Military and Veterans

You'll discover that you're part of a squad, not a battalion.

Experience in the military is highly valued at the Tepper School of Business. We appreciate the leadership and team skills, as well as the diversity of experiences that this particular community of students brings to the classroom and to the overall student experience. 

We believe that our innovative leadership program and our analytical approach to decision-making is a powerful asset when paired with military students’ proven leadership and teamwork skills.  We have found that military students/Tepper MBA graduates make a strong transition into the civilian workforce based in part upon the structure and caliber of our program.

Camaraderie is evident here – we are among the smallest of the Top 10 B-schools in the U.S. and are proud of the supportive and close-knit culture that is fostered here.  Teamwork is part of our DNA, with team projects, team presentations and capstone courses integrated into all aspects of the coursework. 

Year One is focused on mastery of fundamental management principles.  Year Two emphasizes flexibility that is customized to your needs with a selection of more than 120 electives offered at the business school as well as selecting electives across disciplines throughout Carnegie Mellon University. Popular choices include foreign language, public policy, and computer science courses. We also offer Dual and Joint Degrees.

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Yellow Ribbon School

The Tepper School of Business is a Yellow Ribbon School

Student Clubs

Military and Veterans Club

The Military Veterans Association (MVA) seeks to help veterans and members of all military organizations in their transition to the civilian sector. Its objectives are to work with the Admissions staff to inform and assist qualified candidates from all armed forces in the application process; to provide a social support community at Carnegie Mellon; to strengthen the skills, knowledge, and networks essential to a successful transition into the business world through events with corporations and alumni; and to continue the traditions of Leadership, Honor, Respect and Duty by serving as role models within the community.

The MVA is open to the Carnegie Mellon Community, in particular, to veterans and current members of the U.S and foreign militaries, their families, and any other students interested in learning more about the experiences, qualities, and characteristics of veterans.