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Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business Full Time MBA

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is distinctive among the world's great business schools. We combine personal scale with global reach, thought leadership with first-rate teaching, rigorous coursework with experiential learning, and valued traditions with innovation. We believe the highest form of education comes when great students and great thought leaders openly share knowledge and approaches to problem solving in a vibrant and dynamic learning community. At Tuck, we educate and develop principled leaders of business and society who motivate and lead others to make a difference.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Full Time
Total Program Enrollment 280
Tuition (Total) $123,855
Average Starting Salary $115,031

Program Information

Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business Says

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth is distinctive among the world's great business schools. We combine personal scale with global reach, thought leadership with first-rate teaching, rigorous coursework with experiential learning, and valued traditions with innovation. We believe the highest form of education comes when great students and great thought leaders openly share knowledge and approaches to problem solving in a vibrant and dynamic learning community. At Tuck, we educate and develop principled leaders of business and society who motivate and lead others to make a difference.

Specializations Offered: Accounting, Comunication, Decision Science, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Ethics / Social Responsibility, Finance, General Management, Health Care Administration and Management, Leadership Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Organizational Behavior, Strategy
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Full Time.

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Program Rankings

Bloomberg

#12 Businessweek Full Time MBA Programs

School Rankings

LinkedIn

#6 Best Graduate Universities for Investment Bankers
#7 Best Graduate Universities for Management Consultants
#12 Best Graduate Universities for Marketers
#24 Best Graduate Universities for Finance Professionals

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (Northeast)
#2 Most Family Friendly
#3 Best Career Prospects
#4 Best Campus Environment
#6 Best Classroom Experience
#8 Toughest To Get Into
#10 Best Professors

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 20% accepted out of 2502 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 28
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.49
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 717
  • Average Years Work Experience: 5
  • In State Application Fee: $225

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Requirements

Required: Work Experience, Recommendations, Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Admission Information

Like many other schools, Tuck wants to know that you love it for what it is, not only for what it can do for you; show that you have researched the school thoroughly. The class of 2011 reports an average GPA of 3.53 and GMAT score of 712.

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Important Dates

Round 1
April

2

Deadline
September

1

Start

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 549
Percent International Students 33%

Student Life

Students call posh, pretty Hanover “the quintessential small, New England, Ivy League town,” “within a short drive of many great ski resorts” and far removed “from the hustle and bustle of a big city.” Unlike at many schools, most first-years live on campus. Couples and families live in the Dartmouth-owned Sachem Village housing complex or elsewhere off-campus. The environment is extremely “intimate” and “supportive.” Tuckies consider their school very family-friendly, telling us that partners are an integral part of the social scene, and note that “classmates who have children while at Tuck” are surrounded by a “phenomenal support network.” Tuck is very inclusive of gay and lesbian students and partners. The isolated location and clustered housing contribute to “a great deal of school spirit” and “strong camaraderie” in a “work-hard, play-hard environment.” “Tuck students really transplant their lives to be here...we make friends quickly here and socialize a lot with our classmates.” Students belong to more than 60 clubs, teams, and publications, and attend numerous social functions every week. “The end of the week is typically characterized by social mixers (Tuck Tails), small group dinners…and the occasional full-blown party (win­ter and spring formals, Tuck Vegas, beach party).” Students report that “sports are very much a part of life at Tuck.” No one gripes about the intimacy, which results in great friendships and means close busi­ness ties in the future. “I have had a substantive conversation with each of my 240 class­mates and will feel very comfortable calling any of them after graduation for career advice and/or business counsel,” reports one Tuckie. The class of 2013 is 34 percent international and an additional 14 percent minority, however, sometimes students note they wish there was a bit more diversity.

Career

Tuck is “very focused on helping students land the jobs they came here to get.” “The Career Development Office works tirelessly on behalf of students,” though this benefit is most useful for students pursuing “traditional career paths (i.e., consulting, finance, gen­eral management).” However, “students interested in other opportunities (i.e., market­ing, retail) may need to do more work outside the Career Development Office.” Dartmouth is a magnet for recruiters, and “one of the best parts of Tuck is that visiting executives spend meaningful time with us. They don’t stop by on their way to another meeting; rather, they have lunch and/or dinner with us, hold individual office hours, and make an effort to share their experiences with members of the class.” Recruitment is Northeast focused, but the career office “is continually trying to reach out to West Coast firms”—the ones who often “recruit locally at Stanford and UCLA”—”and does a couple of treks for students interested in returning to the West.” The tides may be turning; one student reports seeing “Google, Microsoft, and PG&E on campus this year,” a possible “indication that a more diverse lineup of firms [is] coming to Tuck.” Students seeking jobs in “nontraditional” vocations and regions will have better luck with Tuck’s extremely strong, supportive alumni network. One student told this story of success: “I emailed a Tuck alum who is a managing director at a bulge-bracket investment bank in London, and he called me 5 minutes later to talk. He arranged a personal office visit…and actually talked HR into sending me straight to second round interviews, because the firm’s London office didn’t recruit on campus…all because I put ‘Tuck’ in the subject line.”Tuck’s most recent graduating class reports a median total annual compensation of $179,000.

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Students Say

There is no rest for the weary at Tuck, where the “intensive academic core for first-years is accelerated and rigorous.” During the elongated (32-week) school year, students take 18 courses, two of which are electives. One of these is Tuck’s trademark First-Year Project, a course in which student teams develop new business ventures or act as consultants in exist­ing ventures, and in which grades rest on the final presentation and other outcomes. This method reflects Tuck’s emphasis on “academic deliverables, such as group papers, projects, and presentations.” The second year consists of 12 elective courses, which may reflect well-rounded interests or a specialization. For example, Tuck recommends that a student inter­ested in nonprofit and sustainability management take Corporate Social Responsibility, Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector I and II, Ethics in Action, the Tuck Global Consultancy international field study, and Strategic Responses to Market Failure. One student reports, “I feel completely prepared to take on my career post-Tuck. The school does a fantastic job of working students hard in the first year, teaching them the core fundamentals of business, and letting them craft their own paths during the second year.” One student notes, “Tuck could update its core curriculum and case study assignments to reflect the current business environment, i.e., more standard courses to better understand the private-market invest­ment climate, corporate ethics, digital media/entertainment, and emerging economies.”Tuck operates through “full immersion.” Students “do a lot of work in study groups, which are assigned and required for first-years.” Mandatory team rotation forces each student to work closely with a wide swath of his or her peers during the first year. The small class size and rural location reinforces class cohesiveness and fosters intimacy between MBA students and Tuck faculty and staff. Professors host social “gatherings at their homes and get involved with student organizations.” “I have had lunches, dinners, or drinks with the majority of my professors,” reports one second-year, “and I am treat­ed with a respect that goes beyond [typical] teacher-student interactions.” Administrators are “the nicest people on Earth.” Some have even been known to “come in on a Sunday evening and bring food and coffee for us when we have exams.” The overall “quality” of faculty and administration alike is “extraordinary.”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Center for International Business; Lindenauer Center for Corporate Governance; Center for Digital Strategies; Center for Leadership; Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship; Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship; The Healthcare Initiative

  • International Student Support Groups:

    Tuck provides an intense learning environment with a diverse community of people who learn from each other. More than a quarter of Tuck's faculty are of international origin and over 30 percent of Tuck's study body come from outside of the United States. Tuck offers an optional International Orientation Program designed for international students who are prepared for the academic aspects of the first-year curriculum but do not have a great deal of experience working or living in the United States. Throughout academic year, Tuck also offers a variety of internationally focused community events and student-run clubs. Community events include the Country Chat Series, the International Food Festival, and the annual Tuck International Forum. Student clubs include the Asia Business Club, the Latin American Club, the International Club, the Africa Club, and the South Asia Club.

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    The Tuck Gay/Straight Alliance is a resource and support group for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered members of the Tuck community. The alliance co-hosts Tuck's annual Diversity Conference as well as the Reaching Out Conference.

  • Minority Support Groups:

    Tuck has a variety of student-run clubs, many of which focus on a particular culture, ethnicity, or nationality. These include the Hispanic-American Student Association and the Tuck African Ancestry Business Association. Tuck also hosts an annual Diversity Conference which brings together students, prospective students, faculty, alumni, and visiting executives for a weekend of discussion, networking, mentoring, and socializing.

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    Second-year Tuck students act as tutors for first-year students in Accounting, Statistics, Decision Science, Economics, Capital Markets, and Corporate Finance.

  • Research Facilities:

    Center for International Business; Lindenauer Center for Corporate Governance; Center for Digital Strategies; Center for Leadership; Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship; Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship; The Healthcare Initiative

  • Study Abroad:

    Tuck offers exchange programs for one term in the second year with: Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney; ESSEC Business School, Paris; Graduate School of Business and Commerce, Keio University, Japan; Graduate School of International Management, International University of Japan, Urasa; Handelshochschule Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Leipzig; HEC School of Management, Paris; IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona; Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India; IPADE Business School, Mexico; Instituto de Empresa, Madrid; London Business School; Otto Beisheim School of Management, WHU, Koblenz; SDA Bocconi University School of Management, Milan; La Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago; Universität St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland; Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, School of Business and Management; China Europe International Business School

  • Women Support Groups:

    Tuck positions women for successful careers by helping students and alumnae make the best connections - with each other and with businesses. Tuck is active in a range of organizations and offers many advantages and opportunities for Tuck women. These include the Forte Foundation, the Women in Business Club, and Ascent: Leading Multicultural Women to the Top. Tuck also hosts an annual Women in Business Conference where female professionals come together to take part in panel discussions and workshops dedicated to developing strong skill sets, networks, and mentor/mentee relationships.

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business include:

Debi Brooks - Co-Founder, Michael J. Fox Foundation

Thomas McInerney - COO, ING Insurance

Roger McNamee - Co-Founder & Advisory Director, Elevation Partners

Elyse Allan - President & CEO, General Electric Canada

CARLOS RODRÍGUEZ-PASTOR JR. - Chairman of the Board, Interbank

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 86%
Three Month Employment 93%
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