Design Management M.P.S.
Shaping the 21st Century
The mission of the Design Management (DM) graduate program is to build on Pratt Institute's international reputation for developing creative leaders. Our program objective is to develop strategic leaders able to bridge the disciplines of design and business. DM develops leaders who can create sustainable strategic advantage for their firms while creating value for communities and enriching our shared world. Program participants collaborate with faculty to achieve the following outcomes:
- Apply theory to practice to discover and define opportunities to bridge design and business.
- Demonstrate the power of collaborative practice used to design and deliver innovative advantage.
- Evidence the value of strategic design leadership and triple bottom line design (TBLD).
Program participants achieve these outcomes by:
- Engaging in simulations and applied practice projects that test theory against the dynamic and evolving realities of design and business.
- Working in teams to discover opportunities and tackle "wicked problems" that cannot be effectively addressed without collaboration.
- Leading learning and catalyzing change through the department's international publication Catalyst: Strategic Design Review.
- Designing applied research projects that deliver strategic and innovative approaches to key global and business challenges.
Master of Professional Studies in Design Management
The Design Management Department's Design Management M.P.S. Program was designed to bridge the disciplines of design and business management. It provides an executive management education more focused than the M.B.A. on the special needs of design leaders managing design teams in creative industries worldwide. The program provides participants with the design management skills necessary to identify and allocate the creative assets of the ﬁrm toward sust ainable strategic advant age. The importance of ethical design intelligence as critical to sustainable advantage is a hallmark of the program. The program prepares participants for leadership roles in the design management and strategic management ﬁelds.
Applicants should ideally present an undergraduate degree in one of the design disciplines with a minimum of three years professional experience. A resume is also required. A TOEFL score of 600 (250 computer or 100 Internet) is required of international applicants. The GMAT is optional. Applications will be considered throughout the semester up until June 1.
Requirements for MPS Design Management, 2012
Semester 1Complete these courses.
DM-631 Leadership Behavioral Simulation
DM-632 Leadership and Team Building
DM-652 Design Management
DM-654 Strategic Technology:Issues and Challenges
DM-661 Financial Reporting & Analysis
Semester 2Complete these courses.
DM-651 Management Communications
DM-622 Advertising and Promotion
DM-633 Managing Innovation and Change
DM-641 International Environment of Business Business
Semester 3Complete these courses.
DM-653 Design Operations Management
DM-662 Money and Markets
DM-656 Directed Research Advisement
Semester 4Complete these courses.
DM-642 Business Law
DM-663 Financing Companies and New Ventures
DM-643 Intellectual Property Law
DM-621 Strategic Marketing
DM-671 Managerial Decision Making
DM-673 Capstone Planning: Advisement
Semester 5Complete these courses.
DM-672 Business Strategy
DM-644 Design Futures: Theory and Practice
DM-623 Building Entrepreneurial Courage
DM-655 New Product Management and Development
DM-674 Shaping the 21st Century: Design Integrative Capstone