Responding to rapid technological change that accelerated the tectonic shifts and global competition in today’s marketplace, Art Center College of Design and Claremont Graduate University are offering a one-of-a-kind Dual MS/MBA Degree in Innovation Systems Design (ISD). The program combines the Drucker School of Management’s strategy, leadership, and management acumen with the rigorous development of creative skills and design innovation methodology found in Art Center’s Graduate Industrial Design program to best prepare tomorrow’s innovation leaders.

Design Thinking and Doing
The Innovation Systems Design program is a rigorous two-year, project-based education for those that see the value in applying design-thinking methodology to business culture in order to create a better future instead of just talking about it.

Students are immersed in a design culture for one year and then in a business culture the following year. Afterwards, each student is required to demonstrate their knowledge of the program’s methodologies in a thesis project directed toward an emergent topic of their choice.

Project-Based Learning
In every semester, students have the opportunity to creatively apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills through integrated project studios taught by working professionals as well as faculty from both institutions.


Admissions Process

For admissions guidelines, visit the Art Center College of Design website.