The OSU College of Business has rolled out our restructured design major: Design and Innovation Management. This degree will allow students to tailor their Design and Innovation Management major to meet their career needs; students will choose one of three options available under the major: apparel design, interior design and design management. This program will allow students to graduate in four years. Within the new Design and Innovation Management Major we have completed a curricular redesign of our apparel design option. With an emphasis on outdoor and performance wear, and an integration of business principles, graduates are well poised to enter the apparel industry that dominates the Pacific Northwest. All students will follow the common design core designed to be completed in two years and provides a comprehensive foundation of design concepts. The major still requires admission to the OSU COB pro-school. 

Design & Innovation Management Learning Goals


Design & Innovation Management options:

Apparel Design 

Sample four-year plan.

Our apparel design program focuses on both the conceptual and technical design process with an emphasis on outdoor and performance wear. Students develop skills essential to moving an idea from concept to creation, including ideation, sketching, digital patternmaking and prototyping, garment construction, fit evaluation, and the development of factory specifications.

Interior Design 

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Our interior design program focuses on the technical, sustainable and aesthetic elements of design in the immediate built environment, which includes the inside of homes, public buildings and commercial offices. Students focus on analyzing clients' needs and requirements, providing layouts, preparing working drawings, and specifying interior materials and finishes. Students gain experience in drafting, sketching, space planning, sustainability, materials, and accessibility.

Design & Innovation Management

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Our design & innovation management program focuses on the intersection of design and business, bringing together analytic and creative problem-solving skills. Students will focus on how design can be integrated into an organization from a management and strategy perspective and will learn the value  that design and innovation can bring to any organization..