Master in Strategic Design of Spaces

Unleashing the power of design to boost transformation
The world today is often described as volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA). In this ever-changing context, design emerges as an important tool to overcome complex challenges and to resolve difficult problems. Technology has impacted our lives more than at any time in history. Faced with new ways of working and thinking about physical space, we need to seamlessly integrate our physical world with the digital. That is where design comes in!



10 months






Full Time



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.

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Liquid Learning at IE University

In this new reality, we understand it’s not always possible to attend class in person. That’s why we developed our Liquid Learning approach, which seamlessly adapts to individual needs and provides equal access to world-class education—whether on campus in Madrid or online wherever you are.

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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,

Did you know that, on an average day, professionals spend over 65% of their working hours away from their desk? This means office buildings around the globe are regularly half-empty, yet organizations still pay for the space! How is this sustainable?

Or, when an online store opens a brick-and-mortar one, did you know that online sales go up in that geographic area? As e-commerce players are quickly realizing, a symbiotic relationship is often essential for success.

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10 Reasons to join the MSD

Integrating design strategies, technology, user needs and corporate objectives

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The Design Lab

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.


  • Gensler
  • Scott Brownrigg
  • JLL
  • Colliers International

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