Master in Business for Architecture and DesignBuilding Creative Leaders in Management, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Master in Business for Architecture and Design trains professionals for a future that does not differentiate between business and design, not between physical and digital, and in which action, collaboration and multidisciplinarity are the rule.

PROGRAM

Graduate

DURATION

1 year

LANGUAGE

English

LOCATION

Madrid - Amsterdam - Online

Format

Blended (Face-to-face periods in Madrid and Amsterdam, plus Interactive online classes)

Intake

February

Architects and designers stand out as creative and analytical thinkers, that can contribute with powerful solutions to some of the complex problems of our time. But developing this potential in full, requires a vision and a set of skills that go far beyond their realm. Impact in spatial design implies understanding how economy works, how companies create and manage value through ideas, people and processes, how industry problems can be transformed into business opportunities, how clients and companies engage with each other, or how technology and innovation can empower organizations.

The MBArch is a unique learning experience where design professionals expand their core capacities with management, entrepreneurship and innovation expertise, preparing themselves to become the creative leaders of the future.

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OFFICIAL DEGREE

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. Deep transformations are taking place in the world of design in general, in architecture, engineering and construction, as well as in other industries related to cities and the built environment.

In the past, the traditional approach to design gave little attention to anything beyond the act of creating physical spaces. Today, our impact as professionals increasingly depends on widening our vision, identifying new business opportunities, fresh approaches to problem-solving and renewed ways to create value through design. It also resides in understanding how to work across disciplines with innovation-driven rather than authorship-driven teams, in communicating well, applying principles of management, finance and strategy wisely and embracing technology and agility in organizations. To affect positive change and gain relevance, we need to develop a vision for creative leadership that represents this mindset, the shared territories and the mutual empowerment between business and design. A vision that helps us to define, communicate and leverage our unique value for society as a group, and our differentiation as individuals to make great things happen.

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COMPANIES WHERE OUR STUDENTS AND COLLABORATORS HAVE LEADING ROLES

  • Foster & Partners
  • Wework
  • Bjarke Ingels Group
  • Perkins + Will
  • Rogers Stirk Harbour
  • ARUP
  • ATKINS
  • David Chipperfield Architects
  • ING Media
  • Mallol Arquitectos
  • SHOP
  • United Nations
  • Gensler
  • PDP/LDN
  • U+I Developers
  • The Collective
  • Zaha Hadid
  • New London Architecture
  • Plan A Consultants
  • MVRDV
  • Mecanoo

10 reasons to join this master

The belief that cutting-edge design can only come from architects who remain untouched by the constraints of business or finance is now obsolete.

PROGRAM DRIVERS

The essence of the Master in Business for Architecture and Design and the pillars of our vision for the future.

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BUSINESS AND DESIGN, STRONGER TOGETHER

Expanding the impact of design requires challenging the status-quo of the built environment. We leverage the power of business perspectives to observe its dynamics, identify opportunities and propose new ways to solve problems. MBArch Students and faculty constantly test and debate their initiatives, extracting conclusions and restarting the cycle. This process builds an ecosystem that is a reference for its expertise in the intersection of business and design.

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A VISION FOR CREATIVE LEADERSHIP

Those trained in design disciplines have a solid foundation and skills that are increasingly relevant and needed by today's world. However, in order to be fully effective, architects, designers, and engineers need other knowledge and abilities to empower them and transcend traditional boundaries. A multifaceted and collaborative approach, driven by business and innovation with inputs from other fields, will open new doors, preparing you to serve and lead in previously unconquered territories.

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DESIGN FOR THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

The MBArch is focused on transcending the design boundaries of the built environment through a profound understanding of the opportunities implied in its creation and management. Our program focuses on design, entrepreneurship and management expertise. Innovation resides in constant change. Therefore, we encourage students to challenge the status quo, experiment and share their evolving ideas to advance the field.

The Values of Innovation

At IE, we embrace change and see opportunities rather than challenges. We hope that you’ll adopt this attitude, too!

CHANGE IS OPPORTUNITY

COLLABORATION MAKES YOU GROW

IMPACT & GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

DIVERSITY EMPOWERS PEOPLE

TECHNOLOGY: A GAME CHANGER

PURPOSE IS THE BEST GUIDE

The Venture Lab

During the second half of the program, students of the Master in Business for Architecture 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.

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Our Voices

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.business-of-design-and-blended-education-ie

 

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