Carnegie Mellon University

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March 17, 2020

Tepper School MBA Programs Maintain Strong Ranking From U.S. News & World Report

In its 2021 rankings of the best graduate business schools, U.S. News & World Report ranked the full-time MBA at #19 and the part-time MBA at #8.

The Tepper School of Business Part-Time Flex MBA placed at #8 in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report ranking of the Best Part-Time MBA Programs, up from #9 last year.

For the ranking, U.S. News evaluated schools based on peer assessment scores (50%) and percentage of MBA student enrollment in the part-time format (12.5%) as well as the test scores (15%), average undergraduate GPA (12.5%), and number of years of work experience (10%).

U.S. News also ranked the Full-Time MBA at #19 in this year’s Best Business Schools list. The scoring included 40% for quality assessment based on a peer assessment score and recruiter assessment score, 35% for placement success tied to mean starting salary and employment rates for graduates, and 25% for selectivity as measured by mean GMAT and GRE scores, mean undergraduate GPA, and acceptance rate for the class entering in fall 2019.