Our size, outstanding student body, flexibility, innovative focus on curriculum, and successful alumni distinguish our program as a world leader in undergraduate business education.

Tepper Undergrad Business: Why We

Why We're Different

The Tepper School of Business Undergraduate Business program at Carnegie Mellon is among the world’s elite programs for undergraduate business education. Our success is based upon a rigorous academic curriculum, rich in the analytical aspects of management, which combines broad liberal education courses and experiences that characterize the best of what undergraduate study represents for the development of the individual Carnegie Mellon undergraduate student.

Our undergraduate coursework has a global focus, which emphasizes the analytical approach to problem solving for which the Tepper School is world-renowned. Recruiters recognize that our students make an immediate impact, contributing at high performance levels during internships and in their full-time careers.

The Carnegie Mellon campus provides an exciting, diverse student experience outside the classroom via a wide variety of clubs and organizations. From professional clubs, case competitions and global treks, to intramural sports and exposure to the seven colleges across campus, our small size provides an exceptional undergraduate experience.

Experience Both Breadth and Depth at Carnegie Mellon
Students at the Tepper School complete a business concentration area to encourage depth of study. Students also complete a minor to pursue additional interests and gain experience in other top-ranked programs at Carnegie Mellon.

Take Advantage of Small Class Size and Distinguished Faculty
Our program is small, which means outstanding classroom experiences and stronger personal connections to peers, advisors and faculty. Our highly-distinguished faculty value teaching to motivate, challenge and inspire students.

Draw Upon Our Consistently Strong Reputation in Diverse Fields
We are consistently ranked as a Top Ten Program by U.S. News & World Report.

Ranked among the top ten in the nation, our specializations include:

  • Finance
  • Business Technology
  • Supply Chain Management/Logistics
  • Production/Operations
  • Quantitative Analysis

Focus on Professional and Career Development
At Carnegie Mellon’s Career and Professional Development Center, business students work with an affiliated career consultant who works only with undergraduate business students, helping them to locate job and internship opportunities, improve interview and networking skills, and develop successful resumes. Professional development opportunities include case competitions, conferences and alumni networking events.

Grow through Community Involvement and Social Responsibility
Through the professional service project, students demonstrate their use of business and leadership skills outside of the classroom, develop professional networks and engage in community and social responsibility.

Develop Leadership Skills through Tepper School Club Activities
Beginning in their first semester, students gain hands-on experience with planning and running large-scale events through student clubs and activities. First year students learn by partnering with upperclassmen as they lead award-winning student organizations. Because we are a small program, every student has an opportunity to take a leadership assignment or position.

Prepare for Graduate Study
Our goal is to ensure that students are prepared to succeed in the workforce and in their graduate studies. Our alumni are accepted into top graduate programs in many fields.

Build Life-long Connections through Tepper School Alumni
Our global alumni base (over 15,000) is active in helping students gain exposure to the variety of career choices available. Students maintain their professional networks through the Tepper School long after they graduate.