It is hard to believe that over five years have passed since I began my first term as dean of the Tepper School of Business. Now that I am beginning my second term, it is an opportune time to take stock of our recent accomplishments and renew our commitment to the future. We have made great progress in the past five years, and I want to thank the entire Tepper School community for their support, encouragement and contributions to our success. We could not do it without you!

Over the past five years, we have focused on creating strategic alliances and cross-campus partnerships, building and strengthening all of our degree programs, adopting technology-enhanced teaching and learning in our classrooms and programs, producing innovative and impactful research, and acquiring the resources necessary
to build and sustain a world-class business school. We have made significant progress in all of these areas, including:

  • The creation of the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, which will serve as a major hub for university-wide entrepreneurial activities and connect the Tepper School more closely with the innovation ecosystem at Carnegie Mellon University.
  • The introduction of our highly successful Part-Time Online Hybrid MBA program (ranked #6 by U.S. News & World Report), which has the same admission standards, degree requirements, faculty and curriculum as our Full-Time MBA program. The PTOH MBA program combines distance learning, virtual classrooms and on-campus Access Weekends for an effective and flexible part-time MBA experience.
  • The creation of the Accelerate Leadership Center, which provides personalized leadership and communication development for our MBA students to complement their analytical skills and better prepare them for long-term success in their careers.  
  • Expanding the size and influence of our Undergraduate Business Administration program (ranked #6 by U.S. News & World Report). The UBA freshman class has grown to 146.

I am excited about the future possibilities and I ask for your continued support and involvement. We cannot do it without you!

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    Robert M. Dammon