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Carnegie Mellon (CMU) Tepper MBA

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CMU Tepper Introduction

In addition to such traditional core courses as marketing, finance, and strategy, the Tepper MBA teaches analytics, which involves learning about subjects such as optimization and predictive modeling, in order to enhance strategic thinking and problem-solving. This is the modern evolution of the “management science” that has always underpinned a Tepper education.

MBAs can choose from five “tracks,” such as Business Analytics or Entrepreneurship, which allow them to look at a particular field in greater depth. They tend to consist of 8-10 electives and a capstone course. Some tracks involve cross-campus collaboration with faculty and other graduate students.

Also, once you take three or four electives in a subject area, you are deemed to have completed a concentration — there are 12, including Accounting, Strategy, and Organizational Behavior.

Tepper has 16,000 alumni and 33 alumni chapters, while CMU as a whole has 94,000, dispersed across 53 global alumni chapters. Graduates often say how friendly and helpful alumni can be. For details Click Here…

Class Profile Summary
Class Size 141
Average GMAT Score 680
Average Work Experience (yrs.) 5.4
Average Age (yrs.)
Employment Summary
Average Salary $135,035
Average Bonus $25,000
% placed within 3 months 92%
Tuition Fees Summary
Total Tuition $70,000
Living Cost
Total Cost


Deadlines Applications
Round 1 03 Oct 2021
Round 2 05 Jan 2022
Round 3 06 Mar 2022
Round 4 18 Apr 2022

CMU Tepper MBA Application Essays

Essay1: We know that you have a lot to tell us but to keep it fair, your answers are limited to 150 words.

  1. What is your professional goal immediately following graduation from Tepper?
  2. What other role would you consider? In other words, what is your Plan B?

Essay 2: The Tepper community is dynamic and unique. Each community member’s individual journey has shaped them into classmates who are collaborative, supportive, and inclusive. Describe how you have overcome adversity during your journey. What did you learn about yourself and how has that shaped who you are? (Maximum 350-500 words.)

Essay 3: One more question from the Admission Committee – just for fun! List an interesting fact about yourself that you’d like to share with your future Tepper classmates (P.S. – 1 or 2 sentences will be just fine)

Optional Essay: Is there anything else that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee as we evaluate your application? If you believe your credentials and essays represent you fairly, you should not feel obligated to answer this question. This essay is intended to provide a place for you to add information that you think is important but is not covered elsewhere in the application. This could include clarification of your employment or academic record, choice of recommenders or helpful context for the admissions committee in reviewing your application.

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