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  • Strategic Design and Management Global Executive MS

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  • Academically rigorous and industry focused, the Global Executive MS in Strategic Design and Management is specially designed for ambitious, experienced professionals and entrepreneurs eager to transform their approach to business. This program gives disruptors and innovators the opportunity to enhance their skills, enabling them to lead creative change in their industry. Each year, a diverse select group of professionals engage in a series of three-day seminars held at Parsons Paris, combined with virtual learning, hands-on studios, and intensive residencies in New York City and Shanghai.

    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.

    • Study Online and on a Global Campus

      Revamp your skills while balancing your demanding professional schedule with an intensive program that requires you to be out of the office for only 18 days in total.

    • International Experiences

      Create a lifelong professional network and cultivate global perspectives as you and your cohort travel to Parsons’ learning hubs in New York, Paris, and Shanghai.

    • Applicant Profile

      The program is designed for professionals with 5+ years’ work experience in any industry. Recent cohorts have had an average of 10-12 years' experience with a variety of backgrounds.

    • 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.

  • 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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