Tepper School of Business

Tepper MBA Salary by Industry

Conforming to Carnegie Mellon University’s reputation of attracting technology giants – Google, Adobe, Amazon.com, IBM, and Intel, the industry with the most offers for MBA candidates were in technology (33.5%), ahead of Consulting (27.5%) and Financial Services (17.4%). Consulting at $160,000 earned the candidates close to $20k extra than Technology

Tepper MBA Salary by Function
By function, consulting led the maximum accepted offers at 33%, with a total salary of $160,000 ahead of Finance ($135,000) and Marketing ($134,000). Do note that the school did not publish individual bonus for industries and job functions, hence the total median salary might vary, especially for Finance where the bonus is traditionally 30-40% higher than other industries or job functions.

Reference: Tepper MBA Employment Report

Tepper MBA Essay TipsTepper School of Business has released the essays for 2014-15 MBA admission season. There are two essay questions with 300-word limit each, which comes to roughly 2/3rd of a page for each question.

Essay 1: Describe a defining moment in your life, and explain how it shaped you as a person. (Maximum 300 words)

AdCom wants to know the foundation of your value system.

Did individuals or events influence it?

Most applicants will have moments of epiphany through life events, both negative and positive. It can be death of a close friend; standing up for what is right and achieving something greater that what was anticipated, or overcoming an impossible challenge.

What changed after that event?

Did it change how you looked at life and outcomes?

Did it build resolve in every action you took?

Did it change how you looked at challenges?

List at list 10 important moments in life, and pick the one that can be easily articulated in 150 words, supported by how it...

Tepper School of Business has released the essays for 2014-15 MBA admission season. There are two essay questions with 300-word limit each, which comes to roughly 2/3rd of a page.

Tepper MBA Essay Questions

Essay 1: Describe a defining moment in your life, and explain how it shaped you as a person
(Max 300 words)

Essay 2:
Based on your research and interactions
with the Tepper community, please share why you are a good fit with the
Tepper MBA program.
(Maximum 300 words)

Learn how to answer the two essay questions

Haas vs Tepper MBABoth Haas and Tepper are among the top Business Schools in the US. Haas School of Business is located in Berkeley, California – in the University of California, Berkeley campus - one of the 14 colleges and schools that are part of the Campus. Tepper School of Business is located in Carnegie Mellon University’s campus in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Berkeley’s economy is primarily driven by the educational sector. According to recent employment statistics, the University of California, Berkeley was the top Employer, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory was at a distant second.

Pittsburgh offers a much diverse opportunity. Although initially known for Steel trade, the city has transitioned to a hub for technology companies, with over 1600 high tech companies contributing towards the economy. Healthcare and Financial Services companies are the other two popular sectors.


Haas School of Business has a clear advantage over Tepper. When you consider the average rank of MBA programs from US News, BusinessWeek, Financial Times and The Economist, Haas has an average rank of 10 while Tepper ranks at 20.


Operations Management (OM) is the science of streamlining the design as well as management of processes, products, supply chains and services. It deals with the process of producing goods, and delivering services. OM ensures the efficient utilization of resources, be it within the organization or outside. It also delivers goods and services promptly to fulfill client needs.

What are the applications of Operations Management?

Operations Management can be applied at various levels, based on the location and size of a manufacturing plant to the structure and delivery of a service or a telecom network, and could even include designing technology supply chains. Besides the overall perspective, this management stream also deals with tactical and technical details such as plant layout, project management techniques, technology & equipment selection, and replacement of older methods or machinery. The operations management team also determines production schedules, manage inventories, control quality and manage material flow. A plant's equipment management and maintenance policies are also set by them.

What are the responsibilities of Operations Management...

The Tepper School, which has over 20 years of experience in distance learning MBA programs, has recently launched its new FlexMBA program. It blends online and onsite formats to offer high flexibility but offers the same rigor of the Full-time and Part-time MBA programs. The program is a unique mix of bi-monthly campus visits and self-paced learning with interactive lectures.   

The 32-month FlexMBA program gives students the chance to give their careers a jump-start without disrupting their earnings, or leaving their jobs. The format also allows professionals anywhere in North America to participate in the program. The program will admit two classes of 20-30 students each, and the weekend interactive sessions allow close bonding between peers, as well as with the professors. What's more, students will even interact with each other during the high-definition interactive video online classes. They are held in real time, once a week to facilitate interaction and peer learning. This hi-tech classroom will allow questions to the professor, discussions with classmates, group tasks, and annotation of each other’s work.

This long-distance interactive mode has two advantages. First students can apply what they have learned, immediately in the workplace. Second, this helps collaboration in the global workplace with companies...

Tepper School of Business has released the deadlines for the 2011-12 MBA programs.

Round 1
October 24, 2011    Decision By: December 19, 2011
Round 2 January 3, 2012      Decision By: March 16, 2012
Round 3 March 5, 2012          Decision By: April 30, 2012
Round 4 April 23, 2012          Decision By: May 25, 2012
Round 5 June 1, 2012            Decision By: Rolling

P.S: April 23 2011 Deadline is reserved for US Citizens and Permanent Citizens
International Applicants for the FT MBA Program must apply by March 5, 2012


Date: Feb 07, 2011
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

The Tepper School of Business at Carneige Mellon in partnership with HEC Lausanne, the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne and the Swiss Finance Institute will offer an Executive MBA program in Asset and Wealth Management.

Key Features

Duration of Dual-degree program: 20 months
Six two-week classroom modules: At the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and HEC Lausanne, the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Lausanne.

Innaugral Class: May 2011


  • Provide executives with the conceptual and practical tools and the in-depth financial and investment expertise required to compete at the highest levels of this industry.
  • Equip participants with the managerial tools necessary to assume a leadership role, exploring how to best translate new ideas into practice in a knowledge-intensive industry


Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)

We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

+ Industry Trends

+ Future of Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile, Clean Tech, Education, Energy, Fashion, Financial Services, Insurance, FinTech, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Military, Manufacturing, Maritime, Media/Advertising, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation and Logistics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).

Pages: 327


"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

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