Academics at Tuck
What Tuck Is Known For
One school, one degree. Whereas other schools take pride in diversifying their academic offerings, expanding to Executive MBA, part-time MBA, evening MBA, weekend MBA, online MBA, and even other degrees like MSx or MSc Finance, you won’t find those at Tuck. A la Henry Ford, any customer at Tuck can have any degree he or she wants, as long as it’s a full-time MBA. This focus means that your experience will be highly cohesive; your classes won’t be infiltrated with students from other degree programs. The school does, however, offer a number of joint-degree and dual-degree options, some in conjunction with other institutions.
Case method. Tuck is one of the few business schools (along with HBS and Darden) that continues to use the case method teaching style as the predominant method, especially for core courses during the first year. Sixty percent of the core is taught via the case method, with the balance of the classes featuring the usual business school alchemy of lectures, experiential learning, and group projects.