Design Leadership (MA/MBA)

Program features

Two degrees

Earn two degrees, an MBA from Johns Hopkins and an MA in Design Leadership from the Maryland Institute College of Art, in less time and for less money with this dual degree.

Johns Hopkins and MICA 

The only degree of its kind that leverages a world-class research institution, Johns Hopkins, and a premier art school, MICA. 

Lead in design 

The unique integrated curriculum creates leaders unafraid to think differently, producing creative visionaries capable of transforming companies, marketplaces, and human welfare.

Build a network 

Cohorts consist of students with a broad range of backgrounds. Students have access to both Johns Hopkins and MICA alumni networks, allowing students to build powerful professional networks spanning industries and disciplines.

Chris Schilder, Marriott International senior manager, shares how the Design Leadership (MA/MBA) from Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and the Maryland Institute College of Art equipped him with the creative design skills and business acumen to deliver a premier hotel experience. 


In the Design Leadership (MA/MBA), you will master creative approaches to strategic decision-making while also learning how to apply these skills to complex management challenges and business opportunities. 

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At A Glance

Program Details

Full Time
2 years, 66 credits
Two degrees

Tuition & Fees

Tuition Cost
$102,030 for the full program
Financial Aid

There are numerous options for financing your education including scholarships, loans, and payment plans available to those who qualify. Learn More


Round 1: October 28, 2020
Round 2: January 27, 2021
Round 3: April 7, 2021
Click here to find all application deadlines.