Overview

Applicants
1,649
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.34
Years Work Experience
5.3
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
660 - 720
GPA
3.08 - 3.62

Deadlines


Round 1
October 5

Round 2
January 4

Round 3
March 15

Round 4
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
No

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
5:1
Total Faculty
143

74
Full-time
26
Part-time
20
Female
4.4
Minority


Students Say

The Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University offers a highly selective, well-respected MBA program that emphasizes both leadership and strategic analytics through experiential learning, communication-oriented projects and presentations, and a "quantitative approach to content frequently seen as qualitative." The three mini-semesters of the first year are devoted to the fundamentals such as finance and quantitative analysis, while the second year allows students to choose electives. The Tepper School administration always takes students' opinions into account regarding professors and workshops, and "actively works to include programming that we want" while removing undesired programming. "Given the small size, if you want to start or change something about the school, it's pretty easy to do," says a student. Carnegie Mellon overall is very involved in new technology (such as artificial learning and autonomous vehicles), and "that passion for innovation can be found in the business school as well." The Tepper School MBA is "famous for its analytics approach," and the data-driven approach to course material is possibly "the greatest strength of the school." The school is "always trying to be at the vanguard of the constantly evolving business world" and classes include "a good mix of theory, cases, and hands-on experience." Professors "have both industrial and research backgrounds" that they regularly work into the course material. They try to incorporate recent trends into their course materials, and students feel they are "setting the state of the technology, not talking about it." "The academic experience has been challenging but there were so many resources available to enable my success," sums up a student.


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
The Sustainable Business: Energy and Environmental Policies Sustainable Operations

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
http://www.cmu.edu/gdi/index.html

School's environmental commitment 1:
The Green Design Institute is a major interdisciplinary research effort created to make an impact on environmental quality through green design. The central idea of the institute is to form partnerships with companies, government agencies and foundations to develop pioneering design, management, manufacturing and regulatory processes that can improve environmental quality and product quality while enhancing economic development. Carnegie Mellon researchers are working to address the regulatory issues that shape the global marketplace.

School's environmental commitment 2:
The Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center (CEIC) was established in August 2001 after an extended competition sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundatioan among a number of research universities. It is one of 20 centers of excellence in different industries that the Sloan Foundation has established at 13 universities. CEIC's primary mission is to work with industry, government and other stakeholders to address the strategic problems of the electricity industry. In doing so, CEIC produces a cadre of well-trained researchers, many of which will continue to address the industry's problems in subsequent professional careers. In addition to doctoral education, CEIC has a broad educational mission which includes the development of university courses, special topic short-courses and curricular advice for training programs.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Pro-Bono Consulting Working in partnership with the Consulting Club, teams of students are working with local organizations in the Pittsburgh area to address specific issues. Projects include business & strategic planning, procurement & operations analysis and marketing planning. Students are continually looking for new ways to incorporate social responsibility themes into current classes and exploring topics for new classes. In addition, students are exploring how the UN’s Principles for Responsible Management Education can be incorporated into the curriculum. Students are working in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University’s Green Practices Committee offer the campus community a way to offset their green house gas generation with a donation to Carnegie Mellon that will be used to purchase renewable energy.

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$117,717
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
85%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
82%
School Facilitiated
18%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
81%
School Facilitiated
18%
Graduate Facilitiated
1%
Unknown Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

33%
Consulting
20%
Finance/Accounting
17%
Marketing
16%
General Management
8%
Operations/Logistics
4%
Information Technology
1%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

33%
Northeast
30%
West
16%
Midwest
13%
Mid-Atlantic
5%
South
3%
Southwest

Students Say

Tepper School academics may be rigorous but "there are tons of social events to balance it," including "plenty of activities, events and information sessions about a great variety of themes." The student clubs are wide-ranging and very helpful in shaping the student experience. Besides developing and executing programming, student organizations also "engage with alumni—globally-renowned business leaders—and plan corporate presentations/visits that truly enhance the professional and personal development at Tepper." Clubs plan treks to visit companies in major U.S cities and abroad, as well as "cool events" at Pittsburgh hot spots that allow students to "connect with local groups (i.e. social groups, religious groups, innovation groups) to expose [them] to opportunities and networks in Pittsburgh." The road to post-graduation employment is well-trod, thanks to "strong and helpful" network of alums in every industry and top firms, as well as "active outside recruiting and visits by companies." Recent Tepper School MBA graduates have gone on to employment and a wide variety of industries and companies, including Amazon.com, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, Accenture, Strategy&, McKinsey & Company, KPMG Consulting, PwC, General Mills, Unilever, AOL, Google, Intel Corporation, Morgan Stanley, and Wachovia.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consulting 33% $135,000 $130,397 $80,000 $170,000
Finance / Accounting 20% $110,000 $109,663 $70,000 $167,000
Marketing / Sales 17% $109,500 $109,554 $65,000 $138,000
General Management 16% $117,000 $112,667 $55,000 $150,000
Operations / Logistics 8% $117,000 $116,214 $100,000 $125,000
Information Technology 4% $117,000 $120,200 $90,400 $138,000
Other 1%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 34% $117,000 $119,031 $71,500 $150,000
Consulting 28% $135,000 $134,370 $80,000 $170,000
Financial Services 17% $110,000 $109,825 $57,936 $167,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 7% $105,000 $103,125 $90,000 $110,000
Consumer Products 7% $105,000 $107,820 $97,020 $135,000
Manufacturing 5% $95,000 $97,556 $55,000 $125,000
Other 2% $90,412 $85,206 $65,000 $95,000

Prominent Alumni

David A. Tepper
CEO & Founder, Appaloosa Management

David Coulter
Special Limited Partner, Warburg Pincus LLC

Francisco D'Souza
CEO, Cognizant Technology Solutions

Yoshiaki Fujimori
Senior Advisor, The LIXIL Group

James R. Swartz
Founding Partner, Accel Partners

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 15

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$83,446

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
74%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
55%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
74%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
53%

New Students Receiving Loans
44%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$61,440
Tuition (Out-State)
$61,440
Fees (In-State)
$790
Fees (Out-State)
$790

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,920
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,920
Fees (In-State)
$790
Fees (Out-State)
$790

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$14,594
Academic Expenses
$8,522

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
717
Part Time
40%

Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

6.30%
Minorities
34.00%
International

26% female
74% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Tepper School MBA students are "incredibly intelligent and driven" but "not cutthroat," and exhibit a "strong sense of commitment to the community." Significant others "are welcomed with open arms" ("Partners of students are integrated so well into the program that I sometimes don't know who is the partner and who is the student," says one MBA), and students do a lot of fun things together, such as "sailing in the BVIs [and] spontaneous weekend trips." David Tepper ('82) also happens to be "super generous" and regularly offers students tickets to his box at Steelers, Pirates and Penguins games. Diversity is a huge factor here and "the school strongly reinforces that in our culture." The school has a "giving back" culture where "second years help first years [and] all students help each other, without asking for it in return." It's a "friendly, competitive atmosphere" in which "everyone is gunning for top jobs, but also wants to help their peers succeed." Tepper School MBA students "interact with the rest of campus through clubs, mixed degree courses, case competitions, and startups."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Kelly Wilson
Executive Director of Masters Admissions

Address
Tepper School of Business
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
United States

Phone
4124067554

Fax
412-268-4209

Email
15238


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