What to Expect


Next Step is a transformative experience that builds your business acumen and polishes your leadership skills. The courses below are designed to kick start your career.

Business Toolkit

Introduction to Spreadsheet Modeling

Overview of Financial Statements

Financial Analysis

Projected Statements & Financing Your Business

Entrepreneurial Thinking

Consumer Demand and Pricing

Building a Spreadsheet

Testing a Spreadsheet

The Changing Context of Business


Developing a Strategic Mindset

The Strategic Communication Imperative

Implementing Strategy  

Building an Operations Strategy

Process Analysis

Dealing with Buyers & Sellers

Business Strategy for Growth



Marketing & Communications

Understanding Branding

Designing Strong, Competitive Brand Positions

Competitive Markets

Making a Business Presentation

Negotiation Approaches

Creating Value in Negotiation




Getting to Insight

Leadership, Change & Influence

Influence Principles and Applications

Communication in a Business Setting






A Day in the Life

What will a typical day be like at Next Step? While no day is exactly like the one before it, you will have a very active and engaging schedule during your time at Next Step. Here's a peek into what you might expect.

7:30 am

Wake up, head to breakfast in Byrne Dining Hall


8:30 am

Building an Operations Strategy class


10:00 am

Implementing Strategy class


12:00 pm

Résumé writing workshop with Tuck's career development staff


1:00 pm

Entrepreneurial Thinking class


2:30 pm

Making a Business Presentation class


4:00 pm

One-on-one interview coaching with MBA fellow


6:00 pm

Group dinner with classmates and guest speaker


7:30 pm

Work on assignments and prepare casework for following day


Career Development

Move to the inside track—explore exciting career paths and opportunities

You are unique, and your career is uniquely yours. Whether you’re looking for an internship or a full-time job, Next Step offers you the tools, networks, and opportunities you’ll need to find what you’re looking for. During the program you will work with Tuck's career development coaches to explore your career goals and aspirations. See a list of career panelists on the speakers page

Interview Preparation

Learn how to prepare for behavioral and case interviews

Conduct mock interviews with current Tuck MBA students

Gain insight into specific industries and roles and learn how to best position yourself as a job candidate

Résumé Building

Review cover letter and résumé with Tuck career coaches

Learn how to translate your military and athletic leadership background into a business context

Be included in the Next Step résumé book, which is distributed to recruiters



Attend events to facilitate networking with industry professionals

Learn how to approach a targeted search and reach out to potential connections

Participate in an in-person review of networking-related communication

Companies represented by our keynote speakers and panelists include the following: