Masters eBusiness MSIT


The final component of our master's programs is a practicum project where students apply their skills to a real-world problem. For the practicum sponsor's organization, this is an opportunity to deploy a team of skilled practitioners on an R&D, prototype, or pilot project. It's a win-win situation all around!

Students get the opportunity to apply what they have learned in their coursework and work closely with a corporate sponsor during the capstone eBusiness Practicum project course. Students spend their final semester(s) of the program developing a working ebusiness system prototype to address a problem or opportunity defined by the corporate sponsor.

Potential sponsors need to submit a one-page problem summary and assign a key contact to work with the student team throughout the 8-week project. To learn more about sponsorship please visit our Practicum Sponsorship web page.

Students are assigned to 5 or 6 person teams based on their preferences, working experience and skill set. All students work on all aspects of the project. A faculty advisor is assigned to student teams to assist with their efforts.


Patricia Mackiewicz
Manager, eBusiness Programs

VOX: (412) 268 7077
Cell: (412) 478 0355
FAX: (412) 268 2338

Mailing address:

School of Computer Science
Institute for Software Research International
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue, 3217 Newell-Simon Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3891 USA