Transform Yourself. Transform the World.

As a DMBA student, you develop deep, practice-led knowledge and abilities that are immediately applicable on the job -- and will catapult your career trajectory in the future.

You become a driver of positive change -- and innovation -- a person with the insight, foresight, and creative capacity to transform the future of business.

Be the new type of creative leader needed to design a remarkable world.

CCA’s MBA in Design Strategy: Learn to make and lead a world of difference.

David Allen Chin, DMBA student

In 2015 when David Chin enrolled in CCA’s MBA in Design Strategy program, his instructors introduced him to a cutting-edge visual collaboration software platform called MURAL.

The platform, which functions as a kind of real-time digital whiteboard, is well suited to the kind of brainstorming, synthesis, and collaboration that’s fundamental to the program’s approach to innovation.

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Estela Hernandez

"Game changer" is how Hispanic Executive magazine described Estela Hernandez (DMBA 2012), an innovation strategist who is using the principles of design thinking to nurture entrepreneurs and startups in her home state of New Mexico.

As managing director at the Arrowhead Innovation Fund, she helps people design innovative business models and compelling customer experiences using some of the new frameworks and tools she learned while attending CCA's MBA in Design Strategy program.

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DMBA Students Illustrate Design Thinking Leadership at Net Impact Conference

As fall semester continued for the DMBA, four students took off to Philadelphia to represent the program at the 2016 Net Impact conference.

From planes, trains, and buses, the students participating in the conference made their way to the conference in hopes of networking and learning from some of the biggest influencers in social impact, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility.

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DMBA and Civil Labs Design Entrepreneurial Curriculum for Oakland Teens

Students in CCA's DMBA program were lucky enough to host a design sprint with the cofounders of Civil Labs as well as with some very special guests. Civil Labs is a social enterprise supporting youth development in the Bay Area.

“Civil Labs exists to empower young people to make change in their community and give them the resources to do so.”

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