Tableau Helps Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business Drive World Class Education


World Class Business School Uses Data to Stay Ahead

Publish Date: 5 September, 2013 - 06:00

Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business is renowned for teaching students a scientific approach to management - how to effectively utilize data in decision making and in solving complex business challenges. For its own administrative processes, the school is using Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA)for its reporting and analytics, creating dashboards that highlight data on its world-class academic programs, research centers and internal business functions.

Tableau provides Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business with a consistent look and feel with consistent metrics across the organization. The software enables administrators to access key information anywhere in a secure format.

“Tableau has really put a flashlight on our internal data,” said Ted Curran, executive director of finance at the Tepper School. “It highlights the things we’re doing extremely well and helps us identify areas for improvement. As both an administrative leader and an alumnus of the school, I can attest to the high value our institution places on having accurate data available for decision making. ”

With Tableau, users can drill down on data whether on the iPad or through a web browser, providing immediate access to information anywhere, at any time.

“Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business is globally respected as one of the top business education programs and is perennially one of BusinessWeek’s top 20 business schools in the country,” said Elissa Fink, Chief Marketing Officer at Tableau Software. “Their inherent appreciation of data and dedication to analytic decision making makes the school a great fit for what Tableau has offer. And the ability to rapidly analyze and visualize data means they can gain insights and make decisions in real-time, maintaining their world class status.”

About the Tepper School of Business - Founded in 1949, the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University (www.tepper.cmu.edu) is a pioneer in the field of management science and analytical-decision making. The school’s notable contributions to the intellectual community include eight Nobel laureates. The school is among those institutions with the highest rate of academic citations in the fields of finance, operations research, organizational behavior and production/operations. The academic offerings of the Tepper School include undergraduate studies in business and economics, graduate studies in business administration and financial engineering, and doctoral studies.

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