Business Administration encompasses management, leadership and teamwork. It involves organizing people, allocating resources, making decisions of major importance and directing activities toward common goals and objectives.
The Degree in Business Administration
Carnegie Mellon’s undergraduate Business Administration program, offered by the David A. Tepper School of Business, has earned global recognition for its approach to the study of business management as a science.
More than 50 years ago, our school’s leadership brought forth its vision of a better way to succeed in business. Management science – the academic alternative to the case study method – has its roots in analytical decision making in complex, dynamic business environments. Carnegie Mellon’s prevalence and popularity has had sweeping effects – today, nearly all leading business schools include some form of the Carnegie Mellon management science model in their curricula.
Tepper students partner with professors, students and researchers in other schools and centers to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world situations. This unique interdisciplinary approach prepares our students to work in all aspects of business.
What the program involves
Carnegie Mellon is among the world’s elite programs for undergraduate business education. Our global success is based upon a rigorous academic curriculum, rich in the technical aspects of management, along with the breadth of liberal education courses and experiences that characterize the best of what undergraduate study represents.
Courses focus on teaching leadership and teamwork skills, as well as the value of a commitment to quality, ethical behavior, society and respect for one another. Our small and diverse community provides for an open exchange of ideas where discovery, creativity, personal development and professional development can flourish.
Most undergraduate Business Administration students choose to complete one or more internships while in school. This invaluable opportunity allows students to see real-world applications of the skills they learn in the classroom. Internships also forge relationships between the university and the local business community.
Career paths & potential employers
The Tepper School consistently ranks as one of the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the U.S. The school’s legacy is closely tied to our pioneering work in introducing management science to the marketplace and business school arena.
Tepper graduates are highly sought after and pursue careers as analysts, strategic consultants and managers in the fields of investment banking, corporate finance and management consulting. The innovative thinking and problem-solving abilities of Tepper graduates make them number one recruits for such companies as J.P. Morgan Chase, Hewlett Packard, Pfizer, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Co. and ExxonMobil.
Students in Qatar have completed internships with top companies including GE, Standard Chartered, IBQ, HSBC, Deloitte and KPMG.