Career Forward Experience

At Minerva, you will explore, identify, and develop the necessary skills and characteristics to advance your career.

In addition to availability of career resources such as 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.

“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


Coaching Support Sessions

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, and align your MDA experience with your professional journey. Then, through virtual group sessions in the second semester, you can further explore your values, strengths, and areas for development. In these sessions you can also begin developing an individual plan for making meaningful progress toward your goals. The group format is valuable because it fosters a supportive community with your graduate classmates, holding you accountable and keeping you inspired.

2019 MDA graduate,
Katie Carlin, speaking
at Consequent 2019

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Building Your Network

In parallel with your personal growth and professional development, you will begin building a robust professional network both within your diverse cohort and externally. Minerva has developed relationships with global organizations, renowned experts, and industry leaders, who enhance the perspectives and networking opportunities within your diverse graduate cohort. Through personal introductions, curated discussions and opportunities to strengthen your networking skills, you will gain access to a range of connections that can enhance your career.

Applications for Fall 2023 are now open.

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Affordable Education

The Master of Science in Decision Analysis is both affordable and can be financed with optional student loans.

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Master’s Curriculum

Develop and strengthen your decision-making skills to address complex challenges and make a profound impact on society.

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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.