Carnegie Mellon University
MBA students studying

Full-Time MBA Class of 2021

GMAT scores, industry expertise, average GPA, years of work experience — our MBA students' backgrounds make up a diverse class.

200 Students

35%

International Citizens

33%

Women

33%

U.S. Minorities *

5%

U.S. Underrepresented Minorities **

28 Countries Represented

Australia
Austria
Bangladesh
Brazil
Canada
China
Colombia

Costa Rica
Egypt
Hong Kong
India 
Iran
Israel
Italy 

Japan
Jordan
Mexico
New Zealand
Peru
Philippines
Russia

Singapore
South Korea 
Spain
Taiwan
Thailand
United States
Vietnam 

U.S. Residency

US map highlighting residency of full-time MBA students

29%   Mid-Atlantic 
20%   West
18%   Northeast
12%   Southwest
11%   South 
10%   Midwest 


GPA

3.3

Average

3.3

Median

2.9-3.8

Middle 80%

Undergraduate Majors

pie chart of undergraduate major breakdown
 

34%   Engineering
23%   Business
14%   Economics
10%   Humanities & Social Sciences
8%     Mathematics & Physical Science
5%     Information Systems & Computer Science
6%     Other

 

GMAT

687

Average

700

Median

640-730

Middle 80%

Work Experience

5.7

Average Years

5.1

Median Years

3.0-8.3

Middle 80% Range

<1%

Less than One Year

Industry Experience

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18%    Financial Services 
17%    Technology & New Media 
15%    Consulting 
11%    Manufacturing
9%      Government
6%      Health Care 
4%      Energy & Clean Tech 
3%      Consumer Goods & Retail 
17%    Other*

* Including Consumer Products, Entertainment & Media, Not-for-Profit/Social Impact, Real Estate, and International Development

Footnotes:
* Includes U.S. citizens and permanent residents who identify as American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiethnic
** Includes U.S. citizens and permanent residents who identify as American Indian/Alaska Native, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, or multiethnic