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Design & Management Studies

Your talent for creative solutions is in demand: Study Design & Management Studies at UE!

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Design & Management Studies, BA*

Are you ready to apply your ingenuity and organisational skills to big tasks? Our Design & Management Studies Bachelor’s programme at the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) is your gateway to the design landscape of tomorrow.

Say goodbye to the outdated and shape the future together with us. In our projects, we deal with the top trends that are shaping our world – the progressive transformation of the world of work and digital media under the sign of the fusion of design and society. Only at UE will you find the lived interfaces between design and management – you will benefit from innovative cooperation models between the creative degree programmes, the business faculty and the exciting and thriving resonance space of Hamburg as a media and business metropolis.
We scrutinise existing and emerging forms of communication, media and phenomena, challenging conventional norms in design and business with our strength for new approaches.

Our goal? To push boundaries, reinvent possibilities and develop concepts that work for everyone. This is where theory meets practice, intellect meets action. Our foundation? A solid body of knowledge that covers broad areas and allows you to go in depth according to your own interests. It’s not just about knowing the tools. It’s also about formulating effective strategies and making a difference as a creative personality – in the ever-changing digital economy and social reality in transition.

Start | Language of instruction

  • Winter semester: Sep 2024
  • Summer semester: Mar 2025
  • English


  • Hamburg

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  • EU applicants standard: € 708 monthly
  • Non-EU applicants standard: € 12,100 yearly

Credits | Duration | Degree

  • 180 ECTS
  • 6 semesters
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Internship | Semester abroad

5th semester

More info here.

Applications for Internationals will be open in March 2024.

This course consists of six semesters. Find out what will you study by downloading the course’s curriculum.

Elevate your skills and unleash your creative potential – become a design management expert. Based in the heart of Hamburg-Altona, surrounded by a thriving creative community, our programme offers a unique blend of visual communication, marketing insights, and product management strategies.

What sets us apart:

  • Diverse Curriculum: Immerse yourself in a modern and interdisciplinary curriculum that balances theory with practical application, preparing you for the real-world challenges of the creative and business industries.
  • Guided Excellence: Benefit from personalized guidance and mentorship, ensuring you receive the attention you need to thrive academically and professionally.
  • Industry Connections: Located in a hub of creative agencies and businesses, you’ll have unparalleled opportunities to network, collaborate, and secure your place in a rapidly evolving digital economy.

During the 5th semester, an internship or semester abroad awaits, offering you the chance to put your skills to the test.

What can you expect at UE

UE fosters a dynamic campus life with a myriad of engaging events, from industry-focused seminars to cultural festivals, creating a vibrant community that enhances both academic and social experiences for students.

Experience the benefits of staying connected with the University of Europe for Applied Sciences (UE) and our successful graduates. Currently, about 90% of our alumni are employed, many of them have positions at renowned companies such as TikTok, ShareNow, DHL or are self-employed, and sometimes have founded their own start-up.

Cooperation Partners

Gain access to internships and real-life projects in a range of leading companies and cultural institutions.

  • Hamburg Kreative Gesellschafat
  • Pilot Logo
  • Asklepios logo
  • JUNGvMATT Logo

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