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Heinz College Part-Time Information Session, June 2011


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

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

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    • 1. 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
    • 2. Agenda
      GoToWebinar Navigation
      Carnegie Mellon University
      H. John Heinz III College
      Part-time Programs Overview
      Financial Aid
      Student Services & Amenities
    • 3. The GoToWebinar Attendee View
    • 4. How to Participate Today
      • Open and close your Panel
      • 5. View, Select, and Test your audio
      • 6. Submit text questions
      • 7. Q&A addressed during and at end of session
      • 8. 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  
    • 9. 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
    • 10.
    • 11. 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
    • 12. Part-time programs
      General information
      (How, what, when?)
    • 13. 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)
    • 14. 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
    • 15. 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
    • 16. 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
      • 18. Builds strong technical, analytical and quantitative skills
      • 19. Shows you the practical application of those skills from a strategic management and policy perspective
      • 20. Develops IT leaders who can apply technology in innovative ways to achieve business goals
      • 21. Flexible & customizable curriculum
      • 22. 60 units core + 84 units electives = 144 units total
      • 23. Allows core exemptions and up to 24 units of transfer credit
      • 24. Most finish within 2-3 years of part-time studies
      • 25. Choice of Track – pick during application phase:
      • 26. IT Management – broad, generalist track
      • 27. 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
    • 28. MSIT Sample Electives (pick 84 units)
      Course catalog:
    • 29. MSIT Program Highlights:
      • Applicants must have 3+ yrs IT work experience; most have 5-10 yrs
      • 30. Software mgmt tracks have additional programming/software development experience as prerequisites to apply
      • 31. Choose Evening or Distance mode during application
      • 32. Hybrid? Apply to mode you’ll be in predominantly – we’ll work with you during enrollment to accommodate the other mode
      • 33. How does Distance work?
      • 34. Asynchronous - usually not online at same time, anytime/anywhere
      • 35. Campus lecture capture technology – package on multimedia DVD or stream online for on-demand viewing
      • 36. Use Blackboard as virtual classroom space, communication
      • 37. Instructors usually same on campus and distance; some classes where distance instructor uses lectures by different campus instructor
      • 38. 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)
      • 39. CMU is a designated Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by NSA and DHA
      • 40. Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs, 2010
      • 41. Network with and learn from MSIT Students and Alumni
      • 42. 40 campus and 160 distance current students; over 350 MSIT alumni
      • 43. Alumni lifelong learning – non degree courses at 50% off post graduation
      • 44. 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
    • 45. To reach me after the webinar:
      Allison Frankoski, Program Director1.412.268.8983
    • 46. Master of public management (MPM)
      David Eber, MPM Alumnus
      Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
    • 47. Master of Public Management (MPM)
      • Respected tradition of providing high-quality management skills to public and non-profit managers
      • 48. Skills transfer to the private sector
      • 49. Emphasis on practical applications of learning
      • 50. Learning is immediately useful on the job
      • 51. Flexible
      • 52. Curriculum
      • 53. Course schedule
      • 54. Instructors understand needs
      of working professionals
    • 55. MPM Curriculum
    • 56. 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
    • 57. Admissions, financial aid, career services & part-time student amenities
    • 58. 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
    • 59. 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
    • 60. How to Apply (continued)
      TOEFL or IELTS
      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)
    • 61. 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
      • 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
    • 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
    • 63. Financial Aid FAQs
      How much does it cost?
      What scholarships are available?
      How can I make this work financially?
    • 64. 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.
    • 65. 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 or
      Yellow Ribbon Program/Veterans Benefits
    • 66. Educational Loans
      U.S. Federal Loans
      Minimum of 18 units to qualify
      Alternative Loans (from private lenders)
      Financial Aid Office can explain all options
    • 67. 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
    • 68. Financial Aid Office: Contact Info
      Walk in hours daily 3:00-4:00
      Appointments available after 4:30
      Location: Hamburg Hall 1119
      Phone: 412-268-4162
    • 69. 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
    • 70. 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)
    • 71. 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
    • 72. Questions?Please contact the Office of Admissions:Phone: +1-412-268-2164Email: