A general management certificate program inspired by the needs of military veterans and elite athletes.

Why This Program

The transition from the military or athletics into the civilian world is complex and demands new skills and knowledge. Tuck's Next Step program is your partner to navigate that transition and set your sights on a new horizon: a career in business.

About Next Step

Take Your Next Step

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 a part of a powerful network. Our unparalleled career development resources and wide-ranging industry connections will fuel your transition.

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

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Key Information

Program Dates
Spring 2020
Online learning phase: begins February 3
Residential learning phase: April 5-16
Spring 2021
Online learning phase: begins February 8
Residential learning phase: April 11-21

Application Deadline
Applications are currently closed.

Program Fee
Category 1: $5,000
Category 2: $2,500
The full program price is charitably underwritten by donors and Tuck; the participant fee covers the balance of tuition, materials, accommodations, and most meals. Please review our frequently asked questions for more information.

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I wanted to see what the real world offered. This program was attractive because it’s not an MBA with a two-year commitment, but an opportunity to get my feet wet and realize what I don’t know. It’s kind of scary but also inspiring.
Amit Patel
Captain, U.S. Army
Every day is filled with extremely dense experiences and skills that add onto each other. I’m drained at the moment, but at the same time stimulated, excited, and full of knowledge I didn’t have before I came.
Caitlin Leverenz Smith
Olympic Bronze Medalist, USA Swimming Team
The initial day, all the military people clustered together and we used jargon and acronyms, but when we started mingling with the athletes, it all clicked. We have a lot in common.
Jan Ingram
Surface Warfare Officer, U.S. Navy
I was amazed by how much I was able to absorb in such a short amount of time. Not only do the professors at Tuck possess this great knowledge of what they're teaching, but they're also passionate about it.
Conlin McCabe
Olympic Silver Medalist, Canada Rowing Team

Refine what you know, discover what you don't know.

The Next Step program at the Tuck School of Business offers veterans and elite athletes the opportunity to build the business know-how needed to excel in the next phase of their careers. Hear what Next Step alumni are saying.

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