Design Management Track (Parsons School of Design, New York)

Intrinsically linked to the constant movement of our global society, the world of design keeps on thriving, allowing designers and artists to constantly spot new opportunities and turn creative ideas into tangible projects aligned with current key trends. Attending classes at Parsons School of Design at the New School in New York City (subject to available places) will allow you to discover the history of luxury design, analyze spaces and products related to theoretical approaches on luxury design, examine sustainable business models and innovation and meet designers, artists, forward thinkers etc. Deciding to study over at Parsons School of Design means immersing yourself in a fast pace and unique environment which advocates for rigor, creativity and diligence all the while acquiring an important set of business skills which you’ll need to apply to succeed in the luxury industry.


Courses available during your time at Parsons School of Design include:


  • Theorizing Luxury
    This class assesses luxury design from multiple perspectives. Issues pertaining to consumerism, economics, and labor will be addressed.


  • New Design Firms
    Students will be introduced to the conditions of the new design service- and experience-oriented firms that are subsuming traditional consulting practice. These new conditions present opportunities, challenges, and a new mandate for leadership and innovation: how should one design, manage and improve those design firms? How should their strategy, structure, scale, scope, and social position be defined?


  • Sustainable Business Models
    This course develops students' technical and practical abilities, capabilities, and competencies to innovate in order to commercialize and capitalize on value-creative ideas and solutions in the areas of sustainable and service design.