The Carnegie Mellon University, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has built a formidable reputation for itself. The Tepper School of CMU manages on management Science and also the case study method for giving the significant extra zing to its student's business arsenals. The Tepper MBA global study experience provides a range of options for international management opportunities. The MBA programme offers more than 120 electives in a wide variety of functional areas. The application essays are a mix of the usual and the unique- but demand responses that fall only into the latter category.
Deadlines & Decision Notification
Round 1 : Oct 5, 2015
Round 2 : Jan 4, 2016
- Application Fees : $200, Non-refundable.
- GMAT or GRE : Required. Test scores must be forwarded directly to Carnegie Mellon by ETS in the case of the GRE or Pearson VUE in the case of the GMAT.GRESS
- TOEFL or IELTS: Required for applicants whose native language is not English? The only exception is for applicants who have earned a degree at a university where the language of instruction is English. TOEFL:
- Undergraduate and post-graduate transcripts: Through
online application process, all candidates are required to
upload legible scanned/digitized copies of their transcripts and
degree certificates indicating name, degree earned, and the date
the degree was completed (if applicable) for each institution
attended. If the transcript is in a language other than English,
an official translation must be included.
Note: Should you be admitted, you are required to submit official transcripts at a later date.
- Letters of
recommendation : One letter of recommendation is required
- Essays: Goals Essays :
- Resume: Your resume should be a professional, 1-2
page resume highlighting the achievements you have made in your
- Interview: Interview by invitation, if you are invited for an interview, you may arrange an on-campus, off-campus or telephone interview with a member of college admissions team.
1. What is your professional goal immediately following graduation from Tepper?(150 words)
2.What other role would you consider? In other words, what is your Plan B?
MBA Essay 1. (Maximum 300 words): Describe a defining moment in your life. How has it has shaped you professionally?
MBA Essay 2.Maximum 300 words): Based on your research and interactions, describe how your strengths will contribute to the Tepper Community. How will you benefit from being a member of the Tepper MBA Program?
Optional Essay : Is there anything else that you would like to share with the Admissions Committee as we evaluate your application? If you believe your credentials and essays represent you fairly, you should not feel obligated to answer this question. This essay is intended to provide a place for you to add information that you think is important but is not covered elsewhere in the application. This could include clarification of your employment or academic record, choice of recommenders or helpful context for the admissions committee in reviewing your application
- Tuition and Fees : $60000
- Books/Supplies : $1,236
- Estimated Total : $81898
- Average GPA : 3.26
- Average year of Experiences : 4.9 years
- Average GMAT : 690
- Class Size : 205
1. ESSAY A * (Required)
What are your short term and long term goals? How will a Tepper MBA help you achieve these goals? (Please include any information regarding what steps you have taken to learn more about Tepper.)
An engineer by training, I am an entrepreneur within. Post MBA, I would bring together my analytical skills, experience of problemsolving, objectivity and high motivation to achieve my short term goal. In the current globalization scenario, I would like to take a head on challenge by joining a reputed consulting firm and gradually build my expertise in the area of energy management.My long-term goal is to establish an energy consulting firm in India by harnessing the untapped wind energy. I want to primarily propel ...................................................... Grooming a strong team of seasoned executives and technical specialists, I would offer a unique blend of commercial, technical, environmental and financial expertise to our clients. This firm would provide pragmatic solutions to the world's energy crises. Having acquired functional knowledge in the domain of energy sector, I wish to expand my skills set of business intricacies and international business exposure by pursuing an MBA which would enable me to venture into a role to solve cross-functional business problems.
My knowledge gain in Indian Oil has been enterprising and phenomenal. Posted initially at site office that is responsible for feeding crude oil to India’s major refineries, I learnt to strike a balance at work amidst people from diverse nationalities. I was handling crude oil worth $124 million in each oil tanker, controlling the entire shore staff throughout the discharge period. The task further enhanced my abilities to think quickly and react appropriately and at the right rime. The delicacy of the balance one has to strike on such a post has made me sensitive to the environmental concerns facing our society and the ever increasing demand for energy. My move to the Pipelines division head office further strengthened my skill set as a manger. I was exposed to understanding of the market dynamics, the strategies involved in business development and the financial nitty-gritty of the various projects. Handling a project from the start to the end improved my time management abilities and taught me the supreme importance of coordination among various departments when it comes to success. While I managed projects that involved dealing with state governments and working my way through immeasurable amount of red tape, I mastered the art of getting the work done. I now aim to make my way into un-chartered waters. So far, my professional sojourns have been limited to the techno-managerial domain. An MBA at this juncture will allow a smooth transition from my current profile to my aspired goals.
I believe now is the perfect time for me to earn an MBA ................ . The orientation to Management through integrated curriculum will lay the foundation for the customized electives I can choose to fine-tune my potential. The institute resonates well in the Technical World and is frequently visited by the leaders from various industries across the globe. Getting to know their perspective would be invaluable. ................ . The ideas brought in by the world leaders would help me gain an insight into the latest and how best to utilize the available resources.One of the biggest attractions is .................. . The college also boasts of the Green Design Institute where future leaders are groomed with knowledge to have an impact on the environment too. My association with the energy sector and my long term aim of coming up with clean energy and providing effective measures in the same field would ............... . Besides the extensive network at Tepper would ensure me a place in a global company that would help me achieve my short term goals. Participation in the various clubs would help me hone my skills and effectively translate the class room teaching into practical learning avenues. By being part of the Consulting Club, I would learn the various techniques deployed worldwide and also learn from the experienced the nuances of the consulting industry.
Hence, Tepper is that turbine that can potentially convert my innate skills into a dynamic entrepreneurial venture.