Design Management

Lead the Creative Process

Design management links design, innovation, technology, management and customers. It is the art and science of empowering design to enhance collaboration and synergy between “design” and “business” to improve design effectiveness. The Certificate in Design Management will help you to become leaders in managing the creative process. Throughout the program, you’ll learn the language of design, utilize design thinking for innovation, and implement strategies to maximize the efficiencies in the design process. Whether you plan to start your own design-related business or innovate within an existing organization, the skills and concepts explored in this certificate can enhance the ability to lead creative businesses.

Certificate in Design Management Courses

  • Exploring Design Management
  • Understanding Design and Design Methodologies
  • Innovation & Design for Innovation
  • Managing the Design Process
  • Designing a Business Model

Program outcomes:

  • Apply principles of design process, design research and design strategy
  • Develop comprehensive phased design plans including process, financial analysis, risk assessment, and version management (iterations)
  • Identify and demonstrate qualities required to lead creative units in an organization


  • Flexible: anytime, anywhere online learning to accommodate your busy schedule
  • Global Classroom experience with like-minded students from around the world
  • Enhance Your Creative Skillset and maximize your career advancement potential
  • Accelerated programs can be completed in Less Than 12 Months
  • Credit and Non-Credit options available
  • No Application Fee
  • 25% Discount for NewSchool of Architecture & Design alumni


  • Non-credit certificates: $2,950
  • For-credit: $4,550