BS Management of Design, Innovation and Entrepreneurship


The BS Management of Design, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship program provides students with a unique blend of design thinking, innovation methodologies, and entrepreneurial skills.

Graduates are equipped to drive innovation, create value, and contribute to entrepreneurial endeavors in various sectors, fostering a culture of creativity, problem-solving, and sustainable business practices.

Students explore techniques for generating and evaluating creative ideas, identifying opportunities, and developing innovative concepts that have the potential for commercialization or social impact.

This interdisciplinary knowledge enables them to develop holistic solutions and consider multiple perspectives in their entrepreneurial endeavors.

The program cultivates an entrepreneurial mindset among students. They learn about the key elements of entrepreneurship, including opportunity recognition, business model development, market analysis, risk assessment, and strategic planning.

Admission Criteria
  • A recognized general education diploma or its equivalent
  • Students joining MCBS must go through an English placement test to determine the appropriate English level
  • Students presenting a valid score of 5-5.5 in IELTS or 65-79 in internet based TOEFL (iBT) are exempted from the English program
  • Students will need to go through Mathematics and IT placements tests to determine their levels of proficiency in these subjects as they are part of the GFP or possible exemption
  • Mathematics placements tests will determine whether Basic Mathematics (MATH 10) and Pure Mathematics (MATH 21) can be exempted, or students will be given both or one of them
  • IT placement test will determine whether students will require to take the Information Technology foundation course (COSC 10)
Program Structure

Duration: Bachelor’s degree requires about 8 semesters or 4 years

Program delivery: 12-15 credits per normal semester and 6 credits per summer semester

Internship: Placement on a 3-month internship

Courses: Apart from courses closely related to the program, students take general education courses.

Core Courses27
Communication skills09
Social Sciences06
Math/Computer skills09
Natural Science03
Business Electives06
MDIE Electives06
General Business requirements45
Graduation Requirements03

Core Requirements (27 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
MAN 392Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management3
MDIE 2301Design3
MDIE 3301Family Business3
MDIE 3302Innovation3
MDIE 3303Leadership3
MDIE 3304Management of Innovation and Technology3
MDIE 3307Creativity3
MDIE 4303Entrepreneurial Growth/Managing a Growing Business3
MDIE 4304 New Venture Creation3

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this program are prepared for a wide range of career opportunities. They can pursue roles in startups, innovation departments of established organizations, design firms, consulting firms, social enterprises, or even venture into entrepreneurship and start their own ventures.

Possible career paths include:

  1. Entrepreneur/Startup Founder
  2. Innovation Manager
  3. Design Strategist
  4. Product Developer
  5. Business Development Manager
  6. Innovation Consultant
  7. Social Entrepreneur
  8. User Experience (UX) Designer
  9. Marketing and Branding Specialist
  10. Project Manager
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Required English Prerequisites

Department Contact

Contact Program Chair Dr. Rene Paquibut for more information.