Why We’re Different

All MBA programs are not created equal. Tepper MBAs possess an unrivaled advantage honed through our rigorous, customized approach to advanced analytics, leadership development and technology, grown and nurtured within CMU’s ecosystem of cross-campus collaboration.

Carnegie Mellon University’s top-ranked programs in the STEM (and STEAM) fields combined with a campus culture of interconnected collaboration provides Tepper MBAs with access to Carnegie Mellon’s legendary technology community — home to world-class programs in artificial intelligence, computer science, robotics and cybersecurity. 


Our Key Differentiators

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A Collaborative Campus & The Tepper Quad

The new Tepper Quad — a hub of interdisciplinary problem solving, innovation and entrepreneurship — elevates us as an interconnected partner for all of CMU. Tepper MBAs leverage this culture of cross-campus collaboration to acquire the skills needed to be effective leaders in a world driven by technological change, innovation and ubiquitous data. As students learn alongside researchers and professors, they’ll also interact with entrepreneurs, robotics designers, computer scientists and other brilliant minds. 

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Technology That Leads the World

We prepare our MBA students for a rapidly evolving landscape through our emphasis on technology within a business context. In collaboration with CMU’s School of Computer Science and other CMU schools, we offer a Technology Leadership MBA track and a Business Technologies concentration. Forty-three percent of our 2017 full-time MBA class entered jobs in the tech industry. Top recruiters include Amazon, Microsoft and Google.

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Analytics Pioneered Here

Optimization, predictive and prescriptive modeling, and a deep economic understanding are among the analytical tools that Tepper MBAs master. Our approach to analytics prepares MBA graduates to perform at a higher level, resulting in better decision-making and unmatched problem-solving abilities.

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Intellectual Capital

The Tepper School has produced nine Nobel laureates, whose research spans the study of bounded rationality, labor models, corporate finance and more. Within the MBA program, our 5:1 student to faculty ratio gives students access to award-winning faculty who will know their students by name and elevate their thinking.

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Entrepreneurship at Tepper

Carnegie Mellon has launched more than 200 startups in the last decade. Our MBA Entrepreneurship track provides students with the tools, experiences and support to facilitate their development as a leaders and innovators. Entrepreneurial-minded students are supported by a rich ecosystem of courses, mentors, competitions, workshops, incubators and funding sources — catalyzed by the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship

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Personalized Leadership Development

Our leadership development approach prepares graduates to maximize their leadership skills and grow as global citizens, leading in the workplace and in their communities. The Accelerate Leadership Center offers training from coaches and mentors who are students’ partners for one-on-one assessment, development, planning and implementation.