Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business
Tuck creates, teaches, and applies life-changing knowledge in a distinctly collaborative community based in Hanover, NH and extending around the world. Tuck's community thrives when its members feel engaged with their work, with each other, and with the broader world. Our uniquely collaborative culture facilitates the creation of wisdom—and thus of distinctly successful leaders. Tuck‘s community is unlike any other you will find, and will support and nurture you throughout your time here and wherever Tuck takes you. At Tuck, we aspire to create, teach, and apply path-breaking ideas that, through management and leadership, better the world of business.
At Tuck, the world is your classroom. Take on a real business challenge for an international client through an OnSite Global Consulting engagement. Broaden your perspective on a faculty-led Global Insight Expedition to a new business environment. Apply classroom concepts to complex business challenges in a global First-Year Project. Spend an engrossing term abroad on exchange at one of Tuck’s 19 partner institutions around the world. Or, deepen your global exposure through a self-designed independent study or internship in a country that is new to you.
The Career Services team has active recruiting relationships with more than 1000 organizations, and alumni across the globe are committed to the success of the school and you as a Tuck student! Innovative programs like industry treks, career-focused Boot Camps open doors and offer new opportunities for learning about yourself and the job market. And the results speak for themselves: employment levels and compensation rates are among the highest in the world and alumni express high satisfaction with their post-MBA industry, function, location, and organization.
Our graduates are leaders of business, government, and civil society. They are accomplished and accessible. More than 70 percent of Tuck graduates give back to the school each year, a figure nearly triple the average rate of our peers. They give back in other ways too—in the admissions and recruiting process, and as visiting executives and guests in the MBA classroom.
Every element in the academic experience at Tuck—from team-based project work and experiential and global learning opportunities to case-based courses and more—is designed to push students further than they thought possible. Our integrated first-year core curriculum is required of all students and provides critical coverage of key functional areas and disciplines. Second-year electives like Deconstructing Apple and Time in the Consumer Mind offer the opportunity to tailor the classroom experience to your needs and interests, without having to declare a specific specialization. Students follow paths toward careers in marketing, health care, technology, consulting, financial services, social enterprise, and entrepreneurship, among many others. Tuck faculty are committed equally to student learning and advancing new knowledge.
The power of experiential learning is realized throughout the Tuck curriculum, from the required First-Year Project course, where students apply knowledge in real time to a real business challenge, to the on-the-ground, international experiences that make up TuckGO. No matter the endeavor—consulting for a global nonprofit, immersing oneself in the business environment of another country, putting new knowledge to the test on a real business challenge—each of these experiences accelerates learning and the ability to lead. Entrepreneurship is another practical proving ground for theory. Students interested in launching their own venture can call on the vast resources of Tuck’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, which supports student e-ship through a range of programs, activities, and events.
FOR THE CLASS OF 2018 (data on undergrad majors, previous industry experience, and citizenship breakdown available in “Class Profile” on www.tuck.dartmouth.edu)
Average age at matriculation—28
Average years of work experience—5
Average undergrad GPA (US schools with 4.0 scale)—3.5
Middle-80% range 680-750
Tuck’s Admissions Committee looks for demonstrated academic excellence, demonstrated leadership, demonstrated accomplishments, interpersonal skills, a diversity of background and experience, and a global mindset.
For the academic year of 2019/2020:
Total tuition, fees, and cost of living expenses—$109,120 (estimate)
Tuck offers an array of scholarships and fellowships. All applicants admitted into the MBA program are considered for scholarship regardless of citizenship. For valuable information on costs, financing your MBA, and scholarship information, please visit our updated Financial Aid FAQs.