How We Came Up With Our D-School List

BusinessWeek's panel of 42 academics, designers, consultants, and business managers helped whittle a list of 115 schools down to 30

For our annual list of educational establishments looking to produce a generation of design-savvy business leaders (and business-savvy design leaders), BusinessWeek asked academics, designers, consultants, and business managers to recommend master's and MBA programs that combine design thinking and business administration. About 115 schools were suggested by a group of 42 people that includes managers from Microsoft (MSFT), Steelcase (SCS), and Whirlpool (WHR), as well as the leaders of design firms such as Frog Design, Lunar, and Teague.

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