Strategic Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Master Courses - Barcelona

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The Master in Strategic Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship​ is a response to the need of incorporating innovation to organizations’ strategic management. To apply innovation is a key component to guarantee competitiveness in the current economic and social environment, and it is fundamental in every new venture. Innovation must be understood, not as a phase in a product development, but as a catalyst integrating every aspect related to a product and a service from a new business point of view.

These competences are essential to generate new business opportunities, creating new products, redefining existing products and production processes, promoting new connections between markets and industries.

  • Credits
  • Start date
    January 2020
  • Duration
    7 months
  • Attendance
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The objective of the master is to train professionals capable of using innovation as a tool in new business creation, leaders in management of complex processes, able to undertake new challenges generating opportunities and applying change as a key factor in organizations.

Through workshops taught by renowned professionals, lectures and case studies, developing projects in collaboration with companies and in a context of an active environment of analysis and discussion, specific contents will be developed.

From a critical point of view, the course will give the skills to be capable to question the established proceedings, detect improvement opportunities, apply innovative strategies through creativity, undertake new ventures from a multidisciplinary viewpoint, integrating all the involved processes from design point of view.

Student profile
This Master is addressed to professionals who, regardless of the area they work in, are interested in acquiring specific tools and methodologies for innovation strategic management to be applied as in their own business and projects, as to boost and manage competitiveness in the organizations they work for.

Designers from every discipline, specialists in communication and marketing, as well as those professionals devoted to business and strategic planning, have the adequate profile to become Design Managers.
Also, businessmen and industrials from several sectors, interested in questioning their own production processes and conceptions, will acquire techniques and methodologies to redefine the approach of their business.

Professional opportunities
Participants will be capable of working in companies and organizations of different sorts, centered on the following areas:

. Innovation processes management and its application to innovative business models in different fields.
. Undertake new ventures based on innovation as a distinguishing feature.
. Conceptualization of new products.
. Creative development and business management.

They will acquire the necessary skills to work in multidisciplinary teams, take leadership positions and investigate in the field.

Duration and frequency:

Start Date: online 21/1/20 + on-site classes 27/4/20
Frequency: 7 months - 3 onsite - 4 onlin
Schedule: Onsite part - Monday to Friday from 9.40 to 14.30 and from 15.00 to 18.10


* The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Master issues private degrees.