Master of Science in Software Management
The distinctive, interdisciplinary graduate degree in Software Management (MS SM) is an offering of Carnegie Mellon University’s Integrated Innovation Institute — a jointly supported venture of the College of Engineering, Tepper School of Business, and the Carnegie Mellon School of Design within the College of Fine Arts that focuses on education and research in innovation methods and practice. The three schools have united to cross-train students to become elite innovators, enhancing the effectiveness of thinking and generating results.
Software product innovation, entrepreneurship and management
The MS in Software Management program, based at the Silicon Valley campus, focuses on the innovation and entrepreneurship of software systems and management of those processes — from people and projects to portfolios and programs. The curriculum recognizes the specialized combination of talent and expertise required to succeed in the software industry — a mix of technical, creative, and interpersonal skills that can scale from start-ups to international corporations.
- The one-year full-time MS SM program includes product development workshops, extensive work in teams, and an internship/practicum experience.
- A two-year part-time MS SM program, designed for working software professionals, offers tracks in product development, entrepreneurship, and enterprise innovation.
Deadlines for MS SM Applicants
|Round 1*||Round 2*||Round 3**|
||Jan. 15||Mar. 15||Jun. 1|
||Dec. 1||Feb. 1||May 15|
*Applicants in Rounds I & II are eligible to apply for a merit-based fellowship.
**Round III for international students is April 15. Only COMPLETE applications will be accepted by this date.