Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology

The Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology is an online graduate degree program featuring a unique interdisciplinary approach that teaches students to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in three critical disciplines.

 Instructors work in cross-disciplinary teams, covering subjects that include conceiving and developing solutions to complex design, business and technological challenges; using data and research to create a portfolio of problem-solving approaches, and how to manage and adapt to uncertainty. The program creates leaders with the knowledge and skills to shape and build today’s evolving economy.

 The curriculum is designed by expert faculty from the USC Iovine and Young Academy, the USC Roski School of Art and Design, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, the USC Marshall School of Business and other schools and academic programs across USC.

Career Options

The Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology program teaches high-demand skills essential to employment in every field and at companies of every size. Students graduate with demonstrated expertise in design, business and technology, three disciplines that are increasingly linked in the worlds of commerce, culture and art. This one-of-a-kind degree equips them with broad theoretical knowledge and deep practical skills making them uniquely prepared to lead in today’s fast-paced global marketplace.

See program outcomes here: Program Outcomes

Sample Courses

Processes and Perspectives
Gain early fluency in the approaches and methodologies distinct to design, business and technology-based disciplines, with particular focus on critical analysis and problem-solving tools and techniques.

Opportunity and Uncertainty
Develop the ability to analyze and vet opportunities as they arise in workplace and studio or creative contexts, and acquire the information central to discerning desirability, feasibility and viability of proposed projects, products, systems, services and/or experiences.

Narrative and Storytelling
Learn how to build and communicate ideas, concepts and solutions using universal storytelling techniques.

Decisions and Solutions
Use methods drawn from the core disciplines, including human-centered research and analysis, use quantitative and qualitative data to identify potential obstacles, address and resolve relevant issues, and take ideas from concept to final solution.