Parsons is no longer accepting applications for this program; students interested in this area of study should consider applying to the MS Strategic Design and Management program or the Design Leadership for Business noncredit certificate program through Open Campus.
The graduate certificate in Business of Design enables students to formulate strategic responses to the ongoing restructuring of the global economy. The program challenges students to develop new business frameworks using the design thinking, entrepreneurial focus, and
foundation in social responsibility for which Parsons is known.
The program is particularly well suited to early- to mid-career professionals in creative fields, innovation-focused companies, and firms that routinely employ design, as well as business professionals seeking to complement their design and business skills with practical
application. Because the certificate can be completed entirely online, it's ideal for students who want access to Parsons' faculty of experienced practitioners from New York City and around the world but cannot come to New York City to study.
curriculum of the certificate program is drawn from that of the
MS in Strategic Design and Management and consists of six courses in design management, business, innovation, and leadership. The courses address issues confronting design-intensive and creative industries that deliver sustainable services, innovative
experiences, and design-inspired solutions for an increasingly interconnected and mobile global economy.
Because these courses are required for both the certificate and the MS, students from the two programs take classes together.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university or an equivalent degree from a foreign college or university.
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The graduate certificate is awarded for completion of 18 credits. Transfer credits are not accepted. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all requirements in a timely manner.
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