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  • Graduates of the Executive MS in Strategic Design for Global Leadership program return to their companies with new solutions to challenging problems and help advance intrapreneurial efforts within their organizations. Many go on to higher-level and global positions; some launch their own start-ups and develop entrepreneurial initiatives.

    Alumni Success

    Graduates of this program work in senior-level positions in a range of industries, including the roles shown below. 

    • Consumer Experience Design Manager, Intermountain Healthcare
    • Executive General Manager — Corporate Strategy & Customer Experience, ASB Bank
    • Managing Partner, MENA Moonshots 
    • Founder and Managing Director, Manuvo
    • Strategic Designer, GuidePoint Consulting
    • Head of Legal Operations, Zoom
    • Chief of Staff to the Head of Strategy and International, Black Rock
    • Service Design Director, the why lab 
    • Managing Consultant, Gobeyond Partners
    • Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Prolab Cosmetics
    • Vice President of Marketing Enrollment Management, Graduate Theological Union
    • Principal - Strategic Innovation/Leader Healthcare Practice, Kahler Slater; MD and Assistant Professor, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
    • Head of Digital Operations, Associate Experience & Change Management, Capital One
    • Senior Design Manager, Woodcrafters
    • Director of CX — Customer Experience Strategy, Walmart
    • Chief Creative Officer + Narrative, storylab
    • Founder and Chief Design Officer, Space Machine Inc. and Model Rocket Inc.
    • Senior Global Brand and Strategy Manager, Motorola Mobility
    • Business Design Associate Director, Method
    • Director for Strategy, Design, and Delivery of Data Products and Services, PwC
    • E-Commerce Manager, Giorgio Armani
    • Occupational Health Physician, EY Japan
    • General Manager, Design Practice, ASB Bank
    • User Experience Design Lead, Macy's
    • Client Lead/Consultant, Futurice
    • Personal Banker, Citi
    • Management Leader, Range and Product Design, Ikea
    • Senior UX Designer, McKinsey & Company
    • Design Strategist and Creative Consultant, M. Noelle Studios
    • Vendor Manager, Amazon Fresh
    • Founder and CEO, Design Playground
    • Plans & Operations, Professional Musician, West Point Band
    • Founder (Fashion Design), Atelier 10
    • Head of Executive Engagements and Thought Leadership Programs, Strategic Accounts, LinkedIn
    • Talent Acquisition Manager, Slalom 
    • Vice President and Strategy Director, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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