Tuck School of Business, which is a graduate business school for Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, US, holds huge reputation, and is largely known for two main reasons.
First, it is the world’s earliest and oldest graduate business school. Secondly, it is one of the best and most prestigious business schools not only in the United States but throughout the world.
Tuck was ranked as the number one business school in the United States for 2007/2008 academic season, ahead of Stanford and Harvard universities. Forbes, Fortune and BusinessWeek consistently rank Tuck at the top of their ranking list every year.
The school offers MBA degree program, as well as a number of short and immediate term academic programs for fresh graduates, part timers and executives. The relatively small size of students, approximately 500 people at one time allows Tuck to streamline their academic programs well and screen graduates of the highest caliber.
Applying to Tuck Business School requires the candidates to complete a series of essays, which lasts for 500 words long each.
Sample of essay questions:
- Why is MBA a critical step towards achieving your career goals and ambition?
- Why do you feel the MBA program at Tuck suit you?
- We define leadership as “nurturing and inspiring others and enable people to achieve great things”. Describe a moment where you have exercised such leadership. What are the challenges and the results?
This is in addition to evaluating the candidate’s academic performance, GMAT scores, standardized test scores, and admission interview. For 2009 academic admission, over 2,2000 candidates applied for 240 slots available, making Tuck one of the most competitive business schools around.