Independent Study

Most second-year students use Tuck's independent study option to customize their educational experience, another benefit of our small scale and curricular flexibility.

Independent study projects are grounded in the established fields of management but cover a remarkable range of topics. Each study must be approved and supervised by two faculty members and graded at its conclusion.

Selected Past Topics

  • Applications of Blockchain: A Foundational Approach
  • Assessing Software Development Operations
  • Commercial Assessment of Regenerative Medicine
  • Contemporary News Media, Big Data, and Machine Learning
  • Corporate Product Innovation Strategies in Consumer Hardware
  • Entrepreneurship and Market Research: Market Sizing in Reproductive Health
  • The Ethical Problem of Income Inequality: A Catholic Responds
  • Exploring the Financial Interactions Between Artists and Art Consumers/Financiers
  • Impact Investing and Public Pension Funds
  • Land Use in the Adirondacks
  • Marketing and Business Development for Food/Beverage Start-up in the Social Media Age
  • Olympic Business vs. Sports Careers
  • PPA-Based Financial Derivatives
  • Regulatory Challenges in the Commercial Drone Industry
  • User Experience Research and Design