The Master of Science in Decision Analysis teaches you the critical skills needed to make better decisions and enact positive change.

Key Program Benefits/

Globalization and Big Data have ushered in an Era of Big Decisions. Organizations of all types demand effective decision-makers, with a high degree of critical thinking and the ability to gather, interpret, and act upon various data.

Minerva has developed a first-of-its-kind graduate program designed specifically to prepare you for twenty-first-century leadership. Learn to make consequential decisions to make a meaningful impact.

Adaptive skills for data-informed decision-making

Applied problem-solving for real-world challenges

Active class sessions with diverse, international peers

Blended data analysis and leadership capabilities

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Drive your organization forward with a unique set of cognitive tools for informed decision-making.

The 21-month, part-time graduate program is designed to impart key professional skills, with an emphasis on research, analysis, and practical decision-making. You will learn to interpret complex data, find rational conclusions, devise potential solutions, and evaluate the implications of your choices.

Interact with diverse, international peers, while attending class from anywhere in the world.

All Minerva classes are held in live, online seminars, using the Active Learning Forum™. You can attend from anywhere with a reliable high-speed internet connection, so classes are accessible around the world.

Program Elements/
Applied Knowledge
The curriculum is designed to ensure you learn to use relevant concepts, facts, and theories to analyze complex, real-world challenges and make effective decisions with far-reaching impact.

Advanced Courses
All courses assume adequate background knowledge and require advanced, graduate-level work for class assignments and your Master’s thesis.

Sophisticated Instruction
Your classes are small, interactive seminars that push you to constantly test and expand your skills in critical and creative thinking, effective communication, and effective interaction.

Research Orientation
Your assignments and Master’s thesis will incorporate original quantitative and qualitative empirical research, with findings used to analyze situations, develop viable solutions, and structure decisions.

Interdisciplinary Study
You will study across multiple fields — public policy, business, and the sciences — through sophisticated project-based learning, fieldwork, and applied decision-making techniques.

Natalie on ALF in Berlin

A Minerva student participating in class on the Active Learning Forum.

Photo: Marcus Reichmann / Blink

Earn an advanced degree with relevance across disciplines, at a fraction of the cost of competitive graduate programs. 

With just over a 1.5-year commitment and only $39,000 in tuition, the Master of Science in Decision Analysis is highly competitive with other top graduate programs. A student loan program is also available for qualified students, putting an advanced degree well within your reach.

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

Be ready for what’s next.