The course

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Weekday evenings and Fridays
1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time)
Intake date



This Masters in Design Management programme has been developed to help those in the design and creative industries to use their design knowledge in a wide range of business contexts as well as learning new management and research skills suited to today’s industry needs. It addresses the need for design and creative industry professionals to reinforce their creative design thinking and process with solid business knowledge.

Whether students are from an interior design, fashion, graphic design, media, product design or engineering background, our Design Management programme benefits learners with a specific masters degree that underpins key subjects in marketing and business to move their career forward into areas of management for their individual disciplines and companies.


The Dubai Campus is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and fully licensed to teach its degrees in Dubai.  All graduates receive a British degree that is accredited by Royal Charter in the UK.

Detailed course information

Course content

Detailed course guide

Stage 1

  • E11DY Design Thinking
  • E11SD Sustainable Design and management
  • E11MG Design Management

Stage 2

  • E11RM Research Methods
  • E11DI Design Tech Innovation

Optional courses

  • C11HR Human Resource Management
  • C11SL Systems Thinking and Analysis
  • C11PA Project Management
  • C11IM International Marketing

Stage 3

  • E11MM Masters Project:Academic Paper

Entry requirements

For MSc entry, a good relevant Honours degree (first or second class) or equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. Given the clear practical element of the programmes, we will also consider non-graduate candidates holding less than a good Honours degree, or its equivalent, but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exams and course work are at MSc level.

To find out about the entry requirements for this programme, kindly call +971 4 4358700 or please send an email to

English language requirements


  • AED 78750*

* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT

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