Design Thinking Certification Program

Start your innovation journey of leading and driving design led projects with this program. Get mentored by Industry Leaders and Subject Matter Experts through personalised and timely doubt resolution sessions.

Intro Video
  • Online
  • 3 Months
    Recommended 4-6 hrs/week
  • Jan 30, 2022
    Batch Start Date
  • Certificate
  • Instructors
  • Syllabus
  • Benefits
  • Career Impact
  • Partners
  • Admission Process
  • Programme Fee
  • Refer & Earn
About the Program

Master Design Thinking from one of the top Corporate Education Experts in the world - Duke CE. Get personalised student support, timely doubt resolution and much more from upGrad.

Collaborate with an International Learner Base

Learn with students from 85+ countries. Be a part of the learning experience with senior professionals from global organisations and regions.

Student Support

Student Support available all day for your convenience (24*7). For urgent queries, use the Call Back option on the platform

Industry Expert Led Learning

Enjoy Industry Led Learning with Design Sprints and Live Sessions with Global Experts. Learn how to manage external disruption for improved business performance

Programme Overview

Key Highlights

  • Get Access to 5+ hours of recorded content
  • Attend 8+ live sessions (including workshops & masterclass) with industry experts
  • Apply your learnings with 5+ design tasks & sprints
  • Get access to 5+ Personalize industry sessions
  • Receive Certification from Duke CE
  • Build your Network with an International Learner Base
  • Learn while you Earn through 100% Online Format
  • Get timely doubt resolution and access to Discussion forums
  • Personalized feedback from global experts in the field
  • Solve your organization level problems with never like before innovative and effective solutions

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works” — Steve Jobs


Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects

  • Top Subjects
    Design as a Culture, Identifying user needs to define the client challenge, Extracting Ideas and narrow down to a solution, Creating a prototype of the solution to test, Testing the prototype with users, Creating a Scalable Solution after MVP Validation
  • Programme Outcome
    Build business plans/service design through research, product roadmapping and innovating existing practices
  • Who is this Programme for?
    Top-line Innovation Management professionals, Product Specialists, Designers, Business and Social Entrepreneurs, Product and Marketing Managers
  • Minimum Eligibility
    Valid Bachelor's Degree

Design Thinking Certification Program

Joint certificate from Duke Corporate Education and upGrad :

  • Duke CE, the Corporate Education firm of Duke University
  • Access to Duke CE Digital Library
  • Get the latest updates about innovation from Global Leaders
Design Thinking Certification Program
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Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and live projects, assignments and live lectures.

  • Getting Started with Design Thinking
    • 1 Week
  • Design Thinking Principles
    • 1 Week
  • Phases of Design Thinking
    • 10 Weeks
  • 5
  • 8+
    Live Sessions
  • 5+
    Personalize Industry Sessions
  • 5+
    Hours of Recorded Content
The upGrad Advantage
Strong hand-holding with dedicated support to help you master Design Thinking.
  • Learning Support
    Industry Mentors
    • Receive unparalleled guidance from industry mentors, teaching assistants and graders.
    • Receive one-on- one feedback on submissions and personalised feedbacks on improvement .
    Student Support
    • Student Support available all day for your convenience (24*7)
    • For urgent queries, use the Call Back option on the platform.
  • Q&A Forum
    • Timely doubt resolution by industry experts and peers.
    • 100% expert verified responses to ensure quality learning.
    Expert Feedback
    • Personalised expert feedback on assignments and projects.
    • Regular live sessions by experts to clarify concept-related doubts.
  • Industry Networking
    • Live sessions by experts on various industry topics.
    • One-on-one discussions and mentoring from industry experts.

Career Impact

Personalised Industry Session
Sessions by an industry expert for a small group of 10-12 learners with similar profiles to discuss real life applications of concepts and personalised coaching.
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Admission Process

There are 5 simple steps in the Admission Process which are detailed below:

Program Fee
$ 2,500

    Empowering learners of tomorrow

    What's Included in the Price
    • Globally Recognised Program
    • Rigorous and Customised Feedback on Assignments
    • One-on-One Industry Mentorship
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