Design Management and Entrepreneurship

This course will teach you the key to running a successful creative business and how to examine global challenges in the business of design, you'll be given the chance to enhance your knowledge of specialist design management and develop your skills as a future entrepreneur in the creative industry.

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Key Facts

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Degree

MA (Hons) Design Management and Entrepreneurship

Degree Duration

15 months :

1 term Pre-Master's and a 12 month Master's course

18 months :

2 term Pre-Master's and a 12 month Master's course

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Pathways Available

Pre-Master's

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Start Dates

Degree Overview

This course has been designed aiming at entrepreneurs in the design industry with ambitions to apply their creative and analytical skills to business and social contexts. You will explore and analyse business models, spanning from small and local to multinational corporations and social enterprises, preparing you to respond to the demands and contemporary challenges of the global design industry. Students who choose this course usually have a good working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications, such as Photoshop, Acrobat and InDesign, and will develop these technical skills to an advanced level.

DMU’s extensive choice of optional modules mean that this course can be tailored to suit you and widen your knowledge on areas ranging from communication and commerce in global fashion markets, to the display, interpretation, and conservation aspects of museum and exhibition design.

With DMU, you will discover design management and design thinking, and gain a thorough understanding of brand management. You will be taught how to examine the role of design in service industries, and develop your business planning skills with an awareness of international markets. You can also further your understanding of marketing, web presence and in-store retail design and explore creative solutions to the major sustainability issues within the industry.

Throughout the course teaching staff will empower and support you to challenge conventions, experiment boldly, and take risks. We will help you to develop new ways of thinking about design and prepare you to embrace a high level of executive responsibility in any design, creative or digital media technology business.

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Important

You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

You will be able to benefit from an expert teaching team who are active researchers and maintain strong links with the commercial sector to ensure their teaching is influenced by contemporary industry trends and real-world skills.

With DMU's flexible curriculum, you can choose from an extensive choice of specialisms and tailor your study to your personal and career aspirations.

Your Pathways

The Pre Masters Program will prepare you for the UK, EU or US study system, giving you the confidence and skills that you’ll need to go further in your studies. Depending on your academic qualification and English language level and chosen programme, you can study the IIM over one or two terms.

What’s the difference between the one or two terms?
One Term Two Terms
3 months of study Six months of study
Additional academic English and subject-related support

 

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.