About Parsons Executive Education


Parsons Executive Education at The New School offers forward-thinking programs that prepare leaders to tackle the world’s most pressing issues. Created by the #1 design school in the United States* — Parsons School of Design — our programs are taught by globally renowned, award-winning faculty who are masters of fashion, retail, and other industries. Parsons Executive Education offers a hands-on learning experience that inspires professionals and executives to shift their perspectives and create innovative strategies and solutions through real-time questioning, prototyping, and iterating. Developed for businesses at every stage, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, our programs enable executives to break away from traditional approaches to problem solving in order to develop transformative business methods and frameworks that help their companies thrive.

About The New School

Since our founding in 1919, The New School in New York City has challenged the status quo, redefining the boundaries of intellectual and creative thought as a preeminent academic center that includes Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, the Schools of Public Engagement, and Parsons Paris. With leading-edge faculty and world-renowned alumni, our university is committed to developing students who will have an impact on the world and solve the most pressing social issues of our time.

About Parsons School of Design

For more than a century, Parsons has been inspired by the transformative potential of design. Today the school’s groundbreaking academic programs carry forward that mission, making Parsons the #1 design school in the United States and among the top three globally.* At the heart of a major research university — The New School — Parsons draws on a range of academic fields to deliver a uniquely interdisciplinary education enriched by the resources of its home in New York City and branch campus in Paris. Here the next generation of creative leaders engage in real-world learning and develop as critical thinkers and makers grappling with the pressing issues of our time.

*According to Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (2020).

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