The Alix Foundation is committing $1 million to Johns Hopkins Carey Business School to support the school’s Design Leadership MA/MBA dual degree program with the Maryland Institute College of Art, also known as MICA.
Support from the Alix Foundation will provide students with direct scholarship funding over the next five years, as well as increase opportunities for experiential learning.
Half of the Alix Foundation’s $1 million gift will directly offset the cost to attend, including tuition, materials, fees, and transportation, with specific support for all qualified students. Carey Business School is matching the gift with an additional $500,000 of tuition remission, to amplify the positive impact and support of the MA/MBA program.
The remaining $500,000 of the Alix Foundation gift will be used to enhance the MA/MBA student experience and experiential learning including Design for America, in-person residencies, employer visits, and other special events.
The Design Leadership MA/MBA program trains students to find creative approaches to strategic decision-making along with skills to manage complex challenges and business opportunities. Graduates earn a Master of Art in Design Leadership from MICA and a Master of Business Administration from Carey Business School. The Design Leadership MA/MBA is the only degree program of its kind to simultaneously meld business education from an academic research institution with the creativity of a premier art and design school. Graduates of the program have gone on to succeed with companies such as Deloitte, EY, frog, Google, IBM, IDEO, Fidelity, and JP Morgan Chase.
“I’m excited for the opportunities the Alix Foundation gift will bring,” said Alex Triantis, dean of the Carey Business School. “We started the Design Leadership collaboration more than 10 years ago because leaders were going to need the program’s insights and experiences to champion the next generation of business. The Alix Foundation gift will open this unique program to more students and create new options for experiential learning.”