December 1, 2021
Strategic Design and Management MS
Bringing together design thinking, management, and applied social sciences, the graduate program in Strategic Design and Management at Parsons responds to the need for businesses and organizations to address complex 21st-century economic, environmental, and social challenges. Methods from studio practice such as ideation, ethnographic research, prototyping, and service design are used to devise approaches to business and social innovation in global contexts. You gain critical design-based skills while developing sophisticated perspectives on organizational management and strategy, financial and environmental sustainability, entrepreneurship, and ethical leadership.
- Studio-Based Approach
Collaborate and experiment in a hands-on studio focusing on management and organizational strategy in which you think and design creatively, visually, and boldly.
- Real-World Relevance
Gain experience in designing and managing organizations, working with leading-edge partners in business, nonprofit, and public sectors and with industry-leading faculty.
- Global Focus
Apply creativity and design methods as tools for problem solving and leadership in future-oriented, socially engaged organizations in a variety of global contexts.
- Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Access ELab for design-led entrepreneurial research and enterprise development support, including an alumni mentorship program and fellowship, incubator, and accelerator options.
- Applicant Profile
This STEM-designated program is ideal for early- to mid-career professionals seeking to enhance their existing capabilities with design strategy skills and to cultivate next-generation organizational practices.