Carnegie Mellon University

The Tepper MBA Journey

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Your Journey Begins

Get Acquainted


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. You'll experience a jam-packed, whirlwind weekend.

Get Prepared

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.

MBA student riding zipline during BaseCamp Team Day

Students at BaseCamp Team Day for trust games
Group photo at the Tepper Quad during MBA BaseCamp.
Student on climbing wall at BaseCamp Team Day.
MBA Gabe Isaacson

"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)

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Your First Year

Broaden Your Network

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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

MBA Regan Gleason

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)

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Case Competitions

Put your new business knowledge and expertise to the test as you compete against other MBA teams.


Finalist Teams


Prizes and Scholarships



Tepper students presenting at MBA Case Competition.
Students at Operations Case Competition.
Students present at Technology Innovation Challenge.

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. 

Explore Career Planning

Professional Treks

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.

MBA Students on Career Trek to Enel Green Power.
MBA students on Career Trek to Google.
MBA students on Career Trek to Bristol Myer Squibb.
MBA Students on Career Treks to Starbucks.
MBA Students on Career Trek to National Grid.
MBA Students on Career Trek to Orsted.
MBA Anusha Atluri

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"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)

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Your Summer Internship

Utilize Your New Skills




2021 Median Internship Salary per Month


2021 Internship Rate

MBA Inno Zhang sitting next to a Microsoft sign at her internship.

"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)

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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.

Four members of the Tepper MBA international football club, wearing team kits.

MBA students at Wine Club event.
MBA students at arts event.
Large group at MBA club event.

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Tepper Traditions

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.

Tepper MBA students in Israel, walking in the desert.
A wall mural in Colombia.
A group of Tepper students in Colombia, holding Tepper flag.
Tepper students at an international football game.
MBA students in Japan, in front of Asian gate.

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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.

MBA students working together during an Accelerate leadership workshop.

"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)

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Students in a leadership simulation, working in groups
Accelerate director speaks to group before Leadership Journey presentations.
Students working in a group during a leadership workshop.


Working with 200-plus recruiters worldwide, we provide a world-class recruiting experience for both MBA students and recruiters.

Explore Our Employment Highlights

Tepper MBAs in professional attire in the Tepper Quad.
MBA student Inno Zhang in meeting with a Tepper career counselor.
Male student meets with a Tepper career counselor.


Offers by Three Months After Graduation (Full-Time Class of 2021)


Mean Salary per Year (Full-Time Class of 2021)


Student Assessment of Career Services


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Capstones are immersive, experiential courses in your second year that allow you to connect and apply your MBA learning on a team-based project. Options include working alongside corporations, participating in a strategic management exercise, or studying abroad.

Germany Capstone Group visits Bayern Office.
Students participate in AT Kearney Capstone with a senior leader from AT Kearney.
Students pose for a group shot in Hong Kong.
MBA Ben Strickhouser

"The most valuable part of the Management Game [capstone course] was getting into the mindset that I will use in my full-time role. It brought together a lot of the things I’ve learned at the Tepper School. I had to dig into the data to find the best possible course of action and I also needed to communicate effectively with my teammates to align our individual parts to our larger strategy."

Benjamin Strickhouser (MBA 2019)

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Three students at MBA commencement in cap and gown.
Group of female students throw their graduation caps in the air in front of the Tepper building.
A female MBA student receives her diploma from the dean.

Looking Ahead

Your Dream Job Awaits

MBA Nilvea Malave Torres

"It's going to be tough leaving all of my classmates but I know whenever I visit, I will be able to reconnect very easily. I'm also excited about what's next. I'm going to start working in the position and company (and city!) that I wanted. This is the culmination of a dream I had for a long time." 

Nilvea Malavé Torres (MBA 2019)
Senior Associate, PwC
New York City


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