Overview

Applicants
147
Acceptance Rate
64%
Years of Work Experience
5.8
Average Age
30

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.27
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
2.95 - 3.64
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
18%
Average Verbal GRE Score
159
Average Quantitative GRE Score
159
Average Writing GRE Score
4
GRE Verbal (25th and 75th percentiles)
155 - 162
GRE Quantitative (25th and 75th percentiles)
158 - 161
GRE Writing (25th and 75th percentiles)
3.5 - 4.5

Deadlines

Early/Priority/Round 1 Application Deadline
January 2

Regular / Round 2 Application Deadline
March 12

International Application Deadline
March 12

Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
on rare occasions: 1 year

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$200
Out-of-State Application Fee
$200
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:
$200

Admissions Factors

Required

GMAT or GRE Scores
Essays/Personal Statement
Undergraduate GPA
Letters Of Recommendation
Interview
Optional

GMAT Scores
GRE Scores
Extracurricular Activities
Work Experience
State Residency
Other

Special Programs Offered To Recruit Underrepresented Minority Students Or Students With Disadvantaged Backgrounds
Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Management Leadership for Tomorrow

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
600
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)
100

Faculty Information

Students Say

The Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business Part-Time Online MBA offers students the opportunity to combine online classes with short on-site immersive "Access Weekends" held every two months at Carnegie Mellon locations throughout the United States. Students say they choose the Tepper School Online MBA program because of its "flexibility," noting that "the online program offered me an opportunity to attend an outstanding MBA program while continuing to work." Students appreciate that the Online MBA program is "treated exactly the same as [Tepper's] full-time and part-time programs," including that it "provides the same curriculum and awards the same degree as its full-time program." These part-time students appreciate that "the program allows you to switch to full-time option." The faculty is not only "excellent" and "very knowledgeable" but also "easily accessible." Students appreciate that "the class size is small and courses are analytical;" however, they experience some "logistical" issues and would like more electives. Online classes use a variety of software and notably make ample use of Vidyo video conferencing for live instruction. The students enrolled come from "diverse cultural and professional backgrounds," such as pharmaceuticals, engineering, and technology. Considered "very intelligent" and "successful," most students have a few years of work experience but are still young. They are regarded as "collaborative," "friendly," and "supportive." Every six weeks students meet in person for Access Weekends: "The immersion aspect is how I actually go to know my classmates and incoming classes." The general consensus was that "I felt very connected to the school and the program as a result of these weekend meetings." Though difficult, with the right prioritizing, most students found achieving a work-life balance possible.

Student/Faculty
5:1
Total Faculty
142
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
78%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
24%

69%
Full-time
19%
Female
4%
Minority

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
32

Chat rooms
Yes

Live audio
Yes

Live video
Yes

Smartphone applications
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Tablet applications
Yes

Concentrations

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Finance
Yes

Information Systems/Information Technology
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Operations Management
Yes

Organizational Behavior
Yes

Center for Research

Energy
Yes

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Finance
Yes

Information Systems/Information Technology
Yes

Leadership/Management
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Organizational Behavior
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
Yes
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
Yes

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Linda Argote
David M. Kirr and Barbara A. Kirr Professor of Organizational Behavior and Theory

R. Ravi
Carnegie Bosch Professor of Operations Research and Computer Science

Michael Trick
Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Research; Harry B. and James H. Higgins Professorship of Operations Research

Sevin Yeltekin
Associate Professor of Economics

Kannan Srinivasan
H.J. Heinz II Professor of Management, Marketing and Information Systems

Career Services Overview

Students Say

Students choose the Tepper School at Carnegie Mellon University because "they are the only top program that provides full career services for a part time or an online hybrid program." In fact, many students choose the Tepper School Online MBA program because it affords "access to career center services." Those enrolled find the Access Weekends to be of particular value for "excellent networking opportunities" with classmates, professors, alumni, and companies. The on-site weekends feature a lecture and guided visit to a company. Though they require travel, which adds extra hours of work on those weeks, "Access Weekends are the perfect solution for making remote MBA programs feel like real networking opportunities and learning experiences." With its emphasis on technology, the program has cachet: "The reputation of CMU in Silicon Valley is well regarded." In addition to earning an MBA from an esteemed institution and working with some of the brightest students and professors, students gain the practical business skills they need to advance their careers. They go into the program to increase their "business knowledge" and "analytical skills" and appreciate its lean toward "quantitative analysis." They find that the "program focuses on developing analytic and leadership skills, which are skills I need to progress in my career." The Tepper School is "preparing you to be a holistic business leader that can integrate the various parts"—be it the "exceptional Finance/Marketing and Economics training" or the more personal side of successfully cultivating work through relationships. Students say the Tepper School Online MBA is the "right blend of analytical tools and business organization classes which allow working professionals to implement class work right away."

Mean Base Salary of Most Recent Graduating Class After Graduating from Program
$113,650

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
32

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
All Tepper School MBA students have access to the same career services department, the Career Opportunities Center.

Graduates Employed by Region

40%
Mid-Atlantic
40%
West
20%
South

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $46,080 $46,080
Fees Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $400 $400
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $1,920 $1,920
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $124,100 $124,100

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Application Deadline
May 15

Financial Aid Notification Begins
April

Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
35%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
0%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
35%

Average Aid Package
$62,484

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
146
Full-Time
0%
Part-Time
100%

In State
17.0%
Out of State
83.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
5

Demographics

10.2%
Underrepresented Minorities
14.3%
International
83.0%
Out of State

29% female
71% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Kelly Wilson
Executive Director, Masters Admissions

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15213-3890
United States

Phone
412-268-5687

Fax
412-268-4209

Email
mba-admissions@andrew.cmu.edu


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