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Master of Arts in Design with Concentration in Design Management

Master of Arts in Design with Concentration in Design Management

University of Kansas

KU- Main campus, Lawrence, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    387
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 24 months

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The Department of Design advances the professional work of thoughtful, creative, and meaningful design to delight, inspire, and serve the needs of people. Design is the planning that lays the basis for creation and development of every object or system people use. Design programs train students to be problem solvers who consider the aesthetic, functional, and user-focused aspects of an object or a process. This requires considerable integrative research, thought, modeling, interactive adjustments, and redesign. The M.A in Design with a concentration in Design Management explores in depth the design function in business as an important integrative, and often interdisciplinary, area. The curriculum couples a rigorous, practical understanding of business with design’s natural capacity for handling diverse input, creative problem-solving and human-centered understanding. The Design Management program is for prospective students who already hold design-related baccalaureate degrees and are seeking specialized study in management. Applicants should have at least 2 years of full-time professional work experience in design or a design-related field. The master’s student in design management should demonstrate an advanced ability to solve design problems, manage teams and processes, communicate clearly, and produce excellent goal-directed outcomes. The graduate will have completed significant course work and a thesis that documents independent discovery and research and will have passed an oral examination on that work. The M.A. in Design Management educates students in the theory, methods, and practices relevant to managing design in an organizational and business context. The program gives students the requisite knowledge to augment their professional skills and abilities, perform as effective design managers, and advance their careers.