Technology Leadership

As a joint offering of the Tepper School of Business and Carnegie Mellon's top-ranked School of Computer Science, this MBA Track emphasizes strategic and management issues relevant to the development and application of cutting-edge software technologies.

Computing technologies have become pervasive and fundamental to the operation of modern businesses. These technologies are at the core of today’s knowledge-based economy, fueling the development of innovative products, services and business processes. Developing great software-intensive products and services, however, requires more than just technical excellence. Technology leaders also need a deep understanding of business fundamentals and of how to integrate novel technologies, business processes and market forces together to create successful products and services.

As a joint partnership of the Tepper School of Business and Carnegie Mellon's top-ranked School of Computer Science, the Technology Leadership MBA Track emphasizes strategic and management issues relevant to the development and application of cutting-edge software technologies. The Technology Leadership MBA Track is one of the most popular offerings in the MBA program. Graduates are successful product managers at some of the most prominent tech companies on the West Coast. Some have started their own companies, and others work as consultants for mainstream consultancies as well as boutique firms within the technology industry.

Graduates of this MBA Track are exceptionally prepared to address the complex issues that lie at the intersection of business and technology. They are trained to lead their future organizations in developing and executing technology strategies and managing innovative technology projects. The Technology Leadership MBA Track prepares students who aspire to senior technology positions ranging from Product Manager and Technology Consultant to VP of Products, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer, and Chief Executive Officer.

Students enrolling in the Technology Leadership MBA Track must have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS (or a related field) or have comparable work experience. These prerequisites are to ensure that students are capable of taking masters-level classes in the School of Computer Science.