IE School of Architecture and Design, one of Europe's leading architecture schools, introduced the Master in Architectural Management & Design in 2011 due to the "enormous increase in the range of roles available in architecture and design fields and the lack of business management and entrepreneurship skills". This MA brings together world-class expertise in management and strategy and excellence in design and innovation.
Students in the program will benefit from a series of lectures and visits from leading companies who will offer an insight into the ins and outs of their jobs and workplaces. This is an outstanding opportunity to learn, first-hand, from top professionals and engage with them directly. These professionals focus on detailing how to best implement practices for success and offer their knowledge on how to transform the industries they work in.
Snohetta, Gensler, Foster + Partners, David Chipperfield Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, AECOM, and Zaha Hadid Architecture and Design, to name a few, are some of the companies where their collaborators and professors have leading roles.
This “Business of Design Series”, along with the faculty of the Master in Architectural Management & Design, provides the student with an incredible network that has the potential for students to establish strong business relationships with first-class companies within the industry.
The lecture series range from design companies and start-ups, as well as venture capital, engineering, real estate and design communication firms, providing a dynamic and holistic perspective.
The Entrepreneurship module, imparts students with a solid understanding of the most current theories and methodologies in contemporary entrepreneurship. Students will learn how to identify problems and transform them into business opportunities.
The Venture Lab is a fundamental component of the program, a real-world entrepreneurship exercise that allows students to develop a broad, contemporary mind-set and skill-set to test personal projects and convert them in real businesses.
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