Parsons is part of The New School, a university in New York City dedicated to critical inquiry and civic engagement locally and internationally. The online/on-campus MS in Strategic Design and Management program will bring together a diverse group of students aspiring to leadership roles in emerging fields: business professionals wishing to complement their business expertise with design capabilities, design practitioners seeking business skills and leadership training, and entrepreneurs interested in developing new service models for a rapidly evolving economy.
Parsons' online learning environment supports focused discussion and learning activities through asynchronous communication between faculty and students and among students. This environment offers a variety of features and tools to facilitate collaborative learning and interaction, through group discussion spaces or in private, individual spaces. See Online Degrees, Certificates, and Courses for a comprehensive list of online offerings at The New School.
In studio courses, students will develop comprehensive briefs, work in teams on field research, and present their findings and proposals to colleagues, design professionals, and stakeholders for critical feedback. Students will master a range of research methods, conceptualization processes, and theoretical frameworks with which to formulate strategic responses to complex situations.