The online Master of Science in Integrated Design, Business and Technology provides students with the tools and perspectives that are prized in the most innovative companies in the U.S. and abroad, and offers students an array of real-world, real-time opportunities to hone their abilities and test their ideas. As a result, your employer may be invested in advancing your education, and willing to provide financial support options to help fuel your professional success and innovation within the company.

To assist you in seeking employer assistance, an Employer Benefit Guide and a list of tips and resources is provided below.


We encourage you to use our Employer Benefit Guide during your meeting with your employer. The guide provides an overview of the MSIDBT program and outlines the benefits it can provide to you and your company in the short and long term. 


Before you reach out to your employer, consider these tips for ensuring the conversation is productive:

Review your company’s policies. To determine your company’s tuition support options, look in your benefits manual or check with the human resources department. It can also be helpful to reach out to other employees who have done something similar in the past.

Become deeply familiar with our program. It’s important to take the time to research the program in depth. Be familiar with the curriculum and residentials and time investment required to complete the program successfully.

Highlight benefits to your organization. Prepare to articulate the specific ways in which our curriculum will enhance your performance as an employee. Explain how your newfound skills will complement current and future projects, help propel the organization’s goals, and enable you to offer support and guidance to your colleagues.

Be flexible. Many employers may ask for an “insurance policy” when funding your education — for example, a minimum GPA requirement, a demonstration of your new skills or a commitment to work for the organization for a set period of time. Your employer may also choose to fund only part of your tuition, want to discuss tax implications or ask about other funding available to you. It’s important to be flexible with what your employer can or will offer, as you may be able to secure other funding assistance.

Plan ahead. If you are seeking funding from your employer, we advise that you start the application process early, allowing plenty of time to plan and coordinate constructive conversations and provide additional information and resources as needed. We recommend you complete your application by the priority deadline to ensure there is enough time to organize your finances and make a strong case for support.

If you’re ready to get started, you can start your application today, or request information below and an admissions counselor will reach out to you to answer any questions you might have.