The duration of the whole program is about 24 months. Courses are arranged in three segments (Foundation& Core, Specialization and Performance) and offered one at a time.

A course starts with a lecturing week, followed by three weeks of self-studying and completing project or group assignments with the support of local teaching assistants. The final exam is conducted at the end of the third week.

All classes and exams are scheduled in the evening and on weekends. Course materials are made available about two weeks prior to the beginning of each course.

During the Performance segment, participants have an opportunity to conduct comprehensive research on a topic of their own choice with the assistance of an MSM faculty and local coaches.