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Tesis de los Posgrados de Estudio de El Colegio de México, (1989 a la fecha).
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LIBRARY OF DESIGN
Art Center College of Design/INSEAD
Pasadena, Calif./Fontainebleau, France or Singapore
Programs: Master’s in Industrial Design (Art Center College of Design)/MBA (INSEAD)
Business Partnerships: Disney (DIS), Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Motorola (MOT)
Why it’s on the list: As part of an exchange program hosted at INSEAD, Art Center students can apply to take MBA courses for four months. INSEAD students can study with the design students in the eight-week Strategies for Product and Service Development elective, offered through the 10-month MBA program.
California College of the Arts
San Francisco, Calif.
Program: MBA in Design Strategy
Business Partnerships: Continuum, IDEO, Jump Associates.
Why it’s on the list: The Design MBA program, as it’s known, launched in 2008. The two-year program has so far enrolled 48 students, all required to take courses in finance, management and leadership as well as more practical design-related skills. Both studio and academic classes emphasize hands-on learning.
Carnegie Mellon University
Program: Masters in Product Development
Business Partnerships: Ford (F), Navistar International Truck (NAV), New Balance
Why it’s on the list: The program is a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and the Tepper School of Business. During the one-year program, engineers, industrial designers, and marketers refine their areas of expertise, are given insight into each others’ disciplines—and learn how to work together.
Case Western Reserve University
Business Partnerships: Fed Ex Custom Critical, PNC Bank (PNC), Sherwin-Williams (SHW)
Why it’s on the list: As part of the Weatherhead School of Management’s “Manage by Designing” initiative, launched in 2002, the MBA curriculum now requires all students to take a two-semester course in either “Managing Design Opportunities” or in “Sustainable Value.” They must also study week-long courses on topics such as systems thinking, and are taught hands-on skills such as sketching and prototyping.
Program: Master’s in Service & Product Design
Business Partnerships: Denso (DNZOY), Fujitsu (FJTSY), Hitachi (HIT)
Why it’s on the list: Students in this “practice-based” program, started in 2007, take four studio-work programs and do two design projects with partner companies such as thos: listed above. The courses, taught in Japanese and English, focus on project management, product development and design engineering.
Cranfield University/University of the Arts London
Cranfield, U.K., London, U.K.
Program: Master’s in Design in Innovation and Creativity in Industry
Business Partnerships: Ford (F), Procter & Gamble (PG), Xerox (XRX)
Why it’s on the list: In 2008, this program began to integrate design, management, and engineering. Students learn managing at the Cranfield School of Management, technology at the Cranfield School of Applied Sciences and study consumer behavior at the Centre for Competitive Creative Design (a joint venture between the two schools).
Delft University of Technology
Delft, the Netherlands
Program: Master’s in Strategic Product Design
Business Partnerships: BMW (BMWG.DE), Procter & Gamble (PG), Unilever (UL)
Why it’s on the list: This master’s degree trains students to use market analysis, consumer and behavior research, trends, government policy and new technologies to help companies define a strategic direction when developing new products.
Program: Master’s in Business Design
Business Partnerships: 3M (MMM), BTicino
Why it’s on the list: The English-language program is structured to be a laboratory for designers, managers, and entrepreneurs. The curriculum aims to create a new managerial class for design-oriented companies and new businesses, with graduates trained to combine design thinking, management skills, and a self-starter attitude.
Helsinki School of Economics/University of Art and Design Helsinki/Helsinki University of Technology
Program: International Design Business Management
Business Partnerships: Kone (KNEBV), Nokia (NOK), Panasonic (PC)
Why it’s on the list: The IDBM minor studies program, started in 1995, represents 20 to 40 credits and allows students to take courses at the other participating schools. (120 credits are required for a master’s degree.) In addition, business, engineering, and design students work in multidisciplinary teams to learn how to manage international design-intensive businesses, operations, and product development. They also work on a year-long project with a sponsor company.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong, China
Program: Master’s in Design (Design Strategies)
Business Partnerships: Philips (PHG), Microsoft (MSFT), Reebok China
Why it’s on the list: The program, started in 2004, hones strategic thinking skills and methods. There are about 20 full-time and 30 part-time students, who are mostly professional designers, entrepreneurs, and those interested in using design to develop business and to translate technology into compelling experiences.
Illinois Institute of Technology
Program: Dual degree Master of Design and MBA
Business Partnerships: McDonald’s (MCD), Target (TGT), Toyota (TM)
Why it’s on the list: IIT launched the two-year program in 2006 to offer two distinct degrees that tackle innovation. The design master’s is overseen by the Institute of Design, and focuses on the link between strategy and human-centered innovation. The MBA, administered by IIT’s Stuart School of Business, teaches a traditional AACSB-accredited business curriculum.
Imperial College/Design London
Program: MBA, Executive MBA, Weekend Executive MBA
Business Partnerships: BAE Systems, Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Procter & Gamble (PG)
All MBA students at Imperial College Business School are required to take the Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Design (IED) course at Design London, a joint venture between Imperial College and the Royal College of Art. Teams work on real-world business and design problems. The course results in the final presentation of a business case or feasibility study developed for a new technology, idea, or business need.
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Program: Master’s in Industrial Design
Business Partnerships: LG, Nokia (NOK), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Why it’s on the list: The master’s program, set up in 1991, focuses on human-centered design, technology convergence, and business innovation. Students take courses in design marketing and design management to understand wider corporate issues and also learn how to use design as a strategic tool.
Program: Master’s in Product Development
Business Partnerships: Harley Davidson (HOG), Northrop Grumman (NOC), Motorola (MOT)
Why it’s on the list: The part-time, two-year program at the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science is targeted at working professionals. They meet one day per week to take 21 classes looking at product development. Class themes include the management of creativity and design, design strategy, customer-focused innovation, and financial issues.
Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná
Program: MBA* Emotional Design
Business Partnerships: Electrolux Brazil, Volvo Brazil, Whirlpool do Brazil
Why it’s on the list: This Portuguese-language MBA started in 2008 in partnership with Electrolux. The program is offered mainly to employees of partner companies and includes 365 hours of classes. It aims to teach executives about another, softer side of business. Course titles include “Cognition and Emotion in Design.”
*This MBA is a postgraduate degree, not a master’s. The two are distinguished in Brazil.
New York, N.Y.
Program: Master’s of Professional Studies in Design Management
Business Partnerships: Anna Sova Luxury Organics, Grameen Bank, Korea Institute of Design Promotion
Why it’s on the list: The two-year program, launched in 1995, develops skills such as leadership, team building, strategy, finance, marketing, and operations for graduates looking to manage design firms or design teams. Courses focus on the role design can play to build a well-grounded, sustainable business.
Royal College of Art/Imperial College London
Program: Dual degree Innovation Design Engineering
Business Partnerships: Bank of America (BAC), Sony (SNE), Unilever (UL)
Why it’s on the list: In two years, students receive two master’s degrees in industrial design engineering: an MA from RCA as well as an MSc and diploma from Imperial College London. The program features a concentration called “Design Enterprise,” covering issues such as raising finance, marketing, designing service and support infrastructures, project management, and production/supplier relationships.
Savannah College of Art and Design
Program: Master’s in Design Management
Business Partnerships: Coca-Cola (KO), Dell (DELL), Newell Rubbermaid (NWL)
Why it’s on the list: Started in 2007, this program builds design thinking into strategy, planning, and management. Coursework and projects include topics such as visualization, design development, and how to build collaborative corporate cultures. Students learn to work across business functions to integrate design thinking into strategy, planning and management.
School of Visual Arts
New York, N.Y.
Program: MFA Designer As Autor
Business Partnerships: Adobe (ADBE), Illy Cafe, Target (TGT)
Why it’s on the list: The program, also called MFA Design, started in 1998 and focuses on entrepreneurship and visual art. Students, who generally already have creative backgrounds, learn contract law, intellectual property, business planning, pitch, and presentation. Their thesis requires them to come up with a concept that addresses a real need, and then to produce and market it.
Shih Chien University
Program: Master’s in Industrial Design
Business Partnerships: Acer, HTC, Lenovo Mobile Communications
Why it’s on the list: The masters, launched in 1998, has about 80 students and uses a studio-based curriculum that integrates humanities, social sciences, technology, and engineering. Students assess case studies of design management in action and learn about leadership and how to market design within business through workshops and seminars.
Program: Joint Program in Design and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school)
Business Partnerships: Electronic Arts (ERTS), Visa (V), Wal-Mart (WMT)
Why it’s on the list: Graduate students in the Joint Program in Design, which integrates technology and human-centered design, can join students from across Stanford University at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. The d.school, as it’s known, is a multidisciplinary program that was founded in 2003. About 350 students enroll each year and learn to use design methods to collaborate and solve problems. Every class is taught by at least two instructors and many also have coaches from industry to offer a range of perspectives.
Program: Executive MBA with concentration in Innovation & Design Management
Business Partnerships: Design Management Institute
Why it’s on the list: Sawyer Business School launched this 21-month, Saturday-only program in 2006. The courses aim to give professionals from many different fields the skills needed to manage design and innovation at the project and strategic level. The innovation and design management concentration represents six of 20 total classes. Regular EMBA classes cover organizational skills, decision-making, and understanding the marketplace.
Programs: Master’s in Industrial Design
Business Partnerships: Ericsson (ERIC), Nokia (NOK), and Electrolux (ELUXY)
Why it’s on the list: The two-year program at the Institute of Design, taught in English, offers concentrations in Interaction Design, Advanced Product Design, or Transportation Design. Students also work together to learn different approaches to problem solving. Business classes are not mandatory but the school does run projects with supporting corporate partners to offer hands-on, real world experience.
University of California Berkeley
Business Partnerships: Cheskin Research, Fitch, Smart Design
Why it’s on the list: MBA courses bring together students from Haas School of Business with those from Berkeley’s College of Engineering and the California College of the Arts’ Industrial Design program. Haas, which enrolls about 240 full-time students every fall, regularly offers courses that use design theory and methods as a tool for building a better business.
University of Cincinnati
Program: Master’s in Design
Business Partnerships: Citi (C), General Mills (GIS), Procter & Gamble (PG)
Why it’s on the list: With mandatory classes in strategy and research methods, students can also take electives in science, engineering, business, and anthropology. They also participate in the Live Well Collaborative, which operates in the university’s Center for Design Research & Innovation, to do research and corporate projects that focus on the needs of America’s aging population.
University of Gothenburg
Program: Master’s in Business & Design
Business Partnerships: Puma, Volvo (VOLVB)
Why it’s on the list: The two-year master’s is a partnership between HDK School of Design and Crafts and the School of Business, Economics and Law at Gothenburg University. The program, started in 2008, is targeted at professionals interested in using the design process to build smarter businesses. About half of the courses integrate the two disciplines of design and business, covering topics such as strategy and legal issues.
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Business Partnerships: Medtronic (MDT), Nestle (NSRGF), Pfizer (PFIZ)
Why it’s on the list: The 260-plus MBA students at the Rotman School of Management can elect to take courses at DesignWorks, the school’s academic and commercial learning lab for design-based innovation and education. In addition to core MBA classes such as finance and leadership, students can take classes on building an innovation culture and strategic business design.
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