Lead the Future of Product Design and Development

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GAIN CRITICAL SKILLS WITH THE 
MASTER OF PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
 
Join us for an online information session to learn how you can become a senior leader in creating advanced and ground-breaking new products with the Master of Product Design and Development Management at Northwestern (mpd2).

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Select from flexible 9-month or 2-year course schedule
Gain critical skills in product design, innovation and development
Master big picture business and leadership skills
Lifetime learning experience that allows graduates to audit classes throughout their careers
Hands-on, team-based approach to learning that draws on students' diverse backgrounds
Remarkable faculty composed of experienced senior professionals and academics

WHY CHOOSE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY?

LEARN IN AN EXCEPTIONAL ENVIRONMENT
The mpd2 program includes students who are mid- and senior-level professionals with at least two years of experience in product design and development. As a student you’ll engage in a collaborative and hands-on curriculum that enhances your knowledge and managerial skills through practical application.

 

ENHANCE YOUR SKILLS AS A MANAGER IN PRODUCT DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT
mpd2 graduates are invaluable to employers. Not only will you master critical skills in design, product development, end-user research, and innovation, you’ll also become a better business leader, gaining skills in marketing, finance, creativity, and project management.
A CURRICULUM DESIGNED TO FIT YOUR SCHEDULE
mpd2 offers full- and part-time curriculum options. As a full-time student you can earn the mpd2 degree in just nine months by attending Friday and Saturday classes on Northwestern’s Evanston campus. Part-time students commit to just one day of class each week and complete their studies in as little as two years.

mpd2 is the only program that provides
24 subjects taught in 22 courses:

STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Phoebe Evans (’16) designed a life clock that embodies time through the representation of rings on a tree. Evans used Arduino and LED lights to bring life to the clock.

Six students (’15) teamed up with IDEO Chicago to design a low-cost teff seed row planter to improve the livelihood of Ethiopian farmers.

Jeff Kahn (’14) designed the product Zeez which explores how different dosing protocols of light can affect the circadian clock thus improving the quality of life.

"The mpd2 program cultivates your skills to confidently tackle the complex and challenging problems you face outside the classroom."
 
Brandon McNamara (mpd2 '11)
Business Analyst, Harley-Davidson Financial Services

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Choose an Information Session or Open House Format
Virtual Open House
• Evanston campus: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(partial-day attendance is welcome)

• Presentation of the mpd2 program
• Meet the program director, faculty, and students
• Observe classes and/or share lunch with students

Choose an Information Session or Open House Format

Information Session
*Chicago campus: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
*Presentation of the MPD2 program
*Meet the program director, faculty, students and alumni

Open House
*Evanston campus: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
*Presentation of the MPD2 program
*Meet the program director, faculty, students and alumni
*Observe classes and/or share lunch with students

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Agile Management of Software Product Design & Development
  • Essential of Design
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Lean Design
  • Global Leadership in a Smart and Connected World
  • Business Model Design

 

  • Negotiation/Conflict Resolution
  • Data Analytics for New Product Development
  • Global Product Design and Supply Chain
  • Project Management
  • Human Factors
  • Customer Driven Opportunities
  • Intellectual Capital Strategy
  • Management of Product Innovation

 

  • Introduction to Product Development
  • Effective Communication
  • Materials Selection: Managing Choices
  • Team Building & Organizational Behavior
  • Accounting Issues for Product Development
  • Understanding Through Design
  • Financial Issues for Product Development
  • Introduction to Product Development
  • Effective Communication
  • Materials Selection: Managing Choices
  • Team Building & Organizational Behavior
  • Accounting Issues for Product Development
  • Understanding Through Design
  • Financial Issues for Product Development
  • Negotiation/Conflict Resolution
  • Data Analytics for New Product Development
  • Global Product Design and Supply Chain
  • Project Mangement
  • Human Factors
  • Customer Driven Opportunities
  • Intellectual Capital Strategy
  • Management of Product Innovation
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Agile Management of Software Product Design & Development
  • Essentials of Design
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Lean Design
  • Global Leadership in a Smart and Connected World
  • Business Model Design

 

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