The Master of Professional Studies in Design Management degree at the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design (SASD) is a two-year intensive program for design professionals of all disciplines. Classes are held at the campus in Bridgeport Connecticut and meet on weekday evenings (business courses) and Saturday mornings (design management courses and collaborative design studios). This program emphasizes six core aspects of design management: leadership, strategy, operations, marketing, legal, and finances. The business courses are specifically tailored to real-world issues facing designers, and each course is taught by leading design management professionals. Design Managers who graduate from SASD leave with the core skills and tools needed to solve issues including sustainability, social responsibility and overall profitability.
The M.P.S. in Design Management is accreditated by the Shintaro Akatsu School of Design.