The Master in Architectural Management and Design bridges the gap between advanced design and the essential management skills needed to succeed in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry today.
Madrid - London - Online
Blended (Face-to-face periods in Madrid and London, plus Interactive online classes)
Throughout the history of architecture there has been a general consensus that the best designs are those created by artists who are not bound by the many constrains of business and the real world. Contemporary architecture has proven, however, that excellence of design, although necessary, is not quite enough to ensure success. Most architects are entrepreneurs and vocational designers who need a specific management toolkit to build the career they want. In response to this scenario, the IE School of Architecture and Design has launched the Master in Architectural Management and Design in collaboration with IE Business School, a program that addresses the design implication of business decisions.
Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master Program.
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A WORD OF WELCOME
Dear Prospective Student,
One of the most exciting and promising conditions of our time is change. The world grows and innovates faster than ever before, pushed by leading companies, teams and individuals. Design in general, the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) fields, and many other related ones are experiencing deep transformations at all levels.
Traditional and widely accepted models of design production used to put little attention on anything beyond the act of designing and its direct implications. Today, our impact as professionals increasingly depends on our understanding across disciplines, innovation-driven dynamics and team structures, value creation and communication, finance and strategy, and technology as the basis of business model generation. As outstanding professionals, your companies will perhaps be the most complex and essential design of your lives.
The Master in Architectural Management and Design –MAMD– is specifically oriented to create leaders in this context. Close collaboration between IE Business School and the School of Architecture & Design brings together entrepreneurial spirit and world-class expertise in management and strategy, with excellence in design.
Years Average Work Experience
10 reasons to join the MAMD
The belief that cutting-edge design can only come from architects who remain untouched by the constraints of business or finance is now obsolete.
Become a design entrepreneur
Design, management and communication skills are essential for architects. Knowing how to set up and run a studio, lead projects and teams and communicate well will make you a leader in the industry.
Learn from excellent faculty
Our faculty is comprised both of professors who are working in the architecture, design and construction fields and recognized academics with successful careers.
Balance life combining work and study
Thanks to our part-time format and the way the course workload is structured, you will only need to take off from your current job for seven weeks throughout the year, in order to attend the face to face classes.
Architects Backstages Special Lecture Series
You will get to interact with leading professionals in the architecture and design industries and benefit from their experience in the real-world. They will not only share key information about their firms and companies, but they will also engage in candid dialogues with students.
Obtain support from IE’s Career Management Center
The Career Management Center 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.
Combine Architecture & Design and Management
Students will integrate the latest changes of the architecture field with the managerial skills and analytical knowledge needed for a holistic career. These disciplines will be taught by professors of IE Business School, a top-ranked school worldwide.
Join the alumni network
To achieve a life-long relationship with our community, we facilitate a platform that promotes development for students and graduates, giving you access 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. IE has been recognized internationally for the use of blended training methodologies, combining online and face-to-face periods, which allow our students to achieve a work-life balance.
During the final term, students of the Master in Architectural Management and Design develop their final project in the Venture Lab.
They integrate much of the material covered throughout the entire program, and through their own research, discussions and creativity, they shape and plan new business ventures. Preparing, writing, and presenting a business plan is a useful final project, not only for those who are looking to launch their own businesses but also for those who perform any management role that demands opportunity identification and execution.
A special panel of experienced professionals gives valuable feedback on each project. Many of our students have even taken a step further and put into practice the business venture they developed during this program, turning ideas into reality.
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.