Carnegie Mellon University-Tepper School of Business


Carnegie Mellon University-Tepper School of Business

Tepper School of Business

Carnegie Mellon University-Tepper School of Business
The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, consistently ranks among the top business schools in the world. The schools legacy is closely tied to our pioneering work in introducing management science to the marketplace and B-school arena. MBA degrees are not one-size-fits-all. At the Tepper School, next generation business leaders are choosing a future of their own making. This future requires the confidence and analytical skills to address dynamic, complex business issues, the readiness to rapidly think and communicate, and the ability to inspire change through effective leadership.

The Tepper School MBA program prepares students to be the next generation of business leaders in an ever-fluid and advancing business world.

The MBA program’s agile, data-driven and innovative curriculum and its focus on experiential learning and real-world problem-solving isn’t just a response to the technology-driven business landscape; it is our anticipation of and contribution to the changing needs of the modern business world.

As a Tepper MBA, you will be taught the analytical skills required to understand the complexities of business and the leadership skills needed to lead people and organizations at a higher, more advanced level of performance. Key concentrationstracks and our unique mini-semester system enable students to study, in-depth, in the career field of their choosing. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, not only will you have access to world-class researchers who are solving today’s business problems, but they will know you by name.

With the opening of the Tepper Quad in fall 2018, MBA students will have even greater access to Carnegie Mellon’s community of talented engineers, entrepreneurs, researchers, computer scientists and artists, providing ample opportunities for real-world problem-solving and application.

Program Format: Full-time, Part-Time Online Hybrid, Part-Time On-Campus

Length of Program: Full-Time - 21 months, Part-Time Online Hybrid and Part-Time On-Campus are both 32 months

Program Structure: Mini semester system

Starting Date: August each year

Minimum Work Experience: Not required, Average 5.7 years

Application Deadlines: Full-Time Round - 1, October 3, 2018; Round - 2 January 5th, 2019; Round 3 - March 7th, 2019;

Language of Instruction: English

Accreditation: AACSB


#14 Business School (2017), Bloomberg Businessweek

#1 Best Online MBA (2018), Poets&Quants

#8 Increase in Salary (2017), The Economist

#6 Entrepreneurship, U.S. (2017), Financial Times

#17 Graduate Business School (2019), U.S. News and World Report

#18 Business School (2017), Forbes

#2 Information Systems (2019), U.S. News and World Report

#2 Production/Operations Management (2019), U.S. News and World Report

#3 Top Programs for ROI, U.S. (2018), QS Top MBA

#11 Career Services (2018), Financial Times

Full-Time MBA Class of 2019 Class Profile

Total Students: 220

International Citizens: 33% with 30 countries represented

Women: 27%

GPA: 3.3 Average, 3.4 Median; 2.9-3.8 Middle 80%

GMAT: 691 Average, 700 Median; 640-740 Middle 80%

Work Experience: 5.7 Years Average, 5.1 Median Years; 3.1-8.3 Middle 80% range





The investment in your future is a significant decision. We're here to help.

Start your journey toward a Tepper MBA today. Read up on the application process, plan your attendance at admission events and hear directly from the Admissions director.

Though our standards are high and our admissions process is competitive, our ideal student does not fit a rigid, predictable profile. Learn more about the application process and check out our application checklist.

Hear firsthand from MBA Admissions Director Kelly Wilson as she shares advice and insights about the recruiting and application process. Find out what the Admissions team is up to and learn more about our program, our students and how to submit a strong application.

We’d like to get to know you. Opportunities to connect with us could be on-campus, off-campus, virtually or via in-class visits. Or, find a Tepper Meetup near you.

MBA Admissions Diversity Partners. Underrepresented minorities, women, veterans and LGBT applicants can take advantage of our prestigious partnerships with well-known diversity organizations. The Tepper School is honored to be among only five business schools in the top 20 that partner with all of the leading MBA diversity advocates.

Meet our Admissions Team. We are committed to remaining responsive and accessible and are available to answer your questions. Call or send us an email — we are eager to help you discover what a Tepper MBA offers and how to navigate the application process.

Tepper has a flat tuition rate model as of 2017. All students entering the MBA program in fall 2018 will pay the same aggregate tuition of $132,000, regardless of the number of enrolled units and/or delivery mode.

Please visit our Tuition and Financial Aid website for Frequently Asked Questions about Graduate Tutition and Financial Aid


The Tepper School of Business alumni network is 15,000+ strong with graduates in cities all over the world. As a result, there are regional groups in the U.S. and around the globe, connecting all Tepper School alumni within a certain geographic boundary to each other and the school. Read more in the Tepper Magazine about what our alumni are doing after they graduate from the Tepper School.

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