Special Interests

There are many ways to shape your own education at Tuck.

Different career paths and interests lead to different portfolios of electives and co-curricular activities. You can also pursue independent study under the direction of expert faculty or enroll in courses at one of the many schools at Dartmouth.


For those interested in focusing on finance, there are a wide variety of electives to choose from as well as opportunities to join the student Finance, Investment, or Private Equity Club, get involved in the activities of the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, or learn more about the research of the Center for Corporate Governance.

Finance Electives

  • International Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Financial Statement Interpretation & Analysis
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Advanced Issues in Accounting
  • Structuring Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Corporate Takeovers
  • Financial Reporting & Statement Analysis
  • Debt Markets
  • Taxation and Business Policy
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Futures and Options Markets
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Institutions
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Field Study in Private Equity and Growth Companies
  • Private Equity Finance
  • Management of Investment Portfolios
  • Credit Risk
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Seminar on Hedge Funds
  • Investments

Health Care

If your interest is health care, you will find like-minded students through the Health Care Club. The Health Care Initiative enhances the education and industry experience of Tuck students, in the classroom and beyond, through coursework, independent studies, consulting projects, internship support, and exposure to experts in business and health policy. Or pursue a joint MD-MBA degree.

Health Care Electives

  • Management of Health Care Organizations
  • Management of Service Operations
  • Medical Care and the Corporation
  • Innovation and Health Care Information
  • Business of Health Care
  • Contemporary Issues in Biotechnology
  • Services Marketing
  • International Health Systems
  • Social Marketing
  • Deal Making in Health Care
  • Structure, Organization, and Economics of Health Care Industry


For those interested in marketing, Tuck offers a variety of electives and opportunities for involvement in the Marketing and Retail student clubs.

Marketing Electives

  • Social Marketing
  • Global Marketing
  • Managing Strategic Business Relationships
  • Strategic Principles for Internet Businesses
  • Managing the Marketing Channel
  • Marketing Research
  • Selling and Sales Leadership
  • Marketing in the Network Economy
  • Retail Pricing Strategies and Tactics
  • Time in the Consumers Mind
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Marketing in an Environment of Constant Change (Eastern Europe. Russia, Turkey)
  • Database Marketing
  • Good and Evil: Consumer Moral Judgment and Well-Being
  • Digital Marketing Communications and Strategy
  • Consumer Behavior

Entrepreneurship and New Ventures

A general management education provides a firm foundation for making your entrepreneurial vision a reality. Many Tuck alumni are successful entrepreneurs and with the resources of the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship and the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network at your disposal, you can test your ideas and learn about new ventures. You can also join the Entrepreneurship student club. The Entrepreneurship Initiative (EI) supports student entrepreneurship through the creation and coordination of programs, activities and events.

Electives Related to Entrepreneurship, New Ventures and Innovation

  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector
  • Managing Strategic Business Relationships
  • Leading Entrepreneurial Organizations
  • Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Strategy
  • Field Study in Private Equity and Growth Companies
  • Private Equity Finance
  • Spearheading Innovation
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy in Innovation Ecosystems
  • Advance Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation Execution
  • Motivating Behavior Using Gamification
  • Managing Innovation
  • Strategic Principles for Internet Businesses

Strategy and General Management 

If your focus is on strategy and general management either in consulting or a corporate environment, Tuck has a wide range of electives to choose from. You can contact with others with this focus through the Consulting or General Management student clubs.

Electives in Strategy and Management

  • M&A Strategy and International Expansion
  • Strategy in Innovation Ecosystems
  • Business Strategies for Internet Businesses
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Strategy
  • Managing Strategic Business Relationships
  • Management of Disasters
  • Strategic Leadership
  • Leadership Out of the Box
  • Deconstructing Apple
  • Comparative Models of Leadership
  • Management of Innovation
  • Strategy Processes
  • Corporate Development
  • Business Strategy for Sustainability
  • Psychology of Strategic Leadership
  • Strategy Under Uncertainty
  • Implementing Strategy
  • International Strategy
  • Innovation Execution
  • Negotiations

Business and Society

The Center for Business and Society prepares Tuck students for leadership in this increasingly complex, interconnected world by ensuring that the challenging issues at the intersection of business and society are a key component of a Tuck education. We envision every Tuck student graduating with a deep, intellectual understanding of the role of business in society, a strong appreciation for principled, ethical behavior, and a keen desire to work for a better world. Whether you want to enhance your skills or prepare for a career with direct social impact or environmental sustainability, the Center can be a guide. You can get involved in our Fellows programs such as the Council on Business & Society as well as the student-run Business & Society Conference, the Dartmouth Energy Collaborative, or the Tuck chapter of Net Impact.

Electives Related to Business and Society

  • Ethics in Action
  • Social Marketing
  • Business and Social Sector Partnerships
  • Business and Climate Change
  • Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Management of Disasters
  • Business Strategy for Sustainability
  • Business at the Base of the Pyramid
  • Managers & the Law
  • Ethical Decision Making
  • Sustainable Leadership in Ethics and Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets
  • Corporate Communication

Global Business and Government

The Center for Global Business and Government prepares business leaders to better understand, shape, and succeed in the dynamic interactions between business and government in the global economy.  If you are focused on global business and want to expand your global mindset, there are a host of courses, speakers, trips, and clubs that you can participate in.

Electives Related to Global Business and Government

  • Countries and Companies in the International Economy
  • Doing Business in China
  • Tuck Global Consultancy
  • Leadership in the Global Economy
  • Global Marketing
  • International Health Systems
  • Enterprise Systems and Governance of International Organizations
  • Nowcasting the Global Economy
  • Firms, Countries, and the Future of Global Trade Policy
  • Europe in the Global Economy
  • Marketing in an Environment of Constant Change (Eastern Europe, Russia, and Turkey)
  • Doing Business in the Arab Gulf States
  • International Corporate Governance
  • International Strategy
  • Sustainable Leadership in Ethics and Social Responsibility in Emerging Markets
  • International Corporate Finance
  • M&A Strategy and International Expansion
  • International Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Global Learning Expeditions