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Tepper School of Business MBA – Admissions and program details 2021

Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business offers various types of MBA programs – Full-time, part-time flex, and part-time Online hybrid. The full-time MBA Class of 2022 consists of 141 students, with an average GMAT score of 680.

With a curriculum that focuses on strategic analytics and leadership development, the Tepper School of Business has gained STEM designation status. 

CMU Tepper MBA Program - Class Profile _ Employment Reports & Salaries 

If the Tepper School of Business is your target business school, this article will help you in researching the class profile 2022, and career prospects its full-time MBA program can offer you.

Tepper School of Business MBA – General Information

Below are the details of the Tepper MBA program’s class profile, cost of attendance, median salary. Here is the list of the total cost (tuition fee + living expenses) of top MBA programs across the world

S. No.Tepper School of BusinessNumbers
1Average GMAT680
2Average GPA3.32
3Class Size (enrolled in the class of 2021)141
4GMAT Range626-730
5Tuition Fees (2020-2021)$70,000
6% Received job offers 3 months after graduation92%
7Average Annual Salary$ 124,058
8Median Annual Salary$ 126,250

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Tepper School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Admissions Office

Street address:
4765 Forbes Avenue
Suite 2300
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Mailing address:
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Tepper School of Business MBA Class profile 2022

Tepper MBA Class ProfileNumber
Median GMAT680
Undergraduate GPA Range2.83-3.80
% of women in the class25%
% of international citizens28%
Countries represented17
Average Work Experience5.4
GMAT Range (Middle 80%)626-730
Average Work Experience (Middle 80%)2.6 – 8.1

Pre-MBA Major

Unlike many other B-schools, Tepper’s MBA class is made up of a vast majority of science/engineering graduates. Engineers make up 31% of the class, and Business professionals and students from a pure mathematics and science background make up 21% & 11% of the class respectively.

Tepper MBA Class 2022 – Pre-MBA Major Percentage
Humanities & Arts8%
Mathematics & Physical Science11%
Social Science4%

Pre-MBA Industry

Following is the pre-MBA industry of Tepper MBA Class of 2022:

Financial Services16%
Technology and New Media16%
Consumer Goods and Retail4%
Consumer products4%
Energy and Clean Tech6%

Tepper MBA Application Deadlines 2021

Tepper (Carnegie Mellon University) maintains a commitment to make their classes diverse and hence it doesn’t subscribe to a rigid student profile.

Their application process is entirely online and requires the student’s resume, GMAT/GRE score, TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable), transcripts of all academic work, 1 recommendation, 1 essay, and the $200 application fee. Shortlisted candidates are invited for the final interview.

As always, the competition is fierce, and it is very important that you have your application ready by Round 1 or Round 2. Learn here why applying in Round 1 or Round 2 is important.

Tepper MBA Application RoundApplication DeadlineAdmissions Decision
Round 1October 4, 2020December 09, 2020
Round 2January 10, 2021March 10, 2021
Round 3March 2, 2021May 6, 2021
Round 4April 12, 2021May 20, 2021

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Tepper MBA Employment Report 2020

CMU Tepper MBA graduates used their engineering background to find lucrative jobs in the technology industry. The majority of the graduates – 64.4% – were offered post-graduation jobs in the technology & consulting industries.

Below is a detailed look at the employment statistics by industry, job function, and location for 2020 CMU Tepper MBA graduates.

Employment by Industry

Consulting industry offered the maximum number of jobs to Tepper’s MBA graduates. They accounted for 33% of the jobs accepted by the students, with the highest median salary of $160,000.

Take a look at the percentage of Tepper MBA graduates accepting employment at various industries with their median salary:

Employment by IndustryPercentageMedian SalarySalary Range
Biotechnology/Health/Pharma6.80%$120,000$112,800- $148,000
Consulting33%$160,000$84324 – $170,000
Consumer Products1%NANA
Energy/Petroleum/Utilities3.10%$100,000$61,800 – $120,000
Financial services13.10%$137,200$100,000 -$150,000
Manufacturing7.30%$115,000$49,680 – $140,000
Real estate0.50%NANA
Technology31.40%$130,00$70,000 – $165,000
Other2.80%$117,000$110,000 -$170,000

Employment by Function

When it comes to job roles/profiles Consulting ruled the roost – almost a third of the graduates opted to pursue consulting roles. Maybe the generous salaries attached to these functions had something to do with it? The median salary offered to graduates taking up jobs in consulting is $160,000.

Marketing functions also attracted many students and accounted for 23% of the class of 2020 job offers.

Take a look at the full-time graduating MBA 2020 compensation buy job function:

Employment by FunctionPercentageMedian SalarySalary Range
General Management13.10%$127,500$100,000-$150,000

Employment by Region

80.9% of the students of Tepper School accepted the first job offer bu graduation. Close to 92.6% of the class accepted offers within the United States.

Employment by RegionPercentageMedian SalarySalary Range
Latin America & the Caribbean2.60%$90,000$61,800-$140,000
North America92.60%$140,000$70,000-$170,000

Major Employers

  • Alix Partners
  • A.T. Kearney
  • Deloitte
  • McKinsey & Company
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  •  Capital One
  •  Deutsche Bank
  •  Merck & Co.
  •  Strategic Advisors
  •  Amazon
  • Hewlett-Packard Inc.
  • Microsoft Corp.
  • VMware
  • Google
  • Hewlett-Packard Inc.
  • Target
  • Wayfair

Tepper School of Business – Notable Alumni

CMU Tepper School of Business Alumni
  • Gunjan Kedia, vice chairman of Wealth Management and Securities Services at U.S. Bank
  • Jim Bernier, Executive Vice President, Head of Derivative Products Group, PNC Bank
  • Chuck Bracken, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Barton Group
  • Lyenda Simpson Delp, Managing Director, Black Rock
  • Ozgur Dogan, Director, Amazon WW Logistics Product and Tech
  • Lori Heinel, Executive Vice President, Deputy Global Chief Investment Officer, State Street Global Advisors
  • Tal Heppenstall, President, UPMC Enterprises
  • Michael Hermeston, Director of Product Operations, Communication, Photos, and Cloud Products, Google
  • Kalpesh Kapadia, CEO, Deserve, Inc.
  • Lillian MacEachern, Vice President, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Rob Rice, Controller, ExxonMobil Exploration Company
  • Sujal Shah, President & CEO, CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Aurobind Satpathy, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Ranjit Singh, Principal, Pricing & Profitability Management Practice Leader, Deloitte
  • Michael Smith, Chief Marketing Officer, Yapta
  • Susan Smith, Management Consultant, FORCE Consulting Group LLC
  • Eric Butler, Executive Vice President, Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Stephanie Ercegovic, President, Discovery Capital Management
  • Rimmo Jolly, Managing Director, Citi Prime Finance Asia Pacific Markets
  • PJ Juvekar, Managing Director, Equity Research, Chemicals & Agriculture, Citigroup Investment Research
  • Katherine Kohatsu, Principal, Health Industries Advisory, Strategy, PricewaterhouseCoopers network
  • Brian Olsavsky, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Amazon.com
  • Jim Ostry, Managing Director, HOLT Strategy & Branding, Credit Suisse, Inc.
  • Paul Wellener, Principal, Consumer, and Industrial Products Practice, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Other MBA programs you should consider

Stretch Schools: NYU Stern, UCLA (Anderson), Yale School of Management, MIT Sloan

Match Schools:Washington (Foster), Georgetown (McDonough), Washington (Olin)

Safety Schools:  Wisconsin School of Business, Michigan State (Broad), Penn State (Smeal)

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FAQs- Tepper School of Business

What are the types of MBA in Tepper?

Tepper School of Business offers three types of MBA program:
1. Full-time
2. Part-time flex
3. Part-time online hybrid

What GMAT score do I need for Tepper school of business?

You need at least 700+ GMAT Scores for top business schools like Tepper to stand out. The average GMAT score for Tepper School of Business MBA incoming class of 2022 is 680.

Which are the top business schools in USA?

Some of the top MBA Programs in USA are:
1. Stanford GSB
2. Harvard Business School
3. UC Berkeley
4. MIT Sloan
5. Wharton School of Business
Planning to pursue an MBA in USA? Here is a guide for MBA in USA.

Does Tepper MBA require GMAT?

Yes. All applicants must complete the GMAT or GRE Exam. Learn the difference between these two tests.

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