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  • Designed specifically for seasoned executives and entrepreneurs, the Global Executive MS in Strategic Design and Management gives innovative disruptors the tools they need to transform their industries while continuing to work at their jobs. Over the course of 18 months, a select group of diverse professionals engage in a series of seminars, ongoing virtual learning, and hands-on intensive residencies in Paris, New York City, and Shanghai. Graduates emerge as creative leaders ready to employ design as a key business and problem-solving tool.


    Program Highlights

    • New Business Strategies

      Understand the complexities of the new global economy and develop groundbreaking business strategy, guided by the principles of innovation, creativity, and collaboration.

    • Strategic Design Thinking

      Use empathy, experimentation, observation, and ethnographic research to assess problems, uncover hidden needs, and design groundbreaking solutions for organizations of all sizes.

    • Industry Focus

      Develop expertise in business model development, creative team management, and entrepreneurship through coursework that replicates real-world industry scenarios.

    • Immersive and Flexible Format

      Revamp your skills while balancing your demanding professional schedule with a blended format of virtual and on-campus intensive learning requiring just 18 days away from the office.

    • Global Campus and International Experience

      Create a lifelong professional network and cultivate global perspectives as you and your cohort travel to Parsons’ Paris campus for three-day seminars at the beginning of each course, and to New York and Shanghai for week-long studio intensives. 

    • Applicant Profile

      The program is designed for professionals with a minimum of five years’ work experience in any industry. Recent cohorts have had an average of ten to twelve years' experience with a variety of backgrounds.

    • Key Dates

      The program term begins the first week of July. Applications received after the June 1 priority deadline will be considered on a rolling basis if space is available.

    • Degree Master of Science (MS)
    • Format Hybrid (on-site international intensives + virtual learning)
    • Credits 36
    • Duration 18 months

  • Curriculum

    Our innovative module-based curriculum is both immersive and flexible, specially tailored to meet the learning styles and preferences of today’s working professional. Spanning a year and a half, the program kicks off with intensives at Parsons Paris, interspersed with immersive weekends of accelerated learning and supplemental integrative week-long studio intensives in New York and Shanghai.

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  • Career Paths

    Graduates of the program return to their companies with new solutions to challenging problems and help advance “intrapreneurial” efforts within their organizations. Many go on to advance their career in global and high-level positions, and some launch their own start-ups and develop entrepreneurial initiatives.

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  • Alumni Stories

    Graduates of the Global Executive Master’s in Strategic Design and Management explain how a transformative Parsons experience led to professional and personal growth.

  • Parsons faculty represent a broad range of expertise and are acknowledged as leading practitioners and scholars in their fields.

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