Carnegie Mellon University

Tepper MBA Core Curriculum: It Starts With Analytics

Our focus on leadership and analytical decision-making is what sets us apart, and the core courses are where your analytics advantage starts. 


Day one at Tepper starts with a deep dive into analytics. Through the core coursework, you’ll acquire a solid understanding of marketing, finance, operations, economics, accounting, organizational behavior, and strategy — and the confidence to guide the cross-functional teams needed to transform the future.

You’ll finish your MBA with the quantitative skills necessary to forecast outcomes and develop solutions in the face of uncertainty.

A Mastery of Analytics

Advanced analytics consists of more than just mathematical modeling — it’s the transformation of vast amounts of data into strategic decisions. A true command of analytics requires a change in mindset, going beyond your intuition to systematically solve problems.

Throughout the core curriculum, you’ll master analytical tools like optimization, prescriptive modeling, and predictive modeling that are critical for tackling complex business issues while building a strong foundation in business fundamentals.