The OSU College of Business has rolled out three design majors: Design and Innovation Management, Apparel Design, and Interior Design. These programs will allow students to graduate in four years. All students will follow the common design core designed to be completed in two years and provides a comprehensive foundation of design concepts. These majors still require admission to the OSU COB pro-school. 

Design & Innovation Management, Apparel Design, and Interior Design Learning Goals


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..