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What is the ROI of a Tepper MBA?

Surveyed alumni of MBA programs overwhelmingly say that their graduate degree is a valued asset. 


We understand that return on investment is a critical factor when considering an MBA program. Will your commitment of time and money pay off?

At the Tepper School, the answer is yes. In addition to the unparalleled skill set that you will build through leadership development and advanced analytics, a Tepper MBA accelerates your career trajectory.

QS TopMBA ranks the Tepper School #1 among North American business schools for the best MBA ROI. Tepper 2017 MBA graduates saw an average increase on pre-MBA salary of 123 percent.

Your ROI goes beyond the financial benefits. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s 2016 survey, a vast majority of graduate management education alumni say that their graduate education was personally (93 percent of respondents), professionally (89 percent), and financially (75 percent) rewarding.

By the Numbers

123%

Average increase on Tepper MBA grads' pre-MBA salary

91%

2017 Tepper MBA grads who report job offers within three months

82%

Tepper MBAs who find jobs through our Masters Career Center

Factors That Influence Your MBA ROI

How you finance your graduate degree and the quality of your post-MBA career placement will significantly impact your MBA ROI. That’s why we provide high-caliber financial aid and career services.

As you're working through the details of how to pay for your MBA, our financial aid office is available to guide you through the process. Through the generosity of alumni, friends, corporations and foundations, a variety of scholarships and fellowships are awarded to full-time and part-time MBA candidates.

To ensure that you are ready to land the right job upon graduation, the Masters Career Center works with you from day one, providing one-on-one career counseling, mock interviews, workshops, online resources, self-assessments and on-campus recruiting. 91 percent of Tepper MBA graduates receive employment offers within three months of graduation, with more than 80 percent finding jobs through the Masters Career Center.