Become a software leader.

Since 2003, the Master of Science in Software Management (MSSM) program has been preparing product managers, entrepreneurs, and innovation-minded professionals to meet the rapidly-changing demands of the software industry. Develop a mix of technical, interpersonal, and management skills to succeed wherever software innovation is needed, from startups to international corporations.

This >program is a distinctive, interdisciplinary master's degree offered by Carnegie Mellon University’s Integrated Innovation Institute, a joint initiative of the College of Engineering, Tepper School of Business, and the School of Design within the College of Fine Arts.

Join an alumni network of 400+ software innovators

The Software Management degree gives you the business skills you need in a technical company, the relevant parts of a management education to accelerate your career.

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Why Software Management?

  • Only CMU Silicon Valley program with part-time option that caters to the working professional
  • Full-time program includes option for internship, providing real-world software experience in the heart of Silicon Valley
  • Ideal program for current or aspiring product managers featuring an integrated curriculum of engineering (software) + business + design (UX/HCI)
  • Degree with a rich 13-year history and more than 300 alumni based in Silicon Valley and globally, ideal for building your network
  • Excellent opportunities for entrepreneurs, including start-up mentorship program VentureBridge (a university-wide program hosted by the Integrated Innovation Institute)

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