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International Executive Master in Design Strategy and System Innovation

In collaboration with Lantao Design Academy

The Specializing Master is aimed at professionals who wish to gain knowledge, methodologies and tools to promote innovation as well as identify and achieve strategic objectives.

Course

The Specializing Master is organized in collaboration with the Institute Lantao Culture Development of Beijing, with which previous short training course and master’s degrees (MIEID) were organized.

The Master is aimed at Chinese professionals who wish to gain knowledge, methodologies and tools to promote innovation as well as identify and achieve strategic objectives. The course explains methods and culture of the project that have been developed in terms of procedures and approaches inside the Design System of Politecnico over the years, with the aim of supporting the process of change and innovation for businesses, local authorities, institutions and organizations. Lectures, experiences and exercises, workshops and case study presentations, are designed to increase participants’ approach to systemic project.

The course will be critical, training, and professionalizing it will deal interdisciplinary and methodologically with the complexity of the project, at different levels and in different contexts.

Faculty



Faculty

Francesco Zurlo Director
Barbara Casati Vice Director

Didactics

Frequency

The Master’s Degree course will begin in March 2021 and will end in April 2022.

Training objectives

The International Executive Master in Design Strategy and System Innovation is primarily aimed at graduate students of Chinese nationality.
The Master takes place in China, at the headquarters Lantao Design Academy and in Italy, at the Politecnico di Milano.

The course duration is 1508 hours and allows to gain 60 credits.

Didactic Plan

The course will be held in English.
The Master in Design Strategy and Innovation System takes place in China and Italy. The theoretical and methodological lessons take place mainly in China, whereas workshops and immersive experiences to understand the Italian design system take place at the Politecnico di Milano. Lectures, experiences and exercises, workshops and case study presentations, are designed to increase
participants’ approach to systemic project. The course will be critical, training, and professionalizing it will deal interdisciplinary and methodologically with the complexity of the project, at different levels and in different contexts.

Didactic Modules

The teaching modules are:

  • Strategic Design
  • Experience design
  • Business innovation
  • Service Design
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Branding
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Art direction
  • Future studies
  • Product design
  • Design driven innovation
  • Social and digital media
  • Art and design
  • Design Thinking
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Milano Design System
  • Workshop
  • Progetto Professionalizzante

Title Released

After completing the course and on passing the final exam, the 1st level Specializing Master “INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE MASTER IN DESIGN STRATEGY AND SYSTEM INNOVATION” certification will be issued in English.

Employment Opportunities

At the end of the Master, the participants, that already have their own cultural and professional experience, will have acquired additional knowledge about the characteristics and systemic approach to the project and innovation of the product system issues. In addition, students enrolled in the Master will acquire knowledge about: strategic design, design management, service design, design thinking, branding and the construction of the identity.

Thanks to the acquired systemic and strategic vision, they will be able to develop their entrepreneurship as well as work for design companies, business consulting, distribution or manufacturing industries, knowing from time to time to identify appropriate strategies and techniques.

Admission

Requirements

The enrolment at the Specializing Master requires a Bachelor of Science degree, or a Master of Science degree in Industrial Design, Architecture, Engineering, Economics and Communicaton Science or, in alternative, an equivalent qualification. Anyhow, the Academic board has the right to consider the enrolment of candidates holding the above mentioned titles in other disciplines. For those who graduated not in Italy, equivalent study titles will be considered if recognized in the respective course of studies.

The selection will be made by the Commission.

Deadlines

The application may be submitted from the day following the date of this Decree and within 22nd February 2021.

Price

The total cost of the course is equal to € 8,500.

The cost is split into:

– Contribution for enrolment in the Politecnico di Milano – € 500.00 for student
– Master tuition fees – € 8,000 forstudent
The contribution for enrolment in the Politecnico di Milano will not be returned under any circumstances.

Faculty

Current edition

Faculty

Francesco Zurlo Director
Barbara Casati Vice Director
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