Master of Business Administration / Design & Innovation Management
Ferris State University

Program Details

Ferris State University’s online MBA with a concentration in Design & Innovation Management is designed for students seeking leadership positions in design-centered businesses.  Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which the method, measure, and language of design drive the practice of business and the process on innovation.  Courses in Design and Innovation Management also teach students how to cultivate and build cultures of innovations within their organizations.  Core courses also develop team and management skills to improve organizational performance in accounting, finance, strategy, economics, statistics, marketing, the global environment, information systems, and operations.  Graduates are prepared for leadership roles and understand the law surrounding this field.


  • Official transcripts
  • An overall GPA of 3.0 
  • A current resume
  • A Statement of Purpose
  • Three academic or professional recommendation letters
  • A bachelor degree or higher degree from a regionally accredited university
  • GMAT or GRE test scores
    • A formulated composite score of GPA and GMAT or GRE test scores will be used along with other required documents to arrive at an admission decision
    • A Waiver of GMAT/GRE test requirement will be considered if applicant has completed a previous Master’s or terminal degree, or has significant leadership experience
  • International applicants must provide proof of English proficiency (provide one of the following):
    • TOEFL score of 70 on Internet based test with no score in the low, weak, or limited range, and a writing sub score of 22 or higher
    • IELTS score of 6.5 with writing sub score of 6.0 or higher

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission