Bachelor of Arts

Sustainable Design & Product Management

Prepare yourself for professional success with a remote-first Bachelor's Degree designed for change makers.

Do you want to design and manage the products of the 21st-century? Learn the sustainability, leadership, and design thinking skills to succeed and create a thriving career. Through challenge-based learning and collaborative projects with an international team of experts, you’ll be prepared to design a product of your own or make an impact in product management.

CREDITS
180 ECTS
FORMAT
Online/Remote
DURATION
3-Year Program
TUITION
€6.600/year
LANGUAGE
English
PROGRAM INTAKES
Quaterly
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ToU in a Nutshell

Remote-first

Learn from wherever you are. Whether you are traveling for work or leisure, your mobile-app goes where you are. We don’t simply take offline learning online.

Flexible

The program is designed to work with your schedule. The bite-sized lessons of 10-15 minutes make it easy to study alongside your other commitments.

Challenge-based learning

Learn by solving problems found in the real-world. You’ll be faced with scenarios from business situations that will give you the opportunity to get hands-on experiences and exposure to what you’ll find in reality.

Mentorship

Mentors will support and encourage your growth throughout your program.  When you have a mentor, you have someone you can turn to for advice, but you also gain insight and knowledge from someone with first-hand experience.

Learning app

The cutting-edge mobile-app uses the latest technology to deliver an unparalleled learning experience. Learn on your phone, laptop, or tablet from anywhere in the world.

World-class network

You’ll learn with and from people coming from around the world. Your peers come from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences. Your mentos and teachers are industry leaders and experts in their fields of influence.

Learn in a Community

Join a diverse student community of change makers from around the globe to speed up your impact.

Slack Channel

Online community for staying in touch with your peers from around the world

Meetups

Join meetups organized by ToU to meet your peers in person

Events

Upskill, learn, and grow with our unique events given by industry experts, influencers, and change makers

Program Outcomes

This program gives you all the skills to work at the intersection of product design, product management, and UX research. You will be able to keep the wishes and needs of users in mind, speak the technical and creative language of design, and take entrepreneurial perspectives into account.

Your new skillset
Developing digital and physical prototypes of products and services
How to navigate the design process from start to finish
Expertise in designing prototypes to successfully managing them
Your career
(Co-) Founder
Product Designer
Product Manager

Studying at ToU

Meet our current learners and get an inside look into life at ToU.

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Isabel Sum
ToU Learner
"I love the learning experience at Tomorrow University because it truly is built on digital education combined with actionable and practical challenges. "
Alexander Woegerer
ToU Learner
"An inspiring mindset coupled with the idea of challenge-based learning and working on exciting projects with great people from different countries from various professional backgrounds convinced me to go on this journey with Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences."
Volodymyr Danylov
ToU Learner
"I'm 100% sure that I will remember ToU as the university which allowed me to gain direction first, and then learn the skills needed."
Isabel Sum
ToU Learner
"I love the learning experience at Tomorrow University because it truly is built on digital education combined with actionable and practical challenges. "
Volodymyr Danylov
ToU Learner
"I'm 100% sure that I will remember ToU as the university which allowed me to gain direction first, and then learn the skills needed."

Financial
Information

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Tuition Fee
€6.600/year
€19.800 in total for 3 years
Scholarships and Funding
We offer different options to help you finance your degree with us. Apply for one of our four scholarships and/or apply early to receive a tuition reduction.
More information

Admissions Process

You are just a few steps away from an enrolled student, our admission team is happy to help you go through the entire process any time.

Admission Process

There is no fee to apply, please reach out to us to determine if you are a good fit for one of our programs.

Transfer Students

You may apply for admission as a transfer if you meet the following criteria: you graduated from high school and completed university-level coursework in a regular session at any college or university since your graduation. Book a call to find out how you can transfer credits and become a student at ToU.

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A Typical Week at ToU

You’ll study on average 20-30 hours per week during the program — it's flexible. Have a look at what your weekly timetable could look like while earning your remote-first degree.

💻 Async Learning
Live sessions
🤝 Team Challenge Discussion
Discussions are opportunities for you to connect with your peers, mentors, and Subject Matter Experts. Learn and growth with and from your dedicated community.
🌎 Speaker Session
Join events with engaging speakers and industry experts to network and grow as a community.
🧡 Mastermind Session
Mastermind groups offer a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability, and support to sharpen your business and personal skills.
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TUE
💻 Async Learning
🤝 Team Challenge Discussion
Recommended 6h
WED
💻 Async Learning
Recommended 3h
THU
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🌎 Speaker Session
Recommended 6h
FRI
🧡 Mastermind Session
💻 Async Learning
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SAT
💻 Async Learning
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SUN
Free time
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💻 Async Learning
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TUE
💻 Async Learning
🤝 Team Challenge Discussion
Recommended 6h
WED
💻 Async Learning
Recommended 3h
THU
💻 Async Learning
🌎 Speaker Session
Recommended 6h
FRI
🧡 Mastermind Session
💻 Async Learning
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SAT
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SUN
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Learning Based on Building Competencies

You’ll move through phases of learning based on your individual readiness, allowing you to transform at your own pace. Learn more about each of the 4 distinct phases: Orientation, Calibration, Elevation, and Activation.

How does it work?

Build Competencies in a
Phased Approach

1
Orientation Phase
2
Calibration Phase
3
Elevation Phase
4
Entrepreneurship Lab and Corporate Lab
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Tools you'll use
"The experience is already above my expectations. I’ve enjoyed every bit of the program so far and I really see how it will have an extraordinary impact on my purpose and actions, equipping me with the competence and guidance that I need to elevate and make a positive impact."
--- Emil Møller
Bachelor's Degree Learner

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About Open Challenges
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Frequently Asked Questions

Bachelor of Arts

Sustainable Design & Product Management

The B.A. in Sustainable Design & Product Management starts with the principle that design is not “what a product looks like”, but “how it works”. It recognizes that design is a process and ensures you learn the knowledge and skills to set up and execute that process, as well as make it and its outcomes more sustainable.

The Program

From the start you will work on digital products for your very own venture or that of a company. You will be guided on your journey with a structured yet flexible framework.

The degree will equip you with the skills and knowledge you’ll need to take on the launch of a product and lead a multidisciplinary team in all aspects.

Build solid academic knowledge
  • Define a proper human-centered design process
  • Use principles from behavioral psychology to better understand users and customers
  • Assess and estimate the environmental impact of design work and digital products
  • Discover and evaluate current trends and developments in design and user experience
Practice-oriented to solve real-world problems
  • Set up a human-centered design process
  • Organize and strategically plan design efforts within a company
  • Estimate the ROI of design work
  • Measure user experience and usability
  • Conduct user research, for both, generative as well as evaluative research questions
Teamwork is the key to success
  • Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders on ideation, discovery, and refinement
  • Build and lead agile design teams

The B.A. in Sustainable Design & Product Management will provide you with the techniques and tools that are currently essential in the professional practice of a product manager. Whether you want to develop your own product or make an impact in product management by helping another company you’ll leave the program prepared to manage and develop sustainable solutions.

Competency Profile

You’ll move through phases of learning based on your individual readiness, allowing you to transform at your own pace. The four distinct phases are called: Orientation, Calibration, Elevation, and Activation.

During all phases, you'll have a personalized dashboard to set, track, and reflect upon your learning goals. One major goal of every single program at Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences is to learn how you learn best. Each phase requires you to develop relevant competencies. In your personalized dashboard, you’ll be able to track progress with each challenge you complete.

Orientation Phase

The Orientation Phase consists of six introductory modules of 5 ECTS CP each and prepares you for your learning journey. It helps to establish a common mindset across your cohort and to become familiar with the Tomorrow University way of learning. To support purposeful learning, you start with Mission Identification & Learning Insights to craft your very own personal mission statement.

Calibration Phase

The Calibration Phase introduces you to the relevant fields in your study program. This phase offers comprehensive and practice-oriented experiences to introduce you to the main subject and research areas in your field through solo and group challenges. The Calibration Phase lasts three semesters and you will complete 18 Calibration challenges. Only after having chosen 11 Calibration modules of one program, do you take a final decision on the path you want to choose.

The interdisciplinary approach mimics work-life — you’ll work together with peers from other study programs and complete at least 4 modules from neighboring programs. You’ll have the flexibility to dive deep into your field of interest or pursue a more interdisciplinary approach by choosing 11-14 Calibration modules from your field of study. The total of 18 modules, 5 ECTS each, throughout three semesters is the core of each study program and prepares you with the necessary competencies to enter the Elevation Phase.

Elevation Phase

In the Elevation Phase, you'll create solutions for some of the grandest challenges of the 21st-century. Each Grand Challenge focuses on a challenge in the subject matter area of one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and is designed together with a Tomorrow University cooperation partner. Your mentors will guide you through each challenge. Beyond the challenge-based approach, this phase fosters meaningful relationships between mentors and students.

It also allows you to exercise and iterate upon your academic knowledge in the context of group challenges, internships, service projects, research, and entrepreneurship. In total, you will complete three grand challenges, each ten ECTS CP: two from your own study program and one from a neighboring study program.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform our world:

Entrepreneurship Lab and Corporate Lab

After having acquired competencies and subject matter expertise in solo and group challenges in the Elevation Phase, you circle back to your personal mission statement and translate your knowledge to your very own real-world application throughout the Activation phase. By this time in the program, you’ll be ready to start your own startup in the Entrepreneurship Lab or work on an innovation project in collaboration with a company in the Corporate Lab.

In this phase, you’ll hand in a proposal for your very own venture idea or a corporate innovation idea. As innovation in its early steps is all about learning and experimenting, the proposal will essentially be a list of hypotheses and experiments designed to test the idea in the market. In a three-day kick-off, you will design your roadmap with experts and mentors from the field. You will be guided and receive feedback throughout the entire process. In the safety of the University, you'll be able to test and try your most ambitious ideas.

Program Specs

Orientation Phase
Calibration Phase
Elevation Phase
Entrepreneurship Lab and Corporate Lab
Orientation Phase
ECTS
Workload in
Hours
(Sync)
Workload in
Hours
(Self-Paced)
O1 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
5
30
95
O2 Mission Identification & Learning Insights
5
30
95
O3 Technology Revolutions
5
30
95
O4 Teams & People Management
5
30
95
O5 Sustainability Foundations
5
30
95
O6 Strategy & Global Markets
5
30
95
Calibration Phase
ECTS
Workload in
Hours
(Sync)
Workload in
Hours
(Self-Paced)
C1PED Human-Centered Design & Design Thinking
5
30
95
C2PED User Experience & Usability
5
30
95
C3PED Programing
5
30
95
C4PED Discovery & Definition: Generative User Research
5
30
95
C5PED Discovery & Definition: Understanding Users & Customers
5
30
95
C6PED Discovery & Definition: Design Methods for Discovery
5
30
95
III Semester
ECTS
Workload in
Hours
(Sync)
Workload in
Hours
(Self-Paced)
C7RE Venture Capital
5
30
95
C8RE Finance for Entrepreneurs
5
30
95
C9RE Business Development & Sales
5
30
95
C10RE Responsible Leadership & Organization
5
30
95
C11RE Managing Sustainable Growth
5
30
95
C12RE Customer Development & Prototyping
5
30
95
IV Semester
ECTS
Workload in Hours
(Sync)
Workload in Hours
(Self-Paced)
C13RE Business & Society
5
30
95
C14RE System Thinking for Sustainable Development
5
30
95
CPED of Choice
5
30
95
CPED of Choice
5
30
95
CTD of Choice
5
30
95
CTD of Choice
5
30
95
C Substitute F2F
5
40
85
V Semester
ECTS
Workload in Hours
(Sync)
Workload in Hours
(Self-Paced)
E1RE Grand Challenge Climate Action
10
60
190
E2RE Grand Challenge Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
10
60
190
E3RE From other programs
10
60
190
Grand Challenge F2F
10
60
190
VI Semester
ECTS
Workload in Hours
(Sync)
Workload in Hours
(Self-Paced)
Entrepreneurship Lab: Project Work
13
-
325
Entrepreneurship Lab: Thesis
10
-
250
Entrepreneurship Lab: Presentation
2
1
49
Political Legal Environment
5
30
95
Corporate Lab: Project Work
13
-
325
Corporate Lab: Thesis
10
-
250
Corporate Lab: Presentation
2
1
49
Political Legal Environment
5
30
95

Program specs

Starting your own business isn’t easy, creating something from scratch might be very challenging, and you can find yourself feeling alone in the process.

From day one you will work on your very own entrepreneurial venture and be guided on your journey by experts who have been exactly where you are.

During the program, you’ll immediately practice all the tools, techniques, and methodologies covered to succeed in entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial spheres.

In this highly interactive and experiential learning-based program you’ll learn to understand the most recent business model innovations and their respective impacts.

Orientation Phase
Calibration Phase
V Semester
VI Semester

Work-Study Program

Learn how you can finance your degree while gaining experience at top companies like Tesla.

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Tuition Information

Please visit our financing page to learn about the options for tuition reductions and payment plans.

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Tuition Fee
€6.600/year
€19.800 in total for 3 years
Scholarships and Funding
We offer different options to help you finance your degree with us. Apply for one of our four scholarships and/or apply early to receive a tuition reduction.
More information
Go to financing page

Admission Process

You are just a few steps away from becoming an enrolled student. Our admissions team is happy to help you go through the entire process at any time.

Apply now
Admission Process

There is no fee to apply, please reach out to us to determine
if you are a good fit for one of our programs.

Transfer Students

You may apply for admission as a transfer if you meet the following criteria: you graduated from high school and completed university-level coursework in a regular session at any college or university since your graduation. Book a call to find out how you can transfer credits and become a student at ToU.

Book a call

Your future begins now.

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Start
February 2023
CREDITS
180 ECTS*
Duration
3 Years
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How does studying remotely work at ToU?

While ToU is remote-first — the University is dedicated to making an active and connected community. You’ll have the opportunity to make valuable connections, meetup, network, and grow throughout your entire learning journey.

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Slack Channel

Online community for staying in touch with your peers from around the world

Meetups

Join meetups organized by ToU to meet your peers in person

Events

Upskill, learn, and grow with our unique events given by industry experts, influencers, and change makers

Studying at ToU

Meet several of our current learners and see what it is like to study with us.

Meet a Learner
Meet a learner
Remote-first

Learn from wherever you are. Whether you are traveling for work or leisure, your mobile-pp goes where you are. We don’t simply take offline learning online.

Mobile-app

The cutting-edge mobile-app uses the latest technology to deliver an unparalleled learning experience. Learn on your phone, laptop, or tablet from anywhere in the world.

Challenge-based learning

Learn by solving problems found in the real-world. You’ll be faced with scenarios from business situations that will give you the opportunity to get hands-on experiences and exposure to what you’ll find in reality.

Mentorship

Mentors will support and encourage your growth throughout your program.  When you have a mentor, you have someone you can turn to for advice, but you also gain insight and knowledge from someone with first-hand experience.

World-class network

You’ll learn with and from people coming from around the world. Your peers come from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences. Your mentos and teachers are industry leaders and experts in their fields of influence.

ToUs Bachelor's Degree programs are full-time and require a time commitment of approximately 20-30 hours/week.
While the program is not self-paced, you can collaborate with your Challenge Mentors and Program Leads on a case-by-case basis to adapt your study time according to your busy work/personal schedule.
Remote-first, study from wherever you are in the world
Bite-sized lessons, 10-15 minute lessons that can be taken on the mobile-app at anytime
Metaverse campus, meet your peers in the virtual campus for collaboration at your convenience

Career Outlook

The B.A. in Sustainable Design & Product Management is an innovative program that will teach you the techniques and give you the tools that are currently essential in the professional practice of a product manager. At the end of the degree program, you will achieve a multidisciplinary profile that will allow you to access positions in any market and industry while making a sustainable impact.

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What you'll learn
Define product requirements and develop a positioning strategy
Discover who your customers are and what they want and need
Monitor the market and develop competitive analyses
Create financial plans and data-driven strategies to grow your product
Align stakeholders around the vision for the product
Manage a product team and run operational sprints
You could work as
Product Designer
UX / User Experience Designer
UI / User Interface Designer
Service Designer
CX / Customer Experience Designer
CX / Customer Experience Manager
Strategic Designer
Product Manager

Partner Companies

We need resilient and value-based organizations. Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences empowers students from all around the world to not only learn the skills but build the mindset and network to thrive in an ever-changing world.
Rolf Schrömgens
Founder of leadership.sprouts, Trivago
Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences Bachelor’s Degree programs empower students from all around the world to not only learn the skills but build the mindset and network to thrive in an ever-changing world. I love the way students find their inner strength and path by tackling real-world challenges in groups and with world-class mentors.
Eva Glanzer
Growing people & businesses
Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences is disrupting how future generations are educated and empowered. Their learning philosophy is unique and their Bachelor’s Degree programs will challenge students to reach their potential and become creators of a better tomorrow. I would have loved to study and learn from inspiring role models at an university like this!
Eva Glanzer
Growing people & businesses
We need resilient and value-based organizations. Tomorrow University of Applied Sciences empowers students from all around the world to not only learn the skills but build the mindset and network to thrive in an ever-changing world.
Rolf Schrömgens
Founder leadership.sprouts, Trivago

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