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Management - Design and Innovation, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months


This design management PhD program within the Department of Design & Innovation takes as inspiration our school's tradition of breaking new ground to launch a distinctive, one-of-its-kind doctoral program dedicated to rigorous scholarship at the nexus of intelligence, innovation and customer interactions both external and internal to the enterprise.

PhD students will generally engage with problems grounded in practice, building on traditions in the disciplines of information systems, strategy and marketing. A belief that informs the program is that action underlies inquiry, strategy informs action, and innovative action creates customer value. The fundamental units of action are the ongoing relationships between the enterprise and its varied stakeholders, and the fundamental metric of action is the creation and capture of customer/stakeholder value. Therefore, the PhD program encourages a hands-on education, broad exposure to technique, close association with industry and intensive workshops with senior faculty.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Philosophy of Science
  • Statistics: Linear Models
  • Design & Innovation Capstone

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You only need to take one of these tests:

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

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  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 650

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

  • Potential doctoral students are expected to have strong quantitative ability
  • Master's degree
  • Minimum of two years' work experience
  • GMAT score which exceeds 650
  • Interest in pursuing a research topic that aligns with the research interests of the faculty in the department
  • 3 letters of recommandation
  • 50$ application fee
  • Detailed resume
  • Official transcripts for academic work
  • Statement of objectives

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