Next Step — Transition to Business

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

Disclaimer

Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

Reviews

Make sure this course is right for you.

Get unbiased reviews and personalized recommendations.

Who should attend

Leaders From the Playing Field and the Battle Field

Next Step is designed for individuals who have spent their career in the armed forces or elite athletics and who are ready for a new phase in their life. We seek applicants who have a strong desire to succeed in a business career and the leadership qualities to make an impact in the civilian world. These candidates will benefit immensely—and immediately—from Next Step: Transition to Business, obtaining the edge they desire to transition successfully into a new and rewarding career.

The application committee focuses on fit more than set criteria, but here are some general characteristics of Next Step's target applicant:

  • At least three years of experience in the military or as a national team level elite athlete
  • Recently separated/retired or close to doing so (+/- 9 months); or
  • Separated/retired longer than 9 months with a recently identified career objective
  • A specific objective to pursue a business career

Tuck educates wise leaders to better the world of business. We hope you’ll join us and let us make a difference in your professional development journey.

About the course

The transition from the military or athletics into the civilian world is complex and demands new skills and knowledge. Tuck's Next Step program is your partner to navigate that transition and set your sights on a new horizon: a career in business.

This hybrid digital and residential certificate program combines a rigorous two-month online learning phase with a 10-day residential experience on the Dartmouth campus in Hanover, NH, to deliver an education experience that is both immersive and impactful Together with the members of your cohort, you’ll be transformed.

Take your next step

The transition from the military or athletics into the civilian world is complex and demands new skills and knowledge. Tuck's Next Step program is your partner to navigate that transition and set your sights on a new horizon: a career in business.

Define

Refine what you know, discover what you don't know, and build the right business acumen to help you move forward in your career.

The two-week Next Step certificate program delivers three building blocks for a career in business—business acumen, career development skills, and professional exposure—through a combination of classes, workshops, and networking experiences on the Tuck School’s unique campus.

Connect

Become a part of a powerful network. Our unparalleled career development resources and wide-ranging industry connections will fuel your transition, both on campus and as a Next Step graduate.

Each day, you’ll be immersed in professional development activities and exposed to new career avenues. You will be guided along the way by Tuck’s world-class faculty and career development staff, as well as by your classmates—individuals singularly devoted to excellence, whether in service to their country or on the playing field.

Empower

Realize the power of your potential and gain the confidence to enter the competitive business world as a top candidate.

Next Step is the only program that brings veterans and elite athletes together to leverage their leadership, discipline, problem-solving, team-building, and operational abilities. Our program enables you to build on and translate your real-world experiences in ways that will accelerate a successful transition into a rewarding and meaningful career in business. We hope you’ll join us.

Program Curriculum

Tuck Next Step is intensive and transformational.

Online and on our beautiful campus, you’ll be challenged by faculty and your peers—individuals singularly devoted to excellence, whether in service to their country or on the field of play. You'll be taught by a faculty of 13 professors who are experts in a broad range of topics and who teach in the MBA program at Tuck, rated one of the best business schools in the country.

During 85 hours of instruction time, you'll be immersed in professional development and business leadership activities, building new competencies with every new experience. By the end of the program, you will have widened your aperture to the multitude of career options available to you.

Digital Phase

Next Step is taught over 10 weeks, starting with a digital phase. This phase consists of more than 15 hours of asynchronous class sessions on major concepts like financial accounting and the Three-Box Solution. The professors who teach these sessions will also be teaching during the residential phase of the program, so the cohort will get to delve deeper into these topics on campus, as well. Shorter live sessions on practical topics like time management and transition strategies augment the self-paced classes and allow for interaction among the class before they arrive on campus. This digital phase gives all participants a running start ahead of the residential phase.

Residential Phase

After two months of careful study and preparation, participants will arrive on campus ready to engage with each other and with faculty in a deep and meaningful way. The 10-day residential phase of Next Step is immersive and intensive. Many participants opt to gather for group workouts in the Dartmouth gym before gathering for breakfast. Classes generally run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., with a break for lunch, and many evenings feature networking receptions, time for one-on-one coaching, or other program activities. The schedule is quite full, by design. You will end each day knowing you've made progress toward your goals and excited to learn more.

Impact

This is your time. Take the next step in your career.

Our intensive, two-week program is designed to equip you with the same skills and know-how that hiring managers at top firms are seeking in successful candidates. With the Next Step toolkit under your belt, you will feel ready to tackle your next move. And our alumni are already experiencing success.

Proven Success for Elite Athletes and Veterans

Some of Tuck's most esteemed MBA faculty teach in Next Step, so the program is rigorous and intensive, offering veterans and elite athletes the opportunity to build the business know-how needed to excel in the next phase of their careers. Since the program began in 2017, our alumni have gone on to successful careers at major companies like Amazon, Goldman Sachs, and Facebook.

Experts

Paul Argenti

Paul Argenti's recent research on social media extends his expertise in corporate communications, strategy formulation and execution, corporate reputation, and corporate social responsibility—issues on which he consults for corporations and nonprofit organizations. He teaches the core course Anal...

Pino Audia

Pino Audia is a professor of Management and Organizations at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College where he is also the founding faculty director of the Center for Leadership. Prior to Tuck, he was on the faculty of the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley and London Business Schoo...

Phillip Stocken

Bio Phil Stocken specializes in accounting and business analysis. He teaches accounting and financial management, analysis, and reporting in both executive education programs and MBA classes. He is highly skilled at conveying the essential information in financial statements and financial stateme...

Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan, known as VG, is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. VG was the first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric. He worked with GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt to write “How GE is Disrupting Itself”, the Harvar...

Punam Anand Keller

Punam Anand Keller is an expert in consumer information processing and choice behavior. Her current research—supported by the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control, and the National Endowment for Financial Education—focuses on designing and implementing consumer communication...

Joseph Hall

TeachingSpring 2018 Operations Management (EMBA) Spring 2017 Operations Management (MBA) Fall 2012 Operations Management (MBA)

Emily Blanchard

Emily Blanchard teaches the second core economics course, Global Economics for Managers, as well as an elective research to practice seminar on Firms and International Economic Policy. Her research centers on the economics and policy implications of globalization. Current Research Topics How FDI...

Steven J. Kahl

Steve Kahl teaches the core course Leading Organizations and an elective course called Leading Entrepreneurial Organizations.  Steve is affiliated with the Private Equity and Entrepreneurship Center and the Center for Digital Strategies and is actively involved with entrepreneurship activities on...

Julie B. Lang

Professional Activities Academic positions Clinical Professor of Management, Tuck School of Business, 2017–present Lecturer, Tuck School of Business, 2006–present Faculty Advisor, OnSite Global Consulting, Center for International Business,Tuck School of  Business, 2004–present   Nonacademic ...

Videos and materials

Next Step — Transition to Business at Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

From  $5,000

Something went wrong. We're trying to fix this error.

Thank you for your application

We will contact the provider to ensure that seats are available and, if there is an admissions process, that you satisfy any requirements or prerequisites.

We may ask you for additional information.

To finalize your enrollment we will be in touch shortly.

Disclaimer

Coursalytics is an independent platform to find, compare, and book executive courses. Coursalytics is not endorsed by, sponsored by, or otherwise affiliated with any business school or university.

Full disclaimer.

Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.

We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.