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Great Product Managers are made, not born.

Carnegie Mellon University’s top-ranked Tepper School of Business and School of Computer Science have partnered to create the Master of Science in Product Management.

We’ll hone your talents with a specialized curriculum, internship and capstone project. All in one short year. With this first-of-its-kind degree, your career trajectory will take off.

Why Product Management

You’ve paid your engineering dues. You get the big picture. Now be the voice for both the user and the business.

Be More

Inside tech-driven companies everywhere, there’s a pressing need for skilled Product Managers. This rare breed of talent has the business smarts, software skills and social intelligence to drive the product developments that drive growth.

Earn More

With average starting salaries of $127,000*, the specialized skills of technical Product Managers are in high demand — globally. The Carnegie Mellon Master of Science in Product Management is designed to accelerate your career and boost your earning potential. All in one short year.

* Based on combined average salaries of job titles including Senior Product Manager, Product Manager and Associate Product Manager on

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    No surprise that San Francisco is still the gold standard for tech, and undeniable epicenter for designers and programmers.

Source: Business Insider, August 8, 2017

"I’m always inspired when I come here. Inspired by the great minds that are here and the ones that will be coming here.”


Keynote address dedication for the Gates Center for Computer Science

Curriculum for the 21st century

The 12-month Master of Science in Product Management program provides a thorough, challenging and balanced curriculum that includes the technical skills, business acumen and leadership development you will need to be successful in the role of a Product Manager.

Spring Semester

January - May

60 Units

  • Core business courses
  • Core Product Management courses
  • Semester-long project course
  • Active search for internship
  • Lock-step, no electives
More Detail: Spring

Summer Semester

May - August

3 Units

  • Product Management Internship
  • Online meetings throughout summer
  • Reflection paper due at end of summer
More Detail: Summer

Fall Semester

August - December

48 - 60 Units

  • Semester-long capstone project
  • Advanced CS and Human Computer Interaction Courses
  • Advanced business electives
  • Active job search
More Detail: Fall

Our Master of Science in Product Management is a partnership created by two of our most respected schools — Tepper School of Business and School of Computer Science.

"Carnegie Mellon tied everything together for me and gave me a great foundation.”


Founder of Appaloosa Management and a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s business school.

Faculty who will propel you

We’ll sharpen your skills with a specialized curriculum, internship and capstone project. You’ll also benefit from a high-achieving peer group, and the strength of Carnegie Mellon’s alumni network.

Meet the faculty

"Ideas are cheap and abundant; what is of value is the effective placement of those ideas into situations that develop into action.”


Management consultant, educator and author, Recipient, Presidential Medal of Freedom (2002)


Submit your application by the deadline shown below and be sure to include the following:

Facts worth knowing:

1. If you are admitted, you must submit a $2500 non-refundable deposit and credential verification release (ReVera) by the deadline to secure your spot in the program.

2. Yes, students in this program are eligible for the OPT STEM extension.

3. The CIP Code is 11.1005, Information Technology Project Management.

Applicants Deadlines

Application Deadline August 1 September 1 October 1
Decision Notification September 5 October 8 October 29
DEPOSIT & ReVERA RELEASE September 19 October 21 November 10
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