ISDI Digital University Launches First Ever Online Master's Degree For Digital Business, Bringing Silicon Valley Leadership And Network Nationwide

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ISDI Digital University announces the launch of the first fully Online Master's Degree in Internet Business (MIB), which begins on November 29th. The first of its kind in the United States, this nine-month immersive program is designed to provide the skills necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing digital economy and allow access to a network of Silicon Valley leaders regardless of a student's location. ISDI's online program provides an unprecedented level of access to the best and brightest technology and business minds in Silicon Valley, who have designed a real-world curriculum that will bridge the digital skills gap and propel careers to the next level.

"As a university on the front lines of digital change, we are excited to launch the online version of our MIB program, a program designed to offer a current, practical, cutting edge education based on our academic team's own successes in Silicon Valley," says Amir Mashkoori, CEO and cofounder of ISDI Digital University. "We recognize the value of being able to provide this knowledge and access to network across the nation."

Steve Cadigan, cofounder of ISDI Digital University and former VP of Talent at LinkedIn follows that the MIB does not stop at learning, "Digital transformation is affecting almost every company in the country and one of the biggest impediments is finding the right talent to keep up with the digital change taking place. Companies and individuals alike have an incredible opportunity to stay ahead of this curve by arming themselves with the right talent and a strong, well connected network. Our mission at ISDI is to be part of this solution and help students and companies become the leaders of digital transformation."

Following the successful model of the in-person program, the MIB Online offers 16 thematic modules and applied learning projects that give students a comprehensive view into the world of digital business and provides the opportunity to put these learned digital skills into real-time practice. This in-depth curriculum will be complemented by live face time sessions with mentors, members of the Academic Board, and specific digital and business experts to ensure student success.

"Business today is nothing like it was five years ago - or even five months ago," says Jenny Ming, former President of Old Navy, and current CEO of Charlotte Russe. "The retail industry has been heavily impacted by the move to digital and the biggest challenge has been to change the culture and build a team who can drive us to success. I'm thrilled to partner with a university that is preparing its students to take this challenge, head on."

ISDI's MIB program is designed to set individuals up for success, regardless of their career or education backgrounds, and is recognized by California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) as a Master's Degree. The MIB Online's accelerated, cutting-edge curriculum is routinely reviewed by ISDI's Faculty and Academic Board to reflect the latest topics and trends in the digital industry.

Members of the faculty and Academic Board who will lead online modules include:
  • Amir Mashkoori, CEO and Co-founder, ISDI Digital University
  • Steve Cadigan, Co-founder of ISDI Digital University and former VP of Talent, LinkedIn
  • Gary Briggs, Chief Marketing Officer, Facebook
  • Adam Greco, Senior Partner, Analytics Demystified and Board of Directors, Digital Analytics Association
  • Jenny Ming, CEO, Charlotte Russe and former President, Old Navy
  • Greg Petroff, Managing Director, Online, Google Cloud and former Chief Experiential Officer, GE
  • Homayoun Razavi, Chief Customer Officer and EVP of Global Sales & Digital Marketing, Coriant
  • Lauren Vaccarello, Vice President of Marketing, Box
  • Meghan Ryan, Director of Digital, San Francisco 49ers
  • Andy Miller, Managing Director, Global Search Ads, Google
  • Luis Ferrandiz, Partner, McKinsey

Registration & PricingRegistration is now open for the inaugural MIB Online session, with the first online class beginning on Wednesday, November 29th through September 2018. Those looking to register or find more information can visit, call 888-267-4734 or email

Pricing for the inaugural MIB Online session is $14,500.

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ISDI Digital University™ISDI Digital University is an education entity offering a first-of-its-kind Master's Degree in Internet Business (MIB) focused on the digital transformation of individuals and organizations. Established in 2009, ISDI's proven education model has a history of success with over 80% of its graduates holding digital roles in 2016 alone. The Silicon Valley location is the first in the United States and is led by an Academic Board made up of some of the region's most accomplished digital and business leaders. This access to Silicon Valley leadership, paired with ISDI's innovative, industry-leading approach of a holistic, applied, and experiential curriculum, provides students with the knowledge and network to become leaders of tomorrow. ISDI is approved by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) to operate and offer a master's degree program. ISDI has submitted an accreditation plan to the BPPE and plans to formally apply for accreditation following its first graduating class, a requirement of the State of California.

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