Winter Bridge Session 1 will be open to Dartmouth students only.

Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you for your interest in Tuck Business Bridge, ​​​​​​an immersion business program designed to prepare top liberal arts and science undergrads and recent grads for future career opportunities. Please feel encouraged to contact us should you have a question that is not answered below. 

General FAQs

  •  Is there a program cancellation policy?

    Once tuition has been paid, any cancellations that take place within thirty (30) days of the start of the accepted program will not be refunded. The $1,000 deposit is non-refundable.

    Should the Tuck Bridge program be cancelled, we will process all refunds in full.

On-Campus Program FAQs

  • Is there a difference between the Summer Bridge and Winter Bridge sessions?

    Top-rated Tuck MBA professors teach the same course material in each session. The same career development programs are also conducted.

    The Winter Bridge includes the same core courses as the Summer Bridge Program. Most additional sessions are offered during Winter Bridge. The career development stream does not include on-campus recruiting. 

    Review the Virtual Program FAQs for Winter Bridge Session II below.

  • What career development resources are available through Bridge’s on-campus programs?

    Bridge offers a career day that includes career panels to provide insight into the industries to which MBA and Bridge graduates typically gravitate. Interactive panel discussions and a networking event features topics from consulting to investment banking to marketing and the nonprofit sector.

    Tuck's Career Development Office provides workshops on writing résumés and cover letters, improving interviewing skills, and networking. Workshops will also help you tackle the tough analytical questions recruiters might ask. Bridge also offers access to its valuable corporate recruiting contacts with our online résumé book, which is sent to recruiters. Once you have perfected your résumé, it will be included in this book.

    During Summer Bridge, we will have recruiters on campus interviewing and meeting Bridge students.

  • Is there a difference between the two Summer Bridge sessions?

    No. The same top-rated Tuck MBA professors teach the same course material in each session. Also, the same career development programs are conducted, and recruiters generally attend both sessions.

  • Can I use the Tuck and Dartmouth facilities?

    You will have access to most of Tuck's facilities, including its business library, computer labs, study rooms, exercise room, and dining hall. In addition, you will have access to Dartmouth's dining halls.

  • Where will I live and eat?

    Summer Bridge
    All Summer Bridge participants will live on the Tuck campus, in the same air-conditioned residence halls Tuck MBA students use during their school year. You will be provided with a meal card, which can be used at the various eateries on the Dartmouth campus. The Bridge Program is a total-immersion program, so you will experience Tuck as our MBA students do: by living and learning alongside your classmates.

    Winter Bridge
    During Winter Bridge, Dartmouth students with approved fall and/or winter housing will apply for interim housing on DartHub’s Housing StarPortal to stay in your undergraduate on-campus housing assigned by the Dartmouth Housing Office. For those students not confirmed for living on-campus in the fall and/or winter, you will stay at the Hanover Inn for an additional charge, unless you have made alternative housing arrangements.

    Non-Dartmouth students, and Dartmouth students not living on-campus in the fall and/or winter, will live in housing coordinated through Tuck Bridge for an additional fee. Most meals will be served in the Byrne Dining Hall or other Dartmouth Dining Services locations. 

Virtual Program FAQs

  • What is the difference between Summer Bridge and Winter Bridge?

    The Winter Bridge includes the same core courses as the Summer Bridge Program. Most additional sessions are offered during Winter Bridge. The career development stream does not include on-campus recruiting. 

  • Are non-Dartmouth students eligible to apply to Winter Bridge?

    Yes, we will accept applications from non-Dartmouth students as long as their institution is not in session during the Winter Bridge Program dates.

  • What is the cost of the virtual program?

    The cost of a virtual Bridge session is $7,300. Virtual Bridge will deliver a high-quality, community-based program with access to rich learning, top-ranked MBA faculty, and impactful career resources. The move to an online format does not minimize the high-touch and rigorous nature of the program.

  • What are the technology requirements and recommendations for Virtual Bridge?

    Required:

    • Computer with Windows 10 or MacOS High Sierra, or newer operating system
    • Integrated camera for videoconferencing or an external camera that can be plugged in  

    Recommended: 

    • Headset with a dedicated microphone

    • Earbuds with a standard 3.5mm plug for audio 

    • Wired connection to the internet 

    • External monitor that is large enough to comfortably watch lectures for extended periods of time 

  • How will the virtual business curriculum be structured?

    The academic curriculum will be delivered as a hybrid model with synchronous (live) and asynchronous (pre-recorded) content. Live classes will occur daily. Asynchronous content will be made up of a combination of pre-recorded instructional and information videos from the faculty, readings, and both individual and group assignments.

    There will be two, 75 minute, live synchronous classes each morning. The afternoon schedule will include one 75 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, seven days a week (Monday-Sunday, 9am-9pm).

    The program will be delivered in eastern daylight time. Students are required to attend all synchronous (live) programming.

  • What will a typical day at Virtual Bridge look like?

    The program will be delivered in eastern daylight time. Students are required to attend all synchronous (live) programming.

    The Business Bridge Program is the same time commitment as a full time job, plan on (at least) 40 hours of work per week.

    Morning (start at 9:00am EDT)

    • 90 min - Synchronous class #1
    • 15 min transition
    • 90 min - Synchronous class #2
       

    Career Sessions/Study/Break (start at 12:00pm EDT)

    Career Services Modules, Study Time, Lunch Break (120 minutes)

    Afternoon (start at 2:00 pm EDT)

    • 90 min - Synchronous class #3 or Lab
    • 15 min transition
    • 90 min - Synchronous class #4 or Lab

    Evening (start at 6:30pm EDT)

    • 60 min – study group time with Bridge Associate (synchronous)
    • 60-120 min – Course/project work in study groups (asynchronous materials available for students to work through as a group; e.g., assignments, simulations)
       
  • Will there be opportunities to interact with faculty members?

    Virtual Bridge will include live classes led by faculty with opportunities to ask questions and contribute to class discussions. Students will also have the opportunity to interact with faculty during live office hours held throughout the program.

  • How will career aspects of the program take place virtually?

    We will provide live virtual alumni discussion panels and networking opportunities, as well as distribute the Bridge resume book to corporate partners. 

  • Will the capstone project be included in Virtual Bridge?

    Working in study groups, all Bridge students 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, who provide guidance throughout the process.
     

  • Will I be assigned a study group?

    Yes, study groups are paramount to the Bridge experience. Study groups will work together on class assignments and the capstone project. 

    Students will meet regularly with their study groups and Bridge Associate via virtual tools, like Zoom.