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Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

  • Tuck MBA School of Business campus

MBA Program Stats

Annual Tuition: $81,113

Annual Tuition Non-Resident: $81,113

Acceptance Rate: 23%

Full-Time Enrollment: 287

Average GPA: 3.52

Median GMAT: 726

Median GRE: 162/162

International: 41%

Minority: 31%

Female: 45%

Male: 55%

What You Need To Know

The Tuck MBA: What You Need To Know

Dartmouth Tuck’s MBA produces curious and creative leaders, and they go about it by selecting an impressively diverse group of people and putting them through a top-notch program that goes beyond the traditional case-based approach.

After all, they have had much practice in this field as the world’s first Graduate School of Management, founded in 1900.

Because Tuck is located in the small town of Hanover, New Hampshire, students tend to socialize together, a reality that is intensified by the fact that more than half of first-year students live in halls of residence on campus, and the rest close by. Second years typically live off-campus, many in houses passed from generation to generation of Tuck students. For students who value the deep connections an MBA can offer, that could just be the icing on the cake.

Tuck also offers small cohorts and class sizes. By the time a student graduates from Tuck, he or she knows every single classmate who’s wearing a cap and gown at commencement.

The core curriculum of courses at Tuck are designed to develop the practical skills that leaders need to make decisions in the real world. The aim is for participants to learn to gather and analyze data, create a vision to inspire people, and acquire the skills to make it a reality.

The Tuck MBA provides coverage of key functional areas and disciplines: statistics and decision science, corporate finance and capital markets, managerial and global economics, marketing, organizational behavior and personal leadership, strategy, communications, and operations.

From day one, Tuck places a huge emphasis on developing leadership. Candidates get feedback on their style from their classmates, and each receives individualized coaching. Numerous electives focus on leadership, and aim to develop the qualities of confident humility, empathy, judgment, risk evaluation, and understanding what one does and does not know.

This focus on practical learning continues in the First-Year Project, a required course in which teams of students apply their first year’s learning to real-world issues of strategic importance for a client such as a multinational corporation, SME, or nonprofit.

All candidates also complete an experiential course in a different country, known as TuckGO. There are several ways to do this, including a Global Insight Expedition led by a faculty member with deep knowledge of the country, which involves meeting locals and local businesspeople. Alternatively, some do their First-Year Project overseas, working on an on-site consulting project outside the U.S. or completing a one-term exchange with a foreign partner school.

In their second-year, students can use their independent study option to deep-dive into an area that interests them. Topics have included Contemporary News Media, Big Data, Machine Learning, and Exploring the Financial Interactions Between Artists and Art Consumers/Financiers. Second years also choose from over 100 electives and are required to take at least one “minicourse” exploring ethics and business.

Prospective students can expect to submit GRE/GMAT scores, their resume, essay questions, letters of reference, and interviews. All of these materials help Tuck choose an incoming batch of students who align with their values and are diverse by design.

“Tuck is an extraordinarily special place because of the fusion amongst students, faculty and staff,” says Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe distinguished professor of management at Tuck, in a YouTube video. “I have never seen that in any other place. It is a culture of excellence.”

Rankings Data For Tuck

Tuck MBA Rankings

Ranking Poets&Quants
2023-2024 3
2022-2023 9
2021-2022 8
2020-2021 8
2019-2020 9

Getting Into This School

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Career Stats

Tuck MBA Compensation

MBA Compensation 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
Median Base Salary $ 175,000 $ 150,000 $ 150,000 $ 148,750 $ 130,000
Median Signing Bonus $ 30,000 $ 30,000 $ 30,000 $ 30,000 $32,148

Tuck MBA Job Offers By 3 Months Of Graduation

Job Offers 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
Received An Offer 98% 98% 94% 93% 92%

Tuck MBA Industry Choices

Industry Sector 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018
Consulting 47% 36% 42% 38% 30%
Financial Services 20% 23% 21% 24% 20%
Technology 11% 15% 15% 19% 24%
Health, Pharma, Biotech 9% 13% 8% 5% 8%
Consumer Goods, Retail 5% 5% 5% 4% 6%
Energy 2% 2% 1% 1% 0%
Manufacturing 2% 2% 3% 4% 5%
Nonprofit/Government 2% 2%
Media/Ent/Sports 1% 1% 2% 1% 0%
Other Services 1% 1% 0% 0%

 

Admissions For Tuck

MBA Watch For Tuck

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Mr. Hanging By A Thread

Currently working as a work-stream lead on a global cyber security implementation effort for a Fortune 50 company with responsibilities across 15+ countries.

Mr. Unilever To MBB

- Four years of experience in CPG (P&G and Unilever).

Mr. Federal Civilian

For the past four years, I've been in an engineering/operations role as a federal government civilian at a large repair facility supporting a branch of the military.

Mr. Army Aviator

Current Army Helicopter Pilot looking to head to get my MBA upon completing my service obligation in the next few years.

Mr. Liberal Arts Military

Undergrad: Somewhat of an upward GPA trend.

Mr. Military Communications Officer

Army Captain with 8 years in service.

Ms. Impact Investing

I’ve spent the past three years in Washington DC working for an International Development consulting firm.

Mr. Unicorn To F500

I am a former banker (Leveraged Finance & Private Credit) who now works in the Corp Dev & Strategy team of a Pre IPO Unicorn Tech start-up.

News Coverage For Tuck

2024 Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professors: Mark DesJardine, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Congrats to Mark DesJardine, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, for being named a 2024 Best 40 Under 40 MBA Professor.

Dartmouth Tuck Receives Its Biggest Outright Gift Ever: $37.5 Million

Estate of former CEO of Time Warner Cable & his wife leave $150M to Dartmouth, of which Tuck will get 25%

Dartmouth Tuck 2023 MBA Employment: Jobs Aplenty, But Salaries & Bonuses Plateau

For the third straight year, and ninth year out of 10, more than 95% of Tuck's MBA class secured jobs 90 days after graduating

Harvard & Wharton Slump In New 2023 Businessweek MBA Ranking

Stanford's MBA program claims first for the fifth consecutive year

Acceptance Rates & Yield At The Top 50 U.S. MBA Programs

Acceptance rates rose at elite U.S. B-schools in 2022, but across all 50 P&Q-ranked schools the average rate was similar to 2021 — and some schools got much more selective

Congrats to Nailya Ordabayeva of the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College for being named a 2023 Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professor.

2023 Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professors: Nailya Ordabayeva, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Congrats to Nailya Ordabayeva of the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College for being named a 2023 Best 40-Under-40 MBA Professor.