Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

Chat Representative: Kristin Roth
Title: Associate Director
Email: [email protected]
Chat hours: 20:00-21:00
School Q&A: click to open

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth was founded in 1900 as the world’s first graduate school of management. Located in Hanover, NH, at the heart of the Tuck School is its signature full-time MBA program: an immersive and transformative two-year experience that no other MBA program can match.

There are many elements that make a Tuck MBA distinct. Tuck’s vibrant, welcoming community and giving culture promotes trust and forges strong bonds and lifelong connections. This extends to its 10,000-strong and famously loyal global network of alumni who generously provide teaching, counsel, and networking opportunities across the community.

By integrating a rigorous, relevant curriculum of coursework with co-curricular experiences and a personalized career journey, students build a foundation and gain the agility to pursue myriad options on the path to becoming wise, decisive leaders who better the world through business.

2 years, or roughly 21 months

Tuition for the 2022-2023 academic year is $77,520 USD. Please refer to our Tuition and Costs page for student budget details.

There is no separate application process for Tuck scholarships. Tuck uses discretion in awarding scholarships to incoming students who will significantly contribute to Tuck’s distinctly immersive learning community. We offer scholarships to enroll outstanding students who, absent funding, might not attend the Tuck School. Please refer to our Scholarships, Fellowships, and Sponsorships page for additional information.

Tuck’s comprehensive first year-core curriculum will provide you with a rigorous foundation in all of the essential aspects of business, both the quantitative skills like accounting, marketing, strategy, and operations, and the interpersonal skills like communications and leadership.

ELECTIVE CURRICULUM

In the second year, you’ll customize the program to meet your particular interests through a rich collection of leading-edge electives and opportunities for independent study.

TUCK’S CENTERS

You can further your exploration and knowledge through Tuck’s centers: energy and sustainability, digital strategies, health care, private equity and venture capital, entrepreneurship, business, government, and society. Led by a practitioner with extensive experience in its area of focus, centers provide a diverse set of experiences, opportunities, engagement, and experiential learning both on and off campus through a suite of courses, programs, and offerings with faculty, staff, practitioners, alumni, and community members.

STEM DESIGNATED

Tuck’s STEM Designated MBA Program grants an additional 24 months of Optional Practical Training. Tuck students who have taken the required coursework in Management Science and Quantitative Methods may receive formal recognition for their course of study.

Hanover, New Hampshire, United States

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are cornerstones to delivering on our mission. We are committed to creating an environment where all members feel included and have the support to thrive. Learn more about this commitment, community, and resources at Tuck.

At Tuck, we understand that you have unique aspirations for your career and your life. It’s our job to partner with you as you embark on the path to achieving them.

Our students arrive at Tuck with professional experience and career aspirations as diverse as they are. With a personalized approach to career support, a vast corporate network, and the world’s most responsive alumni network at our fingertips, it’s no surprise that our MBA graduates achieve record-breaking employment success. Explore employment statistics for Tuck’s class of 2021.

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Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College Chat
Kristin Roth
6/09 10:32PM
Hello everyone and welcome!
I'm Kristin Roth, Associate Director of Admissions for the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Happy to answer any questions you might have.
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Guest- Jon
6/09 10:33PM
Hello Kristin! Are there any GMAt/GRE waiver this year?
Kristin Roth
6/09 10:34PM
Hello Jon - we require all applicants to submit either a valid GMAT or GRE score and will do that again for the next application year.
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Guest- Lior
6/09 10:34PM
How is it going now with job offers and summer internships? is it back to normal?
Kristin Roth
6/09 10:37PM
Lior - Our students are very successful in the job and internship market. On our website at https://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/mba/career-services/employment-statistics you can find information on the success of our Class of 2021 in the job market and the Class of 2022 with internships. We expect similarly excellent numbers this year. While I don't know that anything will be back to pre-pandemic "normal" Tuck students remain remarkably successful in the job market.
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Guest- Lior
6/09 10:37PM
Thanks Kristin!
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Guest- Ori
6/09 10:38PM
Kristin hi, nice to meet youI watched the videos and read the Q&A that answered most of my questions
Kristin Roth
6/09 10:38PM
You're welcome Lior!
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Guest- Gal
6/09 10:38PM
hello, What should I take? The TOEFL or the IELTS?
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Guest- Ori
6/09 10:38PM
I wanted to ask you about student and spouse visa?
Kristin Roth
6/09 10:40PM
Hi Ori - Glad you've joined us! We have an office at Dartmouth (OVIS) that works directly with students and their families on visa issues. They have deep expertise in helping you navigate the process.
Hello Gal - I would take the test that best enables you to succeed and showcase your English language skills. For more information, check out https://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/admissions/admissions-faqs#international
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Guest- Lior
6/09 10:43PM
Is it possible to work during the full-time program?
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Guest- Gal
6/09 10:44PM
Thanks
Kristin Roth
6/09 10:46PM
Lior - While some students find part-time employment opportunities, particularly in the second-year, you are so busy in the first year that it is challenging to do part-time work when you begin at Tuck. A few students do find positions on campus usually related to academic research or other academic opportunities by the end of their first year. All students who want internships find opportunities to gain career experience in the summer between the first and second year.
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Guest- Ben
6/09 10:48PM
Hi, can I do an exchange in the middle of the MBA? trying to combine East coast and West Coast
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Guest- Gur
6/09 10:51PM
What is the most important part of the application? What is the importance of the GMAT score in the MBA application?
Kristin Roth
6/09 10:51PM
Hi Ben - our students have opportunities to expand their academic and professional horizons through various programs (see https://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/mba/academic-experience/term-exchange).Today’s global business leaders must be able to successfully navigate different cultures, economies, and industries. To help our students develop these crucial capabilities, Tuck offers immersive, experiential courses that take place around the world. During the MBA program, each student must take at least one TuckGO course in a country that is new to them. Term exchanges are one of those Tuck GO opportunities.
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Guest- Ben
6/09 10:53PM
thanks
hi everyone and thank you for this session
sorry for the silly question, but I have never been to Hanover - what is the life there like?
I am a bit worried...
Kristin Roth
6/09 10:55PM
Hi Gur - There isn't one single aspect of the application that is more important than the other. I would encourage every applicant to submit the strongest application they can. The GMAT or GRE are helpful as academic systems vary from school to school, country to country. Standardized tests are an opportunity to evaluate applicants on the same field. We aim to be as transparent as possible in the admissions process, so you will find information on the Tuck criteria for admission and how/where we evaluate you on those criteria here: https://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/admissions/applying-to-tuck
Hi Ben - not a silly question. It's important to recognize that each top tier MBA program will offer you a great education and each offers a very different experience during the educational program. Hanover, NH. The Tuck community is a vibrant, active, supportive community. Our intentional community is integrally tied to Tuck’s location and scale. You will be stepping away from your career for 2 years and investing an incredible amount of time and resources to obtain your MBA. The Tuck community and location allows you to be all in, to commit fully to the experience and get the most out of it. Tuck’s location is free from the distractions of a big city and allows you to immerse yourself and focus on learning and developing relationships with your classmates and the faculty. Because we are a small town, students either live on campus or nearby, they don’t scatter when class is over. They remain together, creating an immersive living and learning environment. That's critical to the strength of the bonds among students, with faculty, and the strength of the alumni network, which is second to none among top-tier MBA programs.
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Guest- Shachar
6/09 11:05PM
Do you have an preferences between the GMAT and the GRE tests?
Kristin Roth
6/09 11:06PM
Hanover is a small town with the resources that only a top-tier university can offer. Dartmouth College has a vibrant arts program that brings in performers from all over the world, speakers in leading academic and professional areas, one of the strongest public education systems in the region, and a world-class academic medical center at Dartmouth Health. The Tuck community is incredibly active as well, with strong support for students who come to Tuck by themselves and those who come with partners and families.
Hello Shachar - we do not have a preference. We encourage applicants to submit scores from the test type that best reflects your abilities and skills. If you're not sure, take practice tests in both the GMAT and GRE to see which you believe highlights your strengths.
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Guest- Haim
6/09 11:09PM
Hi, wow, great questions here!
Kristin Roth
6/09 11:09PM
Hi Haim - yes! This is a great group! Keep the questions coming!
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Guest- Haim
6/09 11:10PM
thank yu for answering everyone. I saw Dartmouth is an Ivy league school - I never considered an MBA which is not in Boston or New York.. how do you overcome the fact you are not there (in terms of the employers )
Can I do a part time MBA at Tuck?
or just a full time one?
as an Israeli
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Guest- Mia
6/09 11:14PM
hi, I have a 650 GMAT. Do you think this is enough to get into your MBA? Will the low GMAT effect my scholarship chances?
Kristin Roth
6/09 11:14PM
Hi Haim - Our students have incredible success in their career and internship searches. Being in a smaller town is actually an advantage because when executives come to visit, they don't just speak to a class then leave to go downtown for a meeting. They stay and have lunch or dinner with students, hold office hours, or find other ways to connect. Our alumni network is superlative and always available to help students and fellow alums in their career search. And our Career Services team, with dedicated advisers available to you to assist you with formal recruiting or a self-directed searches, are a huge asset. Because we are focused on one program, the full-time MBA, all those resources are available to you without competing with part-time or executive MBA students, or undergraduates.
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Guest- Yuval
6/09 11:15PM
Hi..I have done an MBA already. Does this hamper my chance in any way
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Guest- Shachar
6/09 11:18PM
How can I connect with current students/alumni?
Kristin Roth
6/09 11:18PM
Hi Mia - thanks for asking. While I can't comment on a specific score, I would encourage you to consider whether you feel that's your best score or whether you feel you can raise it. If you believe you can score higher, I would consider retaking the test. Because this is a competitive program, I always suggest applicants submit the strongest application possible in every possible area. If you believe that's your highest score, then move on to ensuring other areas of your application are as strong as possible. We offer scholarships to enroll outstanding students who, absent funding, might not attend the Tuck School. Some students excel in different areas so outstanding can mean different things for different students. Again, submit the strongest application you can.
Hi Yuval - We do not typically admit applicants who have already earned an MBA. If you hold a similar graduate degree that is not an MBA, use essay 1 to explain why you need an MBA in addition to your prior degree. We consider the Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from Indian universities to be the equivalent of an MBA and typically do not admit applicants who have already earned this degree.
Hi Shachar - start with this resource: https://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/admissions/ambassadors
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Guest- Mia
6/09 11:23PM
thank you so much
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Guest- Ron
6/09 11:23PM
Hi TUCK. I come from a family business and will returning to the business post MBA. can I skip the summer semester somehow or not do the internership ? June- August is our busy time of the year
and thank you of course
Kristin Roth
6/09 11:25PM
Hi Ron - our students hold a variety of internships during the summer, and some elect to focus on other experiences as well. The internship is an opportunity not an academic requirement. If you are returning to your family business, you may elect to do that during the summer or can elect to pursue other work experience in order to bring new skills and ideas back to your family business. It's really your call.
We have about 5 minutes left - any last questions?
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Guest- Sahar
6/09 11:26PM
hi, I have a TOEFL from 4 years ago. I know it is valid for two years. Will you still count it?
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Guest- Pete
6/09 11:27PM
Hi I am also into family business. Since there are no supervisor or manager, who can I use as my recommender.
Kristin Roth
6/09 11:27PM
Hi Sahar - all scores must be valid at the time of application submission.
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Guest- Kara
6/09 11:29PM
thanks for this
Kristin Roth
6/09 11:29PM
Hi Pete - great question. If you work for a family business and your supervisor is a family member, we suggest asking a client, customer, or non-family member in the organization to write a LOR for you instead.
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Guest- Kara
6/09 11:29PM
can I take courses in what ever I am interested in (marketing...) or do I have to take courses in finance?
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Guest- Sahar
6/09 11:30PM
ok, thank you
MBAFair Admin
6/09 11:31PM
Chat is closing shortly thank you Tuck!!!
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Guest- Pete
6/09 11:31PM
Thanks, Kristin
Kristin Roth
6/09 11:31PM
Hi Kara - all students take classes in the core curriculum during the first year, which gives you a solid foundation in all aspects of business (including finance). In the second year, you fully customize your academic experience choosing from a wide variety of electives.
Thank you everyone! I had a great time answering your questions. Please reach out with any further questions at [email protected]
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