The founding graduate class will start in January 2014. The school will limit admissions to 36 students, globally as this will be a self-directed professional graduate program of study.
PROGRAM OF STUDY :
Quarter 1 – PROJECT PROPOSAL / INITIATION + RESEARCH :
During the first quarter, the student will initiate his or her project by selecting a specialization and proposing a subject of study -establishing a problem. The student will work with the school to develop the proposal, and finalize it before moving to the second quarter. In addition, the student will self-direct in studying InSB core courses starting with “Design Thinking + Analysis” and “Advanced Human Capital + Team Structures”, as well as will commence a public archive of the project.
Quarter 2 – RESEARCH + DEVELOPMENT :
During the second quarter, the student will seek a professional partner or organization with whom to deepen the research, while continuing to work with the school in its development. The self-directed studying of core courses continues with “Data + Information Presentations” and “Advanced Project Deliveries + Contracts”, as well as the maintenance of the public archive.
Quarter 3 – APPLICATION :
During the third quarter, the student will put all theory and research to practice, in partnership with the professional partner(s) or organization(s) and with the guidance of the school, and he / she will analyze and quantify results, to revisit the project and re-establish the problem in question. The self-directed studying continues with “Lean Plans” and “Advanced Business Development + Management”, as well as the maintenance of the public archive.
Quarter 4 – POSITION DEFENSE + FINAL EXAMINATION :
During the fourth quarter, the last quarter of the program, the student will have had to successfully complete all six core courses required to finalize their position -clearly defining objectives and findings into a paper. The student will then be eligible to schedule a final examination and defense at the school, in Chicago. Upon passing the final examination, and a successful defense of their project in front of a jury, plus the submission of the paper along with finalization of the public archive, the student will be granted a Professional Master Degree by the InSB.
CORE COURSES :
- Design Thinking + Analysis ( Quarter 1 )
- Advanced Human Capital + Team Structures ( Quarter 1 )
- Data + Information Presentations ( Quarter 2 )
- Advanced Project Deliveries + Contracts ( Quarter 2 )
- Lean Plans ( Quarter 3 )
- Advanced Business Development + Management ( Quarter 3 )
- Defense + Final Exam ( Quarter 4 )
To apply for InSB Professional Graduate Program and be eligible for admission, you must meet the following criteria :
- Must have graduated with an Undergraduate degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction, or other InSB approved program, with a minimum 2.75 GPA.
- Must submit all official available Undergraduate school transcripts
- Must submit a single letter of recommendation, from a professional peer or professor
- Must submit a project proposal abstract, 750 words minimum -in English
- Must submit an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
- Must submit a completed 2014 Graduate Lean Application
- Must pay the $75 application fee online
ALL REQUIREMENTS MUST BE MET BY NOVEMBER 1 2013, FOR 2014 CLASS ADMISSION.
As a tuition-free University, there will be no charges per credit-hour for the duration of the 1-year program. However, in order to maintain the student’s files, the school will charge a minimum administration fee per quarter as follows :
$75 Application fee, payable through “Payments” tab on my.insb
$750 per quarter + $125 for the final examination + $250 for the project’s defense in Chicago; all fees totaling $3,450 for the entire program. The project’s defense fee does not include flights or room and board.
FEES SCHEDULE :
- Quarter 1 fees ($750) due by December 1, 2013.
- Quarter 2 fees ($750) due by March 1, 2014.
- Quarter 3 fees ($750) due by June 1, 2014.
- Quarter 4 + final examination + defense fees ($1,125) due by September 1, 2014.
Quarter fees are due on the school’s scheduled dates. Applications will not be reviewed until application fee has been paid in full. Admissions to the Professional Graduate Program are rolling -received and reviewed year-round. All admitted students enter the program on the subsequent calendar year.