Master of Science Degree
Program Details

Learn from Anywhere

All classes are held in live, online seminars, using Minerva’s Active Learning Forum™. This advanced education technology only requires a good computer and a reliable, high-speed internet connection; with these, classes can be attended from anywhere in the world.

There is no residential requirement, so there are no additional expenses for travel or housing. If you wish to relocate, you are free to do so, but we do not sponsor student visas for this program. 

The Master's class on the Active Learning Forum
The Active Learning Forum /

The Active Learning Forum is designed specifically to improve your educational experience, with video-based seminars that provide:

  • Intimate interaction with your professor and fewer than 20 students 
  • Individualized instruction and frequent feedback 
  • Attendance from anywhere with broadband internet 
  • Simplified schedule and assignment management 
  • Enhanced performance review and progress tracking

A Master’s class in session shows some features of the Active Learning Forum.

Photo: Ayo Seligman

Academic Calendar

Intensive Learning

The academic program begins in early September and comprises four 15-week semesters, each separated by a recess. The five-month period after the conclusion of coursework is devoted to completing the Master’s Thesis. Classes meet four days per week, each session lasting 90-minutes. The Master’s Thesis is an individual project rather than a seminar; meeting times will be arranged by each student with his or her Thesis Advisor.

Due to the global nature of our program and the fact that all of our seminars are live, class times will be determined based on enrollment.

Student Support Services

Beyond a Degree

Ongoing Academic Advising and Academic Support

All MSKGI students have access to multiple sources of academic support, including both online and offline resources. Before courses start, students are referred to general and specific online resources to prepare themselves for the seminar classes. Once classes begin, the Minerva platform will provide rapid feedback so both the teacher and the student know when extra support is needed. As they progress, students will continue to receive feedback and will be provided with additional resources, guidance, and self-study programs. Centralized resources available to these students, who may be anywhere in the world, will include virtual office hours with professors and study groups. 

Career Planning and Professional Development
Minerva’s Professional Development Agency will help you to think strategically about your career and leverage your new intellectual assets in current and future professional roles. Far beyond resume reviews and mock interviews, the group helps you drive towards work that has meaning and impact. 

Through workshops and coaching, you will learn how to best leverage your new intellectual assets, whether you’re looking to improve your effectiveness in your current role or to translate your experiences and motivations to have a different type of influence. You will be provided with bespoke career development tools that help you diagnose where and how to invest your time in professional development to maximize your impact. Guided by coaches in group sessions, you will engage with a global cohort of peers, helping each other learn from diverse perspectives that cross industries and geographic boundaries. You will also gain access to curated discussions and individual advising sessions with a global network of professionals who can broaden your perspectives on what type of work is possible and help you understand where you best fit in the professional landscape.

Graduate program applications are now open for the Master’s class starting in Fall 2019. 

Be ready for what’s next.