Accelerate Your Career

Develop decision-making 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.

Thank you. We hope you enjoy learning more about the program.

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

All MDA classes are conducted in a small seminar format using Minerva’s fully active learning methodology, which compels you to be prepared to contribute in every class session, helping you hone your critical thinking, debate, and presentation skills. Classes are held on Forum™, enabling flexibility for working professionals from around the world.


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.

Are you ready to invest in yourself? We are accepting applications for Fall 2021 by May 14.

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