Tapping the huge potential of Design as a career option cutting across sectors, World University of Design (WUD), a UGC recognised university dedicated to education in the creative domain has announced admissions to a specialised industry oriented 2-year MBA Degree programme in Design Strategy and Management. Admissions are open for the academic year 2019. The curriculum encourages creativity and innovation and also offers an Executive Degree pathway for working professionals.

Elaborating on the MBA Courses offered at WUD, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Vice-Chancellor, said, “Design can be found at the crux of almost every industry today as increasingly businesses are realizing that a well-designed product and service is integral to their success. Building an Innovation capacity has become a survival tool for every organization. A trained Design Manager acts as a bridge between the creative and business side of a company. It is via the power of Design thinking and Innovative methodologies that the Design Manager is able to build in an Innovation Capacity amongst the people in the organization.”

According to The Future of Design Education in India Report, by 2020, the potential market for design in India is expected to be Rs 188.32 billion (GBP1.43 billion). The number of designers required by 2020 across design domains will be over 60,000 annually, provided the design potential is fully realized. Design management graduates have therefore multiple avenues available to them from product development or brand strategy involving advertising, marketing and other brand-building areas of operations. Depending on their educational background, an MBA Graduate in Design Strategy and Management can also work in varied areas like product development, packaging, operations or research and development across nearly all industries.

The University has International Collaborations with foreign Universities like University of Huddersfield, Oxford Brookes University and University of the West of Scotland, UK; Emily Carr University of Art & Design & Vancouver Film School, Canada; École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT), France.

Admission will be facilitated via CAT scores and a Design Management Aptitude Test (DMAT) followed by a personal interview, details of which are also available online at www.worlduniversityofdesign.ac.in/. Interested students can be a part of the counselling session to get further details on career opportunities, growth prospects, and remunerations.