Similar Programs Culturally
Yale. Yale School of Management (SOM) students and alumni consider one another family, similar to Tuck’s intimate learning environment. The class sizes at the two schools are nearly identical, so students tend to know pretty much everyone in their class incredibly well. Both schools put a premium on attracting extremely intelligent and curious applicants, so their admitted students tend to share these characteristics.
Cornell (Johnson). Nestled in Ithaca, New York, Cornell boasts a culture and surroundings remarkably similar to those you’ll find at Tuck. Students tend to be the types who don’t mind the quiet isolation but look for more individualized attention and deep ties to fellow classmates and faculty members.
Duke (Fuqua). If you’re attracted to the close-knit community and fostering of teamwork that Tuck provides, you should also consider the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Both programs are similar in terms of their emphasis on teamwork and collaborative leadership. However, the Fuqua experience has a less “Ivy League” feel to it; for example, students camp out for days to get their Blue Devil basketball season tickets.
UCLA (Anderson). Another school known for its focus on teamwork and its strong general management curriculum is the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. If you’re attracted to a smaller class size and community but want to be in a big city, you should explore the MBA programs at Anderson.
Virginia (Darden). Given its location in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia, Darden is also seen as an escape from the big-city urban life, although it couldn’t be more different from Tuck when it comes to climate! The student culture at Darden is more “blue blazer country club” as opposed to Tuck’s “turtleneck mountain cabin” kind of feel.