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Advanced Studies in Design and Innovation Management ASDI

Degree Type: Certificate

College(s): Business

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Required Courses
KDES 650 Design-Innovation Process                                                  3
KDES 651 Design Communication Mgmt                                                  3
KDES 750 Sustainable Design-Systems                                                  3
KDES 751 Leadership by Design                                                  3
Minimum number of credits required                                                 12

Why Choose Design and Innovation Management?

Responding to industry trends, Ferris State University's College of Business Graduate Programs has created graduate-level advanced studies certificates. These four course sequences can be used to obtain stand-alone certificates or as emphasis areas leading to master's degrees in either Information Security and Intelligence or a Master of Business Administration based on the philosophy of performance metrics-based management.

The Design and Innovation Management certificate prepares graduates for leadership positions in design-centered businesses. The program provides students a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which the method, measure, and language of design drive the practice of business and the process of innovation and teaches them how to culitvate and build a culture of innovation within their organization. (This certificate is offered at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Admission Requirements

A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 or better on a 4-point scale.

Graduation Requirements

The Advanced Studies Certificate in Design and Innovation Management is awarded to individuals who have completed the 12 required credits with a minimum accumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater and no course less than 2.0.

No more thana 50% of the credits in this certificate may be transferred from another institution, nor, will this certificate be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are specifically required in the student's major.

More Information

College of Business Graduate Programs
119 South Street, BUS 212B
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2434
Phone: 231-591-2168
E-mail: yosts@ferris.edu
Web: www.ferris.edu/business/programs/MBA
Or: http://www.kcad.edu/programs/graduate/design-and-innovation-management-certificate/

The College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP.) Next Accreditation Review is February 2018.


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