Learn critical thinking skills to solve real-world problems

From school assignments, to work projects, to social situations, problems and issues arise all the time. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a variety of skills and tools at your disposal to help you work through all of life’s complexities?

Design thinking focuses on humans first and foremost, seeking to understand people’s needs and come up with effective solutions to meet those needs. The Design Thinking course teaches a human-centered and solutions-based methodology that helps solve problems, both big and small, across many disciplines, organizations, and industries.

Through the skills and techniques learned in this course, you will be able to create new opportunities from problems, improve your professional development skills, and take ideas to action. This course can boost your skills in your current job or help you find a new one with a more strategic way of thinking.

The class is taught by MSU Denver faculty experts in the field, 100 percent online, eight weeks long, and self-paced.

Flexible schedule

Course is 8 weeks long, entirely online, and self-paced.

Career advisement

Receive a personal advising session with an industry leader.

High job demand

You will enhance your resume with critical skills.

Note: The Design Thinking course is currently on hold

Design Thinking Career Pathways

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After taking the course, the learner can immediately enter the workforce, or continue on academic career to increasing earning potential.

Pathway 1: Enter the workforce with your new skills. Complete the Design Thinking course and enter the workforce with your new skills.

Pathway 2: Continue your academic career to earn an MSU Denver bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design.

Take the course to upskill your resume to advance your career or discover a new passion.

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Phone: 303-615-1234

Office Location:
Jordan Student Success Building
3rd Floor – #330
Auraria Campus

Mailing Address:
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Innovative and Lifelong Learning
P.O. Box 173362
Campus Box 6
Denver, CO 80217-3362