Landing a job in product management requires specialized learning, real-world experience and one year of your time. The role of product manager is one of the top 10 hardest-to-fill jobs in the entire information technology sector, so expect to be well compensated for your effort. Average starting salaries are $127K per year.
As you work toward your MS in Product Management from Carnegie Mellon University, you'll be surrounded by professors and peers who will propel you. As a Carnegie Mellon graduate you will also join one of the best-connected alumni networks on the planet.
January - May
You'll begin the year with core business and core product management courses, take a semester-long project course and start actively looking for internship opportunities. At this point in your journey, you and your peers will have only one elective. You'll be on the same critical flight path together.
May - August
During your summer semester, you'll complete an approved internship in product management, and you'll take part in a three-unit class that will ask you to reflect in online meetings and writings on what you are learning in your summer internship.
Regular reflection with your instructor and your peers enables you to gain immediate insights from your work, and get feedback from your instructor and other students to address challenges you're facing.
August - December
In your fall semester, you'll complete a capstone project working with a corporate sponsor and dive deeply into advanced technical courses and business electives.
Throughout the entire MSPM program, you'll work with expert coaches in our Tepper School's Accelerate Leadership Center. Accelerate offers one-to-one coaching, a series of leadership workshops and programs, and a Leadership Development Certification for students to create action plans that advance their personal and professional leadership goals. These skills are essential for product managers.
Carnegie Mellon University has combined the forces of two renowned schools — the Tepper School of Business and the School of Computer Science to build the first-of-its-kind Master of Science in Product Management program.
In one short year, you’ll be deeply immersed in the realities of product management and be prepared to take your career to new heights.
It's quite a ride. Buckle up.
Launch your Product Management Career
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