Apply to the Tepper School MBA Program

Please read the below information carefully before starting your application process.
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Though our standards are high and our admissions process is competitive, our ideal student does not fit a rigid, predictable profile. We welcome students from diverse academic, professional and personal backgrounds, and seek exceptional individuals who have made an impact in whatever path they have chosen. Our admissions process is holistic in that we consider all aspects of the application equally to determine an overall fit with your background, goals and leadership potential to the Tepper School's culture, curriculum and community.

Your Tepper School application will contain a variety of components that provides the Admissions Committee information to assess your candidacy for our MBA Program. Through our review process, we do not assign specific weights to the various parts of the application. Carefully read the application instructions prior to beginning the online application.

The following application components are required:

  • Online Application Form
  • Current Resume
  • Two Required Essays
  • One Professional Recommendation
  • Unofficial Transcripts of All Academic Work
  • Official GMAT Score (preferred) or GRE (accepted)
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS Score (if non-native English speaker)
  • $200 Application Fee

NOTE TO ALL APPLICANTS

To safeguard the integrity of the admissions process, Carnegie Mellon University routinely uses a third party company, Re Vera, to conduct verification procedures of all candidates who accept our offer of admission.

  • Reapplicants

    If you have submitted an application for the Tepper MBA program within the last year, you will need submit a new application since we changed application systems. However, we will waive your application fee. Interviews will be granted only at the invitation of the admissions committee based on our review of your submitted MBA application. Note that interview invitations may be extended at any time after you submit your re-application, up until the date in which your admission decision is released.

  • THE CONSORTIUM APPLICANTS

    The Tepper School of Business is proud to be a long-standing member of The Consortium. Applicants should submit their application via The Consortium application.  

    The mission of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, an alliance of 18 graduate business schools and some of our country’s top corporations, is to enhance diversity in business education and leadership by helping to reduce the under-representation of African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans in both its member schools’ enrollment and the ranks of management.

    The Consortium fulfills its mission by attracting and recruiting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups, as well as other U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents who have demonstrated significant contributions to promoting diversity in the workplace.

    For Consortium questions or to schedule an informational meeting, please contact Nicole Chambati, assistant director of masters admissions.

  • RESIDENTS OF ALABAMA, ARKANSAS AND MINNESOTA

    The Part-time Online Hybrid MBA is not able to accept students who are residents of Alabama, Arkansas and Minnesota because Carnegie Mellon has not applied for or received authorization from these states to deliver courses and programs via distance education to residents of these states.

    Carnegie Mellon has not currently applied for or received authorization from these states because Carnegie Mellon has determined that the administrative and other requirements to obtain and maintain authorization for its distance education courses and programs that would otherwise be delivered to residents of these states, including the fees charged by these states and the additional administrative costs associated with doing so, are disproportionately burdensome, excessive and/or prohibitive, at least at the present time.

    Residents of Alabama, Arkansas and Minnesota are eligible to apply for enrollment in all other Carnegie Mellon courses and programs, including those offered at any of its various campus locations.

    Inquiries regarding the restriction stated above may be directed to:

    Director of Enrollment Services, Carnegie Mellon University
    5000 Forbes Avenue, Warner Hall A19
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    Telephone: 412-268-5399
    Email: krieg@andrew.cmu.edu