How To Apply


Our professional master's program in eBusiness at Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science Institute of Software Research is like no other in the world. Here you'll learn the critical tools and techniques that will enable you to step directly into leadership roles in the fast paced world of technology-driven business.

Applications will be accepted for entry in Fall 2018 beginning in October 2017.

Why eBusiness

With the Internet pervading all aspects of business, the eBusiness Technology program of study prepares students to play a variety of mission critical roles in leveraging the power of technology across the enterprise. Whether in an entrepreneurial start-up or enabling eBusiness technology within an existing company, students are prepared to provide technical leadership and an informed strategic.

What kind of students are we looking for?

  • Someone who believes skills and knowledge are most important in the job market.
  • An undergraduate degree in computer science or engineering is desirable. A different undergraduate degree is suitable if the applican has computer programmin experience at a level sufficient to pass the graduate-level Java course required in the fall semester.
  • A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score is required.
  • TOFEFL is required for non native English speaking applicants.
  • Work experience beyond internships is desirable.
  • A prior advanced degree is helpful, but not required.
  • Strong social, writing and spoken communication skills.
  • Experience participating as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to work hard in an intense environment, focusing exclusively on the MSIT eBusiness Technology program for 53 weeks.

Where is the program located?

This program is offered on Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in Pittsburgh, PA.

Pittsburgh City Life

Student Guide to Pittsburgh

There are many beautiful and interesting neighborhoods in and around Pittsburgh. With your bus pass (student ID with valid sticker) you have a ready passport to all of them.

The downtown and surrounding neighborhoods are known as the Greater Pittsburgh area. The main neighborhoods near Carnegie Mellon are Shadyside, Squirrel Hill, and Oakland. Most students from both CMU and the University of Pittsburgh live in these neighborhoods (see CMU's housing website).

The areas of the South Side, Downtown, Strip District and North Side all have their own unique and interesting features. The South Side and Strip District offer after-hours entertainment and boast a variety of clubs, restaurants and specialty shops. Downtown Pittsburgh is the home of several large department stores, the most notable being Macy's and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as smaller specialty stores. Also downtown at the center of the Cultural District are several popular venues-Heinz Hall, the Benedum Center and the Byham-- offering a variety of entertainment from Broadway shows and opera, to classical and jazz concerts, ballet, and modern and ethnic dance productions. Also at the tip of the downtown area is the well known Point State Park. Sitting at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny rivers which form the Ohio River, it is there that many residents of Pittsburgh enjoy lunchtime strolls and in the summer attend events that the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust sponsors, as well as such annual events as the Three Rivers Arts Festival.. With its huge water fountain and summer events, it's a great place to take visiting friends and family. On the North Side of town you can visit the new Heinz Field football stadium and PNC Park baseball stadium, the Carnegie Science Center and the National Aviary.

Staying closer to home and campus in Oakland, the Carnegie Museum, Music Hall and Library sit between Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh. Other attractions include Phipps Conservatory, Schenley Park and an Oakland tradition, Cinema in the Park on Flagstaff Hill which sits behind the Carnegie Mellon campus.

An excellent resource for finding out what's going on in the city and to get an extensive list of restaurants, music and art events and more is the City Paper. This free paper can be picked up at nearly any street corner throughout the city.

Application deadlines for Fall 2017,

Early Decision: December 12. 2016

Second Round: February 13, 2017

Final Round: April 3, 2017

Apply for Fall 2018