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Design Management International, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Design Management International at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts is the act of making deliberate improvements and solving problems. 

Learning outcomes

Design management, on the other hand, refers to the activities within organizations that support the design process. This can involve leading a design team (such as at a design agency or department), applying design methods to other areas internally, or developing a culture internally that focuses on solving problems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Field of activity

  • Design managers mainly work as project managers, either within the design teams of organizations or in agencies supplying design services. In both cases, design activities require briefing, planning, and delivering projects in accordance with specifications. 
  • But design managers also work in corporate communications, brand management, product development, marketing, and corporate strategy – wherever diverse teams work together, design management becomes the key to ensuring effective and optimal results.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Higher secondary education certificate qualifying the holder for studies at university level (Swiss students: Berufsmatura or Gymnasiale Matura) 
  • One year of work experience in a business or design field
  • Completion of a foundation course in art is recommended but not mandatory and can be compensated with work experience
  • Submission of a portfolio of own work in art and design (in the form of photographs, slides, CD, etc.) and a written motivation essay and indication of the preferred track, together with a description of previous work experience
  • An interview either in person or per web-conference (as an exception) with presentation of the result of a task assignment

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Luzern

  • 1500 - 2100 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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