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Heinz College Part-Time Information Session, June 2011

Heinz College Part-Time Information Session, June 2011



Slides from Heinz College's online information sessions for part-time degree programs in management and technology.

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Heinz College Part-Time Information Session, June 2011 Heinz College Part-Time Information Session, June 2011 Presentation Transcript

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