While our business curriculum exposes students to exciting models, theories and application that prepares students to master both leadership and cutting-edge analytics.

Faculty and student walking in Posner Hall

Why We’re Different

Our faculty, graduates and students have an intellectual advantage that is based on a powerful combination: leadership and analytics. Today’s global market poses exciting challenges that require an unprecedented level of leadership, and success in business requires an exceptional analytical base. As technology and globalization continue to grow and shape the marketplace, executives are called upon to solve problems that have never been seen before. It’s the ability to keep ahead of the speed and complexity of the market that distinguishes our graduates.

We provide know-how for the great unknown

In 1949, it was the Tepper School of Business that first recognized the need for a business program that would equip students with the fundamental tools and knowledge to be effective leaders in uncertain, rapidly changing markets. We introduced the field of management science, an analytical approach to problem solving and decision making. Today, this academic model can be seen in business schools throughout the world.

We are smaller so you are bigger

Both Carnegie Mellon University and the Tepper School are leaders in leveraging a small class size and vast intellectual capital to create an exceptional academic experience. Our undergraduate business program is the smallest of the Top 10 business programs; our MBA program is the smallest of the Top 20; and our Ph.D. program admits less than 20 students each year so that our faculty-to-student ratio remains among the best.

We raise standards for integration and innovation

The Tepper School reflects the culture of cross-campus collaboration that Carnegie Mellon fosters. Our school has no departments — something unheard of on most college campuses. This means our faculty and students work between and across disciplines to find novel answers to unfamiliar problems. It’s not uncommon for our business students to study alongside engineers, computer scientists, designers and performers, and our students are encouraged to explore each of the university’s seven schools and colleges.