Academics Overview

Our students take courses that integrate design, business and technology. Coursework helps students build a foundation in the areas outside their own experience to understand the unique possibilities found at the intersection of disciplines. Through live online courses, labs and residencies, students work closely with classmates to complete collaborative projects that enhance their resumes and expand their applicable skills. The assignments presented in the learning environment mimic real-world situations and challenges that require invention and conceptual thinking to overcome.  

This program is the first graduate offering from the USC Jimmy Iovine and Andre Young Academy, with courses taught by a cross-disciplinary faculty drawn from the Academy and its partner schools. Experts in diverse fields from the Academy and across USC come together in a collaborative team-teaching model to engage students in a fast-paced and contemporary curriculum.

Program Requirements

The online Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology is is a 38-unit program:

  • 16 Core Course Units
  • 6 Essential Course Units
  • 2 Lab Units
  • 4 Residential Units
  • 3 Capstone Units
  • 7 Elective Units

You can see the full curriculum here.

Program Outcomes

Through the program, students will gain:

  • A foundation in the languages and methodologies of design, technology and business.
  • An understanding of how these and other disciplines can work synergistically to present unique and potentially groundbreaking ideas and solutions in a variety of fields of endeavor.
  • Increased facility and applied skills in visual and communication design, information technology, business modeling, management and more.
  • An ability to both manage and work in creative team environments, take part in and lead cross-disciplinary project teams, and excel in technology-driven business and design environments.

If you have questions about the program, contact an admissions counselor at 866-376-2505 or via email at

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