Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Business Week on design & business education links

Business Week has put together a list of top "D-Schools" which includes some "B-Schools" where there are direct engagements with design such as interdisciplinary projects involving both MBA and MA students. The list includes business schools from North America (such as Rotman School of Management, Toronto, and the Sloan School of Management at MIT) and Europe (only two: Saïd Business School and the new Zollverein School of Management and Design, which as its name suggests is a hybrid). The design schools listed are in Europe, North America, China, South Korea and India (such as Carnegie Mellon University's School of Design, the Royal College of Art, and Rhode Island School of Design). The accompanying article argues that companies are turning to design schools in their hunt for innovation leaders.


Joao said...

The article leaves a few other hybrid initiatives out, namely one of the latest to be annouced, the 180º Academy in Denmark. Created by Lego, Danfoss, Nokia, Gumlink, Bang & Olufsen, Novo Nordisk, and Middelfart Sparekasse, and headed by Anne Kirah, the school will supposedly bridge the gap "between what companies want and what the state education system actually offers".

Lucy Kimbell said...

The Business Week list did indeed leave out many inventive projects in this area, whether initiated by design schools, management schools and other academic research centres.