Design Thinking & Innovation

MBA Concentration or Master of Science

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Why you should study design thinking & innovation at JBU

Design thinking and innovation bridges the gap between the intent of the organization and the actual use and experience of the customer, creating closer equilibrium. In this program, you will acquire the tools and knowledge to develop innovative products, services, communications, and business models with an organizational impact. By learning techniques, gaining experience, and developing real projects using design thinking methodologies, you will be able to implement new and creative solutions to positively impact the world around you. 

At JBU, you'll have the option to complete your coursework on your schedule through the flexible, fully online graduate program. In this program, you'll receive one-on-one support from professors and will graduate feeling equipped to honor God and serve others.  

Program Length

  • MBA program: 36-45 credit hours long, depending on whether a student has undergraduate coursework in a business-related field and is typically two years.
  • MS Program: 30 credit-hour programs and can be completed in less than two years.

Course Format

You can earn the MS or MBA 100% online or through a combination of online and in-person classes at the John Brown University Rogers Center.

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“Design can help to improve our lives in the present. Design thinking can help us chart a path into the future.” 

Tim Brown

President & CEO of IDEO


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