From your first day in Next Step, you'll be actively engaged in classes taught by some of Tuck's best faculty. You'll be challenged to make decisions, not merely memorize facts. Material across different courses is integrated (your professors actually talk to each other) so that everything you learn and do in class directly supports your Next Step project work and your personal career development.

What You Will Learn

Next Step: Transition to Business provides you with a tightly integrated on-campus experience at one of the world’s leading business schools. Our program is specifically designed to leverage your own real-world experiences in ways that will accelerate a successful transition into a rewarding and meaningful career in business. Each day, you’ll be challenged by faculty and your peers—individuals singularly devoted to excellence, whether in service to their country or on the field of play. You'll be immersed in professional development and business leadership activities, building new competencies with every new experience.

One to two days during the program are reserved for company visits and career-building events and during Next Step, you will:

Build a business toolkit
Next Step examines a wide range of business disciplines and topics to give you the tools to apply to a variety of business sectors and functions, as well as to entrepreneurial pursuits.

Translate experience into business competency
Through assessments, experiential learning activities, and workshops, Next Step helps you translate your non-business experience into competencies for the business world. You’ll also learn how to identify the personal leadership characteristics that will be useful in your future career and the leadership traits that you should focus on developing.

Strengthen your career development skills
Whether you have a specific career in mind or are looking to explore different fields, during Next Step you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about yourself and your career options using many of the same tools taught in Tuck’s renowned MBA program.

Additionally, career-development activities in the program, including career assessments, group and one-on-one workshops, career panels, company visits, and presentations, ensure that you’ll have the skills and knowledge to develop and manage your career once you leave campus.

Participating Organizations

Boston Consulting Group

McKinsey & Company

Cambridge Associates

Morgan Stanley

Dell Corporation




Global Rescue

Quinn Reed Associates

Goldman Sachs

Rapid Micro Bio


The Initiatives Group, LLC


Visa, Inc.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Warby Parker

Learn more about the Next Step: Transition to Business Program

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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