Carnegie Mellon University

Why Tepper

The Tepper School of Business lives at the heart of Carnegie Mellon University, guided by a mission to transform the world, pioneering and innovating at the intersection of business, technology, and analytics.


The Tepper School offers a future-focused business school experience, tailored for the complexity of today’s marketplace. Where others see challenges, we see opportunity. Always looking ahead, we are consistently moving the world forward with innovative ideas, creative solutions, and new approaches.

Today, more than ever, the world of business is transformed by technological innovation, the ubiquity of data, and the application of advanced analytics. The Tepper School and Carnegie Mellon have long been renowned for research and teaching that doesn’t simply keep pace with business practice but forges ahead, powerfully transforming the way organizations compete and lead.

Entrepreneurial by nature, we are a community of passionate breakthrough builders who rise above to envision and create. Our campus is one of convergence, overlap, and exchange, bringing disciplines together to solve challenges, big and small. Here, students receive the knowledge, skills, and agility to confront any challenge and lead with confidence. We imagine what is possible and act with passion.

Our strategy: Be the business school of the future. Our difference: The Tepper Quad — an innovation hub situated at the center of Carnegie Mellon’s campus where business school students access the top-ranked intellectual, creative, research, and technological experts from throughout campus. From engineering, robotics, and computer science to design, entertainment, and public policy, the Tepper Quad is a thoroughfare of academic pursuits, career possibilities, and enterprising students spanning the university.

We Live Forever Forward.
We are the Breakthrough Builders.
We Fuel Enterprising Ingenuity.
Our Possibilities are Boundless.

The Tepper School's Differentiators

A Collaborative Campus & the Tepper Quad

abstract collaboration iconOur interconnected model is a transformative leap forward within management education. Located at the center of Carnegie Mellon’s campus, the Tepper Quad reflects today’s innovative business models, embedding multifunctional, interconnected collaboration among the key disciplines that drive progress and innovation.

Technology That Leads the World

abstract technology iconCarnegie Mellon is world-renowned for pioneering artificial intelligence and advancing numerous technology fields such as robotics, big data, cybersecurity, autonomous motion and software engineering. The Tepper School prepares students for 21st century technological changes by emphasizing the application of technology within business contexts.

Analytics Pioneered Here

abstract analytics iconOur business school challenged conventional problem-solving approaches with the introduction of management science, and our reputation continues to build as business and society confront a marketplace with information overload and rapid change. We remain the global leader for complex, creative problem-solving that features a mastery of advanced analytical approaches.

Intellectual Capital

abstract intellectual capital iconOur faculty have long been pacesetters in advancing the frontiers of knowledge and ultimately the practice of business. Ours is a discovery-oriented culture where research is integrated into the classroom in order to ensure that our students and faculty are studying concepts long before they appear in textbooks.

Entrepreneurship at Tepper

abstract entrepreneurship iconAt the Tepper School, we view entrepreneurship as a campus-wide collaborative opportunity, and the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship is an interconnected destination for entrepreneurs, venture capital firms and startups, and our students and faculty have constant access to a global network that spans industries, business models and continents.

Personalized Leadership Development

abstract leadership iconWe know leaders are made, not just born, and we leverage our small size and tight-knit community for personalized, one-on-one leadership development. Leadership is an ongoing curricular and co-curricular opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students via the Business Leadership Endeavor and the Accelerate Leadership Center, respectively.