Master of Design/Master of Business Administration

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44 Institute of Design credit hours
36 Stuart School of Business credit hours

The program director or academic adviser will develop a curriculum plan when the student begins the dual-degree program. Students select a series of courses from the available studios and lectures to meet the objectives of the student’s professional goals. Students select from the same pool of elective classes as found under the Master of Design description.

Typically, students will reduce the overall credit requirements of typical individual degree programs because M.B.A. will double count six M.Des. credit hours towards general electives and six credit hours towards the design leadership concentration, and M.Des. will double count 10 M.B.A. credit hours towards M.Des. electives. The program director may make exceptions to this plan depending upon the student’s individual situation.

Required Courses (48)
Institute of Design courses
IDN 504Introduction to Observing Users3
IDN 530Introduction to Design Planning1.5
IDN 556Communication in the Planning Process1.5
IDX 504Prototyping Methods1.5
IDX 508Modes of Human Experience1.5
IDX 542Analysis + Synthesis in Design3
IDX 550Building and Understanding Context3
Stuart School of Business courses
BUS 510Building an Innovative and Sustainable Business3
BUS 550Business Analytics for Competitive Advantage3
BUS 590Business Innovation in the Next Economy3
MBA 501Accounting for Strategic Decision-Making3
MBA 502Emerging Issues in the Global Business Environment3
MBA 504Analytics for Decision Making3
MBA 505Contemporary Economic Analysis and Game Theory3
MBA 506Leadership in Knowledge-Intensive Organizations3
MBA 509Financial Management in a Globalized World3
MBA 511Creating, Communicating, and Delivering Customer Value3
MBA 513Operations and Technology Management3
Elective Courses (32)
Select 29 credit hours from Institute of Design29
Select 3 credit hours from Stuart School of Business3
Total Credit Hours80