MBA Associates Program

The MBA Associates Program offers first-year Tuck students a structured opportunity to learn about digital strategies via direct engagement with CDS. The program enables a selected group of students to become and active participant in the digital business discussions offered by CDS, with an emphasis on peer-to-peer content exploration. Students engage with center staff and faculty, second-year MBA Fellows, alumni, and other executives on digital strategy topics, forming a community of interest centered around technology trends and their implications for business leaders in the digital age.

Several times a term, students assemble for discussion-based learning sessions lead by members of the group. Students pick the topics, identify initial discussion questions, and source readings. Center staff and faculty help facilitate by sharing knowledge and asking relevant questions. In 2017, the inaugural group included 24 students. Topics examined ranged from the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal, to GDPR and data privacy.

“I miss working in the technology space, specifically being immersed in a constantly evolving and changing media landscape. This program has been my connection to my previous world. One of the mose incredible parts of Tuck is its gorgeous locations. That said, with its remote geography, come certain downsides, and the CDS Associates Program has helped fill a void I otherwise would have strongly felt. I greatly enjoyed being a part of a community that challenges makes me think differently about digital trends, questions and challenges.” Jamie Mittelman T’19

“The MBA Associates Program became the one place at Tuck where I was challenged to think on my feet, to try and understand future trends, and have constructive discussions with my peers. It is a pace where I wasn’t trying to be “right” but just trying to learn, chat and have a good time. I think it was the most important thing that prepared me for my interviews.” Molly Tyler T’19

“It was great to hear the different perspectives of my classmates and get the reading material to inform myself about the different topics.” Christian Barz T’19

For more information, contact center Associate Director, Patrick Wheeler.

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