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Product Design and Development Management, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #25 (WUR) , IL,
This program is designed for professionals in the field that are eager to master the concepts and tools of product design and development management. Students may enroll in the program on a full- or part-time basis.


The Master of Science in Product Design and Development Management (MPD²) program is designed for professionals eager to master the tools and concepts of product design and development. Students will learn about managing creativity and design, form and function, project management, customer-focused innovation, research, and financial and organizational issues. All courses are highly focused on the perspective of product design and development and the management of this process. The MPD² program is a must for mid-to-senior level technically trained professionals who are involved in the design and development of new products as designers or managers.

The MPD² program admits only a specific number of students each fall quarter to ensure appropriate attention to all. We are aiming to foster a collaborative atmosphere within the program and believe that a medium-sized cohort of exceptionally talented and strongly motivated students will best enable us to achieve this.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • managing creativity
  • innovation
  • lean design
  • design strategy
  • management of product innovation
  • end-user research
  • marketing
  • project and product management
  • business and financial issues

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

  • Completed online Application Form
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities sent directly from the school's Registrar's Offices.
  • Interview with the MPD² Program Director
  • Examples of professional experience and accomplishments (during the interview). The purpose of the presentation is to make your background "come alive" through the use of a presenation and/or product. Items that might be included are product descriptions, requests for funding, prototypes, samples, brochures, ads, spec sheets, patents, etc.
  • Following acceptance a letter of endorsement is required in order to determine that your company understands and agrees to the time commitment of the two year program.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18040 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18040 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National Applies to you

    18040 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18040 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    18040 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18040 USD per module and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Evanston

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


Master of Product Design and Development Management program (MPD²) students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply for federal loan funds through the Student Financial Services in The Graduate School.

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