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Design Management - IED Barcelona

Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED)

M.A. On Campus
11 months
24500 EUR/full
24500 EUR/full
Tuition fee
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The Master in Design Management - IED Barcelona at Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED) combines the sensitivity and methodology of design with the market’s added value creation and management strategies so as to streamline an organisation’s innovation processes.

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In today’s world, design is a pivotal strategic tool when it comes to innovation and change (involving organisations, society, technology, business...) owing to its potential to offer co-creative solutions that simultaneously meet the needs of the brand, the market and the company by studying users and their needs. 

The Master in Design Management - IED Barcelona at Istituto Europeo Di Design (IED)  encourages its professionals to apply specific, agile and innovative methodologies to develop real projects for real companies, thus fostering a culture of innovation and experimentation. As well as talks, conferences and workshops, the course includes two trips to cities around Europe such as Amsterdam or Geneva, ending with a final personal research project.

Job opportunities 

Students who take this course add value to their professional experience in both business companies, design studios and strategy firms, practicing design management in positions such as design department managers, brand managers, design directors, innovation directors, service designers and design strategists. Also work as managers and executive responsible for making decisions about how design is used in the organization, in companies, design and innovation agencies, but also in education and government agencies.

Design managers deal managing teams that might include industrial design, graphic design, service design, environment design, brand identity, fashion design, interface design, interior design, experience design, architecture and engineering.


The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master is a private degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Finding Value In Opportunities
  • Developing Design And Business Concepts
  • Bringing Innovative Concepts To Market
  • People Management
  • Creativity
  • Prototyping

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 11 months

Start dates & application deadlines




90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

To enter the validation process, all candidates should submit the following documentation:

  •  Academic background: Undergraduate degree is required.
  •  Certificate of English proficiency: official IELTS or TOEFL certificate.
  •  Motivation letter.
  •  Portfolio.
  •  Candidates should pass a personal interview with the academic coordination.

IED Barcelona structures the program in a flexible way to attract students with different specialties and with various backgrounds. This creates a multidisciplinary environment for the students during the course, for the development of a complete vision through design management.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 11 months.
  • EU/EEA

    24500 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 11 months.


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