CMU Tepper MBA program for college seniors

Since its founding in 1949, by William Larimer Mellon, the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon has distinguished itself by developing the scientific principles that underlie business management. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and named after David Tepper, president and founder of Appaloosa Management, Tepper has earned an international reputation for producing some of the highest returns amongst fund managers on Wall Street. One expert has referred to him as "the best trader in his space."

Tepper school has quickly grown into one of the world's premier centers for teaching and research in business management. Today, the business school is most recognized for research and teaching within the areas of organizational behavior, finance, economics, operations, computational marketing and operations research.

Rankings “ US News “ 18th Best business school in US.
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Post-undergraduate work experience is not a prerequisite for admission into Tepper MBA program; Tepper MBA Admission Committee welcomes applications from exceptionally talented and motivated individuals who may not have significant experience but Candidates with no or limited professional experience must be strong in other aspects of their MBA application to offset the lack of experience.

Class profile

Class size : 208
Average GMAT : 690
GMAT Range : 620-740
Acceptance rate : 27%
Average Work experience : 5.3 years

Application Deadlines for fall 2016-2017 entering class is

Round 1: October 02, 2016
Round 2: January 02, 2017
Round 3: March 12, 2017
Round 4: April 23, 2017

Essays

Essay 1. What are your short-term and long-term goals? How will a Tepper MBA help you to achieve these goals? (Please include any information regarding what steps you have taken to learn more about the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.) (Suggested length - 2 double-spaced pages.)


Essay 2. The Tepper School is looking for individuals who will make an impact. Give an example of a time where you made an impact in your professional or academic life. (Suggested length - 2 double-spaced pages.)

Essay 3. Please answer one of the following two questions. Please clearly specify which question you are answering. (Suggested length - 1 double-spaced page.)

  • Describe an obstacle you have faced in your professional or academic life. How did you overcome this obstacle and how did it foster your development?
  • Describe a time in your professional or academic life in which your ethics were challenged. How did you deal with the situation and what did you learn from it?

Essay 4. Please answer one of the following two questions. Please clearly specify which question you are answering. (Suggested length - 1 double-spaced page.)

  • Outside of my professional and/or academic life, one thing that people would be surprised to know about me is
  • Outside of my professional and/or academic life, I am especially proud of

Essay 5 [Optional]. Is there anything additional that you think we should know as we evaluate your application?

Current Resume - A resume must be submitted with the application, and candidates ideally highlight their accomplishments in the workplace and school on one page (not more than two pages) to create a compelling summary of their life to date.

     
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