Next Step is a two-week, intensive program that takes place on Tuck's campus in Hanover, NH. The schedule is quite full, by design. You will end each day knowing you've made progress toward your goals and excited to learn more. 

Next Step programming fills each day, including the weekend, and all classes and activities are mandatory. But don't worry, it's not all work and no play - there are many opportunities to socialize and be active with your cohort, during both scheduled and free time. You will even get to take part in a Tuck student tradition, Tuck ’Tails. 

Here is what a typical day during Next Step is like:

6:30–7:30 a.m.

Optional group workout in Dartmouth's Alumni Gym


8:00–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast in Byrne Dining Hall


9:00–10:30 a.m.

Building an Operations Strategy class


10:30 a.m–12:00 p.m.

Dealing with Buyers and Sellers class


12:00–1:00 p.m.



1:00–2:30 p.m.

Negotiation Approaches class


2:30–4:00 p.m.

Communicating in a Business Setting class


4:30–5:30 p.m.

Guest speaker and Tuck ’Tails


6:00–7:00 p.m.

Dinner with classmates at Murphy's


7:00–8:00 p.m.

Prepare case studies for following day's classes