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Tuck Business School Profile

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Tuck Business School Summary

Tuck School of Business at Darmouth With just 281 students enrolled in the graduating class of 2016, Tuck Business School  is one of the smaller of the high-ranking MBA programs.

The school’s philosophy is all about making the right choices with the right team, and the small class size reflects that belief.

Tuck Business School

Tuck does not offer PhD or part-time MBA options, preferring to focus exclusively on their full-time MBA program. The residential program is designed to build connections among all MBA students.

Team projects are a feature of many of the most important courses and projects at Tuck. The collaborative nature of the work ensures that classes at Tuck are filled with lively debate and conversation.

Students build leadership skills as they learn to navigate discussions and come to a consensus with their fellow classmates.

At Tuck’s business school, the time you spend outside the classroom will be just as important as the time you spend inside the classroom.

From conferences and club meetings to global insight expeditions and on-site global consulting, the MBA program at Tuck offers a wealth of opportunity for students who are prepared to seize it.

Curriculum Overview

Tuck Business School’s first-year core curriculum has been carefully designed to push students out of their comfort zone, establish a comprehensive foundation of management and decision-making skills, and encourage collaboration.

The Global Insight portion of the curriculum, requiring all students to complete at least one course in a country that’s new to them, gives students a broader global perspective to work from.

The school’s unique Research-to-Practice seminars give second-year students an opportunity to investigate current research topics being conducted by the faculty.

Through close evaluation of data and rigorous debate, students learn to make better decisions and tackle emerging challenges. Previous seminars have included “Deconstructing Apple”, “Strategy in Innovation Ecosystems”, and “Corporate Takeovers”.

Important Dates & Application Deadlines

Tuck considers applicants in three rounds, in addition to the Early Action process. Applications for Early Action are due in early October, with three subsequent rounds in November, January, and April.

International students are encouraged to apply early in the process in order to complete all visa requirements, as well as remediation if necessary.

However, Early Action decisions are binding and can incur a higher deposit fee, so students should always consider their circumstances carefully when deciding when to submit your application.

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Tuition Cost

For the 2015-2016 academic year, the tuition cost for Tuck business school is $64,200, with an additional $4,665 program fee. Additional expenses, including books, supplies, room and board, and additional expenses can add up to $28,560 per year.

Employment Info

By three months post-graduation, 98% of Tuck School of Business students seeking employment had received a job offer (99% of those graduates with a permanent work authorization, 97% of graduates without a permanent work authorization).

The mean salary received by graduates was $117,860, with a mean signing bonus of $28,712 and many graduates receiving other guaranteed compensation as well.

Class Profile

For the class of 2016, Tuck had a small but diverse student body:

281 enrolled students
32% women, 68% men
14% U.S. minorities
35% international students

43% of students had an undergraduate degree in humanities, economics, or social sciences;
32% received an undergrad STEM degree; and
25% held an undergraduate degree in business or finance.

Average age at graduation: 28

Average GMAT score: 716

Date Founded

1900 – Founded as the first graduate school of management

Admissions Director

Dawna Clarke, Director of Admissions

School Address & Contact Info

Tuck School of Business
100 Tuck Hall
Hanover, NH 03755

Links to school websites

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Tuck School of Business Admissions Blog

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