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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



  • Consortium Applicants

    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 Tepper School is proud to be a long-standing member of The Consortium and equally pleased that Robert Dammon, Dean of the Tepper School of Business, is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for The Consortium.

    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.

    The Tepper School of Business strongly encourages qualified candidates to apply to the Tepper MBA program using the Consortium application.

    For Consortium questions or to schedule an informational meeting, please contact James Frick, director of masters admissions.

  • International Applicants

    Certification of Financial Resources

    Financial resources should equal the total costs of living expenses and tuition for two years. As an applicant from a foreign country, you must submit three forms certifying these resources, indicating the source(s) of funds to be used during study at the Tepper School. These are forms entitled:

    • Financial Statement
    • Affidavit of Support
    • Graduate Student Information Form

    You are required to complete these forms if you are offered admission; however, you may select to submit them with your application, if you would prefer.

    Please note that you must also submit the appropriate documentation described on the Affidavit of Support to verify the resources listed on the forms and your and/or your sponsor's ability to provide the stated financial support.

    If you are NOT company sponsored, an official certified bank statement must be submitted detailing your and/or your sponsor's financial resources. If you are admitted, these forms will be used to verify the source(s) of funds. Proper documentation is necessary for the school to issue the I-20 form needed to obtain a student visa.

    Visa Regulations

    Visa regulations can be quite complex, and it is the applicant’s responsibility to be aware of the regulations. Carnegie Mellon University has a Foreign Student Advisor to assist applicants in visa matters, and we strongly recommend that you use this service. Below is contact information for any applicant who would like to contact our Foreign Student Advisor: 

    Office of International Education
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Warner Hall / 3rd Floor
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

    The United States' visa granting authority in the country of origin, ordinarily the United States Embassy, requires proof that sufficient funds are available to a student to cover both years of study before he/she is granted either the student visa (F-1) or an exchange visa (J-1).