SAVANNAH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is proud to announce the creation of the Master of Business Innovation (MBI) in Design Management degree within the prestigious De Sole School of Business Innovation, now offered for the 2023-2024 academic year. The new SCAD MBI in design management is the only program of its kind at any university in the United States.
This new MBI graduate program exemplifies SCAD’s innovative approach to curriculum and academic offerings, serving the university's mission to prepare students at an elite level for successful, creative professions. This pioneering MBI in design management empowers creative professionals with the business principles that will enhance their careers, creating leaders who will solve business challenges with research and design intelligence.
“Our MBI in design management is truly a one-of-a-kind program that will prepare the next generation of business leaders with creative thinking and business authority to realize visionary transformation,” said Victor Ermoli, Dean of the De Sole School of Business Innovation. “We are equipping our graduates with strategic and innovative business knowledge to execute, succeed, and create an impact at the C-suite level.”
Led by expert faculty from dynamic leadership positions at the world’s most admired brands, SCAD’s MBI in design management program offers a comprehensive curriculum of 18 specialized courses. Students explore vital practices including business plan development, technology transfer, and building alliances with partners and suppliers. Financial, legal, and human-centered strategies are woven into every facet of the curriculum. By uniting data-based business strategies with design thinking and individual creative specialization, SCAD MBI students will be prepared to lead an established company or to launch their own brand.
Additionally, SCAD’s MBI in design management students have the opportunity to collaborate with the world’s leading companies through SCADpro, the university’s innovation and design studio. At the newly formed Deloitte Foundry at SCAD, students gain experience that will mirror their pivotal careers in the professional world. SCADpro projects lead to expanded opportunities for pioneering research, design thinking and business solutions and ultimately, exclusive recruitment opportunities for students.
SCAD’s top-ranked design management program is part of the De Sole School of Business Innovation. The De Sole School of Business Innovation prepares the next generation of creative leaders to pioneer emerging markets and navigate the rapidly changing business landscape through in-depth industry knowledge, design thinking, research, and collaboration. With curriculum focused on the fundamentals of business design and economics, quantitative insights, global supply chain management, lifecycle marketing, brand acceleration, social analytics, and more, the school's premier degree programs empower students to become forward-thinking subject-matter experts who will thrive in their future creative careers. Other elite programs within the School of Business Innovation include: advertising and branding, business of beauty and fragrance, social strategy management, luxury brand management, and service design.
For more information about SCAD’s Master of Business Innovation in Design Management degree and the De Sole School of Business Innovation, please visit scad.edu.
SCAD: THE UNIVERSITY FOR CREATIVE CAREERS
SCAD is a private, nonprofit, accredited university, offering 100 graduate and undergraduate degree programs across locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Lacoste, France; and online via SCADnow. SCAD enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 120 countries. The future-minded SCAD curriculum engages professional-level technology and myriad advanced learning resources, affording students opportunities for internships, professional certifications, and real-world assignments with corporate partners through SCADpro, the university’s renowned research lab and prototype generator.
SCAD is No. 1 in the U.S., according to Art & Object’s 2023 Best Art Schools ranking, with additional top rankings for degree programs in interior design, architecture, film, fashion, digital media, and more. Career success is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni employment rate. For the past six years, 99% of SCAD graduates were employed, pursuing further education, or both within 10 months of graduation. SCAD provides students and alumni with ongoing career support through personal coaching, alumni programs, a professional presentation studio, and more. Visit scad.edu.