Information for Undergraduate Business Parents

You play an important role in your student’s education, and no doubt want to help them make the best decisions about college choice, fields of study and career direction.

We welcome our students’ parents and families to have an active part in the Tepper School community. Here are ways to learn about supporting students and finding out what is going on in undergraduate business.


Quality of Living

The city of Pittsburgh offers a beautiful, stimulating and safe environment. The city has been named “the most livable city” in the country numerous times, by such publications as Forbes.com, The Economist and the Places Rated Almanac. Pittsburgh truly is a special place with its arts, business, sports and leisure scene, job prospects, safety and affordability.


Academic Excellence

The Tepper School can claim nine Nobel Prize winners who have either taught or studied at the school. This establishes a legacy of academic excellence matched by few business schools. Distinguished faculty attract talented graduate and undergraduate students, and their interactions create a stimulating intellectual environment of the highest level.

The Rankings page on our website shows that the Tepper School ranks in the top ten in five academic categories as determined by U.S. News & World Report.


Career Development and Employment

The job market remains strong, with the following companies leading in hiring interns and graduating seniors: BNY Mellon, Boeing, Citi, Deloitte; IBM, PNC and PricewaterhouseCoopers.


Academic Advising

Each of our students is assigned to an academic advisor who works with them from the time they enter the Tepper School to their graduation. Our advisors help to enhance a student’s undergraduate experience and provide guidance for developing and achieving meaningful educational, professional and personal goals. We are glad to meet and talk with families when we have the chance.


Student Privacy (FERPA)

Parents who are supportive and offer guidance usually want to know how well their student is performing academically. There is a federal law that guides what information can be released to a parent entitled The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, commonly known as the "Buckley Amendment" or "FERPA." This law protects students' privacy concerning educational records while in college. 


Visiting the Tepper School

We welcome prospective students and families to visit us to learn about our program, its curriculum and student life in the Tepper School.Contact us at uba@andrew.cmu.edu to request an appointment.

Visiting prospective students should also contact the University’s Office of Admission in Warner Hall. Their website and staff provide campus maps and tours, admission and financial aid information, and a schedule of admission activities.

 

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