Study Design Management (M.A.)

Open Media Master M.A.,
Specialisation Design Management (M.A.)

Do you want to create, manage and lead design process-driven organisations? Design thinking is at the core of this programme. It is practised in interdisciplinary teams and applied to real time projects with the industry where design and management merge into innovation.
 
In creative professions, the demand for management knowledge and qualifications has risen sharply in recent years. The Master’s course in Design Management is aimed primarily at designers who wish to apply a comprehensive understanding of design to real tasks and processes.

Ideal professionals distinguish themselves through broad expertise and in­depth knowledge. Therefore, applicants from a completely different background are welcome, be they engineers, natural scientists or creative people. 
During their studies, the Master’s degree students learn to adopt a management and design perspective – in short, they foster innovations through “Design Thinking”. Design Thinking describes a method used to create innovative solutions and solve complex problems. 

Basically, it is all about creative but systematic processes. Key ingredients are optimism and empathy, experimentation and holistic thinking. Within interdisciplinary teams, Master’s degree students develop solutions to problems in the area of design, be they in relation to strategy design, service design or human­centred design.

Prerequisites and Pre-Semester course

To begin a master’s programme, you require at least 210 ECTS. If you have completed your bachelor’s degree with 180 ECTS, Macromedia University offers the option of obtaining the extra 30 ECTS needed in a Pre-Semester course.
The Pre-Semester course is an attendance-based course that starts in the winter semester to ensure you can begin the master’s programme in the summer semester without any difficulty.
NEW: From the 2016 summer semester, the Pre-Semester course will also be available online.

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Your benefits at Macromedia University

  • Top position in CHE Ranking 2014/15*
  • Small classes with intensive, individual supervision
  • Globally recognised, state-approved degrees, accredited by FIBAA
  • Campuses in Berlin & Munich: two of the Top 5 “Most Affordable Cities for Students 2015” worldwide**
  • Authentic, practice oriented projects with over 500 well-known companies
  • Highly qualified professors and industry insiders as lecturers
  • International students from all continents
  • Career perspectives in Germany: 18 months visa after successful graduation
  • Master’s degree on three days a week (e.g. from Thursday to Saturday)
  • Pre-Semester course available online
  • Buddy network for international students
  • Several Programmes entirely in English
  • Campus locations situated in the very centre of Germany’s industrial locations
  • Worldwide network of Partner Universities

*Centre for Higher Education, www.che.de
**QS Best Student Cities index, www.topuniversities.com


Study Programme Open Media Master M.A.

Design Management

  • Academic Degree

    Master of Arts

  • Duration of Study

    3 semesters for applicants with 210 ECTS
    3 semesters plus 1 Pre Semester course for applicants with 180 ECTS

  • ECTS

    90, 30 (Pre-Semester)

  • Starting

    Master course: 15th March
    Pre-Semester: 1st October
    Online Pre-Semester: 15th March

  • Location

    Munich

  • Tuition fee

    Non-EU students
    7,800 € per semester plus 750 € registration fee.
    EU students
    6,200 € per semester plus 500 € registration fee.
    Starting from 500 € per month with guarantee.
    More information here.

  • Language

    English

  • Application process

    University/B.A. degree with at least 180 ECTS and an average grade of at least 2.5, TOEFL test (at least 81 out of 120 points) or IELTS (at least 6.0 out of 9); equivalent qualifications may also be accepted, as applicable, curriculum vitae – signed personally, letter of recommendation (by your lecturer or employer), personal motivation statement, personal interview with a selection panel/skype interview for international students

Projects

Sky: Ideas for improving online customer service

Master, Design Management, Digital Media Management

Sky: Ideas for improving online customer service

The taskFor suppliers of technical products, the quality of customer support is just as important as the quality of the product itself. Which means developing service channels takes a high priority. Compared to call centers and service centers, onlin ...

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Internet of Things – research and innovation project for BOSCH Security Systems

Master

Internet of Things – research and innovation project for BOSCH Security Systems

BOSCH Security Systems provided this research and innovation project for the master class of the M.A ...

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Partners

0_Adidas
0_Adobe
0_Bilfinger
0_BMW
0_Capgemini
0_Escada
0_Green Peace
0_Mercedes Benz
0_Microsoft
0_Red Bull
0_rWarner Music
0_s1. FC Köln

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  • Munich +49 89 544151-0
  • Stuttgart +49 711 280738-0
  • Cologne +49 221 31082-0
  • Hamburg +49 40 3003089-0
  • Berlin +49 30 2021512-0
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Hochschule Macromedia
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