Dartmouth Tuck - Admissions & Profile

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Quick Facts

Successful Applicant Profile

Tuck is a general management program that seeks people with full-time work experience. The average GMAT score is 712 and the average GPA for U.S. students is 3.44. Since the successful Tuck applicant has several years of work experience, the average age at matriculation is 28 although the age range is 24-43. The Tuck program seeks applicants with the ability to be a team player as well as those who provide effective leadership. The top undergraduate majors are business/finance and the humanities.

  • GMAT Score: 700+
  • Work Experience: 4-6 (no immediate post undergraduates)
  • Undergraduate Education: Tier 1 University
  • Future Career Path: Finance or Consulting

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Reputation & Job Prospects

See the rankings page for the school's rank in various publications.

Between 85 and 90 percent of Tuck graduates have full-time employment upon graduation. According to Forbes, over 70 % of Tuck graduates land jobs in consulting or finance/accounting. Jobs in the fields of management and marketing/sales comprise over 20% of the remaining placements. Base salaries of Tuck graduates in the consulting field are in the range of $125,000, with general management salaries following at approximately $105,000.

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Notable Faculty

  • Andrew Bernard - Awarded the National Science Foundation Grant, "Firms and Products in International Trade," 2003-07
  • Kevin Lane Keller - Written extensively in the area of marketing science for the past 25 years.
  • Matthew J Slaughter - Active in the economics and politics of globalization; former senior advisor to President George W. Bush

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School History

Tuck School of Business is located in Hanover, New Hampshire, on the campus of Dartmouth College. Tuck has the distinction of being the first business school in the country.

In 1900, William Jewett Tucker, then president of Dartmouth College, shared his desire to establish what he considered appropriate training for business students with his former college roommate, Edward Tuck. Tuck agreed with the need for such as program and established the Amos Tuck School of Administration and Finance in 1900. Amos Tuck was the father of Edward. Edward Tuck donated an initial $300,000 and later made other substantial donations. The early leaders of the Tuck School, as well as the presidents of Dartmouth during that time, were instrumental in setting the tone at Tuck as a school of general management.

In 1941 the school name was changed to the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration. In 1953 the name of the degree offered by Tuck was changed to the Master of Business Administration.

During the 1960's, Tuck sought to expand their student base from primarily Dartmouth students to a school with students not only from North America but internationals as well. There was also an effort to recruit both minorities and women students. At the same several faculty were hired who contributed significantly to the school.

During the 1970's, the Tuck administration developed an alumni giving program called Tuck Annual Giving (TAG). The program has grown from 27% of the alumni giving $71,000 in 1971 to 67.5% in 2007-08 donating $5.9 million.

In 1980 Tuck started its Minority Business Executive Program, the first of its kind in the country.

With an enviable student to faculty ratio of 9:1, the Tuck founders would be glad to see that their vision of a school that takes students from the humanities and trains them for careers in the business world has remained largely intact.

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  • Clark, Donald B., mission director of USAID in Nepal
  • Dolan, Peter R., former chairman and CEO of Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Elcock, Deborah, policy analyst at the DOE's Argonne National Laboratory
  • Kenny, Colin, Canadian senator
  • Sinclair, Christopher A., former PepsiCo CEO
  • Sullivan, Anne, executive director of business development for a pharmaceutical company

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