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Master of Product Design and Development Management (MPD²) program alumni share their experience in the program in a new series of television commercials.

MPD2 alumnus Katie Hernandez, R&D Head, North America Gum at Wrigley

MPD2 alumnus Michael Saubert, group manager of industrial design for the Sears Craftsman brand

MPD2 alumnus Peter Wozniczka, vice president of design and operation for Dwyer Products

World's 30 Best Design Schools

Master of Product Design and Development
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

Why's it's on the list:

The Master's program at the McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science is targeted to working professionals. Most students complete the part-time degree in 2 years, but options exist for completion in 3 to 4 years.

Part-time classes meet one day per week on alternating Fridays and Saturdays to take 24 classes studying product development.

The full-time Master's program is completed in 9 months and takes place 2 days per week.

Classes include the management of creativity and design, design strategy, customer-focused innovation, as well as business and financial issues.

Lecture at Northwestern

Excerpted and reprinted from BusinessWeek Online, September 30, 2009
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