Master of Management

Design Management Specialization

The Master of Design Management degree focuses on how to apply creative problem-solving techniques used by designers for decades to challenges in the world of business. This specialization provides an opportunity for working professionals in a creative industry to expand their careers by adding or building business, management skills and advanced creative thinking.
The curriculum for the Design Management student emphasizes the following areas:

  • Applying the Design Thinking process to projects and problem-solving
  • Researching and analysing target audiences from an empathetic perspective
  • Exploring the possibilities to reinvent, recycle and repurpose products and services
  • Evaluating best creative business practices
  • Exercising strategies and techniques to generate ideas and prototypes
  • Developing processes for testing of prototypes
  • Discovering entrepreneurship

At the completion of the Design Management specialization, students will be able to take their creative career to a higher management level, advance in areas of marketing and project management, take their own business to the next successful step or start their own creative-centric business.

Additional Information

View MM Design Management curriculum online.



Design Management Highlights:

Accelerated Program

Choose between a part-time or full-time cohort!

Convenient Schedule

Classes conveniently scheduled during the evenings!

Expert Faculty

Learn from practitioner faculty who are experts in the field of design management!

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Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456) and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377, 217.782.2551, IBHE Feedback). Robert Morris serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.