Case Study: Design Thinking for Better Business
The Global Executive Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management program seeks professionals who want to become the game changers of the new economy. Our students are co-productive individuals from diverse backgrounds in business, creative industries,
communications, and commerce with a minimum of five years' work experience or three years' work experience and a demonstrable background in entrepreneurship in any industry. We welcome emerging leaders who are motivated and inspired by the opportunity
to lead change as innovative executives—those who aspire to transform our economic landscape, contribute new business models, and develop new organizational designs and are determined to shift paradigms. We invite applications from those of various
professional and academic backgrounds, experiences, and trajectories who want to not only change and advance on their own professional path but help shape the future of global business through new design management practices.
The priority application deadline is January 1. We will continue to receive applications on a rolling basis until the final deadline of May 1. Please note that the program begins in July. Fall and spring term admission are not offered for this program.
Financial Aid Deadline
Merit Scholarships: All admitted students are considered for merit scholarship awards determined by the strength of their applications. Scholarship awards are included in applicants’ admission decision letters. International students
are eligible only for merit scholarships.
Federal Student Aid: If you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, we encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be found at
www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA is available each year on October 1. The New School’s federal school code is 002780. You do not need to wait for an admission decision to apply for federal aid.
Submit your FAFSA by our February 1 FAFSA Priority Deadline.
The Global Executive Master of Science in Strategic Design and Management is administered through Parsons School of Design's main campus in New York City, with a series of weekend workshops based at our Parsons Paris location. When starting your
application online, please select "Parsons School of Design" in the "School" field (not
Parsons Paris). From there, for the "Program/Major" field, you will have the opportunity to select "Global Executive Strategic Design and Management."
All applicants are required to apply online. Save your work frequently and print a copy for your records. You must complete all required fields and uploads prior to submission.
Any additional supporting documents that need to be sent by mail must include an
Application Materials Cover Sheet. All supporting materials must be received before your application can be reviewed.
See below for additional information regarding submission of transcripts and recommendations.
TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE: All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores. The minimum score required for TOEFL (IB) is 92, for IELTS is 7.0, and for PTE is 63. Our
TOEFL institution code is 2638.
The New School does not require TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores for applicants who have earned a four-year degree from a U.S. college/university or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction (minimum of three years
attendance). Upon review of your application the Office of Admission may require you to submit an English Language Proficiency test score to further evaluate your candidacy.
Arrange for the testing service to send your test scores directly to The New School using the codes listed above. We accept scores from the past two years. If your scores are older, you must retake the test. For more information, visit
Applicants also have the option of enrolling in The New School's English as a Second Language (ESL) program. Students must pass Level 6 in order to waive the TOEFL/IELTS/PTE requirement. Visit the
ESL website for more information.
Applicants to this program may request an interview in place of the TOEFL/IELTS/PTE exams. Please email the program director Melissa Rancourt at
email@example.com to make your request.