Anonymous asked: Hey, I'm interested in applying in the Desgin and Management BBA program at Parsons. I was wondering if you could please give me some insight on your classes, and the program itself. I would really appreciate it! (:
DM is a great program and I highly recommend it to anyone who has the ability to think creatively and analytically. It’s a hybrid major that mixes business with design, so it really draws and builds upon both your left and right brain skills. For the business aspect, you take classes such as Micro and Macro Econ, Business Law, Business Ethics, Statistics, Financial Management, and Business Models & Planning. For design, you take Design 1 through Design 4 (one per semester) which are mainly focused on graphic design (using programs such as Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop). You also get to take classes such as Managing Creative Projects & Teams and Research and Development Methods. The New School is recognised for its sustainability measures, so no matter what you’re doing, you’re constantly encouraged to consider how your work and actions impact the environment. That’s something that I think is incredibly valuable and important in any field, especially now. In your first year, you will take general courses that all Parsons students are required to go through, such as Perspectives in World Art and Design (art history) and critical reading & writing.
DM is certainly a challenging program that requires a lot of motivation and hard work. I have seen people get by doing the bare minimum, but don’t waste your time and money on a great education if you’re not planning on getting the most out of it. You take more classes than the average college student but trust me, it pays off. I have learned such an amazing and diverse set of skills that I honestly don’t think I could have acquired anywhere else. I know that once I graduate next semester I will be well equipped to enter the job market (Parsons also has an incredible career services department and an extensive list of accomplished, talented, and unique alumni that you could have the opportunity to work with!). The professors are extremely competent and active in their fields, and they work hard to establish meaningful relationships with students. I have found inspiring mentors that I know I will continue to communicate with even after I graduate. If this sounds appealing to you, I encourage you to apply! Good luck xx
(With all of this promotion, you’d think I’d be on Parsons’ payroll…)