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Business Design – Diploma by IED

180 IED Credits credits
3 Years years


IED Diplomas provide training on specific fields of Management for Creative Industries and Visual Communication. An exclusive education, focused on the new needs of the current market, and that proves the prestige of the school in the professional sector.

Key facts

  • Language: English
  • Credits: 180 IED Credits*
  • Duration: 3 years hours: Monday to Friday, full time
  • Calendar: October – June

* The educational planning for all IED Diploma courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Diploma program has adopted a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The IED Diploma is a private degree.

Why study Business Design at IED?

Would you like to take a course that develops your creative skills, but you don’t want to commit to any particular artistic discipline? Do you like the field of design but have never studied any methodology? The corporate world is currently using creative skills to develop products, services and business models that meet the needs of a constantly changing society. Some of the best companies have added design methodologies to set their corporate direction and strategies in order to innovate.

The course in Business Design is an IED Barcelona educational response for the challenges of a global market where user-oriented companies, consulting firms, design studios and communication agencies need professionals who are able to combine design, business, and technology, with an entrepreneurial mindset, in order to develop new solutions. It is a highly innovative and unique undergraduate course that bridges the gap between design, business and technology and that trains the creative professionals of the future. It gives students an exciting opportunity to develop themselves in a very creative, practical, professional-like as well as interdisciplinary and international learning approach together with teachers who are renowned practitioners and while working on real challenges.

Who is it for

Applicants should have a genuine interest in Design and Business, as well as the willingness to work in interdisciplinary and cultural diverse teams.

Career Opportunities

After finishing the course, the students will be able to design and manage innovation strategies addressed to value creation and increasing profitability. Their training will allow them to manage the uncertainties of the future and develop an entrepreneurial mentality, applying the design process through the several stages involved. They will have the skills needed to work internationally in service design, strategic design, innovation, entrepreneurship and also in the field of communications, whether within a company, directly or from a consultancy or strategic design studio, or even creating their own company

Design Strategists, innovation managers, service designers, communication designers, entrepreneurs, etc.