What will I learn?

Do you want to create, manage and lead problem solving and the systematic development of new ideas? On the Design Management programme, you’ll learn to adopt a management and design perspective and, through ‘design thinking’ make innovation happen.

⚡️ If travel is a problem due to COVID-19 restrictions, international students can start online in virtual learning classrooms, then go to Germany at a later date and continue studying on-campus.

Contents of the Design Management (M.A.) programme

During this programme, you will learn to develop creative ideas, lead project teams to implement them and deliver innovative solutions that are intuitive and user-friendly. You develop the ability to work scientifically and apply proven methods to solve problems and design new solutions. Areas of this specialisation include:

  • Theories of management and management
  • Ethics and corporate values
  • Media Management and Law
  • Design theory
  • Project management and project controlling
  • Design methods, models and theories
  • Linear models and interactive design
  • Leadership and self-management
  • User Experience Design and Design Systems

Career prospects after graduation

With an M.A. degree that specialises in Design Management, you are qualified for numerous opportunities and potential employers are companies and agencies in design-oriented areas such as advertising, fashion, publishing, media or architecture. Examples of interesting professional roles are:

  • Design manager
  • Project manager
  • Service manager
  • Brand manager

Which department am I in?

Business Faculty

Study options

Full Time (3 or 4 semesters)

Tuition fees
6,500 € per semester plus one-off registration fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

15 March 2021, 1 October 2021

Venue

Campus Munich

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences,

Sandstraße 9,

München,

Bavaria,

80335, Germany

Full Time (3 or 4 semesters)

Tuition fees
6,500 € per semester plus one-off registration fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

15 March 2021, 1 October 2021

Venue

Campus Berlin

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences,

M33 Höfe, Mehringdamm 33,

Berlin-Kreuzberg,

Berlin,

10961, Germany

Entry requirements

For international students

  • Recognised Bachelor's degree
  • English language proficiency certificate
    - TOEFL (at least 72 out of 120)
    - IELTS (at least 6 out of 9)
  • CV (curriculum vitae)
  • Motivation statement
  • Letter of recommendation (by your lecturer or employer)
  • Personal interview (optional)

Applicants with a bachelor's degree of 180 ECTS study a four-semester programme, while applicants with 210 ECTS may join the three-semester programme.

Application deadlines

October start (Winter term)
• 15 Jun: Non EU students
• 15 Aug: EU students

March start (Summer term)
• 15 Dec: Non EU students
• 15 Feb: EU students

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About this uni

Macromedia University is a leading private university in Germany that specialises in media, business and management, design, and creative arts.

  • Leading global university of digital transformation
  • Small classes, intensive learning and individual supervision
  • Professors and industry experts at top locations in Germany
  • International network of partner universities and companies