Academic FAQs

Does Tuck offer a part-time MBA program?

Tuck does not offer part-time programs. Tuck offers only the full-time, residential MBA program.

Does Tuck offer majors?

Tuck does not offer majors. Students are free to specialize in such areas as finance, marketing, or strategy, but they are not required to do so. In the first year, Tuck provides a solid general management foundation. In the second year, students are free to choose electives to tailor their depth and breadth of knowledge in a particular area.

Does Tuck offer a PhD program?

No. Tuck offers only the MBA degree, which allows us to focus our resources and efforts. At Tuck, every full-time faculty member teaches in the MBA program and is committed to its success. And Tuck's focus creates a living and learning environment that fosters close professional and personal relationships among students, faculty, and staff.

How many credits do I need to graduate?

In the first year, students must complete the 16 core courses, including the First-Year Project and the equivalent of two full-term electives, for a total of 46.5 credits. Second-year students must complete a minimum of 12 full-term classes, or 36 credits. All students are required to take at least a mini course, or 1.5 credits, from an approved list of courses dealing with ethics and social responsibility.

What is a typical day for a first-year student?

The academic life at Tuck is rigorous and exciting. A first-year student typically attends classes in the morning; spends much of the afternoon studying, meeting with faculty members, or attending review sessions; and spends most evenings working with fellow students in study groups. While the intellectual atmosphere is challenging, it is also supportive and collaborative.

Students are also highly involved in their own career development. Tuck's Career Development Office provides resources to help students learn about various industries, research prospective employers, create compelling resumes, and hone their interviewing and networking skills.

In addition, students and their partners have many chances to take part in Tuck extracurricular activities—from sports to student clubs to the arts. Tuck students may use all Dartmouth athletic facilities—such as the weight room, pools, dance studio, ski area, boat house, and golf course to name a few. Students may also visit the Hood Museum of Art, the Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hanover restaurants, local museums, or take part in a variety of other cultural activities. In short, student life in Hanover is rich and varied.

Does Tuck offer joint and dual degree programs?

Tuck offers joint and dual degrees in association with Dartmouth's other graduate programs and some of the nation's best professional schools. For the latest information on these programs, please visit the Joint & Dual Degrees page on this website. Tuck does not currently offer a formal program for a joint MBA/JD. However, if you are interested in this option, please contact us. If you are accepted at both Tuck and the law school of your choice, Tuck may be able to develop a plan directly with the law school so that you can pursue both degrees over four years.

What kind of computer is required for classes?

Students receive a pre-configured business-class notebook computer package that is optimized for the MBA program. This comprehensive suite of hardware, software and online resources is complemented by responsive support services providing a technology environment that is an integral part of daily life at Tuck. The cost of the computer is included in the tuition and fees for the program.