I am a new graduate student pursuing a master's degree in computer science. I currently am working in industry as a developer while in school. I see many posts on here and elsewhere about master's research. The university I'm attending doesn't require research (although there is a research path for the degree) but I'm on the course track. Is this a downside? I would like to get the most out of my degree but I am working 40 hours a week and can't really squeeze another 20+ hours working on research, plus my classes.
What are some (if any) of the downsides of not doing research for a master's degree when you plan on working in industry?
Edit: By research I mean writing a master's thesis or a paper on a subject, not research for classes on topics I'm not familiar with.