Design Management, MPS
THE PROGRAM’S STRUCTURE
The Design Management program curriculum is designed to develop strategic management skills in five areas related to design management: operations management, financial management, marketing management, organization and human resource management, and management of innovation and change. Courses are relevant and offer active learning experiences that provide participants with an integrated focus on the role of design in the creation and management of strategic and sustainable advantage and social innovation.
Offered at Pratt’s West 14th Street campus in Manhattan, classes meet every other weekend for two full days. In addition, students attend class for a full week each at the beginning and in the middle of the program. This integrative experience provides the opportunity for several brief, intensive courses, including behavioral simulation and negotiating modules. These weeks allow students to establish and maintain relationships with other students in each class, which many participants in executive programs consider especially valuable. The program has five required semesters—fall, spring, summer, fall, spring. Each semester is divided into two terms and participants enroll in two courses per term, with the exception of semesters four and five. Courses are taken in order as listed in the program curriculum. Participants are required to complete 42 credits in order to receive the accredited academic degree Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Design Management.
Design Management program applicants should ideally have an undergraduate degree in one of the design disciplines and at least one year of professional experience before entering the program. Qualified applicants without design degrees will also be considered. Although the department will continue to consider qualified candidates until July 15, to assure consideration, all applicants are encouraged to apply by January 5, especially those seeking any type of financial support. All applicants must follow the standard rules for admission to a graduate program at Pratt and meet those requirements. See www.pratt.edu/apply.
Course enrollment is available to fully matriculated design management and arts and cultural management students only.
|DM-631||Leadership Behavioral Simulation||1|
|DM-632||Leadership and Team Building||2|
|DM-654||Strategic Technology: Issues and Challenges||2|
|DM-661||Financial Reporting & Analysis||2|
|DM-622||Advertising and Promotion||2|
|DM-633||Managing Innovation and Change||2|
|DM-641||International Environment of Business||2|
|DM-653||Design Operations Management||2|
|DM-656||Directed Research Advisement||1|
|DM-662||Money and Markets||2|
|DM-673||Capstone Planning: Advisement||1|
|DM-643||Intellectual Property Law||1|
|DM-663||Financing Companies and New Ventures||2|
|DM-671||Managerial Decision Making||1|
|DM-623||Building Entrepreneurial Courage||2|
|DM-644||Design Futures: Theory and Practice||2|
|DM-655||New Product Management and Development||2|
|DM-674||Shaping the 21st Century: Design Integrative Capstone||2|