Carnegie Mellon University

How the Online Hybrid MBA Works

The Tepper Online MBA isn't like other online MBAs. You don't have to compromise quality for convenience. 

Live video synchronous classes

Synchronous Classes
Two evenings a week, you’ll attend live online classes taught by the same faculty who teach in the full-time program.

Student at laptop taking online recorded class

Asynchronous Classes
Pre-recorded lectures and additional content augment your weekly classes and can be completed when it’s convenient for you.

in person Access Weekend at the Tepper Quad

Access Weekends
During Access Weekends, you’ll be part of an immersive weekend experience and connect with faculty, classmates, and alumni.

Interactive Classes and Immersive Weekend Experiences

No matter which format you choose, the Tepper School provides the opportunity to be surrounded by some of the sharpest, most talented people you’ll ever meet. Weekly live classes and offline group projects allow for and encourage extensive personal interaction with both faculty and classmates. Sit in on a live class and see for yourself!

All courses are taught by our renowned faculty, with the curriculum being augmented by Access Weekends. Access Weekends are immersive virtual and in-person experiences that allow you to network with your student peers and faculty, participate in career coaching, and deep-dive into industry immersions, case competitions, and more

What's Different About the Tepper Online Hybrid MBA

How the Access Weekends Work

There are three types of Access Weekends: 

Academic Access Weekends (in-person): Academic Access Weekends are tied to your core courses. You’ll attend these weekends either in Pittsburgh or remotely to kick off the start of your core class. Academic Access Weekends allow you to create meaningful connections with Tepper faculty and your student colleagues. You'll become part of a close-knit community of incredibly talented and smart professionals from diverse fields, building a network that you won’t get in other online programs.

Professional development workshops like Developing Executive Presence, Inclusive Leadership, and Influencing without Authority are also built into the weekends. Attendance at Academic Access Weekends is expected.

Experiential Access Weekends (in-person): Experiential Access Weekends are in-person experiences that are offered in your second and third year of the program. These weekends are optional but you won’t want to miss them! During Experiential Access Weekends, you’ll engage in interactive and collaborative activities like CMU Case Competitions, Tepper Hackathons, Experience CMU programming, and more. 

Travel Access Weekend (in-person): Travel Access Weekends are in-person domestic-based travel experiences that will expose Online Hybrid students to industries and markets in a major US city outside of the Pittsburgh region. During the weekend students will have the opportunity to engage in unique experiences in the city such as corporate visits to regional companies, keynote speakers or alumni panels from the Tepper MBA community, and immersive experiences that will enhance your awareness of the city’s vibrant culture. Each cohort will have one Travel Access Weekend during their time in the program!

What Is an Access Weekend Like? Hear From the Students Who Attend