Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth – Hanover, New Hampshire

Developing wise and decisive leaders who make the world better with business


Tuck Business School at Dartmouth was founded in 1900 as the first graduate school of management and recognised as one of the leading business schools in the world. The business school offers one degree, the Full-time MBA, and promotes all of its resources to make the MBA experience as valuable, collaborative, and useful as possible. The business school offers a residential experience that includes teamwork and relationship-building activities and serves as the core of Tuck’s teaching methodology. 

The core curriculum is based on the acquisition of general management skills and development of the knowledge, perspectives, and skills needed to lead organisations. This is achieved through a rigorous curriculum, intellectual depth, abundant and readily available resources, and personalised attention from faculty. Tuck Business School is one of three professional schools at Dartmouth and was originally founded as a prototype for the first graduate business school offering an MBA degree. 

The business school has a mission of providing the best education to prepare students and executives for business leadership and to have a faculty that is completely dedicated to research and education. The business school bases its delivery of education on the general principles of integrity, excellence, community, individuality, diversity, and inclusiveness. Its educational philosophy is based on having the best faculty and expertise, promoting student achievement and diversity, and creating small-scale, focused learning environments. This is philosophy is aimed to promote the development of leadership abilities, cooperation, and teamwork skills and a global perspective of the economy.  


The Full-time MBA Programme is delivered in a small student body format through lively classroom environments and offers a vast array of activities and learning methods designed to engage students and give them the ultimate learning experience.  The programme is a year long and broken up into four semesters, each lasting two to three months. A number of different unique programmes and requirements are embedded within the MBA curriculum. The Ethics and Social Responsibility requirement must be fulfilled by taking one elective course offered in areas such as Social Marketing, Business Strategies for Sustainability or Ethics in Action.  The First-Year Project is required to help students learn project management skills, apply knowledge acquired in the first year to real-life business situations and fulfill the individualised needs of students.  The Global Consultancy Programme offers a field study course, giving students the chance to work with outside companies and NGOs to complete on-site consulting projects in small teams.  Additionally, these core courses must be completed:

  • Analysis for General Managers
  • Capital Markets
  • Competitive and Corporate Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Decision Science
  • Financial Measurement, Analysis and Reporting
  • Global Economics for Managers
  • Leading Individuals and Teams
  • Leading Organisations
  • Management Communication
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Personal Leadership
  • Statistics for Managers

The curriculum also offers more than 100 elective courses to choose from integrated with Research-to-Practice Seminars that are designed to advance the critical thinking skills of students.  The small seminars give students insight on research performed by the faculty and teaches them to be intellectually skeptical and test ideas against both theory and data. Leadership Development is also an integral part of the curriculum as a result of the school’s focus on individuals, interpersonal relationships and productive collaboration.  This is achieved through a required Personal Leadership course where students self-assess themselves and gain valuable insight on their leadership abilities.  

Global MBA rankings

Although Forbes and US News do not rank MBAs globally, they were included for their impact in the US

  • Forbes Rank – 6
  • Financial Times Rank – 16
  • US News and World Report – 9
  • Bloomberg Businessweek Rank – 12
  • The Economist Rank – 2

Job integration rate

According to Bloomberg Businessweek’s Business School Ranking: High:  95% job offer three months post-graduation.

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Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, 100 Tuck Mall Hanover, NH 03755, United States

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth – Hanover, New Hampshire
Matthew J. Slaughter
Academic staff
50 - 100
Hanover, New Hampshire
100 Tuck Mall Hanover, NH 03755, United States
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