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Carnegie Mellon University

Tepper School of Business

Quick Stats

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  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    649
  • Program Enrollment
    194
  • Yield
    78%
  • Selectivity
    74%
Contact Information
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890, United States
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.

What Recent Grads Say See All 3 Comments >

The great thing about the Tepper program is that the part time is the exact same as the full time program only spread out over an extra year.

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Events Calendar

  • Apr 23
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    MBA Campus Visit

    Pittsburgh, PA

    We encourage you to explore our program, campus environment and student lifestyle by visiting. Campus visits provide prospective Tepper students with an opportunity to attend class, an information session, a campus tour, and/ or lunch with current students.

  • Apr 24
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    MBA Campus Visit

    Pittsburgh, PA

    We encourage you to explore our program, campus environment and student lifestyle by visiting. Campus visits provide prospective Tepper students with an opportunity to attend class, an information session, a campus tour, and/ or lunch with current students.

  • Apr 29
    10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    MBA Campus Visit

    Pittsburgh, PA

    We encourage you to explore our program, campus environment and student lifestyle by visiting. Campus visits provide prospective Tepper students with an opportunity to attend class, an information session, a campus tour, and/ or lunch with current students.

About Carnegie Mellon University

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 65
  • Median 59
  • Middle 80% 24 to 122
Admissions Selectivity
74% Tepper School of Business 72% Average Across All Schools

649 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
78% 623
81% 649
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 96
74% 74.0
78% 78.0
Female
16% 16
International
16% 16
Wait-listed
100% 16
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
Pre-MBA Careers
Petroleum / Energy
18% 18
Financial Services
18% 18
Other
14% 14
Technology
13% 13
Pharma / Health Care
13% 13
Consumer Products
9% 9
Manufacturing
7% 7
Consulting
4% 4
Media / Entertainment
2% 2
Government
2% 2
Real Estate
0% 0
Non-Profit
0% 0
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
4% 4
5% 5
710 to 739
10% 10
12% 12
680 to 709
12% 12
16% 16
650 to 679
11% 11
15% 15
620 to 649
24% 24
28% 28
590 to 619
10% 10
8% 8
560 to 589
13% 13
16% 16
530 to 559
10% 10
0% 0
500 to 529
1% 1
0% 0
Under 500
5% 5
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: Long Term Pay by PayScale

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Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,845
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,845
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
33% of Students Receive Aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
20% 59
10% 29
Students in Core Classes
43 Tepper School of Business 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
50% 50
Case study
25% 25
Simulation
15% 15
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Statistics and Operations Research
  • Strategy
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Statistics and Operations Research
Requirements for Graduation
  • All students must complete a specific number of required courses, one area of concentration, two analytical depth electives, and a capstone course.
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 64
  • Average # of months to complete program 33
  • Six-Year completion rate 96%
  • Max time allowed to complete 48
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
  • Distance learning No
Time Classes Offered
  • Evenings
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Spring, Summer
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?

Yes Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
67% 67
Asian American
22% 22
Not Reported
7% 7
Activities
Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • High Tech
  • Manufacturing
  • Investment Banking
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • International Club
  • Volunteer
  • Partners/Family
  • 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.