CMU Tepper Launches Accelerated MBA Program

Tepper Accelerated MBA Program

Do you have an undergraduate business degree or some business courses in your background? If so, the new full-time accelerated MBA program at Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business may be for you. Participating students complete the on-campus program in three semesters instead of four to earn an MBA degree.

Accelerated program students will be in the same cohort as traditional full-time MBA students. They can expect a curriculum similar to the full-time MBA program, but those eligible for the accelerated program can waive introductory classes based on previous coursework.

The Tepper Accelerated MBA Program may be for you if:

  • You have 3-7 years of work experience.
  • In the last ten years, you have taken accounting, finance, marketing, microeconomics, and operations courses from an accredited undergraduate institution.

The Full-Time Accelerated MBA begins with a refresher course in the first semester to ensure a comprehensive foundation in business functions. Students in the program will also tap into their years of work experience to shape their MBA education.

The program will start in the fall, and students can choose a 12-month program or 16-month program if they opt for a summer internship. Furthermore, the same faculty who teach the Tepper School’s Full-Time MBA program will teach the Accelerated program.

Tepper’s Accelerated MBA Program streamlines redundant coursework and as a result, reduces tuition costs for the program. Additionally, all Tepper Accelerated MBA program candidates are eligible for the same merit scholarships as their regular program format candidates.

Kate Barraclough, Associate Dean of Masters Programs at the Tepper School, says, “This Full-Time Accelerated MBA allows students to work through a world-class curriculum and receive personalized leadership coaching while learning how to lead businesses in a global economy—in only three semesters.”

The program also features one-on-one leadership coaching designed to foster critical leadership skills such as empathy, awareness, and self-reflection. This shapes each student’s leadership potential, preparing them to manage people, build influential networks, inspire collaborative efforts, and execute goals.

Graduates of the MBA program enter the workforce with strong career outcomes, securing positions in consulting, technology, financial services, health care, consumer goods, manufacturing, and beyond.

Upcoming Deadlines

  • March 4, 2024
  • May 6, 2024

If this new program format option sounds intriguing, visit the Tepper School for more information. You can also review SBC’s expert MBA essay tips for the 2023-2024 Tepper MBA application.

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