About the Tepper School of Business

The Tepper School of Business, founded in 1949, pioneered the discipline of management science, challenging the academic orthodoxy of the time, which championed the case study method as the primary way to solve business problems. Other educational institutions eventually followed suit, and now most leading business schools teach some form of Carnegie Mellon’s model of decision-making powered by analytics. With the rise of big data in the 21st century, the Tepper School’s approach of developing analytical methods for solving business problems has become even more important, as it continues to make an impact in industry, government and education around the globe.

The Tepper School’s influence has spread in part due to the achievements of its faculty and former students. Nine Nobel laureates are part of the business school’s legacy (formerly named the Graduate School of Industrial Administration). With its exceptional academics and one of the nation’s most innovative entrepreneurship centers, which has generated in excess of 250 new companies and 9,000 jobs, the Tepper School will be shaping the future for years to come.


School Rankings

#1 Best Online MBA, U.S. News & World Report (2021)
#2 Best Online MBA, Poets & Quants (2021)
#7 Business Programs, U.S. News & World Report (2021)
#15 Overall Business School, Bloomberg Businessweek (2020)
#15 Overall National MBA Ranking, Bloomberg Businessweek (2019)
#16 Best Business Schools (MBA), U.S. News & World Report (2022)
#17 Business School, Forbes (2019)
#17 MBA Rankings, U.S. Schools Financial Times (2020)
#18 MBA Rankings, U.S. Schools QS Top Universities (2021)
#19 Graduate Business School, U.S. News & World Report (2021)

Specialty Rankings

#2 Business Analytics, U.S. News & World Report (2021)
#2 Information Systems, U.S. News & World Report (2021)
#2 Production/Operations Management, U.S. News & World Report (2021)
#4 Top MBA for e-Business, Financial Times (2020)
#4 Top MBA for IT, Financial Times (2020)
#4 Top MBA Programs for Operations, Princeton Review (2020)
#5 MBA for Management, Princeton Review (2020)
#5 Top MBA for Management, Princeton Review (2020)
#7 Top MBA for Entrepreneurship, Financial Times (2020)
#7 Student Assessment of Career Service, The Economist (2019)
#7 Supply Chain/Logistics, U.S. News & World Report (2021)
#8 Professors, Princeton Review (2020)
#8 Networking, Princeton Review (2019)
#11 Career Services, Financial Times (2020)
#12 Entrepreneurship, Bloomberg Businessweek (2019)
#13 Finance, U.S. News & World Report (2020)
#10 Economics, Financial Times (2017)
#11 Student Assessment of Career Service, The Economist (2017)
#11 Career Services, Financial Times (2020)
#12 Entrepreneurship, Bloomberg Businessweek (2019)
#13 Finance, U.S. News & World Report (2020)

Part-Time On-Campus MBA

#7 Best Part-Time MBA, U.S. News & World Report (2022)

Part-Time Online MBA

#1 Best Online MBA, U.S. News & World Report (2021)
#2 Best Online MBA, Poets&Quants (2021)
#6 Best Online MBA, Princeton Review (2020)

About Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University is a top-tier, private, global research institution whose award-winning faculty is renowned for working closely with students to solve major scientific, technological and societal challenges through a multidisciplinary approach and distinctive mix of programs in engineering, computer science, robotics, business, public policy, fine arts, science and the humanities. Since its founding in 1900, Carnegie Mellon has been the birthplace of innovation and the intersection of technology and the human condition.

Carnegie Mellon graduates are recruited by some of the world’s most transformative companies, and the university is becoming a global destination for organizations that want to be leaders in disciplines including robotics, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, additive manufacturing and data science. Carnegie Mellon is committed to attracting and retaining diverse, world-class talent; creating a collaborative environment open to the free exchange of ideas, where research, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship can flourish; ensuring that individuals can achieve their full potential; and taking on real-world challenges.

The university’s main campus is located in Pittsburgh, with satellite campuses in New York, Silicon Valley, Africa, Australia and Qatar. More than 100,000 Carnegie Mellon alumni live and work around the world.

Notable Carnegie Mellon University Rankings

  • #2 Computer Science, Undergraduate Program, U.S. News & World Report (2021)
    • #1 Artificial Intelligence (2021)
    • #1 Software Engineering (2021)
    • #2 Programming Languages (2021)
    • #3 Data Analytics/Science (2021)
    • #3 Computer Systems (2021)
    • #2 Engineering, Undergraduate Program, U.S. News & World Report (2021)
      • #1 Computer (2021)
      • #6 Electrical (2021)
      • #8 Environmental (2021)

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