MBA Fellows Program

The Center for Digital Strategies offers an MBA Fellowship program for second-year students interested in business strategy and the impact of information technology in the extended enterprise. Through this program, selected Tuck MBAs gain:

  • Unique networking opportunities with the center's visitors, including executives visiting a number of technology-related classes
  • A deeper understanding of the impact of digital strategies in business today by working with center faculty
  • An opportunity to pursue areas of particular interest to them

Fellows are chosen at the end of their first year at Tuck. They submit a letter of interest, together with a resume, and are selected in a competitive process that includes an interview. If chosen, specific activities Fellows can avail themselves of are:

  • Hosting center-affiliated visiting executives;
  • Writing and collaborating on cases;
  • Pursuing independent studies;
  • Assisting in research projects;
  • Proposing, promoting and managing events such as Tech@Tuck;
  • Attending key technology events through the center;
  • Driving the development of RadioTuck and YouTube content;
  • Serving as center liaisons to fellow MBAs and ambassadors to the rest of the greater Tuck and Dartmouth community.

Fellows Application Process
CDS MBA Fellows will have the opportunity to work on a project focusing on an area of interest relevant to the center and to them (see "Fellows' Roles" document for more information). Fellows also will have unique opportunities to interact with senior Global 1000 executives at center programs, including Digital Drop-Ins and through RadioTuck. Fellows also influence center events and host visitors to the center and as well as visitors to Tuck's technology-related electives, such as “Strategic Innovation Management” (Professor Taylor), “Marketing in a Networked Economy” (Professor Marshall), and “Business Strategy for Internet Companies” (Professor Helfat).

The center's main events for the Tuck community are a part of the Britt Technology Impact Series (BTIS), which includes Tech@Tuck, panels and speakers. BTIS examines the implications of technology on business and personal life and the impact it is having on various industries and their value chains. This year's BTIS is focusing on the hyperconnected web. In recent years, the series has focused on IoT, big data, social, video, mobile technologies and web 2.0. The focus of the coming year's series will be announced this spring. In addition to the Britt Series, the CDS also runs a number of programs for senior Global 1000 execs, especially CIOs, which Fellows have access to.

To Apply: Please email (1) a one-page cover letter stating your interest in the center, including a description of your chosen research topic and the scope of the project (see "Fellows' Roles" document for more project information), and (2) a one-page resume to the CDS Program Manager, Patrick Wheeler.

Deadline for submission is Thursday, April 2 at 11:59 PM via email. Those selected to be interviewed should plan to be available for interviews on Friday, April 17, 2015.

An information session with Professor Taylor and Patrick Wheeler will be held on April 1st in Frantz Classroom at noon.

MBA Program

Learn more about MBA program enrichment, CDS Fellows program, research and case studies.

Fellows Projects

Each year, the center for digital strategies MBA fellows present their research projects to peer fellows, center-affiliated faculty and the center team. These projects allow fellows to deep-dive into tech topics of their choice and help others learn from their findings.

MBA Fellows

Our 2014-15 MBA Fellows:

Nicholas Bazarian
Tapasya Govindarajan
Laura-Irina Ionita
Nathan Isaacson
Isabella Liu
Chuan (Coby) Ma
Alexander Russell
Christopher White
Wei Weslay Xu

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