Quick Stats

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  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    694
  • Program Cost
    $113,536
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    45%
  • Selectivity
    32%
  • Job Offers
    92%
  • Average Salary
    $110,405
  • Top Industry
    Consulting
Contact Information
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890, United States of America
Website

Best B-School Road Trip: Tepper School of Business

Bloomberg Businessweek's Jeniece Pettitt and Rachel Crane visit Pittsburgh to check out what makes Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business one of the top schools in America.

About Tepper School of Business

The Tepper School’s legacy is tied to our pioneering work in management science - today nearly all leading B-schools include some form of the Carnegie Mellon management science model in their curriculum. A decidedly small school within a research university, we are a conservatory of innovation, fostering partnerships amongst students and faculty in other schools and centers throughout campus. As one of the most technologically elite universities in the world, the dedication to cutting edge learning and application underlies all that we do – with an approach that allows our students to make a significant impact.

Events Calendar

  • Jul 28
    4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    The MBA Tour: Houston

    Houston, TX

    The MBA Tour events emphasize interaction between prospective MBA students, business school admissions representatives, alumni and other like-minded education enthusiasts.

  • Aug 16
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    The MBA Tour: São Paulo

    São Paulo, Brazil

    The MBA Tour events emphasize interaction between prospective MBA students, business school admissions representatives, alumni and other like-minded education enthusiasts.

  • Aug 18
    4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    The MBA Tour: Lima

    Lima, Peru

    The MBA Tour events emphasize interaction between prospective MBA students, business school admissions representatives, alumni and other like-minded education enthusiasts.

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About Carnegie Mellon University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.29 GPA of All Applicants 3.33 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 62
  • Median 61
  • Middle 80% 29 to 100
Admissions Selectivity
32% Tepper School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

694 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
86% 684
87% 694
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 1,411
32% 32.0
45% 45.0
Female
0%
International
0%
Re-Applicants
5% 5
18% 18
Wait-listed
100% 305
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Other Social Science
  • Management
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Wake Forest University
  • Ohio State University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
$54,430 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Deloitte
  • IBM
  • Accenture
  • US Military
  • Bank of America
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
2% 2
740 to 769
10% 10
16% 16
710 to 739
30% 30
29% 29
680 to 709
27% 27
23% 23
650 to 679
13% 13
15% 15
620 to 649
10% 10
11% 11
590 to 619
4% 4
4% 4
560 to 589
2% 2
0% 0
530 to 559
1% 1
0% 0
500 to 529
1% 1
0% 0
Under 500
1% 1
0% 0
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consulting 31%
Top Industry
  • Technology 28%
  • Financial Services 11%
  • Other 6%
Amazon.com 22
Top Employer
  • PwC Advisory (Pricewaterhouse Coopers) 19
  • Deloitte Consulting 10
  • McKinsey & Company 7
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
92% Tepper School of Business 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
86% 86.24
64% 63.699022556390986
86% Receive Offers
79% 79.37
58% 57.85206896551723
79% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
6% 5.82
21% 21.110859375
6% Receive Offers
11% 11.11
25% 24.93132867132867
11% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0% 0
5% 5.492558139534883
0% Receive Offers
0% 0
7% 7.091818181818181
0% Accept Offers
91% Graduates seeking full-time employment
9% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Amazon.com 22
  • PwC Advisory (Pricewaterhouse Coopers) 19
  • Deloitte Consulting 10
  • McKinsey & Company 7
  • A.T. Kearney 6
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
32% 32.17
$122,053.00
60K 160K
Finance/Accounting
25% 25.15
$102,502.00
75K 135K
General Management
19% 19.3
$107,063.00
75K 130K
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
16% 16.37
$106,089.00
80K 126K
Information Technology
3% 2.92
$111,600.00
105K 120K
Operations/Logistics
4% 3.51
$100,167.00
65K 115K
Other
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
31% 31
$123,470.00
60K 160K
Consumer Products
5% 5.26
$98,722.00
90K 106K
Financial Services
11% 11.11
$103,222.00
75K 135K
Government
1% 1.17
Data not provided
Manufacturing
6% 5.85
$101,800.00
90K 110K
Media/Entertainment
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
4% 3.51
$100,517.00
65K 120K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
6% 6.43
$98,545.00
85K 115K
Real Estate
0% 0
Data not provided
Technology
28% 28.08
$110,957.00
75K 130K
Other
6% 6.43
$95,273.00
75K 110K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
11% 11.11
$99,421.00
60K 135K
More than one year, up to three years
28% 28.07
$110,896.00
75K 135K
More than five years
25% 24.56
$113,095.00
75K 160K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
2% 1.76
$93,333.00
80K 110K
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
1% 1.17
Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
Data not provided
North America
96% 96
$110,586.00
60K 160K
South America
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
25% 25.15
$114,605.00
85K 135K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
23% 22.81
$102,823.00
60K 160K
U.S. South
7% 7.02
$102,667.00
82K 135K
U.S. Southwest
5% 4.68
$109,625.00
100K 125K
U.S. Midwest
12% 11.7
$112,625.00
87K 135K
U.S. West
25% 24.56
$115,268.00
95K 135K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates

Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Amazon.com 22
  • PwC Advisory (Pricewaterhouse Coopers) 11
  • A.T. Kearney 5
  • Mylan 5
  • H.J. Heinz 4
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 98
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • Hong Kong
  • Chicago
  • Silicon Valley
  • Seattle

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$233,181
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $113,536
  • Budget $78,816
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$233,181
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $113,536
  • Budget $78,816
30 Full Tuition Scholarships
$17,835 Average Scholarship Amount 75% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
100% 100
75% 75
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$4,904,750
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
100%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
42 Tepper School of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
50% 50
Case study
25% 25
Simulation
15% 15
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Statistics and Operations Research
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Statistics and Operations Research
  • Strategy
  • Communications
Master Degree Programs
  • Finance
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MSM (Management)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Other
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning No
Technology Improvements
  • Systems implemented: a new learning management system (LMS), a digital course material distribution, a video conferencing system for distance MBA program, a dashboard based data analysis/reporting tool, a faculty information system and a student club platform. Classrooms were upgraded with HD, new touch control systems and upgraded display components. One production studio upgraded to HD for materials production and real time collaboration. Production systems moved to a virtual environment.

Students: Who are my classmates?

21% Married Students 32% International Students
21% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
50% 50
Asian American
34% 34
Hispanic
7% 7
Student Citizenship
North America
58% 58
Asia
27% 27
Dual Citizen
9% 9
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • High Tech
  • Investment Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • International Club
  • Partners/Family
  • Volunteer
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

9,826 Living MBA Alumni 14 Countries where alumni clubs exist
35 Active alumni clubs
No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.