Strategic Design for Global Leadership (MS)

Shooting at Parsons / The New school in Paris, Saturday, december 11, 2021.

Designed for seasoned executives and entrepreneurs, the Master of Science in Strategic Design for Global Leadership allows professionals to acquire the innovative tools they need to transform their industries while continuing to work at their jobs. Combining design thinking and management and leadership approaches, the master’s program responds to the need for global businesses to address complex global, economic, environmental, and social challenges.

Through a mix of virtual learning and week- and weekend-long intensives at Parsons’ global hubs in New York and Paris and design capitals in Asia, graduates emerge as transformational leaders who are ready to employ design as a key business and problem-solving tool.

What You Will Gain

  • Knowledge of strategic design thinking and its power to create sustainable approaches to business and social problems in global contexts
  • Expertise in business model development, creative team management, and entrepreneurship through coursework that replicates real-world industry scenarios
  • An understanding of the complexities of the new global economy and ways principles of innovation, creativity, and collaboration can lead to groundbreaking solutions

Program Features

  • 36 credits
  • Accelerated pace—can be completed in 18 months
  • Combines weekend- and week-long on-campus intensives with online coursework
  • Taught by Parsons faculty who are industry-recognized leaders and subject-matter experts
  • The opportunity to create a lifelong professional network of peers working at the intersection of design, innovation, and business
  • Exposure to global perspectives through travel to Parsons’ design hubs in New York, Paris, and Asia

Who Is This Program For?

The program is designed for professionals with a minimum of five years’ work experience in any industry.

Why Parsons

Parsons Executive Education operates at the intersection of design and the global socioeconomic trends transforming our organizations and communities. Our programs are designed for industry leaders and entrepreneurs who have the courage to engage in learning, who confront challenges differently, who celebrate creativity, and who take action in the face of continuous change.

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