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Re: Ask Tepper MBA Admissions [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2012, 14:07
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Hi,

I am from pakistan and have done a two years bachelors in Computer Science, followed immediately by a two year MBA. Therefore I wanted to ask if my MBA degree will disqualify me from the admission process at tepper.

I will like to point out here that in Pakistan 16 years of education can be completed through two routes, i.e. either by doing a four years bachelors degree ( usually engineering) or by doing a two year bachelors followed by a two year masters ( my case). Therefore my education is equal to 16 years according to US and UK standards. However a few admission consultants have put my chances of getting into a top US MBA programme at zero based on the MBA degree that i have done. Whereas i was under the impression that although the name of my degree is MBA however it is more of a BBA degree according to US standards.

Your input will be appreciated.

Hi msikander,

Thanks for the post, and my apologies in the delayed reply. That's a very difficult question. We do have candidates from time-to-time who apply already holding an MBA or a degree that is similar to an MBA. While it's not an automatic deny, I will say that it is indeed difficult to gain admission. I would advise that you want to be extremely clear in the essays of your intention (i.e what specifically you hope to gain with this degree that wasn't previously available to you) and, in your case, the particular details of your previous masters degree. Likely this could be thoroughly addressed in the optional essay.

Hope this is slightly helpful. You can feel free to email me at jfrick@andrew.cmu.edu if I might be able to be of additional assistance.

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Re: Ask Tepper MBA Admissions [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2012, 22:05
Hello James - I'm interested in the the Flex Time MBA and I wanted to know if the program begins only in Aug/September or can I start at another time in year as well?

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Re: Ask Tepper MBA Admissions [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2012, 22:16
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Hello James - I'm interested in the the Flex Time MBA and I wanted to know if the program begins only in Aug/September or can I start at another time in year as well?

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Hi Amit,

Thanks for the post. Glad to hear of your interest in the FlexTime program. There is only one start date each year which, as you mentioned, is in late August. Let me know if I can help with additional questions or introduce you to some of our current FlexTime students.

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Re: Ask Tepper MBA Admissions [#permalink] New post 26 Dec 2012, 08:50
Hi Tepper MBA,

I am interested in applying to the MBA program. I have a concern regarding how my GPA will be viewed by the admission committee. I did my undergrad in India where I had a GPA of 6.1/10 i.e 61% which given the academic rigour of my program roughly translates into a 3.0 US GPA.

After that I graduated from the Master of Engineering Management program at Case Western Reserve University where I had a GPA of 3.8/4

So I wish to know how for admissions purpose will my GPA be viewed?
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Re: Ask Tepper MBA Admissions [#permalink] New post 31 Dec 2012, 13:46
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Hi Tepper MBA,

I am interested in applying to the MBA program. I have a concern regarding how my GPA will be viewed by the admission committee. I did my undergrad in India where I had a GPA of 6.1/10 i.e 61% which given the academic rigour of my program roughly translates into a 3.0 US GPA.

After that I graduated from the Master of Engineering Management program at Case Western Reserve University where I had a GPA of 3.8/4

So I wish to know how for admissions purpose will my GPA be viewed?


Hi Dipanjansen,

Thank you for the post. We have quite a bit of experience working with candidates whose programs do not have a 4.0 scale. You will be able to provide your rank and measure rather than needing to run a conversion. You are also more than welcome to address the competitiveness of your program in your optional essay. Again, keep in mind that our committee is quite familiar with most universities. Finally, in doing so, you can point to your very strong MS degree to help mitigate any concerns you feel the committee might have in reviewing your academic credentials.

Hope this is helpful. Good luck to you with the application.

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Re: Ask Tepper MBA Admissions [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2013, 01:57
Hi James,

I am interested in Tepper MBA program ( i have a strong interest in Pittsburgh !! ) and will apply in Round 3. Could you help advise me ?

1. Will there be fewer opportunities for an international candidate to be admitted in Round 3 ? How about the opportunities for scholarships ?
2. As for the Essay B and Essay C, is it ok if i use stories in my professional life for both 2 essays ?

Thank you in advance and i look forward to your response.
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Re: Ask Tepper MBA Admissions [#permalink] New post 10 Feb 2013, 13:35
thutrangA20688 wrote:
Hi James,

I am interested in Tepper MBA program ( i have a strong interest in Pittsburgh !! ) and will apply in Round 3. Could you help advise me ?

1. Will there be fewer opportunities for an international candidate to be admitted in Round 3 ? How about the opportunities for scholarships ?
2. As for the Essay B and Essay C, is it ok if i use stories in my professional life for both 2 essays ?

Thank you in advance and i look forward to your response.


Thank you for the post! Glad to hear that you are interested in Pittsburgh as well. It's a great city - amazingly, it's nearly 50 degrees today. Happy to help with your questions as best I can.
1) Not usually. Each year is of course a bit different, but in my experiences as strong application and good fit is an admit, whether submitted in round 1 or 3. I tend to advise that it's much better to wait until your application is at its strongest rather than rushing to meet an earlier deadline.
2) That would be just fine. Essay D will ask for an example that is outside of work or your studies.

Hope this is helpful. Good luck on the application!

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Re: Ask Tepper MBA Admissions [#permalink] New post 04 May 2013, 03:56
Hi Tepper Admissions

This is Siddharth, wanted to know whether there is any harm in taking a retake of the GMAT , Does Tepper take the best score.


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Re: Ask Tepper MBA Admissions [#permalink] New post 06 May 2013, 05:33
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Hi Tepper Admissions

This is Siddharth, wanted to know whether there is any harm in taking a retake of the GMAT , Does Tepper take the best score.


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Hi Siddharth,

Thank you for the post. It is not viewed as a negative in any way should a candidate opt to take the GMAT more than once. We will simply take your best overall score.

Hope this is helpful.

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Re: Ask Tepper MBA Admissions [#permalink] New post 22 Aug 2013, 14:56
Hi James,

This is a bit of an awkward question and I'm not sure whether you can help. In the applications, Tepper requires official transcripts from all school attended. Seems like you can only upload one file and the file has to be under 1MB. Additionally, a key is required. I'm not sure if others are having the same problem as I am but my transcripts are several pages and with my key included, the file is nowhere close to 1MB in size.

Do you know if anyone is having the same problem and a way around this?

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Ask Tepper MBA Admissions [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2013, 21:53
Hi James ,

I am going to answer the gmat and looking into Master of Information Systems Management (MISM) degree with a Business Intelligence and Data Analytics (BIDA) concentration in CMU . What would be an ideal score to get in ?
Currently i work in SAP domain with a engineering degree and a strong academic background .

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Re: Ask Tepper MBA Admissions [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2013, 17:03
zlan711 wrote:
Hi James,

This is a bit of an awkward question and I'm not sure whether you can help. In the applications, Tepper requires official transcripts from all school attended. Seems like you can only upload one file and the file has to be under 1MB. Additionally, a key is required. I'm not sure if others are having the same problem as I am but my transcripts are several pages and with my key included, the file is nowhere close to 1MB in size.

Do you know if anyone is having the same problem and a way around this?

Thank you in advance.


I had the same problem and called Tepper admissions, they told me to e-mail them both sides. I got a confirmation that it was received and printed.
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