Graduate Programs

Design Leadership

Total credits required for an MA/MBA in Design Leadership: 24.0

The following degree plan is for students entering in the 2023-24 academic year.

MA/MBA in Design Leadership Requirements


Course #


Foundations of Design Leadership DESLD 5000 3.0
Collaboration DESLD 5510 2.0
DESLD 5560
Intersections of Business and Design I DESLD 5505  1.5
Intersections of Business and Design II DESLD 5506 1.5
Creativity and Innovation
DESLD 5520 2.0
Sustainability and Social Responsiveness DESLD 5570 2.0
Cultural Relevance and Awareness DESLD 5530 2.0
Forecasting and Realization DESLD 5540 2.0
The Competitive Advantage I DESLD 5550 3.0
The Competitive Advantage II DESLD 5580 3.0

In addition to the MICA curriculum, students will complete 42 credits at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School (all courses are 2.0 credits): 

JHU MBA Business Foundations Courses (20 credits) : 

Accounting and Financial Reporting
Business Analytics
Business Communication
Corporate Finance
Economics for Decision Making
Marketing Management
Operations Management
Statistical Analysis
Strategic Management
Leadership and Organizational Behavior

JHU MBA Business Electives (22 credits) : 

See the JHU MA/MBA program page for details about the elective requirement and optional specializations.


Office of Enrollment Services


Bunting Center 1401 W Mount Royal Ave Baltimore, MD 21217