MS in Software Engineering - Entrepreneurship and Technology Leadership Concentration

Master of Science 2017-2018

Software Engineering

Entrepreneurship & Technology Leadership Concentration

Degree Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • Complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours in addition to any required introductory courses of the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.

Course Requirements
Introductory Courses
No Introductory Course may be substituted for any other course at any level.

Introductory courses may be waived for any of the following conditions:
  • The student has the appropriate course work to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • The student has appropriate and verified professional experience to satisfy an Introductory Course.
  • If an exam is available, the student passes a Graduate Assessment Examination (GAE) in the Introductory Course area.
CSC 400 Discrete Structures for Computer Science
CSC 401 Introduction to Programming
CSC 402 Data Structures I
CSC 403 Data Structures II
CSC 406 Systems I
CSC 407 Systems II
CDM Foundation Courses
SE 430 Object Oriented Modeling
SE 450 Object-Oriented Software Development
SE 477 Software and Systems Project Management
Commerce (Kellstadt) Foundation Courses
MGT 500 Managing for Effective and Ethical Organizational Behavior
MGT 570 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management *
* Course is not currently offered online. Consult faculty advisor for determining suitable alternative coursework.
Major Elective Courses
Students must take 3 courses from the list of CDM electives below and 2 courses from the list of Kellstadt courses listed below.

CDM Electives Students may select any SE elective or the following courses:
CSC 453 Database Technologies
HCI 440 Introduction to User-Centered Design
OR HCI 441 Introduction to User-Centered Development
The following courses are recommended:
SE 433 Software Testing and Quality Assurance
SE 452 Object-Oriented Enterprise Computing
SE 475 Managing Globally Distributed Software Development
SE 482 Requirements Engineering
SE 529 Software Risk Management
SE 554 Enterprise Component Architecture
SE 579 Analytics and Data Mining in Software Engineering

Software Engineering Research
Students also have an option of pursuing Master's research projects to fulfill their CDM elective requirements.
SE 695 Master's Research (4 credits) AND SE 696 Master's Project (4 credits)
OR SE 695 Master's Research (8 credits) AND SE 698 Master's Thesis (0 credits)
The Master's Project or Thesis must represent an original contribution to the area, and may include system development, empirical studies, or theoretical work. The scope and the details of the research project will be determined by the research supervisor, and must be approved by the student's academic advisor.

Commerce (Kellstadt) Elective Courses
ACC 500 Financial Accounting
ACC 555 Management Accounting for Decision-Making
IS 535 Information Technology Investment Financial Analysis
IS 570 Managing Change for Digital Transformation
MGT 502 Operations Management
MGT 530 Leadership in Organizations
MGT 535 Change Management and Consulting
MKT 555 Decisions in Marketing Management
CDM Open Elective Courses
Students must complete one CDM Open Elective Course. Any CNS, CSC, ECT, GAM, GPH, HCI, HIT, IS, IT, PM, SE, or TDC course in the 421-699 range qualifies. Credit for courses taken outside of the school will only be given if approved by a faculty advisor.
Students must complete the following courses as a sequence in consecutive quarters.
SE 491 Software Engineering Studio
SE 591 Software Engineering Studio II

Software Engineering Studio Substitution Policy