The following entrepreneurship-related programs are offered by the College of Engineering. These programs leverage the strengths of several colleges at the university, as well as our Silicon Valley campus.
MII-PS is a one-year professional degree in innovation and design thinking that takes advantage of Carnegie Mellon University's rich history in design, engineering and pioneering work in the field of integrated product development.
The focus of the MII-PS degree is on the creation of products, services and interactive experiences that define new product opportunities that exceed user value expectations. The program excels at providing engineers, designers and those in related fields with the skills and knowledge to become more accomplished practitioners and leaders of the product development process.
Jointly offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the School of Design, and the Tepper School of Business, all of which are leaders in their field, the MII-PS program immerses students in a truly interdisciplinary environment, at both the program and university level. Access to the university's seven world-class schools and colleges help students tailor their MII-PS experience to meet their unique personal and professional goals.
E&TIM is a one-year interdisciplinary master's program offered by Carnegie Mellon’s distinguished College of Engineering, one of the top 10 engineering schools in the country. It is coordinated by the Department of Engineering and Public Policy with collaboration from other schools, including the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, the Department of Social & Decision Sciences (in the Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences), and the Tepper School of Business.
The Engineering and Technology Innovation Management M.S. program builds upon the technical strengths of engineers and scientists by providing frameworks to lead, foster and manage technical innovation. This unique, cross-cutting approach allows students to develop capabilities for leading innovation while growing and leveraging their own areas of technical expertise.
The Master of Science in Software Management is offered at CMU's Silicon Valley campus. The program is designed for the software professional interested in becoming a product manager, director of software development, VP of Engineering, CTO or successful entrepreneur.
Software management places unique demands on its leaders. Students learn methods and processes for software innovation, entrepreneurship (internal and through start-ups) and management of the process. Full-time and part-time programs are available.