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This is a PDF of a paper published by Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley that describes the Masters Program in Software Management in detail. People often ask what is actually studied in a "Software Management" program. The best way to answer this question is to publish the detailed source paper. CMU\'s program fills a unique need to produce business leaders with both the technical and business skills to envision, develop and deploy the next generation of world class software. The program has special expertise in preparing it\'s graduates to develop new products and strategies, with detailed business plans and rigorous technical analysis on next generation products. Think of it as an MBA on software steroids in addition to lots of hands on classes where new product presentations are delivered and critiqued by successful software business people, new business plans and financial plans critiqued by seasoned venture capitalists, and new software developed by achievement oriented students.