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Dartmouth University - Tuck

Essay Questions for 2017-2018 / Class of 2020


Below are the application deadlines and essay questions for Tuck's MBA program.  

Early Action Deadline: October 4, 2017

November Round Deadline: November 1, 2017

January Round Deadline: January 3, 2018

April Round Deadline: April 4, 2018

The Essays:

1) (Required) What are your short and long-term goals? Why is an MBA a critical next step toward achieving those goals? Why are you interested in Tuck specifically? (500 words)

2) (Required) Tuck’s mission is to educate wise leaders to better the world of business. Wisdom encompasses the essential aptitudes of confident humility, about what one does and does not know; empathy, towards the diverse ideas and experiences of others; and judgment, about when and how to take risks for the better.

With Tuck’s mission in mind, and with a focus on confident humility, tell us about a time you: 

received tough feedback,
experienced failure, or
disappointed yourself or others.
How did you respond, and what did you learn about yourself as a result? (500 words)

3) (Optional) Please provide any additional insight or information that you have not addressed elsewhere and 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. (500 words

Visit the Dartmouth Tuck admissions website for more application information. Reapplicants should visit the Tuck Reapplicants page

Disclaimer: the information provided on this page is for reference only. Applicants are strongly advised to visit the admissions website link provided above to confirm essay prompts, deadlines, and other application information.