In this series of profiling top business schools in the US, in this article we will look at the Tuck School of Business. The Tuck School of Business is the business and management school of the Dartmouth College. This school i the oldest business school ever to be set up that offers graduate degrees.
The Tuck School of Business was set up in 1900. The school belongs to the extremely elite Ivy League of Business Schools in the US. Along with the Tuck School of Business, there are five other such Ivy League Business Schools, thus taking their number to 6.
The Tuck School of Business is very highly regarded both in the US as well as the world. In rankings of both US and world business schools, the Tuck School has always ranked among the top 10. It is a private school. As of 2007, the endowment of the school was $ 256.4 million. The dean of the school is Paul Danos. The school has a faculty strength of around 70 and a student strength of around 490.
This article aims to give information about the Tuck School of Business (which is also knows as the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth) and the various programs it offers. Read on for more information.
The Tuck School of Business was not only the first graduate level business school in the world, it was also the first business school to offer the Master of Business Administration program. In fact, the school offers only one full-fledged degree – and you guessed it right, it’s the MBA. However, there are shorter programs for executives available as well.
There is a Bridge program available for fresh college pass outs who want a head-start into the business world (this four week program generally accepts only non-business majors). However, apart from pass out, rising juniors and people about to pass out of college are also eligible to apply.
Apart from the flagship MBA program, the executive programs and the Business Bridge program, the Tuck School of Business also offers numerous dual-degrees and joint degrees. These degrees are essentially awarded with the collaborations of the Tuck School of Business with other institutions the world over.
Some of these degrees are – MBA/Master of Public Affairs from the John F Kennedy School of Government at the Harvard University, MBA/Master of Studies in Environmental Law from the Vermont Law School, MBA/Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, MBA/Master of Arts from the Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies etc.
The MBA program at the Tuck School of Business was ranked at number one in the US in 2007 by Wall Street Journal and Forbes. In the same year, it was ranked fourth internationally by The Economist Intelligence Unit.