Course Description

Designing for business is by definition a team effort that requires flexibility, adaptability, and vision. This course explores the theory, methods, and actions necessary to make ideas a reality. Students master techniques in facilitation, project management, and the creation of viable business models applicable to both entrepreneurial and “intrapreneurial” ventures.nnThis is one of the five courses that are part of the Design Leadership for Business Certificate but is open to all students wishing to learn about design thinking. Students pursuing the certificate should take Design Thinking Fundamentals first and Futures and Foresight as the conclusion. n

Learner Outcomes

  • Gain a fundamental understanding of what Design Leadership and Management is, and how it can add value to business
  • How to explain and display the basics of Design Leadership to teams, partners,management and networks
  • Build teams and cultures that can rapidly concept and prototype ideas
  • Learn valuable, simple and quick activities to guide teams 



  • Learn how to apply Design Leadership and Management concepts within a personal and professional context
  • Be able to identify and evaluate ideas for further development, investment and iteration
  • Bring your Design Leadership knowledge to your workplace or start up
  • Increase your understanding of group dynamics to gain the most from teams

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Design Leadership and Management
Jan 19, 2021 to Feb 28, 2021
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
CE Tuition non-credit $577.00
Faculty/Staff Waiver non-credit $577.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 10, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 12, 2021
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