Recruiters often cite our graduates' exceptional strategic, analytical performance as one difference that set them apart. From project courses and internships to full-time employment, Tepper School undergraduates are prepared to make an impact.

The Tepper School Undergraduate Business Program


A Career Advantage

Our graduates’ starting salaries are ranked among the highest in undergraduate compensation, with a reported average salary for our Class of 2016 at $75,600. One reason for our impressive employment and salary statistics is the marketplace recognition of Tepper School student preparedness. The rigor and caliber of our program has a reputation of excellence that exceeds that of many of our peers. From complex analytics and modeling to strategic planning, our undergraduate students perform at high levels and thus are among recruiters’ favorites.

Likewise, the access to the Carnegie Mellon campus is another key advantage. The business school does not have departments. Our culture promotes exploration and exposure to diverse fields. Students take classes across various colleges, alongside students in different disciplines — contributing to a broader mindset and skill set.

We work diligently to maintain strong recruiting relationships, often lasting decades, to exceed recruiters’ needs.

Carnegie Mellon’s Career and Professional Development Center publishes an annual report showing graduate employment information. (See the 2014, 2015 and 2016 reports.) Students accept job offers from a wide range of companies, including:


 Accenture  Corning  Freddie Mac  McKinsey
 Alcoa  Credit Suisse  General Electric  Miami Dolphins
 American Eagle  Deloitte Consulting  General Mills  PNC
 Bank of America  Deutsche Bank  General Motors  PricewaterhouseCoopers
 Barclays  eBay  Goldman Sachs  Procore Technologies
 BNY Mellon  Ernst & Young  IBM  Teach for America
 Citi  Facebook  J.P. Morgan Chase  Visa


Students have access to many career-related activities, including:

  • annual professional development and workshop calendar events
  • company information sessions
  • visits to employers
  • job fairs, including the Business Opportunities Conference and the Wednesday Night Insight speaker series, featuring senior alumni
  • campus visits by recruiters to share corporate overviews with students

The Carnegie Mellon Career and Professional Development Center has a career consultant who works solely with undergraduate business students from the Tepper School of Business. Freshmen through seniors can schedule an appointment to meet with the career consultant.

Learn more about the career services Carnegie Mellon has to offer.