Design - Design Management and Strategy, M.A. | University of Kansas | Lawrence, United States
M.A. On Campus

Design - Design Management and Strategy

12 months
36326 USD/year
36326 USD/year
16546 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Start date


Design - Design Management and Strategy from University of Kansas explores in depth the design function in business as an important integrative, and often interdisciplinary, area of work. The curriculum couples a rigorous, practical understanding of business with design’s natural capacity for handling diverse inputs, creative problem solving, and human-centered understanding. 


Design - Design Management and Strategy from University of Kansas seeks both full-time and part-time students. It is developed for prospective students who already hold a design related baccalaureate degree and who are seeking specialized study in this management discipline. Program applicants should have at least two years of full-time professional work experience in design or in a design-related field.


Students develop leadership skills that enhance their ability to build internal design competencies and collaborate with peers in Marketing and Engineering to achieve business goals.

Students advance their careers by learning how to think and perform more strategically, by learning how to build great teams and optimize their performance. The program is designed for early to mid-career professionals seeking a competitive edge by taking on bigger challenges and assuming leadership responsibilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • History and Philosophy of Design
  • Advanced Human Factors in Design
  • Service and User Experience Design
  • Strategic Design Innovation
  • Design Scenarios and Simulations
  • Thesis Research Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Application Fee
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Statement of design philosophy and approach
  • One unofficial copy of the transcript where the undergraduate degree was confirmed, and one copy of the transcript where any graduate degree/credit was earned (if applicable)
  • Three recommendations from people in a position to comment on your abilities and performance
  • A portfolio of your design work, or samples of written or other creative artifacts you have produced if your prior education or training was not in a design-related discipline. Portfolio content should represent the scope of your knowledge and experience to date. 
  • A graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is preferred for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36326 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    36326 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 36326 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    16546 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16546 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Lawrence

900 - 1400 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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