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Master in Business Design

Design as strategy

Overview

The master in a glance

 DETAILS  INFORMATION
 Language  English
 Recognized Title  Academic Master’s Degree

Find. Oversee. Refine. Business design is the result of the ‘cultura del progetto’, meeting and nurturing managerial skills, and the other way around. ‘Cultura del progetto’ is an Italian specific expression that can be translated as ‘culture of the project’, but it’s better understandable as a high-minded and very pragmatic take on ‘design’ which made this tradition so great.  The purpose of the Master is to train designers capable of drafting strategic plans for businesses, communities, and start-ups, branching into marketing and communication.

The student in Business Design analyzes problems and test solutions to create successful strategies and to reshape entrepreneurship in a global perspective.

Enlightening and interdisciplinary, the curriculum in Business Design creates new connections between the business and the design world, finding inspiration in the constant exchange of information and collaborations with the business community and his professionals.

Audience

The program is addressed to candidates with a curriculum in Economics, Humanities, Design, or disciplines related to the program’s field of study that are interested in acquiring organizational and management skills with a multidisciplinary approach.

Outcome

Students who engage the Master in Business Design will take both educational paths that will take them to grow in a managerial career covering business roles of a specialized nature, as well as cross roles in design driven companies, in advertising and marketing agencies, or in consulting and services companies.

Program

Professional competence. Social and environmental responsibility. Compliance stakeholder. Organizational skills.

The Master in Business Design offers knowledge and empowerment to the processes of the Made in Italy, to accelerate them, make them wider and optimized, as well as a design driven company management who conceive the work in the perspective of a global project, able to value the brand, the market, and the sector. The curriculum in Business Design is an ongoing research that aims to develop new ideas, in order to package and launch them on new markets.

The Master in Business Design is workshop-based, supported by seminars, tutorials, lectures, fieldworks and projects followed by experienced professionals through a pro-active relationship with the Course Leader and Project Leaders.

The program is organized in four main modules lasting eight weeks each that include courses and workshops, followed by a 12 weeks internship period and a final portfolio presentation.

Workshops are project assignments that give students a working knowledge of different core subjects relevant to the specific master program. Workshop start with the presentation of the brief defined by the faculty in collaboration with external professionals and industrial partners. Students will be supported by lectures aimed at broadening their knowledge on the specifc theme, involving designers, researchers, stakeholders and representatives of the companies. Each workshop culminates in an open presentation.
Product Strategy and Entrepreneurship Through Design are the Core Workshops for the Master in Business Design. In addition, students integrate their study plan choosing among Elective Workshops – Experience Design, Identity Design, Advanced Design & Processes – and the optional Free Choice Workshop.

Courses, through a combination of lectures, exercise and tutorials, provide students with the appropriate tools and experiences for the development of their professional career. They encompass both core topics – Design Culture, Entrepreneurship and Business for Design – and topics related to the development of each individual working style – Research & Design Methods and Tools, Personal Branding.

Structure

 

Internship

The internship in specific sector’s companies is what of more significant can test what has been learned in the workshops and seminars. And it is a great opportunity to start building a network of contacts and connections for one’s own future career.

The Master offers two types of internship:
– work experience in a company in their field of interest
– intensive workshop in collaboration with a company at the Domus Academy Campus.

Companies

A network of professionals and leaders of different areas of interest constantly interacts and collaborates with profit with the Master in Business Design of Domus Academy, actively participating in educational programming, workshops and international competitions organized by the department.

The Master in Business Design has worked with: 3M, Altre forme, Autogrill, Barilla, BTicino, Co.Import, Comieco, DB Apparel, Ebay Italia, Elica, Fondation Interieur, Italia Independent, MDF Italia, Moreschi, Pininfarina, Piquadro, Procter & Gamble, Rilastil, Royal Rose, Sevengrams, Slowear, Sunstar, The Coca Cola Company, Unieuro, Unilever, Veuve Clicquot, Wega.

Accreditation

Upon graduation from Domus Academy, you’ll earn a degree that’s recognised around Europe and the world – an Academic Master Degree (60 ECTS credits) accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)* – in addition to the Domus Academy Master Diploma.

Our accreditation gives you the opportunity to gain real-world work experience during your course of study through an internship at a prestigious design company. After graduation, you can extend your visa to work in Italy for up to one year.

An accredited degree, plus the practical experience you gain through an internship, shows employers you received a top-quality education and that you bring industry-relevant knowledge and skills to the table when you join their team.

Our accreditation also means the relevant academic credits you earn at Domus Academy will transfer to other institutions if you choose to work toward another master’s or a doctoral-level degree.

Requirements to Qualify for the Academic Master Degree

General entry requirements include:

– At least 15 years of previous education
– Holding a first level academic degree (Bachelor degree or Academic Diploma*) in fields related to the selected study program
– Certificate of English Language (IELTS 5.0 Academic)

The evaluation of an application is based on the positive assessment of both the Course Leader and Admission Committee who will evaluate whether the degree and the technical skills corresponds to requirements, and will identify possible educational credits or debts.

Master programs are open also to students with different degree or diploma, if the applicant is motivated by a research interest towards the programs’ topics.

Participants not holding a first level Bachelor degree/academic diploma will not earn the educational credits, but will receive a Domus Academy diploma (not recognized by MIUR, Italian Ministry of Education University Research) on successfully completing the program.

*Students holding a non-Italian bachelor degree shall contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the country where the degree was issued to ask for a “perfezionamento documenti” which includes:

– Certified Italian translation of the student’s bachelor degree
– Certified Italian translation of the student’s academic transcripts
– Declaration of Value (Dichiarazione di valore in loco) which certifies that the qualification earned in the student’s country of residence is valid for accessing Italian Universities or Academies.

For a complete list of Italian authorities worldwide please see: http://www.esteri.it/MAE/EN/Ministero/LaReteDiplomatica/Ambasciate/default.htm?LANG=EN

The legalized and translated documents, as well as the “Dichiarazione di valore in loco” will be sent to Domus Academy by the Italian Consulate or Embassy, or they will be directly issued to the student. In the latter case, the student shall submit them to Domus Academy International Admissions Office as soon as available and anyway not later than the course beginning.

*The Academic Master Degree is validated through NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano.

To find out more about our programs, accreditation, and admission requirements, complete this contact form. Our educational advisors will be happy to answer questions and help you choose the best program for your career goals.

 

Faculty

The Course Leader is Anthony Louis Marasco

Anthony MarascoAnthony Louis Marasco holds a doctoral degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley, with a specialization in Intellectual History. After being awarded his Ph.D, Marasco was invited to the “Rientro dei cervelli” program, an effort by the Italian Ministry of Education to reverse the County’s brain-drain. He has taught at the Università di Architettura, IUAV, Venice, and the University of Padua and Venice. He is a Fellow at the independent research center Centro Einaudi of Turin. He is currently conducting research on the connection between pragmatist philosophy and applied design thinking.

Other visiting professors and collaborators are: Fernando G. Alberti, Silvia Barbieri, Paolo Ciuccarelli, Edoardo Fano, Jozeph Forakis, Francesco Franchi, Enrico Girotti, Paolo Lorini, Renato Montagner, Francesco Morace – Future Concept Lab, Fabio Rotella, Elena Sisti, Jan-Christoph Zoels – Experientia.

Job Opportunities

Students who engage the course of the Master will take both educational paths that will take them to grow in a managerial career covering business roles of a specialized nature, as well as cross roles in architecture, in advertising agencies and marketing, or in consulting and services companies.

Admissions

There is a limited number of places for the course and participants will be selected on the basis of the documentation requested for admission.

We have a dedicated team of Educational Advisors who will be happy to help you with your application. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Check entry requirements

When considering candidates for admission, the Admissions Manager looks at the entire profile of the applicant, including academic records, work experience if any, extracurricular activities, test scores and recommendations.

The program addresses people from design and creativity related fields, economic and human science who wish to learn how to combine creativity with a business and entrepreneurial mind-set through a multidisciplinary approach.

Participants not holding a first level Bachelor Degree/Academic Diploma will not earn the educational credits, but will receive a Domus Academy diploma (not recognized by MIUR) on successfully completing the program.

Requirements to Qualify for the Academic Master Degree

General entry requirements include:

– At least 15 years of previous education
– Holding a first level academic degree in fields related to the  selected study program
– Certificate of English language (IELTS 5.0 Academic on entry)

The evaluation of an application is based on the positive assessment of both the Course Leader and Admission Committee who will evaluate whether the degree and the technical skills corresponds to requirements, and will identify possible educational credits or debts.

Master programs are open also to students with different degree or diploma, if the applicant is motivated by a research interest towards the programs’ topics.

Participants not holding a first level Bachelor degree/academic diploma will not earn the educational credits, but will receive a Domus Academy diploma (not recognized by MIUR, Italian Ministry of Education University Research) on successfully completing the program.

*Students holding a non-Italian bachelor degree shall contact the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the country where the degree was issued to ask for a “perfezionamento documenti” which includes:

– Certified Italian translation of the student’s bachelor degree
– Certified Italian translation of the student’s academic transcripts
– Declaration of Value (Dichiarazione di valore in loco) which certifies that the qualification earned in the student’s country of residence is valid for accessing Italian Universities or Academies.

For a complete list of Italian authorities worldwide please see: http://www.esteri.it/MAE/EN/Ministero/LaReteDiplomatica/Ambasciate/default.htm?LANG=EN

The legalized and translated documents, as well as the “Dichiarazione di valore in loco” will be sent to Domus Academy by the Italian Consulate or Embassy, or they will be directly issued to the student. In the latter case, the student shall submit them to Domus Academy International Admissions Office as soon as available and anyway not later than the course beginning.

The knowledge of the English language, both written and spoken, is a prerequisite for admission.
English language requirements: IELTS 5.0 Academic or recognized equivalent certificate to be submitted by the beginning of the program.

English Language Certificate Equivalencies

The English language requirement is IELTS 5.0 Academic or recognised equivalent certificate to be submitted by the beginning of the Master program. The certificate should not be older than 2 years.

Please find here below the main equivalents:

 Certificate Level
 Cambridge FCE  C
 PET  Pass
 TOEFL paper  494 – 510
 TOEFL  computer  173 – 180
 TOEFL internet  59 – 64
 PTE Academic  36 – 42
 TEEP  5.0
 BEC  Preliminary
 BULATS  40 – 59
TOEIC* 600

*(provided that student passes both parts “speaking and writing” and “listening and reading”)

The following cases are exempted from the language requirement:
– Mother tongue students
– English Speaking Countries (prior check with the admissions office)
– English Speaking Degrees (prior check with the admissions office)
– English Speaking Degree in non mother tongue countries (prior check with the admissions office)
– IB Diploma, considered having had full English Education for 3 years, and A LEVEL, considered having had full English Education for 2 years (prior check with the admissions office)

Prepare supporting documents

– Curriculum vitae/resume
– Artistic and professional portfolio of projects (not mandatory)
– Motivation letter
– Academic transcript of previous studies, translated into English, listing subjects and exams, with corresponding number of hours/credits and short description of each subject’s program
– Copy of Bachelor Degree/Academic diploma translated into English
– Documentation regarding further courses or seminars attended (if available)
– English language certificate
– Copy of passport
– Payment receipt of € 100 application fee

Submit your application


1. Download the Application Form and fill it out by hand or on your computer

2. Save it, print it, and sign it

3. Gather all documents listed in the Application form

4. Pay the application fee of 100 €

5. Make a copy of all documents (including copy of the bank transfer) for your own records

6. Send the originals by courier to:
Domus Academy International Admissions Office
Via C. Darwin, 20 20143, Milano Italy


1. Download the Application Form and fill it out on your computer

2. Save it, print it, sign it and scan it

3. Gather all documents listed in the Application form

4. Pay the application fee of 100 €

5. Scan all documents

6. Send the scanned documents and application form by email to:
admissions@domusacademy.it


1. Gather all documents listed above

2. Click here: Apply Online

3. Create your user

4. Wait for the email with login information (just a couple of second)

5. Start your online application

6. Submit all the required documents

7. Pay online the Application fee

Upon receipt of the required documents, the Admissions Office will proceed according to the necessary administrative steps. The evaluation commission is lead by each Course Leader and will evaluate whether the degree corresponds to requirements and will identify possible educational credits or debts upon assessing the candidate’s application.

In the affirmative, you will be provided with the Admission package.

Enrollment

If you are willing to receive the Academic Master Degree recognized by the Ministry of Italian Education (MIUR), you need to be enrolled in NABA – Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, that will award the Master program with the above title.

When admission will be confirmed, you will be required to secure your place by returning the Enrollment Form and the receipt of payment of the pre-enrollment fee within 30 days from the Admission Letter’s date.

Upon receiving the enrollment form filled in and signed and the pre-enrollment fee payment, Domus Academy will provide you with all necessary assistance in order to apply for the student visa.

After being formally enrolled, you are requested to pay the total fee by the starting date of the course.

Payment methods

1. Pay by Bank Trasfer

Account holder: NUOVA ACCADEMIA SRL, Via C. Darwin 20, 20143 Milano, Italy
Bank name and agency: Bank of America N.A., Via Manzoni, 5, 20121 Milano
International bank details: SWIFTCODE: BOFAIT2X – IBAN CODE: IT 62 I 03380 01600 000014294014
Reason for payment: Please clearly specify name of student/program chosen

Please notice that all bank, credit card and third party charges have to be covered by applicant and that tha application fee is not refundable for any reason.

2. Pay by credit card using our online application

Please note that you can use this payment method just for the application and pre-enrolment fee.

3. Pay by peerTransfer

Domus Academy has partnered with peerTransfer in order to streamline the process of international payments. peerTransfer allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in your home currency.

By making your payment with peerTransfer you can
– Track your payments from start to finish
– Save on bank fees and exchange rates
– Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night

To get started, click or go to: domusacademy.peertrasfer.com to begin the payment process

Tuition Fee

For all programs starting next September 2015, the tuition fee will be as per the chart below.


EU Countries

Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia*
Cyprus
Czech Cepublic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Great Britain
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland

The tuition fee for one-year academic master program is:

€ 16.990 (full fee, including enrolment and tuition) for students from the European Community and Switzerland to be paid as follows:

PAYMENT DESCRIPTION
€ 3000 Pre-enrolment fee, within one month from the admission date
€13.990 Balance of the tuition fee, by the course beginning

€ 25.490 (full fee, including enrolment and tuition) for international students to be paid as follows:

PAYMENT DESCRIPTION
€ 3000 Pre-enrolment fee, within one month from the admission date
€ 22.490 Balance of the tuition fee, by the course beginning

Matriculation fee

For each student € 520

The matriculation fee is to be paid by the course beginning by Student meeting the relevant entry requirementsand interested in applying for the Academic Master (60 ECTS ) awarded by NABA.

Application fee

In order to apply and be considered for admission to the Master Programs, candidates shall pay an application fee of €100.

The fee can be settled:

1. Online by Credit Card.
Please visit the website: http://application.domusacademy.com

Please notice that you can use this payment method just for the application and pre-enrolment fee.

2. By bank transfer
Account holder:
Domus Academy – Nuova Accademia s.r.l., Via C. Darwin 20, 20143 Milano, Italy
Bank name and agency:
Bank of America N.A. Via Manzoni, 5 20121 Milano SWIFTCODE: BOFAIT2X IBAN CODE: IT 62 I 03380 01600 000014294014
Reason for payment: Please clearly specify name of student/program chosen

3. Credit cards (VISA, Mastercard) payments directly at Domus Academy accounting office.

4. By peerTransfer

Domus Academy has partnered with peerTransfer in order to streamline the process of international payments. peerTransfer allows you to pay securely from any country and any bank, generally in your home currency.

By making your payment with peerTransfer you can
– Track your payments from start to finish
– Save on bank fees and exchange rates
– Contact their multilingual customer support team with any questions, day or night

To get started, click or go to: domusacademy.peertransfer.com to begin the payment process

Please notice that all bank, credit card and third party charges have to be covered by the applicant and that the application fee is not refundable for any reason.