The MS/DIM employs a Two Course in One Model which balances speed of degree completion with the responsibilities faced by working professionals. Each two course pair is engineered for efficiency in logistics (e.g., shared introductions and final presentation), course work and preparation (e.g., shared cases and reading), and assignments (e.g., shared term project). Each individual course includes:
- 7 online Learnathons on the same weeknight for 3 hours each. The last 30 minutes of each Learnathon is reserved for review and questions. The first and last Learnathons are shared across the two courses each term.
- 6 online Meetups on the same weekend day for about 1 hour. Each scheduled Meetup is hosted by the instructor and each student is required to check-in at the start. The first Meetup is shared across the two courses each term.