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MBA Program Review
Small & Strong!
January 20 | 2017
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     By rskanumuri 39 24
This review is for: Tepper
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

When I was evaluating schools, I was looking for a school that had the following characteristics.

1. Small Class Size.
2. Strong Knit Community.
3. Good focus on technology and finance

I expected Tepper to fulfil my expectations but it went above and beyond them. At ~200, Tepper has one of the smallest class sizes in the top 20 MBA schools in US. My classmates were some of the most accomplished and humble people I have ever met in my life and had the chance to work with. In addition to the same, they are always ready to help a fellow classmate in a professional or personal setting.

Academically, Tepper is one of the most rigorous MBA programs. Tepper follows the mini model so every 6 weeks we are studying new courses and learning different things. This makes the learning cycles very small and intense.

You will find that Tepper’s recruitment is heavily dominated by the Technology & Consulting industries. Small class size means that we generally have few companies hiring double digits from a single class joining them in a single year. Despite this, Tepper regularly sends its students to all top destinations for MBAS as interns and new graduates in a regular manner. Tepper's long list of faculty who earned Nobel prizes for their contributions in Finance, with the most recent in 2013 reflect the quality of professors at its disposal. As someone walking into the Business school with zero Finance background, I am very confident that I can handle any financial issues that will invariably cross my path in the future.

In short, an average Tepper student has all the following qualities
1. Humble
2. Really Smart
3. Excels in teams.

So, if you feel that you will excel in this environment, I look forward to seeing your as future members of the Tepper Community!! Welcome!

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Student body, diversity

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Tech

Management

Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school

Brand/Ranking

Facilities


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MBA Program Review
Tepper experience
November 25 | 2016
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     By rsettles3 12 5
This review is for: Tepper
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

The small size of Tepper allows for an extremely close knit group of friends that are willing to bend over backwards to help their fellow classmates. Everyone knows everyone, which means if you need help and aren't sure who to contact, there will always be someone that can identify that person for you. Additionally because of the small size of the program, alumni are also willing to help on any way possible. While the career services center and student body offers tremendous resources to secure students employment, alumni are equally active and engaged securing jobs and internships for each and every student.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Career opportunities provided by school

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Marketing

Tech

Can be improved:

Alumni Network

Facilities


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MBA Program Review
Two years worth while
May 31 | 2017
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     By jcm311 4 5
This review is for: Tepper
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

I left my job as a mechanical engineer to pursue a career in management consulting. Tepper provided me the opportunities to both get the job I wanted and prepare me to succeed once I started working. I can safely say that it was worth going to Tepper as I got the job I wanted and I feel that anyone that puts in the effort can be successful here. The biggest piece of advice I can give is to be honest with yourself about your career goals and the effort you are putting forth to achieve these goals. The only people I know that were unsuccessful in their job search were either not a strong fit for the role they recruited for or simply did not put in the work required to prepare for interviews.

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Career opportunities provided by school

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Can be improved:

Brand/Ranking

Facilities


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MBA Program Review
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By GenericUsername 23 15
This review is for: Tepper
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2015

Experience during the program

Tepper challenged me professionally, personally and academically. It was everything I could have hoped for and more.

After Tepper, I gained work experience both in Silicon Valley and Wall Street. I couldn't have gotten that kind of experience without my MBA from Tepper.

Facilities could have been better but the new Tepper Quad will do wonders for the student experience.

If you want to beef up your analytical skills and gain a reputation as a problem solver in any industry, Tepper is the place for you.

Since earning my Tepper MBA, I go into job interviews with a confidence i couldn't have had before. Employers see Carnegie Mellon on my resume and give me the benefit of a doubt that I am smart, resourceful and highly qualified for the job.

About job placement process

Regardless of whichever MBA program you select in the US, be prepared to adjust your expectation of job placement if you need visa sponsorship.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Tech

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Brand/Ranking


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MBA Program Review
Bschool experience
May 26 | 2017
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     By zohaibmahmood 65 12
This review is for: Tepper
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2014

Experience during the program

I had a great experience during my MBA.

The curriculum was great and I got the opportunity to immerse myself in different areas including Strategy, Operations etc. which helped build my profile for Consulting. The Capstone program was just amazing and allowed me to get a real life experience by working with the A.T. Kearney group.

Since the class size was small, I got the opportunity to build a great network. Unfortunately, since the class size was small, the down side was a smaller alumni group to tap as well.

Since the school is heavily technology focused, I did feel that the recruiters were biased during the recruitment and assumed that we were usually more aligned to the technology roles.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (3.0)
Classmates rating
     (3.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Career opportunities provided by school

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

Technology

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Management

Can be improved:

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Location


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MBA Program Review
Tepper 2016 Review
November 28 | 2016
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     By falcon07mv 9 7
This review is for: Tepper
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

My overall experience has been great. The classes are challenging in regards to the material and pace, as Tepper follows a mini-semester model. However, there are several resources to help in understanding course material such as office hours, recitation, study groups, etc. Recruiting is given a lot of emphasis staring from orientation, which is extremely helpful in getting prepared for interviews, conferences, and networking events. As a prospective Product Manager for a high-tech company the program does a great job attracting top hi-tech companies for corporate presentations on campus. Moreover, there are treks in between mini-semesters that allow you to visit companies in the Seattle and Silicon Valley area. The class is diverse, however only comprised of approximately a 28% female population. There is an orientation that lasts 3 weeks long and provides an introduction to the program.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

Best fit at this program:

Marketing

Tech

Can be improved:

Location

Brand/Ranking

Facilities


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MBA Program Review
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     By roboguyspacedude 1 5
This review is for: Tepper
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

The MBA experience has been amazing so far. My classmates at Tepper are some the brightest and friendliest people I know. It has been meeting my expectations thus far. The career services here are unlike any other school. They are very passionate about finding you the job you want and are there to help whenever you need them. The curriculum is very quantitative heavy so make sure you know basic calculus. There are math prep courses at the beginning to get up-to-speed.

For future applicants, I would make sure that Tepper fits your career aspirations. This is not a core i-banking or consulting school so if that's what you want, I would look elsewhere.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Operations

Can be improved:

Student body, diversity

Facilities

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)


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MBA Program Review
Aaron's B School Experience
November 25 | 2016
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     By aaronkapur12 11 6
This review is for: Tepper
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

Really love the people in my program, the classes seem unnecessarily tedious when the focus of the program is recruiting. Overworked compared to other b-schools, some classes are fun, most of the core classes are not. Professors are very well educated, but again, the amount of work they give you is excessive and can interfere with the recruiting process. Looking forward to taking fewer classes in the spring as compared to the core. If you want to work hard and attend a school with a great brand name, CMU is the place for you. If you are interested in Tech and Consulting, CMU is a great place to be.

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Brand/Ranking

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Tech

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Career opportunities provided by school


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MBA Program Review
Tepper School of Business
November 25 | 2016
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     By jonnnnnix 14 0
This review is for: Tepper
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

The program has a very inclusive environment with highly diverse students. Teachers are all accesible and want you to learn and grow professionally and personally...furthermore, the career services works hard to help you better your job search process and ensure that you have the ability to find the job you desire and make the professional changes you need. I would highly recommend this program to anyonedinterested in consulting or technology!

In a few years when the new school of business opens it will be one of the best and most technology focused campuses in he US and this will only enhance the reputation and learning that students experience here

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Brand/Ranking

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Facilities


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MBA Program Review
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     By TepperBound71 21 11
This review is for: Tepper
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

Tepper has wowed me from the day I started talking to them via email. After I was admitted, I requested chatting with alumni about my unique career interests to help me make the best decision on where I should get my MBA. I was immediately connected with alumni, current students, and faculty at the school who personally were excited to talk to me about my goals and what Tepper could do for me. It was easy to put my deposits down, and the collaboration and fun started immediately! The career center helped me with my resume and elevator speech before summer so I could attend MBA conferences prepared and ready for recruiting. There were webinars on how to get ready for school, and tons of communication between current students, clubs, and future first-year classmates - all of this before we even got to campus. The collaboration just continued from there. I truly was able to see all of these feelings of fit, collaboration, enthusiasm, and dedication from visiting the school at one of their open house weekends. I cannot wait to see what else Tepper has in store!

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Marketing

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Management

Operations

Can be improved:

Location


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1 Commented by bb on May 25, 2016
Thank you for the review... we really appreciate it. Though it does not look like you have started classes yet, it is great to hear about the-MBA help you are getting. Would be really great to hear about the program in about a year. Good luck and congratulations!

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