Tailoring with Electives-Integrated Innovation Institute - Carnegie Mellon University

Tailoring with Electives

Students can tailor their MII-PS/MPD experience to best suit their interests and career goals. Tailoring is done through the careful selection of electives in the Fall or Spring semesters with the guidance of their advisor. The interdisciplinary nature of Carnegie Mellon offers students the opportunity to tap into a broad range of courses offered by our seven world class colleges and departments including:

College of Fine Arts
Design, Architecture

Carnegie Institute of Technology
Mechanical, Biomedical, Material Science, Chemical, Electrical, and Civil Engineering

School of Computer Science
Robotics, Human Computer Interaction, and Entertainment Technology

Tepper School of Business

H. John Heinz III College
Public Policy and Information Systems

Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Psychology, Statistics, and Anthropology

Mellon College of Science
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Physics

2014-2015 Electives

During the 2014-2015 academic year, MIIPS students completed the following electives. Elective offering vary from year to year and a complete pre-approved list will be provided during student advising appointments.

Human Computer Interaction

  • 05-630, Programming Usable Interfaces
  • 05-688, Small Group Study in HCI
  • 05-839, The Data Pipeline: Collecting and Using Data for Interactive Systems
  • 05-863, Introduction to Human Computer Interaction for Technology Executives
  • 05-899, Special Topics: Mobile Service Innovation


  • 45-805, Entrepreneurial High Growth Companies
  • 45-833, New Product Management
  • 45-836, Consumer Behavior
  • 45-843, Organizational Power & Influence
  • 45-872, Technology Strategy
  • 45-960, Sustainable Operations
  • 46-832, Marketing Research


  • 51-732, Mapping & Diagramming
  • 51-748, Cardboard Modeling I (Special Topics for 2014-2015)
  • 51-752, Cardboard Modeling II (Special Topics for 2014-2015)
  • 51-796, Design Ethos & Action
  • 51-856, Visualization in Design
  • 51-884, Creating in Social Complexity

Social Innovation/Public Policy

  • 90-845, Social Innovation Incubator
  • 94-801, Acting for Management
  • 94-811, Strategy Development
  • 94-813, Project Management
  • 94-858, Communicating Complexity

Pre-Approved Electives

Please note that this list not complete and that there is no guarantee a student will be able to secure a spot in these courses. A complete pre-approved elective list will be provided during fall term orientation and spring term academic advising appointments each year.

Courses must be relevant to the product development process and must be approved by the advisor.

Also note that some courses are offered in the Fall or Spring and some are offered in both and that some course schedules may conflict with the schedule of a required MII-PS course. For the most up to date information about these courses and others offered across the CMU campus, please visit the CMU Schedule of Classes website.