Program Overview

The Strategic Design for Global Leadership MS is designed specifically for seasoned executives and entrepreneurs with busy schedules.

The next program term begins the first week of July 2024. Applications are open and are reviewed on a rolling basis as long as space is available. We encourage all prospective students to apply early while space is still available. 

For questions, please contact Molly Horan, Associate Director of Admissions, at

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum five years of professional work experience
  • Undergraduate university degree
  • Proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL or equivalent English proficiency test)—exemptions for native speakers, those who have studied at an English-speaking university, and those currently working in an English-speaking workplace

Application Requirements

  • $50 application fee
  • Statement of purpose
  • Current résumé
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • College transcript
  • Video submission
    • Please record and include an introductory video of five minutes or less in which you discuss your motivation for enrolling in the Master of Science in Strategic Design for Global Leadership. This video should connect with your personal statement and other parts of your application, such as your résumé and any portfolio elements that you have included. Please explain why you are applying and what you hope to achieve by being part of the next Global Leadership cohort.
  • Portfolio (optional)
    • Although the portfolio is optional for the MS in Strategic Design for Global Leadership, we encourage you to submit it to demonstrate the scope and breadth of your professional work. You may submit up to ten pages of your work, which can be on any business or management topic, whether directly related to design or not. The items must be directly connected with your motivation for studies in the program and must be integrated with the topics discussed in your program essay. Any visuals included should contain enough of an explanation to allow the reviewers to assess your understanding of the design principles, methods, processes, and projects that you choose to represent. All submitted examples should be in PDF format and/or contain URL links if necessary. Submissions will be kept confidential and will not be shared outside of the application system.
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