I'm getting a Masters of Science in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University (West Coast Campus) in a program called "Software Development Management." The way I like to explain it is like this: Its everything about developing software except writing the actual code.
The school itself is a "startup" school in two senses of the word:
- It hasn't been open for long.
- Its nestled in among all the Silicon Valley technology startups
- It is Carnegie Mellon University. One of the best computer science (and technology in general) school in the world.
- Companies like Lockheed-Martin and Boeing help develop the curriculum.
The school is based in Moutainview California, and I live in Seattle. How has that worked out? Well, all of the classes are over the phone with LiveMeeting sessions. All of the classes are team-based, and as a team we're given a project and told to go do it. The professors (or "coaches") help us along the way... but we really "learn by doing." I, initially, was really skeptical of this method of school, but it has turned out to be very effective.
News Articles about Carnegie Mellon West
- PC World - Shrink-Wrapped Software's Days are Numbered
- SD Times - Turning Professional
- SD Times - Mastering Software Management at CMU
- SourcingMag - New Masters Program Build Global Technology Leaders
And... if you do have any questions, feel free to email me (or leave a comment here)