Arizona State University, College of Design
Tempe, Ariz.2,480 students, both grad and undergrad
Design, Engineering, and Business
Babson College Babson Park, Mass.3,300 students, both grad and undergrad
Signature Programs: In the creativity program, there is a mandatory arts class in the first year of the MBA, to instill creative principles that are invoked in second-year courses on entrepreneurship, innovation, and new-product development.
Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Bainbridge Island, Wash.140 graduate students
Claim to Fame: Founded by Gifford Pinchot, inventor of the term "intrapreneurship."
California College of the Arts
San Francisco1,660 students, both grad and undergrad
Art and Design
Business: Project sponsors include Gaia & Gino, Pantech, Tupperware, Simpson Strong-Tie, Samsung, IDEO, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Timbuk2.
Top Employers: Gensler, MBH Architects, Anshen & Allen, Dahlin Group Architecture, Pentagram
Claim to Fame: Yves Béhar of Fuseproject is the chair of the industrial design department.
Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering
Hanover, N.H.305 students, both grad and undergrad
Business: Course sponsors include Mascoma.
Top Employers: GE, Analog Devices, Goldman Sachs
Claim to Fame: Dartmouth professor of engineering Tillman Gerngoss is the co-founder of GlycoFi; alumnus Terrence McGuire is the founder of Polaris.
Signature Programs: Situated within a liberal arts curriculum, the Thayer School is interdisciplinary by nature, offering courses in engineering design, design thinking, and sustainability to students from business, medicine, and the arts as well as a masters
Delft University of Technology
Delft, The Netherlands1,800 students, both grad and undergrad
Top Employers: Google, McKinsey, Microsoft, Siemens
Claim to Fame: Adrian van Hooydonk, design director for BMW, is an alumnus.
Signature Programs: A design program with a technology and engineering school, TU Delft emphasizes management and ergonomics. Business courses are mandatory in both undergraduate and graduate industrial design degrees, and graduate students do client work for companies. TU Delft also offers a masters in strategy design.
Design Academy Eindhoven
Eindhoven, The Netherlands700 students, both grad and undergrad
Business: Professors and students have done project work for Unilever, Sara Lee, and Heinz.
Top Employers: Philips, IKEA, Siemens, BMW
Signature Programs: In Design Academy's Compass curriculum, students go through eight "rotations" to expose them to various aspects of design: user-centric categories like leisure and well-being; technological categories in the lab, and business categories, finishing with a mandatory one-semester internship.
Milan, Italy200 graduate students
Business: The academy does consulting work for Nike, Samsung, and Hyundai.
Top Employers: 3M, Abercrombie & Fitch, Decathlon, Nike, Samsung
Claim to Fame: Chief Versace designer Lorenza Baschieri is an alumna.
Signature Programs: Not only does Domus Academy incorporate professional internship experience and strategic management thinking into its own design degree, but it offers a joint masters in business design with the Bocconi School of Management.
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