Business Majors and Minors

In addition to having the two degree programs shown below, the Tepper School offers other Carnegie Mellon students the chance to study business as an additional major or as a minor.
  • BS in Business Administration

    The Tepper School offers just one degree and major in business - the Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. The status of a BS degree is determined by the curriculum's emphasis on quantitative and analytical skills development as a foundation for studying business.

    Students earning the BS in Business will concentrate on at least one area of study (such as finance, marketing or entrepreneurship), along with a minor. Details of the degree requirements can be found on this curriculum page.


  • BS in Computational Finance

    The BS in Computational Finance is an inter-college program, offered by both the department of Mathematical Sciences in the Mellon College of Science (MCS) and the Tepper School of Business. Students who are accepted into this program may choose to have either MCS or the Tepper School as their home college. Those students in MCS will focus more on mathematics, while those in the Tepper School will take more business-related courses.

    The Computational Finance program allows students to apply the disciplines of mathematics, probability and statistics for building mathematical models for the finance industry.

    Students may apply to the Computational Finance program in the sophomore year. For details about its curriculum, please view the program's description in the Carnegie Mellon undergraduate catalog.

  • Additional Major in Business Administration

    The Tepper School offers an additional major in business to students in any of the other schools and colleges at Carnegie Mellon. Combining business with another major can provide very strong career preparation for certain students with plans to go into such areas as consulting, entrepreneurial ventures and project management.

    To earn the additional major, students need to complete the following two components of the business major. For more information, view the Carnegie Mellon Undergraduate Course Catalog

    Quantitative and Analytical Skills Courses

    - Business foundational and core courses

    - Plus, two business electives at the 300-level or higher (70-3xx or 70-4xx)

    Students may apply for the additional major when they've met the following qualifications:

    - At least junior-year status

    - Overall grade point average of at least 3.0

    - Minimum grade point average of 3.0 in required courses for the additional major 

    - Completion of all Quantitative & Analytical Skills course requirements 

    - Completion of at least six of the required business courses (70-xxx)

    Students considering the additional major should be aware that additional time and flexibility may be required to satisfy all requirements.

  • Minor in Business Administration

    The Tepper School offers a minor in business to students in any of the other schools and colleges at Carnegie Mellon. Whether majoring in areas such as architecture, chemistry, or philosophy, many students find it quite valuable to gain business knowledge and skills through the minor.   Students enrolled in an engineering program in the Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT) here at Carnegie Mellon may opt for a version of the business minor that focuses more on operations and quality management.

    The minor in Business Administration requires 54 units: three required courses, one constrained elective, and two electives.


    • 70-100  Global Business (or 70-101 Introduction to Business Management)
    • 70-122  Introduction to Accounting
    • 73-100  Principles of Economics

    Constrained Elective (select one):

    • 70-311  Organizational Behavior
    • 70-371  Operations Management
    • 70-381  Marketing I
    • 70-391  Finance


    • Any two 70-xxx courses, EXCEPT
      • 70-100  Global Business
      • 70-207  Probability & Statistics for Business Applications
      • 70-208  Regression Analysis
      • 70-340  Business Communications
      • 70-345  Business Presentations
      • 70-350  Acting for Business
      • 70-201  Professional and Service Projects
      • Internship/independent study

      Students may apply for the minor when they have sophomore-year status and have completed two courses for the minor with at least a 3.0 grade point average.

      The minor in Operations and Supply Chain Management requires six courses:

      • 73-100  Principles of Economics
      • 70-371  Operations Management
      • 70-471  Supply Chain Management
      • 21-291  Operations Research I (or 21-257 Models & Methods for Optimization)
      • 70-460  Mathematical Models for Consulting (or 70-474 Quality Principles and Techniques)
      • Engineering Project Management course elective

      Students may apply for the minor when they have sophomore-year status and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50.