Is a Master of Science in Software Engineering right for you?
Advance Your Career
The Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSSE) program at the American University in Bulgaria is designed for early- to mid-career software development professionals who are interested in increasing the breadth and depth of their knowledge of the subject and learning software project management skills as well as modern software engineering technologies and practices. We train professionals today who will lead the software industry tomorrow.
An MSSE degree will prepare you to assume a leadership role within your organization or the wider industry. Because capable IT managers are crucial to a company’s success, they enjoy greater job security, benefits, and upward mobility rates. An industry expert has estimated that the compensation packages for low- and mid- level managers in Bulgaria are usually 20% to 30% higher than those of developers.
Upon completion of the MSE program you will be able to use industry-standard, state-of-the-practice software technologies and tools, and thereby to be immediately productive in designing, developing, and managing large, complex software projects.
Invest in Your Future
The MSSE was created in response to the growing importance of software to the national infrastructure and the dramatic rise in demand for software professionals worldwide over the last several years.
In the USA, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer software engineering is projected to be the fourth-fastest-growing occupation in the country through 2018. Also, software engineering is cited as the best job in America by CNNMoney.com, with a ten-year expected growth of 46% until 2016. U.S. labor data mirror a global trend.
According to a 2012 IEEE article, the software industry has added numerous engineering jobs in 2011 and is likely to step up hiring in coming years. The article also quotes findings by the European Vacancy Monitor (EVM) indicating that software engineers were highest in demand in the UK and Bulgaria in the past year.
A recent survey for the Bulgarian Association of Software Companies (BASSCOM) predicted a sales growth in 2011 of up to 15% even as the Association recognizes the lack of qualified professionals in the field.
Investment in an MSSE is an investment in your future!