Mission, Vision,
& Strategy

Tuck develops wise, decisive leaders who better the world through business.

WISE reflects the functional expertise at the heart of strategic thinking and management, the analytic skills to develop and defend points of view, and the inclusivity and empathy to understand and work effectively with others.

DECISIVE means making the right decisions, by thoughtfully defining, analyzing, and solving problems and seizing opportunities, and by confidently understanding when and how to take risks for the better.

LEADERS have the ability to craft a compelling vision for the future and to guide execution with and through other people.

By developing such leaders, bold decisions can be made to substantially improve business performance and the world we live in.

Tuck will offer the best experience in the world for students who want to prepare themselves for a career of impact.

We will promote a faculty research culture that fosters scholarship, creativity, and productivity.

We will impart path-breaking ideas that, through management and leadership, better the world through business.

We will hone our uniquely personal, immersive environment to allow for the individual learning and reflection to drive development as a leader.

We will develop wise, decisive leaders with global perspectives who will transform organizations and change the world.

“Global businesses and organizations need leaders who can harness information to articulate different points of view in environments of disruptive ambiguity. These are the leaders that Tuck has long developed.” – Dean Matthew J. Slaughter

Tuck distinguishes itself by being distinctly personal, connected, and transformative.

PERSONAL means deeply relevant to one’s individual abilities, aspirations, and sense of being. In practice, PERSONAL refers to our scale and to the way we get to know you as an individual—your strengths, your ambitions, and how you see yourself.

CONNECTED means developing strong ties among Tuck students, faculty, alumni, and staff and deep experiences with the world’s most salient ideas, people, and places. In practice, CONNECTED refers to the bonds you forge within our community and how our community connects to the world—to the latest thinking, to influential scholars and leaders, and to centers of business activity.

TRANSFORMATIVE means enhancing capabilities and expanding accomplishments of people, their organizations, and society as a whole. In practice, TRANSFORMATIVE refers to Tuck’s impact on you and your career and the impact you as a leader will have on organizations and broader society.


BREADTH & DEPTH OF CURRICULUM: Our foundational and expansive first-year core curriculum and rich collection of leading-edge second-year electives combine to broaden horizons and deepen interests. Tuck’s accessible faculty are skilled scholar-educators whose rigor and relevance shape both business theory and practice.

IMMERSIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCE: Our personalized support and emphasis on both individual and experiential, team-based learning allow you to develop the specialized skills and knowledge, and the emotional intelligence and self-awareness, to achieve meaningful growth as a leader.

GLOBAL, SOCIAL & TECHNOLOGICAL INTEGRATION: Our thoroughly modern learning environment serves as a base camp from which to venture as you draw upon and connect to the world’s diversity, energy, and innovation.

ENGAGED ALUMNI: Our extraordinarily distinguished, loyal, and supportive global network of alumni generously provides teaching, counsel, and networking opportunities across our community and is deeply invested in Tuck’s success and yours.

REWARDING CAREERS: Our talented career services team, vast corporate network, and supportive alumni combine to offer you extraordinary opportunities from more than 1,000 companies and organizations as you pursue your most aspirational life and career goals.

QUALITY OF LIFE: Our location in Hanover, the quintessential New England college town, and our Ivy League parent Dartmouth College, enriches life and offers unique opportunities to learn and reflect. Our vibrant, welcoming community and giving culture promotes trust and forges strong bonds and lifelong connections.