Carnegie Mellon University
Online MBA Students at Access Weekend

An Online MBA With Full-Time MBA Advantages

At the Tepper School, you won’t trade any full-time benefits for the flexibility of an online program.


A top-tier MBA program is made up of several components — high-quality faculty, rigorous curriculum, leadership development, access to career services and networks that last a lifetime. All of these factors contribute to an MBA experience that will position you to succeed well beyond graduation. 

Same Program Advantage

There is only one Tepper MBA. Our online MBA is the same as our full-time MBA. Same faculty, same curriculum, same MBA. Because the learning is equal across all three MBA formats, you can switch to full-time for any reason and you won’t miss a beat in the transition.

Community Advantage

The value of building relationships with classmates and making connections within your industry cannot be overstated.

Access Weekends (AWs) bring all of our online students together for a long weekend (Friday-Sunday) in Pittsburgh, D.C., Philadelphia or Silicon Valley to attend live classes, take exams, give presentations, visit corporations, and network with alumni and other current students. AWs give you the opportunity to meet your faculty in person and build strong connections with your colleagues.

In addition, live online classes create a classroom experience that encourages personal interaction with faculty and classmates every week. Learn more about Access Weekends and how the classes work.

Leadership Development Advantage

Like our full-time MBA students, online students gain leadership coaching through our Accelerate Leadership Center. The center provides expertise and one-on-one training from coaches, instructors and mentors who are your partners for one-on-one assessment, development, planning and implementation.

Career Path Advantage

Online MBA students also have access to the same career planning resources that our full-time students leverage. Our top-ranked Masters Career Center provides career coaching from seasoned professionals and access to on-campus recruiting, corporate presentations and connections to top jobs at premier companies.

We also ensure that our part-time online students have access to student clubsspeaker events and career treks that will enrich their academic experience and provide opportunities to connect with colleagues, alumni and potential employers. In addition, an online MBA student holds an officer position on the Graduate Business Association board to ensure online students have a voice in student leadership at the school.

Flexibility Advantage

We know you’re busy. The Tepper School Part-Time Online MBA was developed with working professionals in mind. Students take classes just twice a week for 70 minutes; each class includes additional offline content that you complete at your own pace. It’s a schedule that works for your busy, professional life.

Find answers to the most common questions about the online format in our part-time online MBA FAQs.