Design MBA News

Posted on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by Lindsey DeVries

CCA alumna Reena Merchant. Photo by Tony DiLorenzo.

CCA’s MBA in design strategy gave alumna Reena Merchant the skills she needed to elevate her career as a user experience leader. In the June issue of Modern Luxury Silicon Valley, a profile on Merchant’s success looks at her professional career in the tech world as well as her love of art and design. Through CCA’s design strategy graduate program, she was able to combine her two passions with the necessary leadership and business skills to take her career to the next level.

Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018 by Emily Viemeister

This year, California College of the Arts is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its seminal MBA in Design Strategy program (DMBA) with a series of lectures, panel discussions, and events. Originally launched to place creativity at the heart of business best practices, the DMBA program was the first of its kind in the United States. 

Posted on Monday, August 14, 2017 by Chris Bliss

Suzanne Randolph recommends Amsterdam for women traveling solo

Source: New York Times

Suzanne Randolph, 60, [MBA in Design Strategy 2010] knows firsthand that it can be daunting for women to travel on their own. In her more than two decades of frequent solo travel, Ms. Randolph, a former art adviser, says she has encountered her fair share of challenges. “Finding a place to eat and getting plugged into the local scene of your destination isn’t easy when you’re alone,” she said.

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by Benjamin Carlson

David Allen Chin (DMBA 2017)

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.

Posted on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by Benjamin Carlson

David Allen Chin (DMBA 2017)

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.

Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017 by Susan Worthman

Estela Hernandez (DMBA 2012)

"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.

Posted on Monday, May 1, 2017 by Susan Worthman

Estela Hernandez (DMBA 2012)

"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.

Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 by Laura Braun

A team of students from UC Berkeley and the California College of the Arts have come up with an app that'll do just that. They call it The Hub.

While they haven't rolled it out yet, they've just been named finalist in the Next Generation Mobility Challenge by Toyota and Net Impact.

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Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017 by Jim Norrena

Did you know CCA students have access to more than 600 internship and externship opportunities each year?

For some, it's a curricular requirement (e.g., Graphic Design students must complete an internship prior to graduation), while for others it's an inspired career move.

And a good one!

Posted on Monday, March 6, 2017 by Jim Norrena

Did you know CCA students have access to more than 600 internship and externship opportunities each year?

For some, it's a curricular requirement (e.g., Graphic Design students must complete an internship prior to graduation), while for others it's an inspired career move.

And a good one!

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