Tepper MBA Essays for 2020-2021

Tepper MBA essaysAre you interested in the MBA program at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business? The CMU Tepper application is now live. Here are the updated essay questions and goals statements for the 2020-2021 admissions season.

Tepper MBA Essays for 2020-2021

Post-MBA Career Goals (150 words max. for each)

  1. What is your professional goal immediately following graduation from Tepper?
  2. What other role would you consider? In other words, what is your Plan B?

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

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.


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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