2019 MDA graduates, 
Rio Dluzak and Katy Carlin, 
taking class in a San Francisco co-working space

Active Learning from Anywhere

As an MDA student, you will engage with your cohort of diverse professionals in a dynamic virtual classroom environment.

Minerva’s online active learning approach, based on the science of learning, enables you to deeply understand course material and apply it to real professional contexts, equipping you with universal decision-making and problem-solving skills.

Classes are led in real time by a team of exceptional faculty, who are experts in their fields. By introducing, reinforcing, and evaluating your use of specific capabilities through personalized feedback, Minerva professors help you learn, practice, then master these skills over time.

Rather than centering on information transfer and memorization, each class offers opportunities to debate, investigate, collaborate, and apply key concepts. All Minerva classes are conducted online via Forum™, an advanced interactive virtual learning platform that enables engagement and team work in multiple formats, including breakout groups, polls, simulations, and presentations. This range of remote learning modalities gives you numerous opportunities to develop and apply practical knowledge that is both relevant to your career and globally impactful.


Each discussion-based seminar pushes you to continuously interact with your professors and classmates. Through this deep collaboration, you learn to question assumptions, analyze information, perform simulations, devise novel solutions, and fundamentally reshape the way you think about the world.

“The MDA classes are really special because of the interesting and diverse group of students that attend them—not only are they from around the world but they are also experienced professionals from a variety of fields. Minerva’s active-learning method encourages students to share their own experiences, which gives texture and substance to the discussion.”

Tomer Perry
Assistant Professor of Social Sciences


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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.

Curated Career Resources

To help you advance your career, Minerva will help you identify your goals, explore possible paths, and develop a realistic plan to achieve them.

Affordable Education

The MDA is both affordable and can be financed with optional student loans.