Integrated Innovation Institute - Pittsburgh/Silicon Valley School Catalog
Carnegie Mellon University
Integrated Innovation Institute
4612 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Branch Campus: Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley
NASA AMES RESEARCH PARK, MS 23-11
Moffett Field, CA 94035
Phone: (650) 335-2886; Fax (650) 603-7032
Carnegie Mellon University is a private, non-profit institution, approved to operate in California by the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Carnegie Mellon University is accredited through a voluntary, peer-review process coordinated by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE or Middle States). MSCHE is one of six regional accrediting agencies in the United States, each accrediting institutions of higher education within a specific geographic region. Middle States is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This recognition enables MSCHE’s member institutions to establish eligibility to participate in federal financial aid programs (e.g., federal loans, grants, and work-study) administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Carnegie Mellon University has been accredited by Middle States since 1921. More information regarding accreditation standards and processes and to view the University’s re-accreditation reports on the Middle States Accreditation website at: http://www.cmu.edu/middlestates/.
Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.
As a prospective student, you are encouraged to review this catalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You are also encouraged to review the School Performance Fact Sheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing an enrollment agreement.
A student or any member of the public may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 toll-free or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s internet website, at www.bppe.ca.gov
Classes offered for the Master of Science in Software Management (MS-SM) program and Master of Science in Technology Venture (MS-TV) in California are held at:
Branch Campus: Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley
NASA AMES RESEARCH PARK, MS 23-11
Moffett Field, CA 94035
Phone: (650) 335-2886; Fax (650) 603-7032
The Integrated Innovation Institute offers two degrees in connection with the Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley campus.
Master of Science in Software Management: teaches students how to create innovative software products and services, manage the resources to create them, and gain the business expertise that is required for a successful software enterprise. The curriculum is currently offered through two full-time tracks (12 months or 16 months) and a part-time option. This degree is offered completely from the Carnegie Mellon University - Silicon Valley campus.
Master of Science in Technology Ventures: focuses on entrepreneurial students looking to leverage deep knowledge of emerging technologies into successful business ventures. This 16-month degree connects skills in emerging technology and innovation, with business acumen needed to take an idea into a successful venture. This degree is offered between the Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley campuses.
For detailed outline of the requirements for completion for each programs offered at the Integrated Innovation Institute, including a description of the instruction provided in each of the courses, the requirements for completion of each program, including required courses, any final tests or examinations, any required internships or externships, and the total number of credit hours, clock hours, or other increments required for completion can be found online at:
Master of Science in Software Management
- Full Time Programs with Curriculum: http://www.cmu.edu/integrated-innovation/degrees/mssm/full-time/index.html
- Part Time Program with Curriculum: http://www.cmu.edu/integrated-innovation/degrees/mssm/part-time.html
- Course Descriptions: https://www.cmu.edu/integrated-innovation/degrees/mssm/courses.html
Master of Science in Technology Ventures
- Overview/Curriculum: https://www.cmu.edu/integrated-innovation/degrees/mstv/index.html
- Course Descriptions: https://www.cmu.edu/integrated-innovation/degrees/mstv/courses.html
Information about Integrated Innovation faculty and staff can be found here: http://www.cmu.edu/integrated-innovation/people/bio-index.html
Information about Integrated Innovation faculty and staff can be found here: http://www.cmu.edu/integrated-innovation/admissions/index.html
The Integrated Innovation Institute does not accept transfer credits from other institutions for any of its graduate degree programs.
NOTICE CONCERNING TRANSFERABILITY OF CREDITS AND CREDENTIALS EARNED AT OUR INSTITUTION
The transferability of units you earn at Carnegie Mellon University is at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree you earn in the Program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the units or degree that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending Carnegie Mellon University to determine if your credits, or degree will transfer. The Integrated Innovation Institute does not accept transfer credits from other institutions for any of its graduate degree programs.
STUDENT’S RIGHT TO CANCEL (WITHDRAWAL/LEAVES OF ABSENCE)
- A student has the right to cancel the student’s Enrollment Agreement by either taking a leave of absence from the Program (leaving Carnegie Mellon University temporarily with the firm and stated intention of returning) or by withdrawing from the Program (leaving Carnegie Mellon University with no intention of returning). If the student withdraws or take a leave of absence from Carnegie Mellon University, the student may be eligible for a tuition adjustment or a refund of certain fees (excluding any Application Fee, Registration Fee and Enrollment Deposit, and any applicable Student Tuition Recovery Fund assessment).
- To cancel the student’s Enrollment Agreement and take a leave of absence or withdraw, the student must complete Carnegie Mellon University’s Leave of Absence or Withdrawal form, as applicable, and return it to Carnegie Mellon University’s Registrar’s Office, at 5000 Forbes Ave., Warner Hall A12, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. The Leave of Absence and Withdrawal forms, and additional information of leaves of absence and withdrawal, can be found on Carnegie Mellon University’s website, at http://www.cmu.edu/hub/registration/leave.html
- If the student notifies Carnegie Mellon University of the student’s intent to withdraw or take a leave of absence, the student’s official date of withdrawal or leave of absence is the earliest of:
- The date the student began the student’s withdrawal or leave of absence process at Carnegie Mellon University;
- The date the student notified the student’s home department at Carnegie Mellon University;
- The date the student notified the associate dean of the student’s College at Carnegie Mellon University; or
- The date the student notified the Carnegie Mellon University Dean of Student Affairs.
If the student does not notify Carnegie Mellon University of the student’s intent to withdraw or take a leave of absence, the student’s official date of withdrawal or leave of absence is:
- The midpoint of the relevant semester in which the student withdraws or takes a leave of absence;
- The last date the student attended an academically-related activity such as an exam, tutorial or study group, or the last day the student turned in a class assignment.
- Refunds in General. Students who withdraw from the Program or take a leave of absence after having paid the current semester’s tuition and fees or receiving financial aid are subject to the following refund and repayment policies. No other charges are refundable. Student Tuition Recovery Fund assessment, if any, is non-refundable.
- Exit Counseling. All borrowers of Federal student loans must complete a Federally-mandated exit counseling session when graduating or dropping to less than half-time enrollment status, including by withdrawing or taking a leave of absence. Exit counseling prepares students for repayment. Students must complete an exit counseling session in its entirety, with complete and correct information; otherwise, the student’s degree, diploma and official transcripts may be withheld. Information about exit counseling sessions can be found on Carnegie Mellon University’s website, at http://www.cmu.edu/finaid/loans/entrance-exit/exit.html
- Withdrawals/Leaves On or Before 10th Class Day. Students who withdraw or take a leave of absence on or before the 10th class day of the relevant semester may receive a refund of 100% of tuition and fees (excluding any Application Fee or Registration Fee and Enrollment Deposit). STRF assessment, in any, is non-refundable.
- Withdrawals/Leaves after 10th Class Day. Students who withdraw or take a leave of absence after the 10th class day of the relevant semester but before completing 60% of the semester will be assessed tuition based on the number of days completed within the semester. This includes calendar days, class and non-class days, from the first day of classes to the last day of final exams. Breaks which last five days or longer, including the preceding and subsequent weekends, are not counted. Thanksgiving and Spring Break are not counted. There is no tuition adjustment after 60% of the semester is completed. There is no refund of fees after the 10th class day of the relevant semester.
- Tuition Adjustment Appeals. Students may appeal to have tuition adjustments for their leave of absence or withdrawal if they feel that they have extenuating circumstances. These appeals will be reviewed in the context of Carnegie Mellon University's tuition adjustment policy, as stated above. These appeals must be made in writing to Carnegie Mellon University’s Registrar using Carnegie Mellon University’s Tuition Appeal Adjustment form. Information about Carnegie Mellon University’s tuition adjustment policy, and tuition adjustment appeals, can be found on Carnegie Mellon University’s website, at http://www.cmu.edu/hub/tuition/adjustment.html
- Repayment to Lenders/Third Parties. If any portion of refundable tuition and/or fees was paid from the proceeds of a loan or third party, the refund may be sent to the lender, third party or, if appropriate, to the Federal or state agency that guaranteed or reinsured the loan, as required by law and/or Carnegie Mellon University policy. Any amount of the refund in excess of the unpaid balance of the loan shall be first used to repay any student financial aid programs from which the student received benefits, in proportion to the amount of the benefits received, and any remaining amount shall be paid to the student.
- Responsibility for Loan. If the student obtains a loan to pay for an educational program, the student will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund. If the student has received Federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from Federal student financial aid program funds. If the student is eligible for a loan guaranteed by the Federal or state government and the student defaults on the loan, both of the following may occur:
- The Federal or state government or a loan guarantee agency may take action against the student, including applying any income tax refund to which the person is entitled to reduce the balance owed on the loan.
- The student may not be eligible for any other Federal student financial aid at another institution or other government assistance until the loan is repaid.
PROBATION & DISMISSAL POLICIES
Policies can be viewed at the following website:http://www.cmu.edu/policies/student-and-student-life/suspension-required-withdrawal-policy.html
ATTENDANCE & RESIDENCY POLICIES
Students are expected to attend all classes outlined in a course syllabus as part of their Integrated Innovation Institute degree. All absences must be approved and arranged with the course professor on an individual basis. Please note that the Integrated Innovation Institute does not support excessive course absences for job interviewing and networking events. Excessive course absences may influence a student’s ability to pass a course and/or complete their degree.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE
Policies can be viewed here: http://www.cmu.edu/hub/registration/leave.html
COST OF ATTENDANCE
Breakdown of cost of attendance per degree can viewed here: http://www.cmu.edu/integrated-innovation/admissions/cost.html
There is no university funding provided for students at the Integrated Innovation Institute. Teaching or research assistantships are available to Ph.D. students only. All enrolled students, or their employers, are responsible for payment in full for tuition and expenses. Some students do secure external funding. You are welcome to explore the HUB website for information about graduate student financial aid [pdf], the Office of Graduate Education and the College of Engineering websites for external funding opportunities.
Meeting the cost of a graduate education is a significant investment. Carnegie Mellon University is committed to making it financially possible for graduate students to enhance educational development and reach their career goals. There are many financial aid resources available to students pursuing graduate studies at Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Mellon University participates in a number of Federal and state financial aid programs. Information about these financial aid programs can be found on Carnegie Mellon University’s website, at http://www.cmu.edu/finaid/index.html
If you obtain a loan to pay for the MS in Software Management or MS in Technology Ventures programs, you will have the responsibility to repay the full amount of the loan plus interest, less the amount of any refund. If you have received federal student financial aid funds, you are entitled to a refund of moneys not paid from federal student financial aid program funds.
Carnegie Mellon University does not have a pending petition in bankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession, and has not filed a petition in bankruptcy within the preceding 5 years, nor has Carnegie Mellon had a petition in bankruptcy filed against it within the preceding 5 years that resulted in re-organization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
STUDENT TUITION RECOVERY FUND
The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the STRF, or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.
You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.
It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, (916) 431-6959 or (888) 370-7589.
To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120 day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120 day period before the program was discontinued.
3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law, or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.
To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.
A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law.
However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.