Your Journey Begins
At Welcome Weekend, you meet current and incoming students, hear about our curriculum grounded in leadership and analytics, and learn more about how we prepare you for a successful career search. It’s a jam-packed, whirlwind weekend.
Tepper’s BaseCamp orientation gets you ready for the MBA journey ahead as you enjoy activities that build community, strengthen your leadership skills, and set the groundwork for your career search.
"At BaseCamp, you’re really diving in. It’s an opportunity to meet your classmates and professors. At the end, I knew a great cross-section of people and built a camaraderie that extended into the classroom and allowed us to work well in groups. It was incredibly valuable in that way."
Gabe Isaacson (MBA 2019)
Your First Year
Broaden Your Network
The Tepper Community: You’re not just one person in an oversized class. You’re an integral part of a tight-knit, inclusive community.
Build Your Business Skills
We're one of the few business schools that prepares students in both leadership development and analytical decision-making. Our Accelerate Leadership Center enhances your high-performance analytical skills with essential leadership and communication behaviors.
Course Spotlight: Optimization
The Accelerate Leadership Center
Our leadership coaches work with you on the key leadership qualities and behaviors that lead to career success through a customized leadership development assessment, one-to-one coaching, and a personal leadership roadmap.
"Through Accelerate, I have access to executive coaches to help with my executive presence, and to help me develop the skills to effectively manage my team."
Regan Gleason (MBA 2020)
Put your new business knowledge and expertise to the test as you compete against other MBA teams.
Prizes and Scholarships
Launch Your Career
Masters Career Center
The counselors in our Masters Career Center partner with you to explore your fit with various careers and help you understand what is required to achieve your goals.
Career Treks provide a first-hand look into the organizational structure, operations, work culture, and career paths for MBAs at companies in places like Silicon Valley, New York City, Seattle, and Boston.
"The Masters Career Center is amazing at giving you personalized coaching and helping you figure out what you really want out of your career and then how to go about getting those opportunities. They helped me change my approach which ultimately led me to an internship at Tesla that didn't even exist at the time I applied."
Anusha Atluri (MBA 2019)
Your Summer Internship
Utilize Your New Skills
Where Tepper MBAs Interned in 2018, by Region
Average Internship Salary per Month
"I did not have marketing experience but Tepper really helped me succeed in my summer internship. When I was preparing for the interview with Microsoft, my MCC coach helped me build confidence speaking about my transferable skills."
Inno Zhang (MBA 2019)
Your Second Year
Make Lasting Connections
Immerse Yourself in What Inspires You
More than 40 student-led professional, educational, and social clubs allow you to enlarge your social circle, collaborate with brilliant students from across the university, and practice your leadership skills.
Tepper Traditions like Holi Festival, the CMU Carnival, and Peak Week keep the fun rolling throughout your two years.
The Best Global Perspective Is Your Own
Student-led Global Treks are a favorite among Tepper MBAs, providing the perfect opportunity to experience new cultures, build relationships with alumni, and create lasting memories.
Ready to Lead
The Accelerate Leadership Center
You’ve put your leadership assessment and plan into practice through student club leadership, internships, and team-based initiatives. Now you’re ready to lead in your post-MBA career.
"I served on the GBA as the President and it was one of the best experience I had. When you serve on club boards, it simulates the real-world experience. I relied on my Accelerate coaches to navigate what it meant to be in this leadership role and how to be effective. They were instrumental in helping me get everyone on the same page and having confidence in my decisions."
Victoria Lopez (MBA 2019)
Working with 200-plus recruiters worldwide, we provide a world-class recruiting experience for both MBA students and recruiters.
Student Assesment of Career Services
Offers by Three Months After Graduation
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