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MBA Program Review
Excellent
December 03 | 2015
6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful
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     By domotron 542 197
This review is for: Tuck
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

Tuck has met all my expectations to date. First, it provides a wide range of opportunities not only limited to consulting or banking. There are a myriad of general management jobs and more recently technology jobs available. While there are lot of opportunities for the Northeast, increasingly there are opportunities further afield with a growing alumni base out on the West Coast. Overall, I found the Careers Development Office and the alumni network to be valuable resources in the job search.

Tuck is a close-knit program that really focuses on community. Since Dean Slaughter took over, there has been an increased focus on innovation and global experiences. I am very optimistic about the changes that Dean Slaughter will push forward and believe that Tuck will continue to improve its offer while keeping the thing that it is really good at - the close-knit residential full-time MBA program.

Due to the small class size, you really can get to know all your classmates. To date, I know every single person of my class and around 50-60% of the class above and below. There is something to be said for shared experiences and I think this is the primary reason why Tuck has such strong alumni support. Whenever I speak with an alum, we frequently talk about things happening at Tuck and age old traditions like tripod hockey or skiing at Killington.

Tuck is not for everyone due to its size and location but I personally viewed both as big advantages. I would recommend any applicant to take advantage of the open interview system to visit and interview on campus. You may be surprised!

About professors, classes and curriculum

The core curriculum is a key component of Tuck and I really like how it stitches together to form a cohesive experience. In particular, Professors Neslin and Kopalle, who both teach core statistics, are phenomenal professors.

Tuck also has some great healthcare classes due to its close ties with Geisel, the medical school at Dartmouth.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network

Location

Culture

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Facilities


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MBA Program Review
Tuck
January 10 | 2016
3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful
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     By caoyu0925 7 1
This review is for: Tuck
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

First thing is do your campus visit before you apply, that will help you a lot and it is also a kind of test whether you are a good fit for this program. Because Hanover is really a remote place and the life and MBA experience would be extremely different from other schools located in the cities.

Second thing is trying to figure out what is your career goal before you apply, and find out the strength of different schools. As far as I noticed, Tuck is really strong in consulting, because there are so many opportunities and you will have great support on that.

Last, for me, MBA is a life changing experience as I moved from my country and started a completely new life here. It may not be the case or be the exact thing you are looking for, so be prepared for this.

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (3.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Culture & Student Support

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Can be improved:

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Location


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1 Commented by anathagenzum on November 23, 2016
Hi,

You mention that the alumni network could be improved. Could you elaborate on why you think so, as I was under the impression that that is one of the largest assets for any student at Tuck.

TIA
2 Commented by Bowtye on February 14, 2017
Hello,

The comment about the alumni network surprises me as well. I was under the impression it is an extremely tight knit network.
MBA Program Review
Power in (small) numbers
May 26 | 2017
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By sjsh 1 0
This review is for: Tuck
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

The small class size at Tuck is a key strength of the program. It allows for more interpersonal communication between classmates and professors and fosters a more personal and curated business school experience. This powerful dynamic extends beyond the classroom, everyone from your administrators to your career counselors know your name and your interests inside and outside the classroom. The ability to travel abroad in small groups of first and second years during our Global Insights Expedition is another unique feature of the Tuck program, and a favorite part of my time at Tuck so far. I highly recommend this program.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Student body, diversity

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Tech

Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school

Location


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MBA Program Review
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     By angadgrewal 12 2
This review is for: Tuck
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

Tuck has an incredibly supportive and high caliber student body. The professors are world class and the facilities provided by the school are second to none. The school is really good for students who wish to transition to Consulting or Investment Banking. However, Tuck can do more to provide more opportunities to students interested in entrepreneurship and non-traditional fields. Hanover and the upper valley Is a great place to relocate to for two years, and the whole town has an amazing student town vibe to it. Overall, I think Tuck is a wonderful school but it's not for everyone. Tuck is a school for those who want to build life long friendships and networks, and are willing to happily relocate to a small town in New Hampshire for two years. It definitely isn't for those people who want to go to a school in a big city and who enjoy fancy restaurants and nightlife.

Overall BSchool experience
     (4.0)
Schools contribution
     (3.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Consulting, General Management, Investment Banking

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school

Culture & Student Support


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MBA Program Review
Tuck 2017 Experience
May 25 | 2017
1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful
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     By gtgpee 17 6
This review is for: Tuck
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

Perspective: Previously worked in operations transitioning into consulting. Graduated this year.

Goals: Tuck exceeded my expectations enabling me to reach my goals. Consulting recruits heavily on campus, and the bidding system allows people to interview despite not being on a company's "close list". I, myself, was admitted through this process and am grateful for Tuck's bidding policy

Suggestions: Do not feel restricted to have only one summer internship. Work with your employers to work for multiple companies during the summer. On campus, there are so many events always going on, think about what is most important to you and focus on that.

About professors, classes and curriculum

Amazing alumni and faculty engagement. I felt like I built relationships with all my professors

About job placement process

Estimates: Mckinsey, Bain, and BCG have approximately 200 interview spots combined. For a class of 280, this is remarkable.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network

Brand/Ranking

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Tech

Entrepreneurship

Management

Can be improved:

Facilities


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MBA Program Review
Great!
May 25 | 2017
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By CA88 141 20
This review is for: Tuck
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2018

Experience during the program

Tuck has been fantastic so far. My classmates are extremely impressive and all very down to earth. Alumni network is strong and basically any alumni you are interested in speaking to will answer your email/phone call.

Career services helps facilitate the on campus process and will be available to help with your off campus search as well. There are tons of opportunities available.

You will either be a great fit for the culture at Tuck or not. It is really critical to visit the school to see if you’ll like two years in the woods. It’s a very tight knit community.

About professors, classes and curriculum

Brilliant professors who are not only brilliant but expert communicators/teachers as well.

About job placement process

Most major consulting firms, banks will come to campus

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network

Brand/Ranking

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Marketing

Tech

Management

Can be improved:

Student body, diversity

Career opportunities provided by school

Location


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MBA Program Review
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     By enriqueaguilarf 3 5
This review is for: Tuck
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2016

Experience during the program

Tuck has taught me many things, but most importantly the sense of community and possibility. By community, I mean understanding that no matter where you are it is important to stick together and never betray your values. I intend to bring this to wherever I go and contribute in any way I can. By possibility, I mean Tuck gave me the security to trust myself and be certain that if I work hard and truly believe in what I do, I will be able to achieve something bigger than myself.

One of the most memorable moments of my MBA was when Federico Minoli, former CEO of Ducati, visited our Competitive & Corporate Strategy course. His vision and practical tips on turn-arounds and management completely redefined the way I see the competitive game within business.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network

Culture & Student Support

Facilities

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Management

Can be improved:

Student body, diversity

Career opportunities provided by school

Location


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MBA Program Review
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     By leed123 2 5
This review is for: Tuck
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2015

Experience during the program

I spent two amazing years at Tuck and have found both the in-school experience and alumni body exactly as described when I first considered the school.

First, Tuck is a special place both for its beautiful location in Hanover, NH and for its world-renowned professors who commit to teaching and research. Granted, the location is not for everyone, but when it comes to recruiting it makes little difference. From the first week, we were consistently bombarded with recruiters from all the top consulting, finance, and tech firms in the country. The strength and reputation of any business school can be judged on this measure.

Second, the student body is limited to about 280 in each class. It makes for a more intimate learning environment, and frankly everyone gets to know each other over the course of two years. And how this translates to the classroom, and by extension the working world, is how well Tuck students work in teams and excel in collaboration.

Coming out of Tuck, I left with a toolkit of skills and experiences I could not have gotten had I not gone to business school.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Finance

Marketing

Investment Banking

Management

Can be improved:

Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)


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MBA Program Review
Two wonderful years at Tuck!
November 28 | 2016
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By tuck2016 2 2
This review is for: Tuck
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2016

Experience during the program

Before I decided to apply for an MBA, I was a big-four Consultant based in New York City, where I had lived since graduating undergrad in 2010. I decided that consulting was not for me, and was looking for a set trajectory into investment banking. I knew I would be based in NYC after my MBA, so I was keen on finding a unique, immersive experience - far enough from the NYC that I felt like it was a real change, but close enough for IB recruiting to still be feasible. Tuck was the ideal choice for me - Hanover is a bucolic little college town with a tight-knit and vibrant community. I got to know each of my 281 classmates personally, and made many lifelong friendships. Choose Tuck if you want to be thrown into a routine where you depend and work closely with your classmates, if you are into new and unique experiences (hockey?, snowboarding?), if you hope to have your partner to feel welcome as a part of your day to day MBA experience, and if you are keen on engaging in dialogue with some of the best professors in the world. Within three months of starting at Tuck, I had signed an offer with the investment bank of my choice (career services tailors the recruiting process very closely to your own capabilities), and was able to plan the remainder of my time at Tuck to take classes I wouldn't have otherwise, and to travel internationally (10+ countries!). I would advise future applicants to visit the campus beforehand, sit in on classes, and engage with current and former students to learn just how immersive/rewarding their two years can be.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (5.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Alumni Network

Career opportunities provided by school

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Marketing

Investment Banking

Management

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors

Student body, diversity

Brand/Ranking


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MBA Program Review
2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful
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     By oakley568 18 8
This review is for: Tuck
Program:

Full Time MBA

Class of:

2017

Experience during the program

I came to Tuck knowing that I wanted a small and intimate b-school experience, and that is exactly what I have gotten so far. You get to know your classmates both in and out of the classroom, and you can shape your experience to whatever fits your goals and needs. You definitely have to "want" to come here, being out the middle of nowhere with 280 of your closest friends (560 if you count both classes) so be sure you articulate why Tuck is important to you, since it definitely isn't for everyone. Tuck is also great at connecting prospective students with current ones, and they will do their best job to ensure that your campus visit and interview leave you with the impression that Tuck is all about community and getting to know you. Best advice for applicants: know what it is about Tuck that speaks to you and how you can add value to the class.

Overall BSchool experience
     (5.0)
Schools contribution
     (4.0)
Classmates rating
     (5.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Alumni Network

Culture & Student Support

Best fit at this program:

Consulting

Investment Banking

Management

Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school


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