Carnegie Mellon University


MBA Careers in Consulting/Strategy

Earning an MBA at the Tepper School is the perfect proving ground for developing and sharpening the skills you will need to excel in a consulting or strategy career.

Our graduates pursue careers in consulting, general management within corporations and strategic planning/business development. Tepper School alumni working in top consulting firms and internal corporate strategy groups actively recruit our students.

Is a Consulting/Strategy Career Right for You?

Immediately upon your arrival at the Tepper School, you’ll meet with one of our career counselors to discuss your career aspirations. These in-depth conversations will help confirm which careers and industries align with your skills and interests.

Employment Outlook

Check our Consulting/Strategy Employment Report for more data on full-time salaries, recruiters, functions and acceptances.

Consulting and Strategy Internships

You can check our Consulting/Strategy Internship Report for the latest data on summer internships and partner companies that recruit at the Tepper School.

Consulting and Strategy Coursework, Curriculum and Activities

Strategy courses take place in the first mini-semester, and electives courses span strategy, technology, risk, ethics and finance topics. Learn more about some of the courses, concentrations, tracks and capstones that make up the curriculum of a consulting-focused MBA curriculum.

Consulting/strategy students can also choose from more than 40 professional and social clubs to enhance their career prospects, including the Consulting Club, Business and Technology Club, Graduate Finance Association, Marketing Club, and Operations Management Club. The Consulting Club is the largest MBA club and alongside the COC delivers an extensive series of events for students interested in careers with consulting firms or corporate strategy groups.

Consulting and Strategy Career Resources

We recommend these books for anyone interested in a consulting career.

  • “The Boston Consulting Group On Strategy” by Carl Stern and Michael Deimler
  • “How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships” by Leil Lowndes
  • “Guesstimation: Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin” by Lawrence Weinstein and John Adam