The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College was founded in 1900. It was the first graduate school of its kind. Originally, the program was a 3/2 model, under which Dartmouth College undergraduates entered Tuck for their fourth year, then continued a fifth year to receive a Master of Commercial Science. By the 1950s, this emphasis changed and recruiting was directed toward older students with some work experience. In 1953 the degree was renamed Master of Business Administration. A thesis had been required from the beginning of the school, but was removed from the catalog of the school around 1947. The last theses were written in 1955. Some meaningful changes have occurred in the curriculum over the years. Business History and Agribusiness were offered for many years, but were dropped with the retirement of faculty members. Technology management, private equity/entrepreneurship, and global business were added to the curriculum.
The primary audience are the faculty, staff, and students of the:
- Tuck School of Business, Tuck offers a 2 year MBA degree and the Tuck Business Bridge program
- Master of Health Care Delivery Science, MHCDS an interdisciplinary program offered by Tuck and The Dartmouth Institute (TDI)
The collection also supports many secondary audiences, including the faculty, staff, and students of the:
- Thayer School of Engineering, especially the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program
- Department of Economics
- General Dartmouth community
LC Class: HA, HB, HC, HD, HE, HF, HG, HJ, KF
English is the primary language of the collection.
All with primary emphasis on the United States, no geographic areas are excluded.
Types of Materials Collected
No type is excluded if relevant to the collection. The majority are databases (company, industry, market research, news/articles) and electronic journals.
Format of Materials Collected
No format is excluded although digital formats are the priority. Books are collected in both digital and print.
November 1994, Jonathan Brown
January 2000, Bette Snyder
September 2016, Karen Sluzenski