Refine what you know, discover what you don’t know, and build the right business acumen to help you move forward in your career.


Become part of a powerful network. The Tuck community and fellow participants will be with you every step of the way to support you in your transition.


Realize the power of your potential and gain the confidence to enter the competitive business market as a top candidate.

Program dates

March 11-23, 2018

Application Deadline

December 1, 2017

Program fee

$1500 - includes tuition, program materials, most meals, and accommodation on the Dartmouth College campus.

A deposit of $500 is required upon admission, with the remaining balance due by March 1, 2018.

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Take Your Next Career Step

Next Step: Transition to Business is a new executive education program for U.S. military veterans and Olympic and elite athletes who are preparing to take the next step in their careers. Next Step is the only program that brings veterans and athletes together to leverage the leadership, discipline, problem-solving, team-building, and operational skills of those who represent their country.

The two-week certificate program is built around three main themes—professional acumen, business leadership, and career development—brought to life through a combination of classes, workshops, and networking experiences on the Tuck Business School and Dartmouth College campuses.

Next Step will help you:

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

Whether your background is in the armed forces or elite athletics, Next Step: Transition to Business will give you the tools and resources to begin 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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