Design Management

Columbus College of Art & Design
Columbus College of Art & Design

Design management programs have as their mission to train the next generation of creative and strategic leaders by providing an educational experience that bridges the disciplines of design and business, catalyzing and enabling innovation. Generally provided at the graduate level, design management is intended to provide an executive education more focused than an M.B.A. on the special needs of design leaders managing design firms or managing design teams in creative industries. Participants come from a variety of disciplines, including industrial design, interior design, graphic design, fashion design, communication and information design, interactive media design, and architecture. Curriculum generally includes courses in operations management, financial management, marketing management, organization and human resource management, management of innovation and change, and management of local, regional, and global suppliers, distributors, and markets.


College for Creative Studies

Detroit, MI

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minneapolis, , MN

Parsons School of Design

New York, NY

Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY

Merritt Andrews | Creative Coordinator

Merritt Andrews | Creative Coordinator

Merritt Andrews (’92; Ringling, Illustration) is Creative Coordinator for Harry Potter: Diagon Alley. From a very early age, she knew what she wanted to be when she grew up. “An artist,” she says. “Preferably of the non-starving variety.”...