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# CMU (Tepper)

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CMU Tepper School of Business

Rankings (2010 GMAT Club Rankings Table)
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Current Applicant Thread: Fall 2012 - Calling All Tepper Applicants

Fall 2011 Application Instructions

Round 1 Deadline: 10/25/2010 | Decision Date: 12/20/2010
Round 2 Deadline: 1/3/2011 | Decision Date: 3/14/2011
Round 3 Deadline: 3/7/2011 | Decision Date: 4/29/2011
Round 4 Deadline: 4/25/2011 | Decision Date: 5/27/2011
*Round 4 for US Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

Essays
Essay 1: What are your short-term and long-term goals? How will a Tepper MBA help you to achieve these goals. (Please include any information regarding what steps you have taken to learn more about the Tepper School.)
Essay 2: The Tepper School’s culture relies on all members to be active contributors to our community. With your values, experiences, and interests, how will you make a unique contribution to the Tepper community? Your examples may include: classroom interaction, student activities, career development, community service, etc.
Essay 3: Please answer two of the following three questions or statements. Please clearly specify which questions you are answering. Your two answers should equal a total of two pages or less.
• Describe an obstacle you have faced in your professional or academic life. How did you overcome this obstacle and how did it foster your development?
• Describe a time in which your ethics were challenged. How did you deal with the situation and what did you learn from it?
• One thing people would be surprised to know about me is . . .

Recommendation Questions (2 recommenders)
• In what area is the candidate most exceptional?
• In what area does the candidate need most improvement?
• Discuss how effective the candidate is when working with others. (Consider whether the candidate is a leader, is sought out as a team member, commands respect of his or her associates.)
• Rate the candidate’s achievements when compared to his or her peers. (Consider the opportunities the candidate has had to make use of his or her abilities and how effectively he or she has exploited them; also, consider whether the candidate completes assignments and is an effective performer under stress.)
• Describe the candidate’s ability to communicate verbally, in writing, and through presentations. (For a non-native English speaker, how well does he or she use English?)
• Any additional statement you may wish to make concerning the candidate’s aptitude for an MBA and/or her or his potential for becoming a responsible and successful business leader.

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Class Profile and Program Statistics
 Full Time MBA Stats Length of Program 2 Years Campus Location Pittsburgh, PA Average Class Size 200 Average Work Experience 4.3 Years Average Age N/A Average GMAT 694 Average GPA 3.23 Female 29% International 30% Endowment $113M (BusinessWeek) GMAT/GRE GMAT Only Annual Tuition (2010)$52,500

Employment Statistics
Median Base Salary: \$95,000
Top Industries: Manufacturing (27%), Financial Services (25%), Consulting (19%)
Top Locations: Mid-Atlantic (30%), Northeast (26%), West (17%)
Number of students starting their own business: 6 (2.8%)

 Top Employers of 2009 # of Hires Company Name 9 Amazon.com 5 Deloitte Consulting 4 Citi 4 Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc. 4 McKinsey & Co. 4 H.J. Heinz Company 4 Cisco Systems 3 Diamond Management and Technology Consultants 3 Thermo Fisher Scientific 3 Credit Suisse 3 Microsoft 3 IBM 3 Booz & Co. 3 Progressive Insurance 2 Liberty Mutual

Curriculum – Notable Features

Curriculum Overview
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Year One: Foundation, Methods & Models
In year one, students are exposed to the fundamental base of management skills that serves as an important driver throughout the first decade of their careers. Economics, organizational behavior, and analytical courses form the intellectual foundation of developing an exceptional business skill set. The core begins with a solid foundation in the three fundamental scientific disciplines - economics, behavioral sciences, and quantitative methods.

In keeping with our tradition of innovation, the MBA faculty may revise the curriculum and course offerings at any time.

Year Two: Integration, Applications & Strategy
The flexibility of the second year curriculum (virtually all elective courses) gives you the opportunity to integrate what you have learned, to explore the areas in which your career interests lie and to gain additional breadth across your choice of management areas.

In keeping with our tradition of innovation, the MBA faculty may revise the curriculum and course offerings at any time.

MBA Tracks
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The Tepper School is the only graduate business program offering an in-depth, unique model of cross-campus curricula that builds industry exposure in tandem with business fundamentals.

Students can choose from nearly 20 exciting options across seven MBA Tracks for a customized, academic experience that prepares the MBA graduate for leadership opportunities.

Gain Your Edge in Finance
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For students interested in careers in the financial services industry, Carnegie Mellon is the only B-school to offer a dual degree in financial engineering that is integrated with the university's math and information technology departments. The top-ranked Master's in Computational Finance degree - combined with a Tepper MBA - is a powerful option for depth in equity and bond portfolio management.

For students who meet the math and quantitative requirements, we encourage consideration of the MBA/MSCF degree option. This joint degree requires only one additional semester of study beyond the traditional MBA, and the program receives exceptional reviews from students and corporate recruiters for the depth of knowledge and preparedness it provides.

Joint and Dual Degree Programs

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07 Nov 2010, 15:28
Thank you, perfect timing, Interviewing this week.
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17 Nov 2010, 20:40
#2 Information system looks impressive. I am gunning for it
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07 Aug 2011, 21:28
Would anybody know what Tepper's criteria is for GMAT retakers? I'm considering a 4th attempt currently, and want to be sure that they will consider only my higherst score if my score drops.
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Volunteer Experience: 24 Months Full-Time
Concentration: Operations, General Management
Schools: Cornell (Johnson) - Class of 2014
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20 Jan 2012, 19:06
Aximili85 wrote:
Would anybody know what Tepper's criteria is for GMAT retakers? I'm considering a 4th attempt currently, and want to be sure that they will consider only my higherst score if my score drops.

They take the highest score you have.
source: ask-tepper-mba-admissions-121865.html#p1005030
Senior Manager
Joined: 14 May 2011
Posts: 280
Location: Costa Rica
Concentration: Healthcare, International Business
GMAT 1: 710 Q42 V45
GMAT 2: 740 Q48 V42
GPA: 3.3
WE: Research (Consulting)
Followers: 18

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20 Jan 2012, 22:10
iamvolitant wrote:
Aximili85 wrote:
Would anybody know what Tepper's criteria is for GM.....
They take the highest score you have.
source: ask-tepper-mba-admissions-121865.html#p1005030

I see, thank you!
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23 Aug 2012, 12:00
does anyone know how good Tepper's MBA/Financial Engineering program is and how is it rated compared to other schools?
http://www.tepper.cmu.edu/mba/mba-programs-coursework/mba-tracks/financial-engineering/index.aspx
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