Our unique program translates — and teaches — the soft and hard skills of leadership that are required by today’s managers and tomorrow’s leaders.


Develop a foundation of essential expertise across a variety of core subjects. Gain the tools it takes to successfully compete in the world of business.


Let us help focus your strengths, identify opportunities, and help prepare you for entering into a new and rewarding career.

Program dates

March 1-18, 2017

Application Deadlines

First round: January 15, 2017
Second round: January 31, 2017
(space permitting)

Program fee

$500 - includes tuition, books, most meals, and accommodation on the Dartmouth College campus.

A deposit of $200 is required upon admission, with the remaining balance due at the start of the program.

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Take Your Next Career Step

Next Step: Transition to Business is a new executive education program inspired by the needs of U.S. military veterans and Olympic and national team athletes who are ready to take the next step in their careers in business. Next Step is the only program that is customized to leverage the leadership, discipline, problem-solving, team-building, and operational skills of military veterans and elite athletes who represent our country.

The 2.5-week certificate program is built around three main themes — professional acumen, business leadership, and career development — utilizing a combination of classes, workshops, and experiential learning exercises on the Tuck School and Dartmouth College campuses.

Next Step will help you:

  • develop a solid foundation of essential business skills and management training and explore real-life applications
  • apply your emerging expertise in real-life applications
  • translate your military or athletic experience and leadership lessons into professional competencies
  • take advantage of entrepreneurship resources, including the opportunities to meet with successful entrepreneurs
  • identify potential careers and prepare you to pursue them

Whether your professional experience is in the armed forces, sports, government, education, health care, or the nonprofit arena, Next Step: Transition to Business will enable you to leverage your background to transition to a successful new career in the world of business.

Learn in a beautiful, intellectually-rich environment.

The Tuck School is located on the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. It's an unequalled learning environment distinguished by a supportive, collegial community and spectacular natural beauty.

Located within a few hours of Boston and Montreal, Hanover offers the history and personal scale of a classic four-season New England town with the global sophistication and world-class resources of an Ivy League school.

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