensitivity and methodology of design with the market’s added value creation and management strategies so as to streamline an organisation’s innovation processes.

    In today’s world, design is a pivotal strategic tool when it comes to innovation and change (involving organisations, society, technology, business...) owing to its potential to offer co-creative solutions that simultaneously meet the needs of the brand, the market and the company by studying users and their needs. 

    This course encourages its professionals to apply specific, agile and innovative methodologies to develop real projects for real companies, thus fostering a culture of innovation and experimentation. As well as talks, conferences and workshops, the course includes two trips to cities around Europe such as Amsterdam or Geneva, ending with a final personal research project.

     
    Complementary Module.

    Check the new Research & Publish Module course, a complementary module with a duration of 6 months, that provides an introduction to the main theoretical and practical tools for research and reflection that are generated in the field of communicating and disseminating projects in the field of design so that students can acquire the skills to document their work correctly, communicate it properly to their target audience and disseminate it through the most appropriate channels. Request more information to your advisor.


    CREDITS: 60*
    DURATION: 11 MONTHS
    ATTENDANCE: FULL-TIME
    LANGUAGE: ENGLISH



    Methodology.

    The course is taught by a faculty body of practitioners from Design & Business, through the immersion and practice of different innovation and strategic methodologies, analysis of case studies and the execution of a real-industry project commissioned either by multinational companies competing in the global economy, or local companies competing in the international markets. 

    The Personal Research Project is is the culmination Master.


    Objectives.

    Overcome disciplinary boundaries in order to grow into key drivers of organizational success. 

    Develop into leaders capable of combining creativity, managerial skills and entrepreneurial mindsets within the constraints of Business realities.

    Understand how design management can contribute to the creation of sustainable value within the Business environment.

    Provide students with Design and Business Management tools that will enable them to become powerful key contributors in the Value Creation Chain, within the corporate environment or as independent professionals.

    Develop proficiency in using the tools provided. 

    Expand the student’s roles and capabilities in working with innovation teams.

    Encourage critical thinking. 


    Students profile.

    Designers of all disciplines (Graphic Design, Product Design and Interior Design), architects, professionals from Business and Management areas, Marketing and Communication are welcome to join the program.

    Job opportunities.

    Students who take this course add value to their professional experience in both business companies, design studios and strategy firms, practicing design management in positions such as design department managers, brand managers, design directors, innovation directors, service designers and design strategists. Also work as managers and executive responsible for making decisions about how design is used in the organization, in companies, design and innovation agencies, but also in education and government agencies.

    Design managers deal managing teams that might include industrial design, graphic design, service design, environment design, brand identity, fashion design, interface design, interior design, experience design, architecture and engineering.

    Credits.
    The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree.

     

    SPECIFIC MODULE.
    FINDING VALUE IN OPPORTUNITIES
    DEVELOPING DESIGN AND BUSINESS CONCEPTS
    BRINGING INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS TO MARKET
    SEMINARS
    PROJECTS

    COMMON MODULE.
    DESIGN MANAGEMENT COMMON MODULE

    Partnerships with leading enterprises are a fundamental factor in the IED’s educational strategy, featuring both at every stage throughout the didactic process and in the special events held to mark the end of every academic year. As a result of the IED’s constant, active relationship with the business world, more than 200 firms contribute in various ways every year to its student training programmes.

    The faculty comprises experts and professionals with the ability to teach applied skills and a constant stream of innovation. Each individual course is run in direct contact with and supported by companies operating in the fields in question.

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