The Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments is an innovative, post-professional program that addresses the shifts that are occurring within the realm of business and educational spaces.
Madrid - London - Online
Blended (Face-to-face periods in Madrid and London, plus Interactive online classes)
There are new complexities in the way we work, shop and learn; the technology we use, increased competitiveness, new forms of communication and collaboration, globalization, sociological shifts and sustainability are some of the issues to be examined. The Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle new challenges emerging within the definition of these typologies of spaces which are shaping the future of society.
A word of welcome
Dear Prospective Student,
The Master in Design for Work, Retail and Learning Environments is a forward thinking post-professional program that not only examines the profound changes occurring in environments for work, retail and learning, but also explores the tools and knowledge needed to innovatively design these spaces for the future.
Work space goes a step beyond the office, where structure and behavioral patterns have changed dramatically in the last decades, adapting to the everchanging conditions of technology and organizational culture. New and innovative tech-based start-ups and established companies are handling new complexities including how we work, where we work, the technology we use, increased competiveness, new forms of communication, globalization, stakeholders’ expectations, sustainability and more. The IE program will provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to establish positive relationships between the design of the work space, business and the individual.
Retail Space is also going through a complete revolution due to technology and globalization that are transforming it into a networked and broader reality. Brands are being reinvented in order to adapt to the new multi-channel customer approach. The act of shopping has been converted into a fully emotional experience. Retail space goes beyond mere ‘shopping’ to include new public, meeting and leisure spaces. Consumer behavior is part of more complex human and social activities and this in turn affects the design of retail environments.Read more
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10 reasons to join the MDE
Integrating design strategies, technology, user needs and corporate objectives
Design spaces to foster innovation
Students will be able to either join companies that provide design and consultancy services or establish or enhance their own practices in the field of work, retail and learning environments
Learn from excellent faculty
Our faculty is comprised both of professors who are working in the architecture, design and research fields and recognized academics with successful careers.
Balance life between work and classes
Thanks to our part-time format and the way we’ve structured the course workload; you will only have to take seven weeks off work throughout the year in order to attend the face to face sessions.
Benefit from space for innovation lecture series
You will have direct and continuous contact with leading international professionals working in the realm of innovatives spaces. They grant to each of our programs the added value of learning from the experience of leaders in their fields.
Take advantage of top level collaboration agreements
The Helen Hamlyn Center for Design of the Royal College of Art brings specialist expertise and knowledge in design anthropology and user engagement to this master program.
Obtain support from IE’s Career Management Center
The Career Management Centre is available to assist you while doing your master's degree and at any time in the future. They will help you take full advantage of your professional opportunities and provide support to recruiters who are searching for someone with a profile like yours.
Join the alumni network
To achieve an everlasting relationship among our community, we facilitate a platform that promotes development for students and graduates. You will belong to a community of more than 50,000 IE alumni in over 100 countries.
Learn in a Vibrant Design Culture
The highest quality design is the backbone of our school. We engage top and experienced designers who are committed to academics as well as the professional sphere.
Benefit from an innovative and practical approach
We take a personalized approach to education, where professors and students are actively engaged in the learning experience. You will learn by doing through case studies, multimedia simulators, debates, team projects and the most innovative architecture and design tools used in the industry.
Study at the leading blended education school
We provide an environment where technologies play a key role. The institution has been recognized internationally for the use of blended training methodologies that transform the learning experience.
IE Leaders in Blended Education
Renowned for its marked focus on the entrepreneurial spirit and its humanistic approach, IE’s world-class faculty is comprised of entrepreneurs, executives, academic experts and authors. Many of these professionals have had executive positions in start-up companies or multinationals or have been published in top journals. As professors, they bring intellectual diversity and practical insights into the classroom to create challenging and enriching programs.