A Degree for the Global Leader

Develop transferable skills to maximize your impact.

The Master of Science in Decision Analysis (MDA) is a unique program designed for professionals like you. You will develop the skills to be an adaptive leader who can deconstruct problems, interpret complex data, and devise effective solutions, in order to drive meaningful improvements in any sector.

In this 21-month, part-time, non-residential graduate program, you will acquire key transferable skills, through the practical application of frameworks and concepts across multiple contexts.

Are you ready to invest in yourself?

program details

program details

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Academic Program

The curriculum focuses on utilizing big data to inform decisions of consequence. With courses covering complex analysis, research methods, and information-based decision-making, you will gain the interdisciplinary knowledge and practical skills. The thesis enables you to apply your learning to a substantive topic of your choosing.

Small Seminars

Each discussion-based seminar at Minerva 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 science of learning

the science of learning

Active Learning


Minerva’s admissions process is designed to provide talented students from around the world with better access to transformational opportunities in education. By eliminating biases, including standardized tests and admissions fees, our merit-based approach focuses on who you are, how you think, and what you have achieved. The admissions process requires an application form, your CV/resume and transcript, and the completion of two short, online challenges. Qualified applicants will be invited to a virtual interview.

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