Dean’s Message

Tuck is and will remain distinctive among the world's great business schools by combining human scale with global reach, thought leadership with great teaching, rigorous coursework with experiences requiring teamwork, and valued traditions with innovation. Most importantly, Tuck will continue to focus on each student's lifelong success as a principled leader of business and society.

Unlike most of our competitors, Tuck offers only one degree—the full-time MBA—and a select array of executive education programs. This focus and our small scale enable us to adapt and innovate, and to create a unique learning community.

Founded in 1900 as the first graduate school of business, Tuck carries forward the liberal arts tradition and heritage of Dartmouth College. A Tuck education emphasizes general management skills and includes an immersion in business thinking where students learn from leading scholars and from each other.

Tuck faculty members are known for their commitment to teaching and groundbreaking, practical research. Their academic peers build on their research and elect them to editorial boards. Practicing managers seek them out as consultants and use their concepts to build and lead successful businesses. Tuck graduates are leaders in global services firms, major corporations, and dynamic new ventures. Leading corporations actively recruit our graduates. Corporate leaders participate in our executive education programs and collaborate with our research centers.

Thanks to its people, facilities, and setting in the midst of the natural beauty of New England, Tuck is a place with endless opportunities for intellectual and personal growth. Relationships—with peers, influential alumni, the business world, and other academic institutions—are at the core of the Tuck experience. Our vibrant learning community helps build and maintain these connections.

Our tight-knit alumni network is a major reason for Tuck's continuing success. Tuck alumni help in the admissions process and give insight into companies and industries. They advise student project teams, participate in class sessions as visiting executives, and help launch graduates into their careers. Alumni also provide faculty with ideas for research projects, access to research data and contacts, consulting relationships, and a reality check for new theories and concepts.

Paul Danos