Business Bridge® is designed for undergraduate first-years through graduating seniors with liberal arts or STEM majors, as well as candidates 1-5 years removed from college pursuing advanced degrees in non-business fields or working in non-business careers.
Students earn a certificate upon completion of the intensive three-week program, which requires the same time commitment as a full‑time job.
Typically, Tuck Business Bridge runs 6 days a week; M-F classes are held for 6 hours, with approximately 3 hours of group work nightly. Weekends have 3-4 hours of classes with additional time dedicated to group and project work. View our example in‑person schedule and virtual schedule for a greater understanding of the uniqueness of this fully immersive program. All Bridge classes/events are scheduled in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and students are required to be present for all synchronous (live) programming. For these reasons, students cannot attend Bridge if they have a concurrent job, internship, or if they are participating in other classes (ie. Dartmouth Sophomore Summer).
Who Should Attend?
Bridge students represent a range of experiences, ideas, and dreams. They come to our program with diverse backgrounds and life experiences—from small, liberal arts colleges and large universities, representing every region of the United States as well as many countries around the world, and with majors ranging from English to engineering to economics. Review our student demographics from recent Bridge programs. Successful Bridge candidates bring these qualities to our program:
Strong academic record, especially in your major
We want to see that once you commit to a course of study, you push yourself to excel.
Confidence with numbers
Business analytics are quantitative. You do not need to have previous accounting or financial math experience, or even advanced math, but we will look at your courses, work experience, and/or test scores to ensure you have the ability to be successful in the program.
Core values, as demonstrated by your extra-curricular activities
Tuck Business Bridge is a community based on core values of leadership, compassion, and integrity. We look for evidence that you invest yourself in activities outside the classroom that are consistent with your own core values.
Passion for collaboration and teamwork
We seek individuals who will be team players, willing to share their unique knowledge and perspectives with others. We’d love to hear about your team experience.
Desire to expand knowledge base and experience level
Bridge offers a multitude of opportunities for growth—participants learn from one another, Bridge faculty, and industry specialists.
Tuck Bridge gives liberal arts students an opportunity to see what business education is like and the way business-minded people think, without a long-term commitment, and that’s really important for young people who are unsure of their path ahead.