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Master in Architectural Management and Design


Course Description

Introduction

Throughout the history of architecture there has been a general consensus that the best designs are those created
by artists who are not bound by the financial constraints of business. Contemporary architecture has proven, however, that excellence of design, although necessary, is not quite enough to ensure success. Most architects are entrepreneurs and vocational designers who need a specific management toolkit to build the career they want.

In response to this scenario, IE School of Architecture is launching the Master in Architectural Management and Design,
to bridge the gap between advanced design and business management in the field of architecture. The result is a program that addresses the design implications of business decisions.

Overview

The idea that cutting-edge design can only come from architects who remain untouched by the constraints of business
or finance is now obsolete. In fact, contemporary practice has shown that although excellence of design is necessary for success, it is by no means the only requirement. Business acumen and management know-how now play a key role in the success of an architectural practice. The Master in Architectural Management and Design bridges the gap between advanced design and the management skills that are essential in the field of architecture today. The program is by no means focused exclusively on business, being designed to meet the specific needs of professionals who already have a sound working knowledge of theoretical and applied architectural principles, and now wish to acquire and apply business expertise in the field of architecture. It is a fact that today the majority of architects are freelance professionals, entrepreneurs and vocational designers, for whom having the right management skills can play a crucial role in achieving their
goals.

By the end of this program, students will have acquired all relevant business and management knowledge for design based professional activities, and will feel comfortable combining design objective with business requirements.
Furthermore, they can expect to develop their interpersonal skills through extensive teamwork.

Entry Requirements

The Master in Architectural Management and Design course is designed to meet the needs of a range of professionals in the field of architecture - from young, freelance professionals who want to start their own practice and junior designers in professional practices looking to take on management responsibilities, to partners in architectural firms seeking toreinvent their practice. IE’s Master in Architectural Management and Design comprises a multi-cultural, diverse and talented group of architects, capable of bringing momentum to the learning process.

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