Carnegie Mellon University

E&TIM Courses

E&TIM's unique design allows technical professionals to apply innovation managment principles to a variety of fields, offering the cross-cutting, interdiscplinary approach required for today's technical and business leaders.

  • Candidates for the E&TIM MS degree must complete a minimum of 96 academic units after completing their undergraduate degree.
  • The minimum GPA required for graduation is 3.0 and a grade of C (2.0) or better is required for any course to count toward graduation.
  • At least 84 units must be graduate-level courses (course numbers XX-600 or above).
  • A maximum of up to 12 units of undergraduate courses can be counted towards the 96 units required for the E&TIM degree. Undergraduate courses must be at the 300 level or above to count towards the E&TIM Master’s degree.
  • A minimum of 180 units is required for the E&TIM dual degree students to receive two degrees. Both degrees will be granted simultaneously after completing all requirements for the Dual Degree.
  • Dual degree candidates may use up to 12 units of technical coursework from another College of Engineering MS degree towards the E&TIM requirements.
  • An approved internship, internship reports and presentation are also required. Internship registration does not count towards the minimum 96 units required for graduation from the program.

Core Requirements

48 units required, including 12 units from project course

  • 19-681: Managerial and Engineering Economics (12 units, Spring semester)
  • 19-682: The Strategy and Management of Technological Innovation (12 units, Spring semester)
  • 19-680: E&TIM Seminar on Innovation Management in Practice (6 units, Spring semester)
  • 19-684: Engineering and Technology Innovation Management in Practice (6 units, Fall semester)
  • Product/Process Project Course (12 units, Spring or Fall, e.g. 19-670 Quantitative Entrepreneurship: Analysis for New Technology Commercialization, 19-697 Lean Product Development)
  • 19-695 Internship Practicum course (Summer semester)

Technical Electives

A minimum of 24 units of engineering courses or other technical electives from School of Computer Science or Mellon College of Science. (For Silicon Valley track, fall courses may be CMU Silicon Valley technical offerings)

  • Graduate Courses in Engineering, based on student background and interest; see departmental offerings in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Interdisciplinary Engineering (Courses beginning with 39 – including EnergyMS Courses)
  • Other Technical Graduate Courses e.g. from the School of Computer Science, the Mellon College of Science, (with permission)
  • Undergraduate courses from the colleges above, subject to overall satisfaction of 84 units of graduate credits for E&TIM. For undergraduate courses to count towards the E&TIM, they must be at the 300 level or above.

Course #


Course Name




Quantitative Entrepreneurship: Analysis for New Technology Commercialization

Michalek, Jeremy/ Whitefoot, Katie (was Fuchs, Erica)



E&TIM Seminar on Innovation Management in Practice

Williams, J



Managerial and Engineering Economics

Kafka, Folke



The Strategy and Management of Technological Innovation

Williams, J & Armanios, D



Principles and Practices of R&D Management

Williams, J



Special Topics: Finance for Innovation Management

Wasson, R



Special Topics: Decision-Making Methods for Innovation Management

Wasson, R



Special Topics: Strategic Marketing and Product Planning for Tech Innovations

Berardone, Jim & Haqqi, Saman



Lean Product Development

Monroe, Robert

Innovation Management Electives

A minimum of 24 units of innovation management courses that include available courses from the Tepper School of Business or the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. Innovation Management electives are determined by the students own area of interest and may include the topical areas of Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Product Management, Leadership, and Innovation.

E&TIM elective courses have been specifically designed to address competency areas that are central to innovation management (these course can be counted as either Technical Electives or as Innovation Management electives).

  • 19-687:  Managing Research, Development and Innovation (6 units, Fall semester)
  • 19-689 Finance for Innovation Management (6 units, Spring and Fall semesters)
  • 19-691 Decision Making for Innovation (6 units, Fall semester)
  • 19-692 Strategic Marketing and Product Management for Tech Innovations (12 units, Fall semester)
  • 19-694 Leadership for Innovation (6 units, Fall semester)


  1. Elective choices are subject to availability each term