MSSM Program Details: Part-Time Format
Designed with the working professional in mind, this degree format offers the option to attend classes on-campus or remotely.
Gain the skills you need to level up your career in the software industry in a flexible format.
Graduates with extensive industry experience pursue strategic and executive leadership positions in software businesses.
How It Works
You attend classes in the evening, one night a week.
You can attend in person at the Silicon Valley campus or remotely via Zoom.
As a working professional, you're busy. We respect your time and have designed this degree format to be flexible, allowing you to attend synchronous class in person or remotely. You can plan your work and personal schedule around class times to allow you to balance your education with your life.
Much like the workplace, you'll work closely in teams with your peers.
Further develop your leadership and team-building skills in a hands-on, team environment. You'll partner with your peers to work on projects and presentations, to balance your technical skills with your interpersonal skills.
Curriculum & Course Preview
- Standard part-time track: Two years, over six contiguous semesters
- 144 units are needed to complete all degree requirements
- If work or other demands require that you take a break from the program, you may request a leave of up to one year. Students have a total of 6 years to complete the program.
- Students must have a minimum QPA of 3.0 to graduate.
For additional details regarding degree requirements, review our full Graduate Student Handbook.
You will complete courses in the following areas:
Software Product Definition
Process & Project Management
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Elements of Software Management
Metrics for Software Managers
The Business of Software
Software Product Strategy
Agile Marketing for High Tech Innovation
Organizational Behavior for High Tech Knowledge Industry
Open Source Software
Architecture & Programming Principles
Mobile Apps for the Internet of Things
Architecture Principles for Product Managers