Rounds and Deadlines :
- Early action round - 7th Oct, 2015
- November round - 4th Nov, 2015
- January round - 6th Jan, 2016
- April round - 4th April, 2016
Estimated Tuition and cost for class of 2017
Tuition : $64200
Books and supplies : $1465
Housing : $11400
Miscellanious : $14045
Program fee : $4665
Board : $1650
Total : $97425
- USD 225
- Payable by Visa or MasterCard
- The applicant must have received a bachelor's degree from an
accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent
degree from a university-level institution outside the US.
- Minimum 2- 5 years of work experience is required for
- GMAT/ GRE Scores required.
- TOEFL scores are required.
Two letters of recommendation are required.
The applicants are instructed to draft the essays in 500 words each and it should be
written double spaced.
1. What are your short and long-term goals? Why do you need an MBA to achieve those
goals? Why are you interested in Tuck specifically?
2. Tell us about your most meaningful leadership experience and what role you played.
How will that experience contribute to the learning environment at Tuck?
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 re-applicants) How have you strengthened your candidacy
since you last applied? Please reflect on how you have grown personally and
Discuss your most meaningful leadership experience. What did you learn about your
own individual strengths and weaknesses through this experience? 500 words
My biggest project at xxxxx also proved to be the most meaningful and personally enriching,
helping me recognize and develop my key strengths. The project involved guiding two
pharmaceutical companies in targeting customers for a new product. Impressed by our strong
strategy support, clients awarded us a key reporting assignment. The two critical reports
involved highlighted the sales-force activity against the contractual agreement between the
companies and were to be reviewed by client's senior management. Unfortunately,
challenges cropped up when a .............. against the clients. Things got worse when
two experienced associates left our team. Panic ensued as smooth delivery of the reports was
getting uncertain and any mistake in these reports might have entailed far-reaching
The situation called for quick thinking, decisive action, with efficient task and time
management. Overwhelmed by the increased workload and resource crunch, ............... the importance of focused efforts on development
of two new associates to achieve dividends in the long run. Consistent motivation and
dedicated mentoring would ensure they build expertise quickly and add to team's
productivity. Although an informal environment was necessary to actively involve the
associates, I had to be stern with the delivery of their work. In order to meet all timelines, I
planned to distribute the onus within the team while retaining the bottom-line responsibility.
While allowing new associates to lead, I also required a quality assurance plan in case they
With these thoughts in mind, I assigned one report each to the associates while managing the
targeting work myself, and encouraged them to confidently give their best. I led the
implementation of tough quality tools which caught errors early and helped us avoid reworks.
As associates grew in responsibility, I could focus on preparing a contingency targeting plan
to tackle the lawsuit. My vigilant approach ensured that we delivered great value despite
having inexperienced members, and my persistence saw spectacular success when the client
renewed our contract.
This incident made me recognize my strengths- delegation, motivation and communication,
trouble shooting, sound planning and crisis management. Recognizing my strengths made me
understand that sensible planning and rationalized thinking form the basis of great
achievements. Working on this project changed my perspective on how a leader ought to be.
This experience taught me that a leader should make sure that everyone in the team is ably
contributing and allow others to steer the ship. This strategy contributes to team's collective
growth and ensures that the task does not depend on any one member. It would have been
easier for me to handle most of the work but I wanted to challenge myself as a leader and
give the associates an opportunity to learn and grow. This plan paid off soon as they gained
confidence and became indispensable to the team. I learnt to .............. .
planning which guarantees long-term sustainability. I successfully practiced this learning in
my next engagement where I single-handedly managed three demanding projects
Making a good Tuck Full time MBA
- Start working on your online application at the earliest so
that you have enough time to revise and update the application
- Do make sure that the information filled in the application
form is correct.
- Put in your best efforts to fill in all the columns and
activities section nicely.
- Make sure the transcripts and resume uploaded online are
clearly readable and within the permissible size.
- Preparing effective drafts would need quality time and
sincere efforts. (Analysis of essays done separately)
- Selection of recommenders should highlight different aspects
of your life.
- Request your referees to edit the recommendations, even if
you have to draft the recommendations, to make it look original.
- Resume should present your career history, accomplishments
and activities in a focused way that can highlight your
managerial aptitude, leadership ability, innovative approach
Get your application reviewed from your friend/partner before
the final submission.
Tuck success stories from Access :
- Work Experience Ranging from 2.8 yrs to 6 yrs
- High Success Rate for Interview Calls/ Admits.
- Success irrespective of any Academic Background
- Success from the fields: Energy Sector; PSU, Private Equity
Advisory, Engineering services, Financial Solutions, Management
- Success @ GMAT score 690 and above