Faculty members in business and product design are crafting new master’s degree programs. The Sports Products Initiative will offer two new degrees. The first to launch in fall 2015 will be sports product management and will be offered by the Lundquist College of Business. Then in 2016, a master’s degree in product design will be offered by the UO’s Product Design Program in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. The two master’s degrees will be located at the UO in Portland where the largest concentration of sports products designers, businesses, and manufacturers are located. Oregon is the nation’s leading hub for the sports products industry.
The program is seeking private funding to hire faculty members as part of the UO’s “Clusters of Excellence” initiative. Program Director Kiersten Muenchinger featured.