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Tuck School of Business – Dartmouth College - MBA

Tuck School of Business MBA Program Structure

The lone Tuck School of Business MBA offering is a traditional, full-time, two-year program. The near 300 students in the program are broken up into large groups of 60 to 70 students through the first fall term. Those groups are then broken down even further to five-to-six per study group. The program’s quarter schedule features three terms of class and a summer term, which is usually reserved for internships.

To fully complete the program, students must complete 46.5 credits in the first year, and 36 is the second for a total of 82.5 credits.


Students start their MBA schedule with the two-week long Out-ward Bound program, which takes place late August prior to the start of the first academic year. First year students officially begin courses in September, one week prior to second-year students. The bulk of courses in the first year are required core courses. During the spring, first-year students must complete the First-Year Project, which is a five-student consulting project.

Second-year students may choose from over 100 electives and must complete a minimum of 12 full-term course. Students in the second year also have the opportunity to study abroad with many of Tuck’s international exchange programs, which includes universities in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Full-Time MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 12 (tie)
• Bloomberg: 2
• Forbes: 6
• Financial Times: 15
• The Economist: 12

Class Profile

A total of 287 students are enrolled in the Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business Class of 2020, 45 percent of which are women. An estimated 36 percent of the class is made up of international students, and 20 percent are U.S. minority students.

Among these students, the average GMAT score was 722, and the undergraduate GPA was 3.49. The average work experience of new students was 5.2 years.

Career Statistics

The most recent Tuck School of Business employment report revealed that MBA graduates from the school earn a mean base salary of $130,022 and an average signing bonus of $32,148. The median signing bonus figure, however, was $25,000. Roughly 87 percent of MBA grads earned a signing bonus, ranging anywhere from $3,000 to a staggering $152,000.

Within three months of earning the degree, about 96 percent of Tuck MBA holders were offered jobs, with 92 percent accepting new roles. The majority of hires were in consulting (30 percent), tech (24 percent), and finance (20 percent).

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The annual base tuition for the Dartmouth MBA is currently $72,150. With other costs, including books, supplies, and fees, among others, the total cost is $107,200.

All U.S. students qualify for an annual direct unsubsidized loan for $20,500 from the U.S. Department of Education. The current interest rate is 6.6 percent. Those that need more financial assistance than the unsubsidized loan can provide are eligible for the Graduate PLUS loan, which has a current interest rate of 7.6 percent. Private, international, and school-direct loans are also eligible for those that qualify.

The Tuck School of Business offers multiple scholarship and fellowship opportunities, including through the Forté Foundation and the Yellow Ribbon Program for U.S. armed services members and veterans.


In order to apply for the Dartmouth MBA program, the following must be submitted:

• A completed online application form
• A non-refundable $250 application fee
• Academic transcripts
• GMAT/GRE scores (no minimum score required)
• Proof of English proficiency (if necessary)
• Four short, completed essay questions
• Resume
• Two letters of reference

Those accepted into the program must complete and on-campus interview. Additional committee interviews may be completed on or off campus, or virtually.

Application deadlines are as follows:

 Application DeadlineInterview DeadlineDecision ReleaseEnrollment Decision/Deposit Due
Round OneOctober 7, 2019November 1, 2019December 12, 2019February 17, 2020
Round TwoJanuary 6, 2020January 31, 2020 March 12, 2020April 27, 2020
Round ThreeMarch 30, 2020April 2, 2020May 7, 2020May 29, 2020
Consortium Round OneOctober 15, 2019November 1, 2019December 12, 2020February 17, 2020 or April 27, 2020
Consortium Round TwoJanuary 5, 2020January 31, 2020March 12, 2020April 27, 2020

Working on your Tuck School of Business application? Check out the Clear Admit Tuck Essay Topic Analysis for advice on how to approach your essays.

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