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Recognized as one of the first business schools to focus on entrepreneurship as a distinct arena of management study (in 1972), the entrepreneurship program has consistently been ranked as one of the top in the country.

Conducted through the Tepper School’s Donald Jones Center for Entrepreneurship, the research center is one of the leading centers for entrepreneurial management. Students are prepared for business success through an offering of many different entrepreneurial electives, ranging from basic management fundamentals to intensive project courses that involve market entry plans and venture capital strategies.

The curriculum combines theory with practice through a mix of coursework, hands-on venture capital exposure, corporate consulting and the close interaction with a world-class faculty, all having successful VC or entrepreneurial backgrounds.


The recent #18 ranking of our finance program (US News and World Report) highlights our outstanding reputation. Our finance program emphasizes the analytical and quantitative aspects of finance and accounting, offering students an opportunity to explore various methodologies and analyzes. Faculty include among the most prominent members of the financial academic community with success in fields of international finance, financial management, corporate finance and economic research. Graduates typically pursue careers at financial institutions, money management firms, corporate finance and treasury departments, consulting firms, and brokerage firms.  


One of the most popular concentration areas, the marketing curriculum incorporates academic specialty areas related to buyer behavior, technology, B2B strategy, data mining, product design and development as well as the fundamental coursework in marketing management.

Our graduates are highly sought for marketing positions at consumer packaged goods, technology, health care/pharmaceutical, retail and start-up companies. Our students’ ability to approach marketplace and consumer issues as part of a honed, analytical framework is rare – and valued – in today’s fast-paced industries and categories.

In business situations when case study reference books and gut instinct don’t suffice, our grads solve problems that impact organizations’ competitive success.   Within an analytical decision making context, coursework encompasses product marketing, market entry planning, segmentation, communications management, pricing/sales forecasting, channel distribution and management, and marketing research.

Operations Management

Each year 20 of the most elite business schools from around the world meet on the Tepper School's campus to participate in the nation’s capstone MBA Operations case competition. There’s a reason why we host the anticipated event.

Ranked as the #4 Operations program by U.S. News and World Report, our heritage as the academic pioneer of “industrial administration” has placed the school in the research, manufacturing and academic spotlight.

We view the complex industry of operations management as broadly as material, information, technology and people. Students are prepared to enter this field with a depth that effectively leverages operations management a source of competitive advantage. With a multitude of different elective offerings in this specialty discipline, the Operations Management concentration provides students exposure to studies in simulation modeling, logistics, manufacturing systems, quality design and analysis as well as strategic performance drivers.





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