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MMM Program Overview


A Dual Degree with Value

MMM graduates earn two master’s degrees: an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and an MS in Design Innovation from the Segal Design Institute at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. MMM is founded on the belief that problems are better addressed through a multidisciplinary approach, marrying the best of business education from Kellogg with leading design innovation expertise from Segal at McCormick.

In addition to a rigorous classroom education spanning business, design innovation and technology, the program also offers a robust variety of co-curricular, hands-on learning opportunities and field work including:

  • A capstone Integration Project working with a major corporation
  • An exclusive MMM studio and prototyping space with access to workshops, individual trainings, and technical support
  • MMM-specific business and design competitions
  • Exclusive workshops and seminars with innovation business leaders
  • Opportunities to visit and work in professional design facilities, both domestic and overseas
  • Access, mentorship and support from both professors and administrators from Kellogg, Segal and McCormick

The interdisciplinary nature of this program uniquely positions our graduates for key roles across industries, where they can drive impact through innovation of services, products and experiences. Students learn how to identify, research, and solve problems throughout the entire ecosystem of a business including product development, operations management, product management and growth strategy. MMM students graduate ready to design and manage end-to-end solutions as well as work with designers, engineers, and senior strategists in order to drive impact in business and society.


Today’s complex problems demand multi-disciplinary approaches and solutions. Now more than ever, industries, companies, governments, and leaders are seeking individuals with the ability to create and deliver value at the intersection of business, design innovation, and technology. The MMM program provides students a unique opportunity to learn how to thrive at this intersection.

Design innovation creates customer and business value by using design-centric tools, such as empathy and deep human understanding, visualization, prototyping, and iteration. MMM students apply these tools to not only develop a compelling solution but first and foremost to identify both the problem and the opportunity. This creative and customer-driven process is a strategic complement to the analytical approach traditionally taught in business management.

Program Timing

The program requires two years of full-time study to complete. Our students start in June and end in June, completing seven quarters of study over two calendar years, plus a summer internship between the first and second year. For more detailed information on schedule and requirements please see Academics.

Prospective Students

The MMM program seeks applicants who hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution and who can demonstrate technical aptitude and the capacity for analytical and creative thinking. To learn more about the diversity of student perspectives and interests within the MMM program, please visit our Student Perspective page to view student profiles, featured projects and hear their reflections through our student blog.

For MMM application requirements and admissions please visit our Admissions page.

OR Download a PDF of more information about this program through the McCormick School of Engineering e-brochure system.