Carnegie Mellon Tepper Business School Essays



Essay 1 (Maximum 300-350 words, 12-point font, double-spaced):

Imagine that you meet up with a member of the admission committee at an airport while on a layover. You have an opportunity to make a memorable impression. Use this essay to introduce yourself. Include any information that you believe is important for the committee member to know about you both professionally and personally.

Optional Essay 1 (Maximum 300 words): 

Use this essay to convey important information that you may not have been otherwise able to convey. This may include unexplained resume gaps, context for recommender selection, etc.

Optional Essay 2 (Maximum 300 words):

If you are a re-applicant, explain how your candidacy has strengthened since your last application.

* Essays are for the 2016 – 2017 application season.

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