Innovation Systems Design, Master | Claremont Graduate University (CGU) | Claremont, United States
12 months
1980 USD/credit 59400 USD/year
1980 USD/credit 59400 USD/year
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The Innovation Systems Design from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) is a rigorous two-year, project-based education for those who see the value in applying design-thinking methodology to business culture in order to create a better future.


Responding to rapid technological change that caused tectonic shifts and accelerated global competition in today’s marketplace, Art Center College of Design and Claremont Graduate University (CGU) are offering a one-of-a-kind dual MS/MBA degree in Innovation Systems Design (ISD). 

The program combines the Drucker School of Management’s strategy, leadership, and management acumen with the rigorous development of creative skills and design innovation methodology found in Art Center’s Graduate Industrial Design program in order to best prepare tomorrow’s innovation leaders.

Program Highlights

  • Students are immersed in a design culture for one year and a business culture the next year. Afterward, each student must demonstrate knowledge of the program’s methodologies in a thesis project directed toward an emergent topic of the student’s choice.
  • Each semester, students have the opportunity to creatively apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills through integrated project studios taught by working professionals as well as faculty from both institutions.


Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Analytics 
  • Marketing Management
  • Financial Accounting
  • Drucker Philosophy
  • Strategy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Fully Completed Application
  • A non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges attended
  • English as a foreign language proficiency
  • Resume
  • Copy of Passport
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Financial Statement or Proof

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    59400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    59400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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