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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. This STEM-designated program will 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 soar, and you’ll bring a greater sense of purpose to every working day.

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. The one who orchestrates collaboration and innovation.

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 $127,300*, 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.

* CMU MSPM graduates' median salary.

High demand cities for tech


    It’s estimated that a new startup is launched every 20 minutes in Berlin.


    Atlanta is home to UPS, Coca-Cola, Home Depot and is an emerging global leader in the fintech sector.


    Bangalore continues to rise as a global tech hub and is home to firms including Microsoft, IBM, Amazon, Apple and Salesforce.


    NYC’s startup ecosystem is valued at $71 billion and is the third most valuable ecosystem in the world.


    Toronto is home to 5,200 startups, 15,000 tech companies and over 200,000 tech employees.


    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

"When a high level of product management competency becomes endemic, organizations can gain multiple benefits throughout the innovation process and product lifecycle.”

Forrester Research, Inc.

Curriculum for the 21st century

With its emphasis on design thinking, human/computer interaction, computer science, and business, the 12-month Master of Science in Product Management program provides a thorough, challenging and balanced curriculum that gives you the technical skills, the strategic and financial acumen, and the leadership development you need to be successful.

Spring Semester

Core Learning

January - May

60 Units

  • Business Courses
  • Product Management Courses
  • Semester-Long Project Course
  • Active Search for Internship
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

"Product management careers require a more specialized skillset than a typical MBA offers – CMU’s MSPM program blends these technical, business and UX skills. I’ve hired multiple MSPM graduates and all have been prepared to make an immediate impact on the job.”

Tony Paterra

Vice President of Product Management

MSPM 2021 Class Profile


Number of Students




Countries Represented

Connect with Our Students

There are no better people to talk to about our program than the students who are in it right now. Here’s a few who welcome having a conversation with you.


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 to apply for the OPT STEM extension.

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

Application Deadline

Application Deadline August 1 September 1 Rolling admissions
Decision Notification September 2 October 6
DEPOSIT & ReVERA RELEASE September 19 October 24
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