Career Forward Experience

Minerva’s Coaching and Talent Development Team provides a variety of services to advance your career. In addition to resume reviews and workshops, you will receive personalized, virtual, real-time support through a combination of one-on-one and group coaching. Whether you are seeking to continue your current trajectory or bring newly honed capabilities to a different role, Minerva’s talent development team will work with you to define your goals, explore your options, and identify opportunities for professional growth.

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Coaching Support Sessions

As a Minerva graduate student, in your first semester, you will benefit from one-on-one virtual coaching that focuses on helping you articulate your career objectives and sense of personal purpose. You will work with a coach to align your graduate program experience with your professional journey. Then, through virtual group sessions in your second semester, you can further explore your values, strengths, and areas for development and begin to develop an individual plan for making meaningful progress toward your goals. The group format fosters a supportive community with your graduate classmates, holding you accountable and keeping you inspired.

“My professional coach is a great source of inspiration and a thought partner to help me push forward. Whether it be finding my key strengths, reflecting on how to act on my interests and goals, or sharing my raw ideas on thesis topics, she is always there to refine my thoughts and carry on. Coaching is helpful for aligning the professional goals with who I am.”

Seonyeong Lee
MDA Class of 2021


Alumni Outcomes

Ramshreyas Rao (Ram) joined the Master of Science in Decision Analysis (MDA) as a software consultant in the Indian social sector. During his time at Minerva, Ram discovered a passion for quantitative finance as he delved into the cryptocurrency space, making use of the decision-making tools he learned through the MDA program. This propelled him into a new sector—and role—as a quantitative analyst in a Zurich-based cryptocurrency ETF (investment fund traded on stock exchanges) provider company.

71% of Master in Decision Analysis graduates started a new role (promotion) at the same company or at a different company.*

*according to 2022 survey data

Graduate alumni are spread out in over 13 countries around the world and work across a diverse set of industries and positions, including, but not limited to, Healthcare/Biotech, Education/EdTech, Tech, Finance and Investment, Consulting, Conglomerates, Startups, Public Sector, NGOs.

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Master of Science in Decision Analysis

The online Master of Science in Decision Analysis program prepares graduate students to analyze complex problems & make consequential decisions.

Graduate Certificate in Decision Analysis

This online program attracts rising and established leaders who are determined to make a positive impact in the world.

Merit-based Admissions

Minerva’s unique admissions process eliminates unfair biases and focuses on who you are, how you think, and what you have accomplished.