Active Learning Informed by Science

Minerva’s unique learning methodology, designed according to the science of learning, offers synchronous online courses taught in small seminars. Rather than centering on information transfer and memorization like most universities, you will develop and apply practical knowledge for career development and global impact, thanks to our focus on active learning. Active learning stimulates deep cognition, enhances your understanding of the material, advances your ability to apply concepts in novel ways, and fundamentally reshapes the way you think about the world.

Minerva’s virtual learning environment, Forum, serves not only as a sophisticated learning management system, tracking your progress and directing your academic development, but it also fosters active learning. Through Forum, you will interact with your global cohort in multiple ways, including in group discussions, breakout groups, debates, quizzes, polls, collaborative document creation and editing, presentations, and real-time simulations.

Key Program Features

  • Synchronous online
  • Part-time
  • Small interactive classes
  • Attend from anywhere in the world
  • Optional week in person
  • No GMAT or GRE required

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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.

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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.

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.

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Merit-based Admissions

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