Business Administration

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. The Qatar Business Administration program further extends the reach of this powerful curriculum.

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. Business administration students partner with professors, students, researchers and employers 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 arts 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.

Business Administration tracks

While the core requirements of the Business Administration program prepare students with general knowledge required in all business careers, tracks provide a comprehensive focus related to specific functional specialties.

The Business Administration tracks at CMU-Q are: entrepreneurship, finance, general management, manufacturing management and consulting, and marketing. 

Career paths & potential employers

The Tepper School consistently ranks as one of the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the US. 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. Business Administration graduates from Carnegie Mellon Qatar have begun rewarding careers with some of Qatar’s premier employers including General Electric, Qatar Investment Authority, HSBC Bank, Vodafone, Microsoft, Ooredoo (formerly Qtel) and Qatar Petroleum.

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