Design Management



How will we design in the future? Are you interested in new technologies? Then the Master's programme in Design Management is right for you. Design managers plan new digital products that help and enrich people. At our modern campus in the heart of Berlin, you learn to develop innovative solutions for new and old problems. You track down trends in future scenarios, understand markets and develop digital products in an international team of teachers and students. We train design managers who are able to lead companies and employees towards the future.

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3 semesters


Master of Arts


01.04.2024 (Sommersemester)
01.10.2024 (Wintersemester)


English, German


Berlin (EN)
Düsseldorf (DE)



Monthly fees

EU from 650,00 €
Non-EU from 1.050,00 €

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A master's degree at mdh offers you several advantages:

  • Specialized knowledge: You gain in-depth knowledge in your field, broaden your horizons and train modern team leadership.  
  • Network expansion: Thanks to mdh's established network partners, you will expand your network with interesting contacts during your master's studies.
  • Self-confidence & independence: In the master's program you get to know yourself better. You increase your competencies which gives you self-confidence in your professional and private life.  
  • Professional advancement & accelerated career entry: A Master's degree gives you access to challenging and higher-paying career opportunities.


You can look forward to:

Design management
Design thinking & future research
Marketing & startup foundation


Im nc-freien Masterstudiengang Design Management studieren die modernen Strategen und Produktentwickler, die Art oder Marketing Direktoren von morgen. In kleinen Lerngruppen arbeitest du mit Kommilitonen aus der ganzen Welt, ihr identifiziert neue Trends und Technologien und lernt diese problembasiert anzuwenden und zielgruppenspezifisch anzupassen. Du studierst mitten in Berlin, der Hochburg für gutes Design, innovative Start-Ups und eines ausgelassenen Studentenlebens. 
Bei uns erwirbst Du nicht nur Wissen, sondern wendest dieses auch in Praxis-Projekten konkret an, sodass Dein Lernerfolg direkt spürbar ist. Zudem knüpfst du ein wertvolles Netzwerk aus ambitionierten Kommilitonen und spannenden Kontakten aus der Industry. 

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Your Study Content

The program includes both creative and management studies and is divided into two main areas:

Innovation & Design

In this field you will learn how to control and steer innovations and to understand them as holistic processes which allows you to calculate adequately and to make the best design choices. The first area includes the following modules:

  • Strategic innovation
  • Experience design thinking
  • Future and trend research
  • Digital product development
  • Leadership

Human-centered Brands & Marketing

Additionally, you will learn how to develop brand identities and to introduce them to culturally demanding markets. The second area of expertise is made up of the following modules:

  • Brand Identity
  • Culture
  • Marketing & Markets

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Exhibition Hall

Seamless (App)

Seamless (App)

Our students have developed an app (Nahtlos: seamless) for 3D printing.



The aim is to develop environmentally friendly fashion and prevent overproduction.



With Nahtlos, users can purchase 3D printing licenses to store sustainably.



The app provides an overview of trends, stores and printers that are nearby.



Moods & Scribbles for App Development.



Megatrends & Values were developed.



Mood board for goal definition.

BSR App (Design Management)

BSR App (Design Management)

Trend concept on the subject of environmentally friendly urban cleaning.

Sustainability Project

Sustainability Project

Development of an app concept for BSR.

Sustainability Project

Sustainability Project

How can passers-by be involved in terms of sustainability?

Sustainability Project

Sustainability Project

Definition of Core Values & Target Groups.

Sustainability Project

Sustainability Project

Design and development of the app.

Sustainability Project

Sustainability Project

Exploring future value and megatrends.

Sustainability Project

Sustainability Project

Persona & Target Group Development.

Sustainability Project

Sustainability Project

Mood board & scribbles for goal definition.

Your Career

Target Group „Design Management“

This program is suitable for all those who

  • plan to assume a leadership position in the field of design
  • are interested in innovative product development processes
  • want to make brands and brand identities come to life

Graduates of the Master Program work as leaders in interface positions in the areas of design, innovation or project management. They have job opportunities in:

  • international companies across various industries
  • design and innovation agencies
  • consulting companies

Typical Jobs:

  • Design Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Strategic Planning Manager
  • Innovation Manager
  • Design Consultant
  • Design Thinker
  • Design Researcher
  • Creative Director
  • Art Director
  • Strategic Designer
  • Marketing Director
  • Brand Manager
  • Trend / Future Researcher
  • ...

Your career prospects after graduating from Mediadesign University are promising, both creatively and financially. The successes of our graduates speak for themselves - including a former student who started as a design manager after his master's degree and immediately achieved an annual salary of 55,000 euros.

Invest in your creative passion and gain not only professional fulfillment, but also the opportunity to make a successful financial start! The Mediadesign Hochschule prepares you optimally.

Alumna Nancy Bernhardt

Senior Associate Consultant Public Sector, PriceWaterhouseCoopers


"It's always valuable to make contacts, also within mdh, to get to know people, also from the other degree programs, to talk to them. With the career service, with the lecturers. You always see each other twice in life and that has always been of use to me. All the jobs I've had, I've had them somehow through contacts."


Application & Admission

Individual time models make the master's program at mdh very flexible and can be tailored to your personal needs. Our student advisors will be happy to advise you and provide you with further information.

Enrollment Requirements

  • English skills. Language proof: TOEFL IPT: 627, TOEFL IBT: 95, IELTS (Academic): 7, Cambridge FCE: C1, PTE Academic: 76, IB Diploma: English A or B at HL, BI 'English Language Proficiency Exam': PASS. We also accept Duolingo.

Your personality and talents are more important than top grades!

Please apply via e-Mail (or regular mail). This is what we need from you:

  • A motivation letter (tell us what inspires you – ca. 1 page)
  • Representative work samples (sketches, pictures, collages or early work, etc…)
  • Relevant grade reports as well as a resume with your current photo
  • You may apply during the school year (even before secondary school graduation)

Graduation diploma can be submitted after completion of your secondary school.

Information for applicants from abroad: You have the possibility to check your international certificates independently in advance via uni-assist and to inform yourself about the requirements for your admission: TO UNI-ASSIST

Personal Requirements

  • Interest in innovative trends, technologies and designs
  • Creativity and inspiration
  • Being curious about human behavior and product innovations
  • Being a team player, intuition and empathy

Tuition Fees: 

  • Campus Berlin: English language program: EU citizens: 4.110,00 EUR/Semester | Non-EU citizens: 6.300,00 EUR/Semester

For all courses we charge a one-time registration fee of 490,00 EUR and a one-time examination fee of 1.050,00 EUR.

For non-EU citizens, the one-time examination fee of 1.050,00 EUR is included in the tuition price.

In case of prepayment (semesterly, annually, completely) the tuition fees can be reduced by up to 5%. (This discount is not compatible with early registration discounts).

Infos & Help

Do you have any questions?

Do you have any questions?

Our student advisory service will be happy to help you with questions regarding application and financing. Just give us a call or send us an e-mail. Our student advisors will advise you in a personal information session. We will gladly send you free information material.
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Jun 24

Online Open Campus - 18.06.2024 - 16:00