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.
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.
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, UNITED STATES
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.
NEW YORK CITY, UNITED STATES
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.
SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES
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.
January - May
- Business Courses
- Product Management Courses
- Semester-Long Project Course
- Active Search for Internship
May - August
- Product Management Internship
- Online Meetings Throughout Summer
- Reflection Paper Due at End of Summer
August - December
48 - 60 Units
- Semester-Long Capstone Project
- Advanced CS and Human Computer Interaction Courses
- Advanced Business Electives
- Active Job Search
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
- Executive Director, MSPM
- Adjunct Professor; Integrated Innovation Institute
- Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory; Tepper School of Business
- Associate Professor of Marketing and Strategy; Tepper School of Business
- Associate Teaching Professor; Director of Management Gaming; Tepper School of Business
- Associate Teaching Professor of Business Technologies; Tepper School of Business
- Assistant Teaching Professor; Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII)
- Adjunct Professor; Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII)
- Associate Teaching Professor; Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII)
- Associate Professor; Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII)
- Assistant Teaching Professor of Business Communications; Tepper School of Business
"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.”
Vice President of Product Management
MSPM 2021 Class Profile
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.
- Lancaster, PA, USA
Before joining MSPM, I was a product manager for Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group - a Fortune 6 company. I have a passion for product management because I love bringing people’s ideas to life through technology.
Before enrolling in the MSPM program, I was a software engineer at Microsoft, a product manager at an ed-tech startup, a church minister, and a graduate of Peking University, the top university in China.
- San Francisco, CA, USA
Prior to joining MSPM, I spent seven years as a tech entrepreneur and seasoned business operations veteran at a unicorn tech startup, focusing on user acquisition and growth in Silicon Valley.
- Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Before enrolling in MSPM, I spent around seven years working in tech and the consulting industry, managing, developing, and delivering large scale tech products across India and the US.
- Tamilnadu, India
Before joining MSPM, I was working as a product marketer for developer tools. I have an MBA and nearly 10 years of experience in the software industry as a software developer in the US and India.
I was working as a product manager at the largest e-commerce company in Indonesia to enhance the platform’s selling and shopping experience before joining MSPM to hone my leadership skills.
- Gurgaon, India
Prior to joining MSPM, I spent over four years in product strategy, decision sciences, financial risk management, and entrepreneurship – bringing experience in strategy consulting, data analytics, and product management.
- Bengaluru, India
I was a consultant in Bangalore before the MSPM program. I enrolled because I ultimately want to be product manager and the focus of this program was inspiring. I would encourage any other students to do the same.
- New Kensington, PA, USA
My interest in product management comes from my passion for solving problems with innovative solutions. Prior to joining MSPM, I worked at an EdTech startup in New Orleans as the Director of Product and Customer Success, after 4.5 years as a classroom teacher. As a Pittsburgh native, I’m excited to be home.
- Millington, NJ, USA
I joined MSPM to ground my experience in a base of product education. My tech journey began at an early-stage EdTech company, helping international students navigate their study abroad experience, after which I moved to Tokyo to learn how to design and code. Most recently, I held a customer success role at a unicorn enterprise chat software company, also working in design and machine learning.
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.
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