Nov 08, 2016

Straight Outta Q&A: Greater Dartmouth, Specializations

While the questions we hear in our on-campus Q&A session (part of every prospective student visit) can run the gamut, some stick out as being really insightful and others we hear over and over again. Wouldn’t it be great if we could share those answers with all prospective students? We think so! Here are some recent themes that have come up.

Q: Can you take classes in other schools at Dartmouth / what is the relationship like between Tuck and all of the other Dartmouth programs?

A: Yes, Tuck students are able to take courses within other Dartmouth programs. In the past, students have taken courses at Thayer (the engineering school), undergraduate language courses, and courses that are part of the MHCDS (Master of Health Care Delivery Science) curriculum.

There are other ways to collaborate as well. For example, the members of Tuck Women in Business (WIB) mentor undergraduate women and the DEN (Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network) brings together participants from across the Dartmouth community. Tuck’s research centers and initiatives also collaborate with centers and institutes across Dartmouth on events, research projects, and student programming.

It’s important to remember, that as a Tuck graduate, you are also a Dartmouth graduate and will have the depth of the wider alumni network as well. At the heart of “OneDartmouth” lies a commitment to encourage dialogue and collaboration between the many diverse and valuable students of Dartmouth in an effort to foster a stronger sense of oneness and community. 

And more!

Q: What can you specialize in as a student?

A: Tuck is a general management program and doesn’t require students to limit the kind of courses they take through specializations or majors. An MBA is a leadership degree, preparing people to lead companies, departments, brands, and people. It’s important that business leaders have a (knowledgeable) 10,000 feet view of a business—this is the purpose of Tuck’s extended core curriculum during the first-year. After your first-year at Tuck, you’ll have a strong foundation in all the essential aspects of business, both hard skills and soft skills. During your second year, you can tailor the curriculum to the topics you’re most interested in, or the skills you think you most need to enhance. To do this, there are a wide variety of elective courses and opportunities for independent study.  

Tuck 360 is awesome, but make sure you join us live too. You can register for a self-initiated visit/interview here (just make sure you’re coming within the deadline that corresponds to your particular application round).