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  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    693
  • Program Cost
    $118,004
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    47%
  • Selectivity
    31%
  • Job Offers
    90%
  • Average Salary
    $109,982
  • Top Industry
    Technology
Contact Information
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213-3890, United States
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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 program strengthens graduates’ personal and professional goals with an emphasis on leadership and analytics – a powerful career advantage. A decidedly small school within a research university, we are a conservatory of innovation, fostering partnerships among students and faculty throughout the Carnegie Mellon 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 10 Comments >

The best thing about Tepper has been the close network that we have with our alums. Over the past year I have had direct access to high level individuals through our Alumni Board of Directors. I also benefited in my summer internship at J&J by having strong network of alums who are already reaching out to me from my future employer PWC. Lastly, I had the direct opportunity to interview David Tepper!

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About Carnegie Mellon University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.28 GPA of All Applicants 3.29 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 61
  • Median 57
  • Middle 80% 30 to 99
Admissions Selectivity
31% Tepper School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

693 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
86% 686
87% 693
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 1,411
31% 31.0
47% 47.0
Female
0%
International
0%
Re-Applicants
5% 5
28% 28
Wait-listed
100% 324
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Economics
  • Business (General)
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Economics
  • Business (General)
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of Virginia
  • Carnegie Mellon
  • University of California at San Diego
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pittsburgh
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
$49,765 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • US Military
  • IBM
  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • Citigroup
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
8% 7.5
11% 10.5
740 to 769
20% 20.1
21% 21.4
710 to 739
33% 33.3
29% 29.2
680 to 709
16% 15.5
16% 16.4
650 to 679
12% 12.4
16% 16.4
620 to 649
6% 5.9
6% 5.5
590 to 619
3% 2.8
0% 0
560 to 589
1% 1
0% 0
530 to 559
0% 0
0% 0
500 to 529
0% 0
0% 0
Under 500
0% 0
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?

Technology 33%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 27%
  • Financial Services 16%
  • Pharma/Biotech/Health Care 8%
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
90% Tepper School of Business 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
79% 79.1
61% 60.97325153374234
79% Receive Offers
76% 75.5
56% 55.69710982658959
76% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
11% 11.2
22% 21.9117610062893
11% Receive Offers
13% 12.8
25% 25.424767441860464
13% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
92% Graduates seeking full-time employment
8% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
27% 27.17
$125,777.00
60K 135K
Finance/Accounting
21% 21.39
$100,991.00
45K 125K
General Management
18% 17.92
$106,961.00
24K 130K
Human Resources
1% 1.16
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
19% 18.5
$99,914.00
30K 135K
Information Technology
5% 4.62
$108,750.00
48K 130K
Operations/Logistics
8% 8.09
$111,036.00
92K 115K
Other
1% 1.16
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
27% 26.59
$126,217.00
60K 135K
Consumer Products
5% 4.62
$96,429.00
85K 100K
Financial Services
16% 15.61
$96,519.00
45K 130K
Government
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
3% 3.47
$91,945.00
30K 110K
Media/Entertainment
2% 1.73
Data not provided
Non-profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
2% 2.31
$106,500.00
100K 116K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
8% 8.09
$101,878.00
60K 125K
Real Estate
0% 0
Data not provided
Technology
33% 32.95
$112,453.00
48K 135K
Other
4% 4.05
$92,857.00
70K 112K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
8% 8.09
$103,393.00
45K 135K
More than one year, up to three years
33% 32.95
$109,633.00
24K 135K
More than five years
24% 24.28
$110,555.00
80K 135K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
5% 4.62
$85,240.00
50K 114K
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0
Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
Data not provided
North America
94% 94
$112,337.00
30K 135K
South America
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
27% 26.59
$109,056.00
48K 135K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
19% 18.5
$107,406.00
30K 135K
U.S. South
2% 1.73
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
6% 5.78
$116,600.00
90K 135K
U.S. Midwest
12% 11.56
$116,909.00
80K 135K
U.S. West
29% 29.48
$116,006.00
70K 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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10-20 years post-graduation
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Dow Chemical
  • CARE Access Africa
  • Brisol-Myers Squibb
  • BNP Paribas
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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
  • Boston, MA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Hong Kong
  • Silicon Valley, CA

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$227,096
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $118,004
  • Budget $80,004
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$227,096
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $118,004
  • Budget $80,004
14 Full Tuition Scholarships
$21,853 Average Scholarship Amount 74% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
100% 100
74% 74
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$5,290,129
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 $86,359
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
41 Tepper School of Business 43 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
  • Strategy
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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), digital course material distribution, a video conferencing system for online 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. Two production studios upgraded to HD for materials production and real time collaboration. New public website and private intranet released.

Students: Who are my classmates?

21% Married Students 35% International Students
27% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
54% 54
Asian American
28% 28
African American
8% 8
Student Citizenship
North America
64% 64
Asia
25% 25
Dual Citizen
4% 4
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Social Impact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black or African-American students
  • LGBT students
  • Hispanic or Latino/a students
  • International students
  • Partners and families of students
  • Women students
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

10,161 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.