Master of Management

Design & Media Specialization

The Master of Management specialization in Design & Media is designed specifically for graduate students who are seeking to enhance their design and creative skills while also concurrently learning advanced business management theories and practices to further their career growth.  Students will work across the multiple mediums of web, video, digital imaging, graphic design, animation and user interface design.  The curriculum for the Design & Media student will emphasize the following areas:

  • Development for mobile devices and user experience design
  • Creation of complex campaigns across multiple media and channels
  • Collaboration between members of an advance production team
  • The designer as an entrepreneur and business owner
  • Creation of design and media plans and projects that demonstrate application of advanced aesthetic principles and theories of human-computer interaction
  • Essential business management principles which are relevant  to the needs of design firms

Design & Media professionals work in ad agencies, game design firms, web development agencies, training/development firms, publishing houses, the film industry and for major software and hardware companies.

In addition to entrepreneurship students will be prepared for careers as design managers, multimedia producers, creative directors, interactive media project managers, art directors, user experience designers, web designers, creative supervisors and application designers.

At the completion of the Design and Media Specialization, students will be able to:

  • Formulate, construct, and evaluate complex design and media campaigns
  • Examine and select potential solutions for design and media campaigns and develop strategies for their implementation.
  • Apply the theory and aesthetics of integrated media to professional work in the field.

Additional Information

View MM Design & Media curriculum online.


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Media & Design 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 media and design!

Our Graduate Degrees

Master of Business Administration

  • Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management/HR Management
  • Management/Finance
  • Accounting
  • Accounting/Finance

Master of Information Systems

  • Business Analytics
  • Information Security
  • Mobile Computing
  • Information Systems Management

Master of Management

  • Design & Media
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Health Care Administration
  • Law Enforcement Administration
  • Sports Administration


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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, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.