Master in Strategic Design of SpacesUnleashing the power of design to transform business
In this program, you will discover how to implement innovative design changes that impact behavior and align with an organization’s goals. This will include enhancing functionality, brand strengthening and boosting productivity and satisfaction, while also providing sustainable solutions.
Design solutions should take a holistic approach to create spaces and experiences that align with an organization’s goals. This means all solutions should be interconnected, omnichannel, and future-proof. By taking this approach, we can harness the power of technology and drive innovation while also allowing for flexibility, enhancing productivity, and ensuring the wellness of the user and environment.
UNIVERSITY PRIVATE DEGREE
This is a University Private Degree from IE Universidad*, and taught in IE School of Architecture and Design. More information on what earning a University Private Degree from IE Universidad entails.
*IE Universidad is a University officially recognized by the Spanish education authorities, allowed to grant both Official University Degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees), which are specifically regulated and accredited by Spanish Ministry of Education and University Private Degrees (Master), which are specifically designed by the University towards the professional application of their studies and the constant update of higher education, preserving the educational standards of excellence of IE. Both types of degrees are equally backed by the rigor and prestige of IE University.
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A word of welcome
Dear Prospective Student,
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 Strategic Design of Spaces has been conceived to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to strategically tackle new challenges emerging within the definition spaces which are shaping the future of society.
The program focuses on, but is not limited to, three types of spaces- work, retail and learning- where we spend a large part of our everyday lives. They are also the three fields where the most dramatic changes are occurring in terms of change, technology and cutting-edge innovation.Read more
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Reasons to join the MSD
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, hospitality and learning environments
International professors who are working in director positions in the architecture, design and workspaces field or who are recognized academics, providing different perspectives and viewpoints.
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 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.
Experience design trips
Experience, first hand, some of the most vibrant and innovative spaces in Madrid, Milan and Basilea, where the students will be visiting and working on site in selected environments.
Form part of a vibrant entrepreneur-driven culture
IE School of Architecture and Design shares the DNA of IE University, which was built by and for entrepreneurs. As a result, we remain a reference in the creation of new paths in education and in developing an active and diverse community known for excellence.
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.
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.
Our students talk
Jale, Dubai (UAE)Landscape Architect at Perkins and Will’s
Sitou, Amsterdam (Netherlands)Computational Designer at UNStudio
Maricruz, A Coruña (Spain)Project Designer at Zara Studio (Inditex)
As part of the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces, students have the chance to participate in the Design Lab. In this lab, they develop their final projects with real companies.
Students are given a real business problem by client mentors. Conducting research and developing recommendations is core to prepare a strong proposal.
Finally, students present the results to the client and apply the feedback to their proposal. The best project will receive the Architecture and Design final project prize.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS
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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.