Tepper MBA Essays for 2021-2022

Tepper MBA essaysAre you interested in the MBA program at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business? The CMU Tepper application will go live in mid-August. Meanwhile, here are the confirmed essay questions and goals statements for the 2021-2022 admissions season.

Tepper MBA Essays for 2021-2022

Post-MBA Career Goals

From the CMU Tepper website: We ask you a question about your post-MBA career goal as well as an alternative goal as a plan B. Tepper MBAs believe in being prepared!

Required Essay

The Tepper community is dynamic and unique. Each community member’s individual journey has shaped them into classmates who are collaborative, supportive, and inclusive. Describe how you have overcome adversity during your journey. What did you learn about yourself and how has that shaped who you are? (Maximum 350-500 words.)

Optional Essay

There also is an optional essay for additional information about your candidacy that you may wish to share with the admissions committee. Use this essay to convey important information that you may not have otherwise been able to convey. This may include unexplained resume gaps, context for recommender selection, etc. However, do not feel obligated to complete the optional essay.


If you are a re-applicant, use the optional essay to explain how your candidacy has strengthened since your last application.


If you need guidance with your Tepper MBA essays, don’t hesitate to contact us! For more information about applying to CMU Tepper, please visit the Tepper MBA admissions website.

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