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About

Tuck’s Center for Global Business and Government was formed to ensure that Tuck and its students, faculty, and alumni remain on the cutting edge of two of the most profound trends impacting business today – globalization and the broad, ever-changing role of government in business.

BACKGROUND

Companies today enjoy ever-wider opportunities to be globally engaged, and they need leaders who can harness the opportunities and rise to the challenges of globalization.  At the same time, as market forces have spread throughout the world, so, too, has the role of national governments.  National governments that once stood between the market and billions of their citizens still today play deep and shifting roles in the global economy via institutions such as monetary and fiscal authorities, state-owned enterprises, and sovereign wealth funds.  Global companies need leaders who work effectively with governments.

The Center for Global Business and Government seeks to be the preeminent center among business schools focused on equipping leaders to succeed at the intersection of business and government.  The center will achieve its goals through a global network of business and government elites, a distinctive body of knowledge, and experiential courses and programs driving innovation in higher education.

The Center will also serve as a model at Tuck of global engagement and educational innovation, helping to spread ideas and best practices throughout the school as it looks to the future.

Through a linked set of outreach, MBA Program enrichment, and research activities, the Center will prepare students to become leaders in their decades beyond Tuck in both global businesses and in national governments as well.

AREAS OF FOCUS

MBA Enrichment
MBA Fellows play an integral role in the Center’s activities throughout the school year by participating in the MBA Fellows Project, hosting CGBG guest speakers (Killingstad Global Insights Series and Special Events, and providing valuable feedback on programs.

  • Killingstad Global Insights Series: This series of on-campus talks, called the Killingstad Global Insights Series, features senior executives and global leaders interacting with the Tuck community on issues at the intersection of business and government. This program is made possible by a generous donation from Bernt Killingstad T'86, the Managing Director at Lincoln Property Company.
  • Special Events: One of the hallmarks of the Tuck experience is the learning that takes place outside the classroom at events and programs that reflect the diverse interests of the Tuck community.

Executive Engagement
MBA Fellows will earn independent study credit through project related research specific to a topic that will guide them through policy and regulation issues at the intersection of business and government. In this project, Fellows have the opportunity to work closely with CGBG Senior Fellows, government officials, and leaders in the private sector through extensive research both on and off campus..