[Official] Tuck School of Business - Dartmouth Admission Query Thread

Dear Puys I am introducing the Official Admission query thread of The Tuck School Of Business at Dartmouth CollegeYou can address your queries to @Tuck.Dartmouth The account is represented by Mr Sudershan Tirumala. *Suders…

Dear Puys

I am introducing the Official Admission query thread of The Tuck School Of Business at Dartmouth College

You can address your queries to @Tuck.Dartmouth 

The account is represented by Mr Sudershan Tirumala.

Sudershan Tirumala (Suds) earned his MBA from the Tuck School of Business in 2010. He is the Key Country Representative for Tuck in India and South East Asia. 

He is also the head of Tuck Club of India, which, among other things, brings together Tuckies (as Tuck alumni are referred to) and fellow alumni from the other Ivy League business schools.

About The Program :

  • Name of the School: The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
  • Name of the Program: MBA in General Management
  • School Location: Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Admission Criteria
  • GMAT Score: Yes. The school accepts either the GMAT or the GRE General Test. Test results must not be more than five years old. Average GMAT for Class of 2015: 718. 
  • Work Experience Requirement: Yes. Average years of work experience for Class of 2015: 5.
  • English Proficiency Requirement: Yes. The Admissions Committee looks for quality and clarity of thought in written answers and essays. Also, non-native speakers of English must report scores from either the TOEFL, the PTE Academic, or the IELTS. Test results must not be more than two years old. This test requirement is waived for applicants who have lived for at least three years in an English-speaking country or who received a degree from an institution outside the US where instruction is in English.
  • Letters of Recommendations: Yes. Two recommendations from people capable of commenting on the applicant's professional, leadership, and intellectual capabilities.
  • Interview/Group Discussion: Yes. Applicant-initiated interview if the candidate is able to visit Tuck. In case the applicant is unable to visit Tuck and the for an on-campus interview by the published deadline, the admissions committee may invite you to interview. Such invitations are made only after an initial review of the application.
  • Others: Tuck does not accept applications from individuals who have already earned an MBA. If the candidate holds a similar graduate degree from another country that is not an MBA, we will consider your application; however, the candidate must provide us with an additional essay explaining why the candidate needs an MBA in addition to the current degree.

Please note that all forum rules will apply for this thread .

All the best!

Sukita Tapadia


I look forward to answering queries from MBA aspirants on behalf of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Please feel free to ask about various topics, including but not limited to the 2-year MBA program, the Tuck School, life in Hanover, the Tuck MBA experience, post-MBA career planning - basically anything I can try and answer. So keep them coming!

Tuck will be one of the schools participating in The MBA Tour in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, and Mumbai in September. Separately, Tuck will also be conducting Admissions receptions in these cities in the same month. For more details on these and other events in India and around the world, and in order to register for any of these events, click on the following link.


Suds - Does Tuck understand India ? It's very remote isn't it? 

For those of you looking for insights into Life @ Tuck and what makes Tuck such a close-knit community, please check out the Tuck blog that Tuckies contribute to.


Tuck Infossesions in India :


For those of you considering applying to Tuck, refer to the deadlines below for the various application rounds. All the best!


The Tuck Application will be coming online shortly. In the meantime, I'm posting the essays that will be part of the application this year. So, it's time to introspect and come up with essays that are a true reflection of who you are. This is the opportunity for you to make the case for yourself - why should you be given the admission ahead of your fellow applicants from around the world? Get cracking!


Please respond fully but concisely to the following essay questions. There are no right or wrong answers. We encourage applicants to limit the length of their responses to 500 words for each essay. Please double-space your responses.

1. Why is an MBA a critical next step toward your short- and long-term career goals? Why is Tuck the best MBA fit for you and your goals and why are you the best fit for Tuck?

2. Tell us about your most meaningful leadership experience and what role you played. What did you learn about your own individual strengths and weaknesses through this experience?

3. (Optional) Please provide any additional insight or information that you have not addressed elsewhere that may be helpful in reviewing your application (e.g., unusual choice of evaluators, weaknesses in academic performance, unexplained job gaps or changes, etc.). Complete this question only if you feel your candidacy is not fully represented by this application.

4. (To be completed by all reapplicants) How have you strengthened your candidacy since you last applied? Please reflect on how you have grown personally and professionally.

Tuck Coffee Chat in Bangalore tomorrow, hosted by alums and incoming Tuckies. Should be a great event!

Tuck Coffee Chat coming up in Chennai this weekend. Sign up if you're able to join!

Tuck Coffee Chat coming up in Mumbai this Sunday following closely on the heels of a similar event in Chennai the previous day. Hope you're able to attend either event!

The Tuck application for 2014-15 is now live. Good luck with the entire process and don't hesitate to reach out if I can answer any questions. Cheers!

The various student-run clubs are being showcased on the Tuck blog. Check out all the clubs and their activities here: 


Extremely pertinent advice to MBA applicants from Tuck's Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Pat Harrison. 


More invaluable advice and points to ponder from Kristin Roth, Tuck's Associate Director of Admissions, as you go through the MBA application process


Create your own future! How have some other Tuckies done it? Discover their path and chart your own with the Tuck MBA. 


Learn about the various research centers at Tuck that are at the forefront of thought leadership!


Developing students' self-awareness and leadership skills is integral to the Tuck MBA program. Prof. Pino Audia describes Tuck's approach to leadership development.


I've been getting a lot of questions about the First Year Project (FYP), the capstone project that signals the end of first year of the Tuck MBA. Here are some insights from Prof. Steve Powell, Faculty Director for the FYP.