The Path To Your Degree

The Key Principles of pedagogy

  • Information is constantly changing and being updated. The most important part of your education is learning the principles that allow you to quickly learn and apply new information.
  • Develop leadership traits by understanding the logic and patterns in information instead of getting bogged down by the technical details.
  • Direct your energy and focus into the single area you want to truly excel in. We all have roughly the same amount of energy. The most successful people channel it into a single area for years until they reach mastery
  • Apply the 80/20 approach to your education. Be sure to gain high level proficiency in diversified disciplines and a disproportionate amount of mastery in a single discipline which will be the cornerstone of your career.
  • Be deliberate in your purpose and follow a vetted system for success.
  • Accept that your education never stops. True mastery is acheived through losing yourself in your craft.
  • Experiment and keep trying new ways to solve problems with existing solutions. Practice design thinking patterns to stay sharp and innovative.

Complete degree Curriculum

Week 0 (Pre-Admission)

Your education begins today. By qualifying for the program through a series of aptitude exams which measure your fit for the KIVER path, you also gain your first college credit towards your degree.

Your admission course, Developing Effective Teams, will prepare you to be a leader in your industry. Whether you're on the ground managing a multi-billion dollar construction project or in the lab discovering new ways to cure cancer. Your leadership abilities will shine as you delicately maneuver through the fine details of developing a team which delivers consistent qualitative results.

Week 1-12 (Core General Education Requirements & Information Literacy)

The first 12 weeks are dedicated to completing your general education requirements which are required to graduate from every Bachelor's degree program in the U.S.

Prepare to study courses ranging from Microeconomics to Government and Science, while strengthening your core educational foundation.

Here are some courses from the curriculum 

  • Moral & Political Philosophy
  • Information Literacy (Recommended Reading): The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight In The Age Of Information Overload
  • Business Ethics
  • Public Speaking
  • Introductory Biology
Week 13-22 (Two Concentrations)

You choose two concentrations which will shape the course of your studies and eventually your thesis. Each concentration is a mix of both lower and higher level classes. Here are some popular areas you can choose to focus in:

  1. Religion / Philosophy
  2. Economics

  3. Art

  4. Political science

  5. Music

  6. Geography

  7. Literature

  8. Biology

  9. Foreign languages

  10. Psychology & Sociology

  11. Math
  12. History
Week 23-28 (Upper-Level Requirement)

In order to complete your advance course requirement you are going to choose from a large selection of advanced level courses that will sharpen your mind. Here is a sample set of six courses which fulfill this requirement:

  • Money & Banking
  • Drugs and Alcohol in Modern Society
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals
  • Principles of Closing the Sale
  • Advanced Communications on the Managerial Level
  • Advanced Strategic Management and Business Policy
Week 29 + (Elective Education Req.)

During the last weeks of your degree you are going to expand your scope in the areas which you are already most familiar with while exploring unchartered territories, filling in the gaps in your knowledge.

The last weeks of the program can be accelerated through a series of language exams for students that posses fluency in a second language or through creating a portfolio which demonstrates proficiency in an industry skill. All other students are welcome to take a variety of other courses which suit their individual interests and future professional goals. Here is a selection of entertaining classes which complete the elective education requirements:

  • Pop Culture Literacy
  • Human Sexuality
  • Introduction to Drama
  • The Bible as Literature

After you've completed 105 credits towards your degree you can begin working on your capstone. Here are some informational gems about the capstone:

  • It's heavily based on one of your two concentration areas which you completed in week 13-22.
  • It can take up to eight weeks to complete and you correspond with your professor for the capstone project virtually.
  • You'll be writing extensively about ethical dilemmas which require you to weigh multiple perspectives for an issue or a problem that has no clear right or wrong.

how this works

The American Counsel on education (ACE) is responsible for giving college credit for classes like AP in High School and to over 100 similar organizations which provide college-level classes offered by Kiver

You can transfer up to 117 ACE approved credits earned
through the KIVER system towards your degree

you do the math


Excelsior college b.a. degree: on your own

4 Years


Excelsior college b.a. degree: with kiver

1 Year or less
Step by step coaching and mentoring to keep you motivated and on-track