Design Management and Leadership

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Programme in Design Management and Leadership

3 year full-time program (including 6 month internship / research project)

Degree awarded by IGNOU

The programme is clearly differentiated from a host of other business management programmes being offered currently. It is unique as it recognizes the need. The program aims to transform individuals with a passion to work in the design management and luxury retail space into professionals with a specialized industry focus ready to work in the rapidly evolving design and luxury retail industry in India.

The program aims to transform individuals with a passion to work in the design management and luxury retail space into professionals with a specialized industry focus ready to work in the rapidly evolving design and luxury retail industry in India. Through experimenting with management fundamentals and varied approaches, spending time in a design- luxury retail organization on a professional work placement, the students would gain academic understanding and practical knowledge of the issues involved in successful management.

The modular array spread over the three-year programme will carefully equip you to gain the knowledge and skills required to become a high-impact manager.

Year 1 focuses on business fundamentals as well as introducing the learner to design thinking concepts.

Year 2 engages aspects around sustainability, supply chain management, and entrepreneurship. To not limit, leadership and strategic management approaches are also discussed alongside. Learning to do quality research and recognizing the importance of understanding financial statements all happens in this year. In effect building the business management aptitude of the learner.

The final year is all about getting learners to connect with various sub-segments of the larger design and luxury retail space and finding momentum towards determining individual segments of interest through the career planning module as a culmination of the journey. Modules on revenue management, buying behavior and business law ensure that the graduates are ready to become business professionals with all necessary knowledge and skills required to be job-ready from day one.

*Student will additionally be enrolled on a B. Com. degree with IGNOU

Vedatya’s Advantage

The program aims to transform individuals with a passion to work in the design management and luxury retail space into professionals with a specialized industry focus ready to work in the rapidly evolving design and luxury retail industry in India.

In the context of learning and teaching pedagogy, VEDATYA is to provide excellence through experience. In addition to formal lectures, the programme offers students the opportunity to develop their vocational and managerial skills using our state-of-the-art facilities. Our learning and teaching approach also help students develop transferable skills such as teamwork and communication skills, which are essential in a personal as well as professional context.

Key elements and differentiators of the program are as follows.

Learning about Business Management with Design Focus.

Understanding entrepreneurship the applied way.

Experimenting Design ideas with on-campus Spaces with a Business mindset.

Exposure to Luxury Brands and careers in Luxury Management.

Field Trips, Design Competition and Live Projects.

Industry Internships and Speakers.

Eligibility and Admission Criteria

Class 12 of the Indian School System with minimum 50% (in best 4 subjects) in CBSE, ICSE or equivalent accreditation. (Given the cancellation of class 12th board exams, we are processing all applicants based on their pre-board results.)

Test to establish aptitude and an interview will be conducted

Selection is based on personal interview and aptitude test

A candidate can either fill online application form or download it from the website and send the duly filled application form to the address mentioned on the form along with a draft of Rs.1500 drawn in the favour of “Umak Educational Trust” payable at Gurugram. Candidate can also obtain the application form from the Institute’s Admission Office by depositing Rs.1500 in cash

Year 1

Management Principles and Practice

Foundation of Economics

Design Process and Thinking

Business Communication and Personality Development

Service Excellence in Customer-Facing Business

Accounting for Managers

Human Resource Management

Introduction to Marketing Basics

Year 2

Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

Sustainable Design

Merchandising Basics

Design & Business Strategy

Understanding Financial Statements

Digital Marketing

Entrepreneurial Capability

Design Studio Art and Design

Year 3 – First Half

Supervised Work Experience (SWE | 24 weeks) or Research Project

Year 3 – Second Half

Advertising Basics

Design Trends and Communication

Fashion Basics

Luxury Retail Management

Psychology and Buying Behavior

Business Law

Revenue and Profit Management

Business Ethics and Social Responsibility


Programme structure is subject to change at the discretion of the management.

  • Year
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Vedatya Fee (₹)
  • 2,70,000
  • 2,70,000
  • 2,60,000



Note:GST @ 18% and any other applicable taxes are additional. Taxes are subject to revision as per the statutory policy of government of india.

Terms and Conditions

A refundable programme security deposit of Rs. 15,000 is to be paid at the time of admission. This is fully refundable when the student completes the programme or for some reason when he/she leaves the programme

If a student leaves the program in the middle of an academic year, then he/she is liable to pay half the annual fee for the particular year

Any taxes as applicable by law are not included in fees and will be charged additionally

International trip opportunity can be availed at an extra cost as communicated closer to the departure date

Fee Refund Policy

The registration fee is refundable only in case the candidate fails or does not meet the 50% marks requirement (in best 4 subjects) in class XII or equivalent exams. It will not be refunded under any other circumstances

In case a student fails to join the programme or withdraws from the programme after the course has started, then only the refundable security deposit will be refunded (after completing a no due clearance process)

There is an immense need for design professionals across a range of domains.

Vedatya’s industry connect to the broader service industry provides a classic platform for our graduates to gain employment in a diverse set of industries that not only includes contemporary advertising agencies, interior design firms and fashion houses but also non-traditional opportunities in airport design, consulting firms and retail houses.

Since the design courses also have business courses embedded in the curriculum and are designed around applied learning principles, the students are also well equipped to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.

The program offers internship opportunities after year two of the academic curriculum for six months and finally a live project in a chosen area of specialization in year four for practical industry experience.

The internship highlights are as follows.


A 6-month internship in semester 5 across two domains

Opportunity to intern in leading design agencies in foreign countries and in India

A live project in semester 8 to culminate the comprehensive learning


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