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Total Program Cost In-State: $141,760
Total Program Cost Out-of-State: $141,760
Program Length: 32 months
Kelly WilsonExecutive Director and Masters AdmissionsTepper School of Business Carnegie Mellon University5000 Forbes AvenuePittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Application Deadlines: January 10, 2021; March 2, 2021; April 12,2021
Intake Dates: August 2020
Est. Weekly Time Commitment: 8-12hrs
Total Enrollment: 225
Acceptance Rate: 30%
Average GMAT: 674
Average GPA: 3.39
Average GRE: 324
US Minority: 36%
Age Range: Middle 80% - 24-36
Average Age: 29
The OMBA at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business offers students the tools to not only make decisions based on data but the leadership skills to develop and implement strategy around those decisions.
“Our curriculum includes training in advanced analytics with courses like optimization and statistical decision making, as well as several electives that meet our analytical depth requirement to ensure students are prepared to transform data into useful information that drives decisions,” Cindy McCauley, Executive Director of Online Masters Programs at Tepper School of Business, says.
The OMBA curriculum at Tepper is fully identical to the full-time MBA program. It’s designed to train students in analytics and leadership skills.
A typical Tepper OMBA will start out in core courses of business fundamentals such as finance, marketing, and operations. Other core courses include optimization and statistical decision, coupled with managing teams and communication classes.
After the core courses, students customize their education with a concentration in business technology, marketing, finance, operations, organizational behavior and entrepreneurship with numerous elective options during the second half of the program.
Classes take place over a six-week “mini semester” with the entire OMBA taking 32 months to complete.
Opportunities to Connect
While the Tepper OMBA can be completed anywhere, the B-school places a strong emphasis on the in-person learning component of its online program.
That component starts with Access Weekend where students join their peers between each mini-semester for in-person classes and opportunities to connect with faculty, classmates, and…
That component starts with Access Weekend where students join their peers between each mini-semester for in-person classes and opportunities to connect with faculty, classmates, and alumni.
“Following the weekend, students attend classes twice per week in real-time with the same professor they met over the weekend via an online platform that allows everyone to be seen, heard and called on, just like a campus-based class,” McCauley says.
Additionally, OMBAs have access to various extra-curricular actives such as student clubs, speaker events, and career treks to enrich their education. “The key for online students is being able to access to these events given their off-campus location,” McCauley says.
To do that, Tepper allows its OMBA students to reserve its “Tepperbot 3000,” a remote-controlled robot that moves via Segway with an iPad face, to attend events virtually. Tepper OMBA Students have even used the robot to virtually attend graduation and “walk across the stage” to receive their diploma.
“The online student’s face will show up on the screen and they have the ability to remotely control the device as they attend an on-campus event,” McCauley.
Decision-Making and Analytics
The Tepper education is based around decision-making.
The best example of that is Tepper’s Management Game capstone, an experiential course in which student teams manage a computer-simulated company, making decisions and competing with other teams in the class.
Through the course, teams report directly to a board and deal with real-time issues as senior leaders of their organization.
“In this experience, students must apply all that they have learned in this real-world simulation as they set the strategy for the success of their corporation,” McCauley.
At Tepper, analytics and leadership go hand in hand. Tepper doesn’t just train business leaders. It trains business leaders who can transform data into useful information to drive decisions.
“This combination of both analytics and leadership is a powerful combination that provides the skills and knowledge that today’s MBA need to succeed in a constantly changing, data-driven world,” McCauley says.
About Carnegie Mellon Tepper
The Tepper School of Business thrives at the heart of Carnegie Mellon University and is guided by a mission to transform the business world by educating future leaders and innovators to excel at the intersection of business, technology and analytics. The Tepper School is ranked among the world’s top business schools by leading international business publications for its delivery of advanced analytics training and the latest in leadership development. To meet the complex challenges of tomorrow’s world, Tepper offers a STEM-certified MBA program in three formats: full-time, part-time and online. Additional programs include MS degrees in Product Management, Business Analytics and Computational Finance; undergraduate business and economics, a doctorate program for PhD candidates; and Tepper Executive Education. The Tepper School presents opportunities to collaborate with the brightest minds in business, robotics, AI, design and the arts on campus and around the world.
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Earn a top-ranked MBA while you keep earning your paycheck – no matter where you work or where your travels take you.
The Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA features the same renowned leadership and analytics-focused curriculum, taught by the same faculty as our full-time program. The program is delivered through a combination of on-campus and online classes that accommodate your busy schedule without sacrificing the critical MBA network.
The Tepper School MBA program’s data-driven and innovative curriculum is rooted in academic rigor with high standards of excellence to prepare students for the complexity of today’s marketplace. Today, more than ever, the world of business is transformed by technological innovation, the ubiquity of data and the application of advanced analytics. The Tepper School and Carnegie Mellon have long been renowned in these key areas and are uniquely positioned to change the way organizations compete and lead.
As a Tepper MBA, you will be taught the analytical skills required to understand the complexities of business and the leadership skills needed to lead people and organizations at a higher, more advanced level of performance.
The Tepper School Online Hybrid MBA offers the best of both worlds — the convenience of learning from anywhere coupled with in-person experiences that ensure you don’t miss out on anything by being online — all in one high-caliber program ranked #3 by U.S. News and World Report.
Online. On Site. Some of Both. We’re Flexible. Same top-ranked MBA program from anywhere: This is not MBA lite. Our online program has the same rigorous curriculum focused on leadership and analytics taught in weekly live sessions by the same faculty who teach our full-time…
Online. On Site. Some of Both. We’re Flexible. Same top-ranked MBA program from anywhere: This is not MBA lite. Our online program has the same rigorous curriculum focused on leadership and analytics taught in weekly live sessions by the same faculty who teach our full-time students. No matter how you earn it, it’s a Tepper MBA.
Community and connections: Spend time with faculty and classmates during Access Weekends, which take place six times a year in various locations. Start classes with the professors who will be teaching you all semester and network with your classmates, other MBA students, and alumni, while building personal and professional connections that are critical to your MBA experience.
All the Tepper School advantages: The Tepper MBA experience isn’t just about the classroom experience. Top-ranked career services, student clubs, and leadership training are essential components of the Tepper School advantage. All of these are available to you as an online student. You won’t miss out when you’re part of our online format.
Flexibility: Our online hybrid format offers ultimate flexibility. Live, interactive classes take place just two evenings a week; offline, you work at your own pace and within your busy schedule. Thinking you may want to switch to our full-time program later? No problem — since it’s all one program, you have that option.
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