Design Management


Application deadline for the next start: 15th of August

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Duration: 3 semesters
Type: Full time
Credits: 90
Course: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Start: 1st April | 1st of October
Locations: Munich Düsseldorf Berlin

Tuition Fees

The monthly tuition fees depend on the location and start at 650€ *.
In addition, we charge a one-time registration fee of 490€.

* Prices for students from non-EU countries:
Prices for students with a valid visa from non-EU countries may differ. The monthly tuition fees start at 895€, depending on your study location.
In addition, we charge a one-time registration fee of 490€. Please ask the student advisory team for additional service fees.


Design Management graduates are experts in the cross-media development, coordination and implementation of design services - an area that is constantly growing and developing in our multidisciplinary connected communication society. Therefore, Design Management postgraduates help companies to develop and implement innovative design strategies, use new communication formats and define future scenarios.

The study programme combines design and management skills in the fields of strategic design and design management. In the area of strategic design with the modules in future and trend research, brand identity, strategic idea management and cultural studies, you plan holistic and integrated brand positioning. With the methods and models of company and brand identity, the company and brand value as well as company and brand positioning, you conceptualize project-related sustainable and authentic positions in the markets. You use cultural-scientific know-how and apply market research methods.

In the field of design management with the modules in design and management, design and leadership, design thinking and innovative marketing, you learn to understand and evaluate the core area of strategic, tactical and operative design management in its various forms. You use design and product innovations, creative processes and marketing management processes for strategic processes.

Master makes it possible

Companies that see design as a key strategic tool, design studios, new media and advertising agencies, trade fairs and events agencies, film and media production companies... the list of potential employers is endless! The master´s degree in design management makes you particularly attractive for decision-making positions.

This is what the MD.H offers you

The program ist offered in German and Englisch at all our three campuses.

The Media Design School has over 30 years of experience in the field of education. In all media and design areas, it offers state-recognized courses at three locations. There are three locations to choose from in the media and fashion strongholds of Berlin, Dusseldorf and Munich. They combine a good city location, modern facilities and many opportunities to organize your studies flexibly.

The Career Service of MD.H promotes the professional development of students and graduates thanks to an abundance of measures and contact offers and, if desired, helps to arrange internships and entry-level jobs.


Admission requirements

For this programme, you must have a bachelor’s degree or other university diploma in design, media, art, architecture or a similar creative subject as well as a university entrance qualification in science or economics.

The MD.H offers the opportunity to start the course with 180 ECTS points. Missing ECTS points can be acquired through appropriate proof of performance in our development program. Extracurricular activities can also be credited if necessary. Let our study coordinators advise you.

Application process

Admissions are based on a written application. This must include your certificates and a letter of motivation. You can apply at any time. We will also arrange interviews. 

Get to know us!

Want to learn more about this degree programme? Please contact the relevant Student Advice Team in Berlin, Dusseldorf or Munich. We also warmly invite you to our regular information evenings. In a lively and vivid manner, you will learn first-hand everything about the content and structure of your studies, lesson times, financing and much more. A round of questions and a tour of the university complete the event. You can find out the dates from our Student Advice Team.


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