Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

Integrated Innovation Institute

MSTV

Explore course descriptions and program design possibilities to help you decide if the Technology Ventures program is right for you.

Investment Associate Intern at Button Capital

“I am an Investment Associate at Button Capital, a Venture Capitalist Firm that only invests in healthcare-related startups. I meet with startup companies and perform technology and market research as well as a general due diligence on the company. The venture capitalist realm is all about strategy, so I take a lot of time crafting strategies.”

Sarah Georges, MSTV '19
Investment Associate Intern at Button Capital

Venture Associate Intern at SRI International

“The Ventures team that I'm working with focuses on bridging the gap between the research lab and commercial applications. The MSTV program has not only given me exposure to cutting edge technology, but also the tools to understand how those technologies can address real customer pain points." “  

Luke Miller, MSTV '18
Ventures Associate Intern at SRI International

Course Plan

Learn about the sequence of your preferred MSTV program format.
In the semester tables below, each course has a code to note its requirement stipulations: R = a required course and E = elective.
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.

Course #

Course Title

Semester

Units

Code

49-850

Grand Challenge Innovation

Semester

12

R

Various

Applied Engineering &  Technology Courses

 

36

R

Course #

Course Title

Semester

Units

Code

49-859

MTSV - Internship

Semester

3

R

Course #

Course Title

Semester

Units

Code

49-802

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Semester

12

R

49-853

Product Management

Mini 1

6

R

49-854

Business Models & Strategy

Mini 2

6

R

49-855

Venture Governance 

Mini 2

6

R

49-856

Legal Issues in New Venture Creation

Mini 1

6

R

Various

Elective

 

12

E

Course #

Course Title

Semester

Units

Code

49-801

Enterprise Innovation

Semester

12

R

49-804

The Leadership Challenge

Mini 4

6

R

49-851

Financial Fundamentals for New Ventures

Mini 3

6

R

49-852

Agile Marketing for New Ventures

Mini 4

6

R

49-857

Dynamic Global Teams

Mini 3

6

R

Various

Elective

 

12

E

Curriculum Requirements

  • The 3-semester curriculum requires students to complete a minimum of 147 units of course work over three semesters and a summer: Spring, Fall & Spring; plus, a summer internship
  • Students must have a minimum QPA of 3.0 to graduate.

For additional details regarding degree requirements, review our full Graduate Student Handbook.