The Graduate Certificate is awarded for completion of 18 credits. No credits may be transferred. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all requirements in timely manner.
|PGDM 5100 Strategic Design and Management in New Economies||3|
|PGDM 5110 Designing and Implementing Sustainable Business Models||3|
|PGDM 5120 Managing High-Performance Creative Project Teams||3|
|PGDM 5140 Design Innovation and Leadership||3|
|PGDM 5150 Regulatory and Ethical Contexts||3|
|PGDM 5130 New Design Firms||3|
PGDM 5100 Strategic Design and Management in New Economies
This course exposes and introduces the students to the contexts, the complexities, and the conditions of the external environment (i.e. technological, socio-political, economic, and demographic) of the new economy based on services, experiences, and transience. These in turn present opportunities, challenges, and new a mandate for leadership and innovation on the part of design-intensive and creative firms that are slowly subsuming traditional consulting practice. How to design, manage and improve those design firms will require new design-managerial capacity. Students will be investigating the aspects and angles of this ongoing transformation of and in the field of creative industries and will be presenting research and critique/commentary via seminal works in the field.
PGDM 5110 Designing and Implementing Sustainable Business Models
This course develops students' technical and practical abilities, capabilities, and competencies to innovate in order to commercialize and capitalize on value-creative ideas and solutions in the areas of sustainable and service design. It will engage students into development of real-life innovation implementation and operations models, strategies, and executions. The seminar will focus on the development of design innovation, business modeling and execution design capabilities, and competencies with reflection, coaching, mentoring, and organizational development methodologies.
PGDM 5120 Managing High-Performance Creative Project Teams
This course engages students in hand-on project management techniques worthy of the new socio-economic conditions, constraints, and controversies. Students will - in groups - define and practice techniques for fashioning order out of chaos, especially in the design management field with fewer rules, greater flow of information, and environmental dynamics, but with a mandate for rapid innovation, yet resiliency and gracefulness in frequent failure situations. They will develop and leverage their abilities to inspire, their capabilities to influence, their interpersonal competencies, and their talent to lead. They will practice choice-making based on reductive and incomplete information, leveraging their rich experiential knowledgebase, and identify how to productively and with impact function in organic, sometimes dysfunctional non-hierarchies. They will demonstrate the high-performance team leadership with small group projects, accompanied by required field work and qualitative, quantitative research as well as collaborative methods. Students will also contrast the new approach against traditional project management methods, and will demonstrate how projects are different from operations. The will collectively generate a framework for the new project manager, the required traits, commitments, and practices. They will deliver small, contained project exercises to demonstrate their political skills in building influence, inspiring teams as merely borrowed resources and expanding such resources, estimating realistically budgets and costs, timelines and schedules, and quality specifications, and integrate, control, measure, and account for group and individual performance.
PGDM 5130 New Design Firms
This course exposes and introduces the students to the firm-internal and industry-specific contexts, complexities, and conditions of the new design or design-intensive firm producing service and experience prodcuts. These novel conditions in turn present opportunities, challenges, and new a mandate for leadership and innovation on the part of design-intensive and creative firms that are slowly subsuming traditional consulting practice. How to design, manage and improve those design firms? How to define their strategy, structure, scale, scope, and social position - variables that will require new design-managerial capacity? Students will be investigating the aspects and angles of this ongoing transformation of the nature and attributes of future firms in the field of creative industries and will be presenting research and critique/commentary via seminal works in the field.
PGDM 5140 Design Innovation and Leadership
This course develops students' personal and intellectual abilities, capabilities, and competencies to lead and undertake value-creative ventures in the areas of sustainable and services design. It will engage students into developing leadership - for themselves and others - for the purpose of real-life entrepreneurial models, strategies, and executions. The seminar will focus on the development of leadership values, abilities, capabilities, and competencies with reflection, coaching, mentoring, and organizational development methodologies.
PGDM 5150 Regulatory and Ethical Contexts
This course exposes students to the new complexities and intricacies information and information technologies as products, productive processes, and production modes in their own right. Some of the more interesting and controversial course topics will focus on the eclectic and diversified public, private, and mixed governance structures for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Protection, Security, Privacy, as well as the practices of firms with regards to regulatory opportunism, regulatory, capture, and regulatory arbitrage. The regime is transforming and the rules and assumptions are shifting. The astute managers of design-intensive firms must learn how to act expediently and effectively in behalf of their clients and their proper firms.
Students will be learning the various angles of a quickly complicating regime via case studies, role play, and moot court trials.