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About this courseConvert your creative ideas into business success and use the power of design and innovation in a corporate context. This MA Design Management will teach you how to understand, manage and oversee the process of design in all aspects of business. Providing you with a huge range of career opportunities.This course will suit a graduate or professional who wants to excel in design and business.Throughout this design management masters course you’ll develop essential workplace
About this course
Convert your creative ideas into business success and use the power of design and innovation in a corporate context. This MA Design Management will teach you how to understand, manage and oversee the process of design in all aspects of business. Providing you with a huge range of career opportunities.
This course will suit a graduate or professional who wants to excel in design and business.
Throughout this design management master's course you’ll develop essential workplace skills and put your learning into practice. You’ll take part in mini projects, including auditing the user experience of digital services and looking at brand design for a range of organisations. In a sophisticated group marketing simulation workshop you’ll invent a company, design and sell a product, then use customer and market feedback to review and develop this.
You’ll be taught by a variety of design management specialists who’ll involve you in their research to enhance your learning. They’ll help you develop original ideas to negotiate and co-create with designers, marketers, financiers, lawyers, and clients.
Studying as a design management postgraduate with us will give you access to strong links with a range of industries. External practitioners regularly give lectures and run workshops, where you can see how design management theory applies to real life business scenarios and get a chance to network.
This degree covers:
marketing and branding
service, process, and product design
customer experience design
project and risk management
Our graduates often go on to managerial and executive roles in creative and business industries. They work with design teams at major companies such as Apple, Evian, Tank Innovation, iFLY TEK. Others have become university lecturers, are undertaking PhDs, or are self-employed.
From this course you could develop a career in:
design, service, product management
marketing or brand management
account handling and management
Assessment methods (Outcome qualification level)
On this course you’ll learn through a range of activities that may include guest speakers, peer group learning, problem-solving activities, class discussion, critiques, presentations and personal feedback sheet after each marking period. You’ll also be encouraged to attend relevant conferences, such as the Design Management Institute conference.
You’ll be able to demonstrate what you have learnt through presentations, peer assessment tasks, written assignments, project reports, your portfolio and dissertation.
You’ll be supported by a personal academic tutor, and you'll have access to a senior tutor. Your contact hours will vary depending on your module choices.
Students will need a 2:2 degree or an approved qualification in one of the following subject areas: arts; advertising; events; fashion; marketing
public relation; psychology; sociology; graphic art; interior design; product design; journalism and media.
The University of Southampton is an institution with a strong heritage, with more than 100 years of history and tradition supporting a modern educational model that focuses on student success. Southampton is one of the founding members of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, a network of research-focused and prestigious universities. Today, the 2023 Complete University Guide league table places Southampton among the top 13 institutions nationally.
The University of Southampton has seven campuses found in the cities of Southampton and Winchester, in addition to one in Malaysia. Each campus has its distinct academic focus, specialist equipment and scholarly community.
Southampton is a research-focused university, with 92% of its research work and outputs being evaluated as “world leading” or “internationally excellent” in the most recent Research Excellence Framework in 2021.