Career Outlook

In the midst of rising competition and evolving technology, today’s organizations face increasing pressure to deliver unique, memorable customer experiences. As a result, they are seeking candidates with a blended skill set—one that brings together creative problem-solving, strategy, innovation, and leadership—to help them reach those goals.

The Master’s in Design Management & Communications prepares you to answer this call. Upon completing the program, you’ll be prepared to operate at the intersection of visual design and business strategy with agility and confidence. You’ll also have the insights and expertise needed to lead projects, teams, and organizations to success.

Average salary of design managers $ 79,074 Average salary of creative directors $ 86,288 Job listings mentioned “design thinking” in 2016 9000 + Job listings mentioned “design management” in 2016 7000 + UI design Team leadership Strategic marketing Top in-demand creative director specialties: 28 % Increase in job posts seeking “visual design” skills between 2014 and 2016

Sources: Labor/Insight, Payscale