Obtain the edge you desire to transition into a rewarding career.
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. Undergraduate business majors, and graduates with more than one year of full-time business-related experience, will not be considered. Students earn a certificate upon completion of the 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. Students cannot attend Bridge if they have a concurrent job, internship, or are participating in other term classes (ie. Dartmouth Sophomore Summer). All Bridge classes/events are scheduled in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Students are required to be present for all synchronous (live) programming.
View a sample schedule to help you decide whether Bridge is the right opportunity for you.
**We are now accepting a limited number of high-achieving first-year students to our Summer Bridge programs. There are specific additional eligibility guidelines required for first-year applications. Note: Winter Bridge sessions are not open to first-year applicants.
Due to Covid-related logistics, the Winter Bridge Session 1 residential program (November 28-December 17, 2021) is open to Dartmouth students only. We are optimistic about our return to in-person learning and want to reiterate that, barring any unforeseen circumstances or dramatic shifts in public health, we will be holding this program in-person. Review the Covid-19 Vaccination Protocol for in-person programs.
While there is no typical best candidate for the Business Bridge Program, there are several qualities that successful candidates possess.
Tuck Business Bridge Program® 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. 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
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