The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and Quisic Launch The Online Bridge Program

September 26, 2001

The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and Quisic, a leading provider of corporate e-learning solutions, today launched The Online Bridge Program™, an adaptation of the school’s renowned Tuck Business Bridge Program®.

The campus-based version of Online Bridge has successfully served as a business boot camp for top liberal arts graduates joining such blue-chip corporations as American Express, Fidelity, General Mills, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Co., Quaker Oats and Pfizer.

Developed by the same senior Tuck faculty that created the popular on-the-ground program, Online Bridge immerses learners in a rigorous introduction to business fundamentals. Working through case-based exercises in Managerial Economics, Financial Accounting, Marketing and Finance, participants develop the critical decision-making skills they need to succeed in challenging business environments and to add value to their employers.

“The Online Bridge Program is a compelling educational experience that closely mirrors our very successful ‘face-to-face’ sessions,” said Paul Danos, dean of the Tuck School. “It gives students all over the world the opportunity to prepare themselves for the business challenges they will face as they enter the work force for the first time or as they take on new levels of responsibility within an organization.”

Demand for seats at the five-year-old in-residence program has far exceeded capacity. To help answer this high demand among corporations for a total-immersion business basics program for recent liberal arts graduates, Ph.D.s, and other high-potential employees, Tuck chose to partner with Quisic to bring the Bridge concept online.

“Quisic is a clear leader in providing distance education to corporations around the world,” said Danos. “We believe its expertise in developing state-of-the-art e-learning programs is perfectly synergistic with our faculty’s expertise in the teaching of business.”

“There’s a great need for this program in the marketplace today,” said George Weathersby, chief executive officer of Quisic. “Targeted at high-potential employees lacking traditional business training, The Online Bridge Program will help corporations increase the value of their most important asset — their people.

“By giving employees the fundamental skills they need to compete, this program will help corporations meet their business objectives in today’s challenging environment.”

Founded in 1900, the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College is recognized around the world for its broad-based, high-quality general management program. Recently named the No. 1 business school in the United States in a corporate survey by the Wall Street Journal, Tuck is located on the Dartmouth campus in Hanover.

Quisic, based in Marina del Rey, Calif., is widely recognized for creating compelling online experiences that support management development and the implementation of critical business solutions.

Over the past 18 years, Quisic has worked with leading corporations including Federal Express, Citibank, United Airlines, Andersen and Lexus. The company’s services and products have earned more than 50 industry awards for excellence.

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