Following a successful collaboration spanning several years with Elisava School of Design & Engineering, we are thrilled to announce our new designation as an official partner for its Master in Advanced Design Management, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship. This esteemed program is designed to equip students with the necessary tools and skills to creatively address intricate challenges and foster innovative solutions.
Elisava is a school of design and engineering for aspiring creative minds and forward-thinkers. Aiming to push the boundaries of design through a diverse catalog of programs encompassing everything from industrial design to digital arts, allowing students to explore their creative profile, shape their critical thinking and leave a lasting impact on society.
NOBA is an innovation agency specializing in assisting companies with the design and launch of novel products, services, and business models. This is achieved through a unique approach of business prototyping, which involves field testing, establishing temporary startups, and enhancing the capabilities of internal teams. With a focus on practical, real-world application, NOBA provides a comprehensive support system for corporate innovation and transformative business strategies.
In a world characterized by constant change and increasing complexity, mere adaptation is insufficient for maintaining a competitive edge. The Master in Advanced Design Management, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship is tailored for the new generation of professionals who aspire to integrate design and management in a seamless manner. This program offers a rich blend of knowledge, skills, and tools, positioning graduates as not merely problem solvers, but as transformative agents capable of spearheading innovation and leading in intricate environments.
Graduates of the program are trained to identify opportunities and transmute them into actionable, sustainable solutions at crucial junctures. They emerge with the capacity to adeptly respond to market and technological shifts in an efficient, adaptable, and ethically responsible way. Herein lies the future of design and strategic entrepreneurship, combining practical skills with an intellectual rigor that prepares professionals for the challenges of modern industry.
Objectives of the program:
- Learning the skills needed to be resilient entrepreneurs able to lead responsible change in uncertain, complex and accelerated environments.
- Developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills to negotiate uncertainty and develop coherent business strategies.
- Understanding how to apply design management methodologies to new business and social challenges, adopting an entrepreneurial and creative approach.
- Acquiring the tools, skills and knowledge needed to transform relevant problems into added-value solutions for clients / users, companies and society.
- Designing, validating and implementing attractive, feasible and viable solutions integrated into sustainable business models.
- Developing skills for managing teams and people to tackle projects with a high degree of risk and uncertainty.
The Master in Advanced Design Management, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship is not just a degree; it’s a gateway to a multitude of exciting career opportunities. This program equips graduates with a unique skill set that combines design acumen with strategic business management, making them invaluable assets in today’s complex, fast-paced professional landscape. Below is a comprehensive list of career prospects that exemplify the breadth and depth of opportunities available to graduates, extending from traditional roles to cutting-edge positions that redefine the boundaries between design, strategy, and entrepreneurship.
Design Strategist: Working closely with businesses to help them use design thinking methodologies in solving complex problems and improving business outcomes.
Innovation Consultant: Assisting organizations in identifying market gaps, new technologies, and business models, and helping them integrate innovative solutions.
Product Manager: Leading interdisciplinary teams to design, develop, and launch new products or improve existing ones, with a focus on both design quality and commercial viability.
Business Development Manager: Identifying growth opportunities and strategically expanding a business through partnerships, acquisitions, and new market entry.
Entrepreneur/Startup Founder: Leveraging design and management skills to start a new venture, often aided by a deep understanding of how to navigate the complex initial stages of business creation.
Change Management Specialist: Working within organizations to lead transitions, implement new systems or strategies, and ensure that changes are smoothly executed.
Service Designer: Applying design thinking to optimize customer experiences, from the initial point of contact through the process of engagement, purchase, service, and long-term relationship building.
UX/UI Designer: Employing user-centered design principles to create intuitive digital interfaces that enhance user experience and drive business goals.
Project Manager: Overseeing complex projects from inception to completion, often involving cross-functional teams and multiple stakeholders.
Corporate Strategist: Working in-house within larger organizations to analyze business trends, competitors, and internal data to guide future corporate strategy.
Sustainability Officer: Focused on implementing sustainable practices and solutions within an organization, often by leveraging design thinking.
R&D Manager: Leading research and development initiatives to create new products or processes that give a company a competitive edge.
Educator/Academic: Going into academia to teach courses or conduct research in design management, strategy, or entrepreneurship.
Non-profit Sector Leader: Applying the principles of design thinking and strategic management to solve societal challenges at non-profit organizations.
Public Sector Innovator: Working within governmental agencies to apply design methodologies and strategic thinking to improve public services and policy outcomes.
Lecturers from NOBA
More information about the program can be found on Elisava’s website.