Our virtual curriculum includes 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 Business Bridge Program®. Our online program provides 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) support participants 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
Winter Session 2: January 2 – 21, 2022
The virtual January program is dependent on enrollment interest and is subject to change. Accepted students will be notified of any changes and would be able to participate in a future Bridge program of their choosing.
The academic curriculum is delivered as a hybrid model with approximately 75 percent synchronous (live) and the remainder asynchronous (a combination of pre-recorded videos from the faculty, readings, and both individual and group assignments).
Students are required to be present for all synchronous (live) programming, all scheduled in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Career Development Programming
Business Bridge continues to collaborate with the Tuck Career Development team to deliver content in both industry exploration and skill development. In addition, we work 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 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 Tuck Business Bridge Program®, each team presents its findings to experienced professionals and members of the Tuck faculty for feedback. Student teams work closely with designated Bridge Associates, providing guidance throughout the process.
Online Technology Integration
Virtual Bridge uses Zoom video-conferencing to facilitate the co-learning and collaborative nature of our program.
The Business Bridge Program is the same time commitment as a full-time job, plan on (at least) 40 hours of work per week. All Bridge classes/events are scheduled in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Students are required to be present for all synchronous (live) programming. This is a breakdown of the program schedule:
Morning 1: Class (9-10:30am, 90 minutes)
Morning 2: Class (10:45-12:15pm, 90 minutes)
Career Services/Study/Lunch Break (12:15-2pm, 105 minutes)
Afternoon 1: Class or Lab (2-3:30pm, 90 minutes)
Afternoon 2: Class or Lab (3:45-5:15pm, 90 minutes)
Evening Programs: Course/Project Work in Study Groups (6:30-9:30pm, 180 minutes)
Find Out More
Have questions? Learn more on the Tuck Virtual Bridge FAQ page.
"The Tuck Business Bridge Program was an outstanding experience. Not only did it build my knowledge base in finance, but it gave me confidence moving forward with my career search and future interviews. I would highly recommend to anyone who is serious about career and personal development."
-John Athanasian, Bridge ‘20
"The Tuck Business Bridge Program was an incredible opportunity to explore business concepts and career fields. Because of this program, I am more confident going into the consulting field."
-Karla Rosas, Bridge '20
"The Bridge Program was everything I wanted. I learned the skills I needed to bridge the gap between my studies in Data Science and passion for Finance. This will be the defining experience that allows me to transition into the career I desire."
-Evan Richter, Bridge ’20
Watch: Virtual Tuck Business Bridge Program Info Session and Q&A