Who is MSI?

MSI was created in 2016 by Alex Stefan out of his passion for education in a digital environment. A seasoned educator in technology and business, Alex strongly believes that education should be tightly / intimately connected with the industry and that the new digital technology available today can tremendously amplify the educational process transformative character.
Alex has spent the last 2 years creating a comprehensive, fully online study program in Digital Marketing by mixing his own expertise in the area with licensed content from the big names in the field like Digital Marketing Institute, Digital Marketer, Stukent or Cisco Networking Academy. The result is a complete online educational experience in digital marketing which is complemented at the end by a choice between a 12 month paid internship in New York City and starting your own online marketing agency. 


Our mission is to advance professionally - oriented education and applied skills training with an international perspective in a variety of technology and business disciplines that are not available at many traditional higher education institutions. We are committed to prepare our students to succeed in the global marketplace. This is achieved through blending academic rigor with professional training and cultural diversity awareness, while concentrating on the professional and personal growth of our students.

MSI Team

Manhattan Studies Institute was founded in 2016 as a non-profit organization and is based in Manhattan, New York. 
Part of the Manhattan Studies team are our (instructors, mentors and coaches). They guide our students throughout the learning process and. 

Alex Stefan 

Director / Instructor

From supervising dissertations and teaching in multiple areas to leading numerous research and marketing projects,  Alex Stefan brings a lot to the table when it comes to educating students.

Scott Holroyd


Scott Holroyd is an author, public speaker, online business coach and consultant, business reality show host, and mentor to over 8,000 students worldwide. Scott is also the creator of the Conversational Marketing System, which is the focus of his books, podcasts, online shows and television shows, courses and programs.

Nilesh Rohra 


Nilesh Rohra is a meticulous digital marketing professional, who consistently delivers innovative thinking and creative ingenuity to our team. He has a passion for PPC, SEO, social media and marketing analytics.

Florin Neamtu 


From corporate to teaching in multiple areas to leading numerous research and marketing projects,, Florin Neamtu has the experience to link the market with education 

 Mark Casey


Mark Casey is the founder of Trinity Leads and Casey Advertising. He is also the co-host of the Campaign Creators and the director of operations at LEEAP business partner with Holroyd Media. Mark is fanatical about all things digital, social and content. He is an educator and digital marketing consulting strategist for multiple corporations.

Jonny Bennett


Jonathon Bennett is the creator of the Assassin Of Sales brand, author, public speaker, sales coach and consultant, and sales director of multiple industries. Jonathon is also an online course creator, sales influencer, and specialist digital agency closer. With over 9 years sales experience, Jonathon excels closing both medium and high ticket contracts.

Our Partners

MSI has signed educational partnerships for ensuring the highest quality of the content delivered as well as industry partnerships to ensure a smooth and beneficial practical training experience for each student.


At the Digital Marketing Institute, we have made it our mission to transform the skills and knowledge of digital professionals on a global scale. There are three core reasons for this. The first is to advance the careers of marketers and sellers, the second is to address the digital skills shortage to ensure businesses have a capable and agile workforce. The final reason is to provide educators with professional certifications that can nurture future generations.

CISCO Networking Academy 

Since 1997, Cisco Networking Academy has been working toward a single goal: fostering the technical and entrepreneurial skills that people, educators, and companies need to change the world for the better.Together with our education, instructor, training and employment partners we’ve made a commitment to developing the workforce of the future. Join us as we change the world – one student at a time.


Our mission is to help educators help students help the world. Stukent provides digital courseware to institutions all over the world.

Odyssey International Exchange 

Odyssey International Exchange is a cultural exchange organization headquartered in Los Angeles, CA. We are designated by the U.S. Department of State to sponsor foreign university students, recent graduates and young professionals through the J-1 Intern and Trainee exchange programs. Every year we sponsor thousands of students and young professionals to study visit the United States and participate in internships and management training programs with American host companies.


DigitalMarketer is the premier online community for digital marketing professionals. It’s a place where you can learn how to market like a pro, connect with industry experts, and get the strategies and tools you need to grow and scale your business to new heights. With tens of thousands of customers in 68 countries around the globe, we’ve become one of the world’s most trusted voices sharing the best of what works in digital marketing.

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