Tepper MBA Essays for 2023-2024

Tepper MBA Essays

Are 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, goals statement for the 2023-2024 admissions season, and the upcoming deadlines.

Tepper MBA Essays

Required Essay

The Tepper community is dynamic and unique with students who strive to be collaborative, supportive and inclusive. Please provide an example of when you experienced or created an inclusive environment and how you will use that experience to help members of the community reach their full potential. (500 words max.)

Video Essay: Goals

We know this is an important component of your decision to attend business school. We take it seriously as well. Please describe your post-MBA career goals.

It would be helpful to consider the following information in your response:

  • You have up to 2 minutes to respond to this question.
  • Please be as specific as possible. If you have not yet identified specific companies, that is okay. Just tell us what interests you for your next role or company. What about the industry, company, or functional role is appealing to you?
  • If you have any criteria you are using to evaluate career opportunities, please share those as well. We may have great opportunities to add to your list.
  • How does this post-MBA career goal relate to your long-term career plan?

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.

Reapplicants

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

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For more information about applying to CMU Tepper, please visit the Tepper MBA admissions website. If you need guidance with your Tepper MBA essays, don’t hesitate to contact us!  Stacy Blackman Consulting offers multiple services to meet your MBA application needs, from our All-In Partnership to test prep to hourly help with targeted tasks. Contact us today for a free 15-minute advising session to talk strategy with a Principal SBC consultant.

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