The Master in Architectural Management and Design is aimed to bridge the gap between advanced design and the business management facet in the architectural field.
The innovative and pioneering profile of this master course lies in the combination of IE’s entrepreneurial spirit and business expertise in conjunction with the design approach of IE School of Architecture.
Its blended format allows students to meet their professional obligations while studying. The master combines online sessions with on-site periods and is completed over 13 months.
With its unique mix of management and advanced design instruction, the Master in Architectural Management and Design allows a deeper understanding of the relationship between business management and architectural design, providing architects with the necessary mix of skills to understand today's different facets of the profession. It is, by no means, a business only focused course, as it has been specifically devised and designed for professionals who already have good knowledge of theoretical and applied architectural principles and wish to learn and apply business expertise in this field.Close
The Master in Architectural Management and Design takes place over 13 months and is entirely taught in English. The format comprehends online periods and three face-to-face periods, ranging from one to three weeks each. Students are therefore able to follow the program regardless of their geographic location and work commitments. The on-site sessions will take place at IE´s Madrid campus and in London. At the end of the program, students will submit their Master Thesis in Architectural Management and Design.
The program is structured into 6 modules throughout the course year. Additionally, students will participate in The Architect’s Backstage, a lecture series integrated throughout the program.
The Architect´s Backstage
Unique to this program, this specialized lecture series will enrich students´ experience through direct exposure to leaders of top architecture practices, who will explain their work underlining the necessary back office to achieve excellence in design.Close
These specialized lecture series will enrich students´ experience through direct exposure to leaders of top architectural practices, who will explain their work whilst concentrating on the underlining and necessary back office work to achieve excellence in design. We are proud to introduce you to the following lecture speakers:
The Master in Architectural Management and Design is conceived for a range of professionals within the field; from young, independent professionals willing to start their own practice and junior designers immersed in professional practices looking to take on management responsibilities, to partners in architectural firms willing to reinvent their practices.
While studying the Master in Architectural Management and Design, you will develop the necessary skills to fill the gap between advanced design and the business management facet in the architecture field. Most architects are, in fact, entrepreneurs and vocational designers who face business responsibilities without adequate tools and training. This program addresses the design implications of business decisions and vice versa.
The combination of hands-on practice and teamwork with innovative online teaching methods creates a new, advanced, and culturally diverse platform, exposing you to an international network of professional contacts in your professors, corporate collaborators, and of course, your fellow students, equipping you with the up-to-date specialized skills that you will need as you embark on your career.
Emerging from the need of today’s architects to get business acumen and management know-how, the Master in Architectural Management and Design allows you to meet your professional obligations thanks to the combination of on-line sessions with three on-site periods ranging from 1 to 3 weeks duration each.
Experience sharing therefore becomes an essential part of the master, with discussions being tutored and facilitated by experts in the corresponding subjects.Close
Being part of the IE community is more than just being an alumnus; it's being a part of a global network of people sharing a set of common goals, and ethical values. You will build a network of contacts with your classmates, professors, associations and clubs; as well as benefit from the corporate relationships that IE has fostered over the years.Close
By the end of the course, 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 teamwork, communication and management expertise.Close
We seek dynamic, motivated, creative candidates with excellent academic and professional backgrounds who also offer the kind of interpersonal skills that will benefit the program. If you think that the Master in Architectural Management and Design is right for you, here you will find out how to apply.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Department at (+34) 915 689 610 or email@example.com.
To be considered for admission, a candidate must have successfully completed the following prior to submission:
• Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from an accredited university
• One-page CV
• Personal Statement
• Portfolio is not required but Graphic Sample of your work will be highly appreciated
• Official university transcripts (certified translation into English or Spanish)
• Photocopy of current passport or Spanish ID
• One passport-size photo
• Duly completed application form, including all supporting documents
• Application fee €120 (non-refundable and payable by credit card or cash)
• English written and oral proficiency is required for the course and will be evaluated at interview stageClose
Admission is granted on a rolling basis and although early application is recommended, there is no deadline for applications for a particular intake. Admission is valid for two years.
More on the Admissions Process in our Detailed InformationClose
Candidates pay a non-refundable application fee of €120 to cover administrative costs.
The tuition fees for the Master in Architectural Management and Design February 2011 intake amount to 24,200 € (including contribution to the IE Foundation which amounts to 1,200€).
Admission is valid for two years, allowing the successful applicant up to two years to reserve a place on an intake, thus allowing students to plan their experience. To reserve a place on the Master in Architectural Management and Design, intake students are required to make a deposit of 4,000€ + the contribution to the IE Foundation (€1,200).Close
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