The Integrated Innovation Institute is home to three master's degrees that focus on the integration of disciplines to create valuable and holistic solutions for industry and societal issues. Our graduates are elite innovators prepared to enter industry in product design and development, product management, user research, design engineering, software engineering, project management, as well as entrepreneurial ventures.
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Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services and MII-PS Advanced Study - Pittsburgh Campus
The Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services (MII-PS) and our MII-PS Advanced Study curriculums allow students to gain a better understanding of the interdisciplinary approach required to bring successful products and services to market. To achieve this, students complete a series of required courses in design, engineering and business and then select key electives to tailor the degree to their personal interests and professional goals.
The Master of Science in Software Management curriculum is designed to teach 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.
The Master of Science in Technology Ventures curriculum caters to entrepreneurial students looking to leverage deep knowledge of emerging technologies into successful business ventures. This 16-month degree begins with a semester at our main campus in Pittsburgh focused on building skills in emerging technology and innovation. The program later transitions to Silicon Valley, where students complete an internship and two academic semesters that harness the business skills needed to take an idea into a successful venture. MSTV is also offered in a two-year dual degree format for CMU students earning a master’s degree in a traditional engineering discipline.