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Design Management and Entrepreneurship MA

Design Management and Entrepreneurship MA

Key information

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Design (Non-Industrial) Entrepreneurship

Course type


Course Summary

This innovative course enables you to examine international and global design and business issues while developing your specialist design management knowledge and skills. The course is aimed at design and creative industry entrepreneurs and will allow you to apply your creative and analytical skills to a wide variety of business and social contexts, from small, local businesses to multinational corporations and social enterprises.

After graduation, you will be ideally placed to respond to the growing demands of the global cultural and creative industries and possess the skills vital in today’s modern entrepreneurial and knowledge-based economy. You will be able to embrace a high level of executive responsibility in any design, creative or digital media technology business.

In flexible learning environment, you can choose from an extensive choice of specialisms and tailor your study not to mention exit at different points with an award. Industry placement opportunity meaning you can choose to undertake a year-long work placement, gaining valuable experience to enhance your practical and professional skills further.

The School of Design’s close-knit community of postgraduate students and staff creates a supportive learning environment for design students from around the world. The Design Management and Entrepreneurship team maintain the currency of their modules and design project teaching through involvement in consultancy, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships as well as noteworthy research activities and continuing professional development training.

DMU graduates have found employment as design managers and design project managers in many sectors of the design industry, including companies such as Next. Other graduates have gone on to carry out further research and study for a PhD or to run their own creative businesses.

Different course options

Full time | Leicester Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module teaches you a range of conceptual and practical research skills, such as questionnaire design and interview techniques. As part of this module, you will formulate your major project proposal, specifying your aims, objectives, research methods and expected outcomes. You will also learn how to undertake the literature review for your major project.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have the equivalent or above of a 2:2 UK bachelor’s honours degree in a related subject. If students have other professional qualifications and industry experience, we will consider their application on an individual basis. Evidence of creative or design work in a digital portfolio of work is desirable but not essential.