Heinz College Part-Time Information Session, June 2011


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    1. 1. Welcome to our Online Information Session!<br />David Eber, Director of Admissions & Financial Aid, MPM Alumnus<br />Allison Frankoski, Director of MSIT Program<br />Amy Seymour Radovitch, Assistant Director of Admissions<br />Katy Dugan Stanko, Associate Director of Academic Affairs, MPM Alumna<br />Bridget Jakub, Associate Director of Admissions<br />June 1, 2011<br />
    2. 2. Agenda<br />Introductions<br />GoToWebinar Navigation<br />Carnegie Mellon University<br />H. John Heinz III College<br />Part-time Programs Overview<br />Admissions<br />Financial Aid <br />Student Services & Amenities<br />
    3. 3. The GoToWebinar Attendee View<br />
    4. 4. How to Participate Today<br /><ul><li>Open and close your Panel
    5. 5. View, Select, and Test your audio
    6. 6. Submit text questions
    7. 7. Q&A addressed during and at end of session
    8. 8. Chat Transcript will be sent to all attendees</li></li></ul><li>Carnegie Mellon University Overview<br />Main campus in Pittsburgh, PA<br />10,000 students (about half are grad students)<br />Over 84,000 alumni<br />Interdisciplinary education <br />Applied research<br />Claims to fame:<br />Robotics<br />Analytical analysis in <br /> public policy and business<br />Performing and visual arts<br />Computer science – Java programming language, Software Engineering Institute (SEI), CERT, emoticons   <br />
    9. 9. Heinz College Fast Facts…<br />Founded in 1968<br />Interdisciplinary, impactful research<br />1200 graduate students enrolled<br />7,500+ alumni worldwide<br />Diverse student body <br />All degrees include policy,<br /> management and IT courses<br />
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    11. 11. Part-Time Graduate Program offerings<br />Master of Public Management<br />Educational Leadership<br />Educational Technology Management<br />Health Systems Management<br />Human Resources Management<br />Leadership in Higher Education<br />Management<br />Nonprofit Management<br />Self-designed concentration<br />Graduate Certificate Program<br />Human Resources Management<br />Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT)<br />Information Technology Management<br />Information Security and Assurance<br />Software Design and Management<br />All programs may be completed without needing to take classes during regular business hours<br />
    12. 12. Part-time programs<br />General information<br />(How, what, when?)<br />
    13. 13. Classes for Part-time Students Accommodate Full-time Work<br />Evening classes meet once a week, Monday - Thursday<br />5:30 – 8:20 pm (Fall and Spring)<br />5:30 – 8:50pm (Summer)<br />Saturday review sessions (optional)<br />Daytime classes also available<br />Distance classes available (MSIT only)<br />Classes offered year-round: Fall, Spring and Summer<br />May enroll as “non-degree” student (on-campus only)<br />
    14. 14. What is a Unit?<br />Carnegie Mellon uses Units instead of Credits<br />A 12-unit class at CMU = 3 or 4 credit class <br />Full-semester class: 12 units<br />Half-semester class: 6 units<br />MPM and MSIT each require 144 total units<br />HRM Certificate requires 72 units of coursework<br />
    15. 15. How much time will it take?<br />Each class requires averageof 12 hours of work per week (includes lecture)<br />Degrees may be completed in 2 years of part-time study (24 units per term)<br />You have up to 5 years to complete degree<br />Allows varying pace of study<br />Allows for time off if needed<br />
    16. 16. Master of Sciencein <br />Information Technology<br />(MSIT)Part-time Evening and Distance Programs <br />for Experienced IT Professionals<br />Allison Frankoski, Program Director<br />
    17. 17. MSIT CURRICULUM<br /><ul><li>Integration of technology, policy and management
    18. 18. Builds strong technical, analytical and quantitative skills
    19. 19. Shows you the practical application of those skills from a strategic management and policy perspective
    20. 20. Develops IT leaders who can apply technology in innovative ways to achieve business goals
    21. 21. Flexible & customizable curriculum
    22. 22. 60 units core + 84 units electives = 144 units total
    23. 23. Allows core exemptions and up to 24 units of transfer credit
    24. 24. Most finish within 2-3 years of part-time studies
    25. 25. Choice of Track – pick during application phase:
    26. 26. IT Management – broad, generalist track
    27. 27. Specialty tracks in Infosec or Software Management areas</li></li></ul><li>MSIT Core Courses by Track (60 units)<br />* There is a distance Software Engineering Management track that we do jointly with the School of Comp Sci and SEI. It has very different application requirements and program structure. Go to http://mse.isri.cmu.edu/software-engineering/web4-Distance/MSIT-SEM/index.html.<br />
    28. 28. MSIT Sample Electives (pick 84 units)<br />Course catalog: http://www.heinz.cmu.edu/academic-resources/course-results/index.aspx<br />
    29. 29. MSIT Program Highlights:<br /><ul><li>Applicants must have 3+ yrs IT work experience; most have 5-10 yrs
    30. 30. Software mgmt tracks have additional programming/software development experience as prerequisites to apply
    31. 31. Choose Evening or Distance mode during application
    32. 32. Hybrid? Apply to mode you’ll be in predominantly – we’ll work with you during enrollment to accommodate the other mode
    33. 33. How does Distance work?
    34. 34. Asynchronous - usually not online at same time, anytime/anywhere
    35. 35. Campus lecture capture technology – package on multimedia DVD or stream online for on-demand viewing
    36. 36. Use Blackboard as virtual classroom space, communication
    37. 37. Instructors usually same on campus and distance; some classes where distance instructor uses lectures by different campus instructor
    38. 38. Expect to do same kinds of work/assessments as on campus</li></li></ul><li>MSIT Reputation<br /><ul><li>Heinz College is ranked #1 in IT Management specialty graduate programs by U.S. News & World Report (since 2005)
    39. 39. CMU is a designated Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by NSA and DHA
    40. 40. Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, 2010
    41. 41. Network with and learn from MSIT Students and Alumni
    42. 42. 40 campus and 160 distance current students; over 350 MSIT alumni
    43. 43. Alumni lifelong learning – non degree courses at 50% off post graduation
    44. 44. Sample of where MSIT students and alumni work:</li></ul>Automotive<br />Financial Services<br />Consulting<br />Energy <br />Higher Education<br />Healthcare<br />Technology Firms<br />Alcoa<br />Boeing<br />BNY Mellon<br />Cisco Systems<br />Equitable Resources<br />FedEx<br />General Motors<br />IBM<br />Intel Corporation<br />Lockheed Martin<br />Oracle<br />Qualcomm, Inc.<br />UPMC<br />U.S. Military<br />
    45. 45. To reach me after the webinar:<br />Allison Frankoski, Program Director1.412.268.8983<br />allison@cmu.edu<br />www.heinz.cmu.edu/msit<br />NOW BACK TO THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE <br />TO TELL YOU MORE ABOUT THE MPM PROGRAM…<br />
    46. 46. Master of public management (MPM)<br />David Eber, MPM Alumnus<br />Director of Admissions and Financial Aid<br />
    47. 47. Master of Public Management (MPM)<br /><ul><li>Respected tradition of providing high-quality management skills to public and non-profit managers
    48. 48. Skills transfer to the private sector
    49. 49. Emphasis on practical applications of learning
    50. 50. Learning is immediately useful on the job
    51. 51. Flexible
    52. 52. Curriculum
    53. 53. Course schedule
    54. 54. Instructors understand needs</li></ul> of working professionals<br />
    55. 55. MPM Curriculum<br />
    56. 56. MPM Career Opportunities<br />More effective at work<br />Immediate improvement in work performance<br />Promotion!<br />Moving on to something new!<br />Some MPM Job Titles<br />Vice Provost<br />Executive Director<br />CEO<br />President<br />City Controller<br />Dean<br />Fire Chief<br />Principal<br />Director of Student Affairs<br />Some MPM Employers<br />City of Pittsburgh<br />Allegheny County<br />University of Pittsburgh<br />Highmark<br />PNC<br />Hill House Association<br />Heinz Family Foundation<br />Carnegie Mellon University<br />Many Public School Districts <br />
    57. 57. Admissions, financial aid, career services & part-time student amenities<br />
    58. 58. Characteristics of Successful Applicants<br />Commitment, leadership<br />Clearly defined goals for graduate education<br />Relevant experience* and/or previous education<br />Competitive test scores<br /> (where applicable)<br />Demonstrated potential for <br /> academic success<br />*MSIT requires 3 years of relevant professional experience; MPM requires 5 years of relevant professional experience<br />
    59. 59. How to Apply<br />https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=cmu-spp<br />3 letters of recommendation<br />Professional (1 from current or recent supervisor)<br />Academic (only if recent and relevant)<br />Official transcripts <br />from all college-level coursework<br />must show date and title of degree(s), course names and grades (or marks)<br />must be delivered in envelope sealed by registrar<br />Official GRE/GMAT scores<br />Required for MSIT<br />Suggested for MPM and Certificate Programs<br />
    60. 60. How to Apply (continued)<br />TOEFL or IELTS<br />Required for non-native English speakers<br />Resume<br />Include all work experience and education<br />Include volunteer and other experiences, particularly leadership positions<br />Essay<br />Background and career goals<br />How this program will help you achieve your goals<br />Admissions Interviews (available upon request)<br />
    61. 61. Application Deadlines (Part-time Programs)<br /><ul><li>MSIT applications reviewed after the deadline for an enrollment date; applicants notified of admission status within 4 weeks of deadline
    62. 62. MPM and Certificate applications reviewed on a rolling basis; applicants notified of admission status in 3 – 4 weeks of submission of all required materials; application deadline is cut-off date for applications for that enrollment date</li></li></ul><li>The Admissions Office<br />Location: 1118 Hamburg Hall<br />We welcome visits!<br />To schedule a personalized visit: <br />hnzadmit@andrew.cmu.edu<br />412-268-2164<br />Meet program administrators 1 on 1<br />Sit in on a class<br />Meet current students<br />Early evening appointments and phone conferences available<br />
    63. 63. Financial Aid FAQs<br />How much does it cost?<br />What scholarships are available?<br />How can I make this work financially?<br />
    64. 64. Part-Time Student Costs<br />Tuition costs $405 per unit for up to 47 units*<br />Fees $320 per semester, not charged in summer<br />Other costs may include books, supplies, computer, etc.<br />*MSIT maximum enrollment is 30 units per semester.<br />
    65. 65. Scholarships<br />Merit-based Scholarships<br />Government or Non-Profit Employment Scholarships<br />Regional Leaders Scholarships<br />Program-specific Scholarships<br />MSIT-Women in Technology Fellowship<br />MPM-Educational Technology Management <br />MPM-Educational Leadership (principal certification)<br />MPM-Regional Health Care<br />External Scholarships<br />Search www.cmu.edu/fso or www.fastweb.com<br />Yellow Ribbon Program/Veterans Benefits<br />
    66. 66. Educational Loans <br />U.S. Federal Loans<br />Minimum of 18 units to qualify<br />Alternative Loans (from private lenders)<br />Financial Aid Office can explain all options<br />
    67. 67. TMS Payment Plan to Manage Costs<br />TMS (Tuition Management Services)<br />Monthly tuition payments while enrolled (Fall and Spring)<br />Enrollment Fee<br />No interest charges<br />No credit check<br />http://www.cmu.edu/hub/billing/payment/tms.html<br />
    68. 68. Financial Aid Office: Contact Info<br />Walk in hours daily 3:00-4:00<br />Appointments available after 4:30<br />Location: Hamburg Hall 1119<br />Email: hzfinaid@andrew.cmu.edu<br />Phone: 412-268-4162<br />
    69. 69. Career Services for All Students<br />Find new job or improve current job<br />Resume writing<br />Interviewing skills<br />Negotiating job offers, raises, and promotions<br />Networking events<br />Alumni and employer contacts<br />Recruit current students<br />MSIT and MPM programs<br />Full-time programs<br />Contact: cs77@andrew.cmu.edu<br />
    70. 70. Services & Resources for Part-time Students<br />Enrollment Services (including registration) is on-line<br />University Library System – on-line and on campus<br />Computing facilities and support<br />Online video library of guest speaker presentations<br />Student activities and organizations<br />Athletic facilities for campus students (and spouse/domestic partner)<br />Free parking in evenings and on weekends<br />Port Authority Transit with Student ID Card (campus students only)<br />
    71. 71. Why consider our part-time programs?<br />Immediate return on investment<br />Secure your employment future<br />Personal fulfillment<br />Advance or change your career<br />World-class education accessible to working professionals<br />
    72. 72. Questions?Please contact the Office of Admissions:Phone: +1-412-268-2164Email: hnzadmit@andrew.cmu.edu<br />
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