Our virtual curriculum will include all of the same comprehensive business topic areas as our traditional residential program. We know that making connections with your fellow classmates and Tuck faculty, staff, and MBA students is a unique and important aspect of the Bridge program. Our online program will provide virtual opportunities for you to have those interactions through group team-building activities, academic simulations, and space to work directly with faculty, Bridge alumni, and current Tuck MBA students.
Carefully selected Tuck MBA program teaching assistants (Bridge Associates) will be supporting you in all areas during the program. Bridge Associates play a key role in the success of the program by managing study groups, being content experts, and mentoring students. They work closely with program participants to help students understand the course material and manage the workload. In addition, they assist faculty members in organizing the classes and evaluating the students' performance.
Upcoming Virtual Programs
Session 1: December 6 – December 22, 2020
Session 2: January 3 – January 19, 2021
The academic curriculum will be delivered as a hybrid model with approximately 60 percent synchronous (live) and the remainder asynchronous (a combination of pre-recorded videos from the faculty, readings, online quizzes and exams, and both individual and group assignments). There will be two, 75 minute, live synchronous classes each morning. The afternoon schedule will include one 60 minute synchronous class, optional office hours with faculty, career development programming, and 3-4 hours of synchronous virtual study group time with your peer groups and Bridge Associate in the evenings. You should plan on 6-7 hours of synchronous online time, and an additional 2-3 hours of optional programming, six days a week.
Students will be required to be present for all synchronous (live) programming, all scheduled in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Career Development Programming
Bridge will continue to collaborate with the Tuck Career Development team to deliver content in both industry exploration and skill development. In addition, we are working closely with our corporate partners to provide a virtual Career Bridge recruiting day, including alumni discussion panels, networking opportunities, and distribution of our Bridge resume book.
Group Capstone Project
All Bridge student teams will complete a capstone project by selecting a publicly traded company and analyzing it using skills acquired during virtual Bridge class sessions. At the end of the Bridge program, each team will present its findings to experienced professionals and members of the Tuck faculty for feedback. Student teams will work closely with designated Bridge Associates, providing guidance throughout the process.
Online Technology Integration
Virtual Bridge will use Zoom video-conferencing to facilitate the co-learning and collaborative nature of our program.
Have questions? Learn more on the Tuck Virtual Bridge FAQ page.