Why We’re Different

The Tepper School leads at the intersection of business, technology and analytics, and Carnegie Mellon’s world-class interconnected campus provides an ideal experience for a 21st century undergraduate business education.

At the Tepper School, undergraduate business students have an unparalleled academic experience while exploring their potential on the renowned Carnegie Mellon campus, known for its top-ranked programs in the STEM (and STEAM) fields, combined with an exceptional campus culture of interconnected collaboration. 

We’re among the smallest top 10 undergraduate business programs. That means access and real connections. Professors know their students by name. It also means that every student is important and makes a contribution to the Tepper School community.  

 

Our Key Differentiators

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A Collaborative Campus & The Tepper Quad

Our culture of cross-campus collaboration enhances undergraduate education and encourages broad exposure and close interaction with world-class faculty. The Tepper Quad will be home to undergraduate business students — as well as master's and doctoral students — offering flexible, collaborative learning spaces and an undergraduate hub aimed at fostering creativity and innovation. 

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Technology That Leads the World

The Tepper School ensures that undergraduate students are prepared for 21st century technological changes via a focus on technology within a quantitative business context. By collaborating with CMU schools known for emerging technologies, robotics and data science, students learn how to master the complexities of tech and data to create value for business and society.

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Analytics Pioneered Here

Our undergraduate coursework emphasizes quantitative business and the analytical approach to problem solving. Small class sizes enable us to work alongside students through their transformation into leaders equipped with cutting-edge analytical skills. Recruiters seek out our students for their ability to utilize critical thinking and analytics on behalf of teams and organizations.

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Intellectual Capital

Consistently ranked a top 10 undergraduate program, our distinguished faculty challenge and inspire students via rigorous instruction that reflects CMU’s scholarship standards. Students complete a concentration to encourage depth of study and a minor to gain knowledge and experience in other top-ranked CMU programs. The breadth and depth of our curriculum prepares students to succeed in the workforce or graduate school.

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Entrepreneurship at Tepper

If students have entrepreneurial ambitions, they’re in the right place. Carnegie Mellon is renowned for its emphasis and support of student entrepreneurship and has launched more than 200 startups in the last decade. The Tepper School offers an entrepreneurship concentration for undergraduates and access to the Carnegie Mellon’s Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship.

 
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Personalized Leadership Development

The Business Leadership Endeavor is three-year course sequence that provides students with personal and professional development to prepare them as leaders and global citizens. Through the sequence, students advance from intern to analyst to manager. In their life at the Tepper School and CMU, student can also take on leadership roles through clubs and activities across campus