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Master of Science in Information Technology –Software Engineering Management

In today’s complex and changing world, the interdependence of business and technology is prevalent throughout all government, non-profit, and commercial sectors. The Master of Science in Information Technology - Software Engineering Management (MSIT-SEM) degree program prepares professionals to manage within this dynamic environment.

A collaborative effort between Carnegie Mellon’s Heinz College and the School of Computer Science, the MSIT-SEM is designed for mid-level managers currently working in information technology or software development positions who are eager to increase the breadth and depth of their knowledge. Applicants to the program are inclined to be those who strive to direct within software development organizations, or in the broader business sector that effectively acquires, integrates, and manages software.

Professional courses available through the Software Engineering Institute can balance the formal academic coursework of the Heinz College and the School of Computer Science. Typically, applicants to the MSIT-SEM program hold bachelor’s degrees, have at least five years of experience working in a management or technical position, and have the desire to enhance their knowledge, perfect their skills, and advance their careers.

The program is ideal for working information technology managers, and is designed to be completed in three years of part-time study. Delivered via distance education, the program culminates in a real-world capstone project. MSIT-SEM students and graduates are able to immediately apply best practices in managing their organizations.