Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

MSSM Part-Time

Gain the skills you need to succeed in the software industry. 

A flexible part-time program with options to attend classes on-campus or remotely, advance your career as you apply academic skills directly to your professional work.

Features

  • One class at a time, only in the evenings
  • Attend on-campus or remotely
  • Flexible two-year format designed for working software professionals
Product Marketing Manager at Google

Having the experience of building a product from the ground up really exposed me to a world of customer-facing product development and marketing that I was passionate about pursuing. Being surrounded by passionate and smart people in the software field, I began to realize that the network I was building was one of the most valuable assets in my career. The networks and bonds you form at CMU are a life-long benefit.

Amy Krishnamohan, MSSM '14
Product Marketing Manager at Google

Product Manager at Cloud Machine Learning

Working as a Global Product Manager Intern at Expedia has been everything I had hoped for. As a part of the eCommerce platform product and strategy team, I work on the technology that forms the core of Expedia’s business, powering all Expedia brands. I love working here because it is fast-paced, innovative and truly global. “  

Francis Kurupacheril, MSSM '13
Product Manager at Cloud Machine Learning

Course Plan

Learn about the sequence of MSSM part-time program. In the semester tables below, each course has a code to note its requirement stipulations: 
R Required course
E Elective: A graduate-level course appropriate for the MSSM program
M Mini-course: this course is taught in an 8-week format
Please note: All degree course plans are reviewed and updated annually during the spring semester. If you have any questions regarding updates, please email: iii@cmu.edu.

Part-Time Curriculum Information

Semester 1: Fall

Course #

Course Title

Semester

Units

Code

49-761

Elements of Software Management

Mini 1

12

R M

49-770

Metrics for Software Managers

Mini 2

12

R M

Semester 2: Spring

Course #

Course Title

Semester

Units

Code

49-771

Process & Project Management

Mini 3

12

R M

Various

Elective

Mini 4

12

E M

Semester 3: Summer

Course #

Course Title

Semester

Units

Code

Various

Elective

Mini 5

12

E M

Various

Elective

Mini 6

12

E M

Various

Electives (some electives are full semester)

Semester

12-24

E

Semester 4: Fall

Course #

Course Title

Semester

Units

Code

49-750

Software Product Definition

Mini 1

12

R M

49-751

Requirements Analysis

Mini 2

12

R M

Semester 5: Spring

Course #

Course Title

Semester

Units

Code

49-762

Software Product Strategy

Mini 3

12

R M

49-763

The Business of Software

Mini 4

12

R M

Semester 6: Fall

Course #

Course Title

Semester

Units

Code

Various

Elective

Mini 5

12

E M

Various

Elective

Mini 6

12

E M

Various

Electives (some electives are full semester)

Semester

12-24

E

Curriculum Requirements

  • 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.