The SVO Partners with ISDI Digital University to Launch Silicon Valley's Only Master’s of Internet Business Degree

Today, ISDI Digital University announces the creation of a Master’s Degree in Internet Business (MIB); a 9-month immersive program to bridge the skills gap in a rapidly evolving digital economy. The first of its kind in the United States, this expert-level program will be led by some of Silicon Valley’s top tech and business leaders.

"The skills needed to succeed in our new digital economy are changing and evolving quicker than employers and entrepreneurs can keep up with,” said Amir Mashkoori, CEO of ISDI Digital University. "In less time and money than a traditional Master’s program and more in-depth and immersive than a seminar or micro-degree program, ISDI’s approach to transformative digital education will propel professionals’ careers forward through real world curriculum and its professional network of advisors.”

ISDI offers 16 different learning modules that give students a comprehensive view into the world of Internet Business and provides the opportunity to put these learned skills into practice. Students will be taught and coached by a team of digital professionals, including some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent executives in Internet Business who act as peers, professors, advisors and mentors. The school has partnered with the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce to launch the program which will commence in the Spring.

“One of the most innovative elements of the ISDI degree is the way students connect, interact and collaborate with the extensive ISDI global community,” said Steve Cadigan, co-founder of ISDI Digital University and previous Vice President of Talent at LinkedIn.  “During the MIB program and after students graduate, we actively connect them to industry professionals, to help them grow their networks and careers.”

Originally established in Spain in 2009, ISDI has graduated seven sessions resulting in an extensive digital network of over 1,000 MIBers and 5,000 professionals around the world.

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’s deep-dive, cutting-edge curriculum includes 450 hours of instruction and is routinely reviewed by ISDI’s Faculty and Academic Board to reflect the latest in the digital industry.

Members of the faculty and Academic Board 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

·       Luis Ferrandiz, Partner, Digital Hub, Southern Europe, McKinsey

·       Adam Greco, Senior Partner, Analytics Demystified

·       Jenny Ming, CEO, Charlotte Russe and former President, Old Navy

·       Greg Petroff, Managing Director, Online, Google Cloud and former Chief Experiential Officer at GE

·       Nacho de Pinedo, CEO, ISDI Spain and former Marketing Director at Canal+

·       Homayoun Razavi, Managing Director, North America, Broadsoft

·       Javier Rodriguez Zapatero, Chairman, ISDI Spain and former Head of Google, Spain and Portugal

·       Victor Molero, Chief Academic Officer, PHD, Computer Science

ISDI is proud to partner with the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, where the inaugural in-person sessions will be held, to drive awareness around the workforce transformation benefits of the program.

“Being the eyes and ears of businesses in Silicon Valley, we are keenly aware that a program like this is needed for companies and individuals trying to digitally transform, and the Chamber is proud and excited to host the launch of ISDI Digital University right here in the heart of Silicon Valley,” said Matt Mahood, CEO of The silicon valley organization.

Registration is now open for the Spring 2017 MIB session, with classes to be held from mid-March to mid-December. Those looking to register, or get more information, can visit www.ISDIdigital.university or call 888- 267-ISDI.

 

ISDI Digital University™

ISDI Digital University offers a Master’s Degree of Internet Business (MIB) that provides an immersive, comprehensive and intensive nine-month curriculum. The innovative, industry-leading approach, combines real-world application and access to some of Silicon Valley’s most accomplished leaders to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to propel their careers forward. ISDI’s holistic, applied and experiential approach to education equips our students with the critical ability of continually staying current through leveraging and growing their networks. 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.