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DUKE FUQUA School of Business


Daytime MBA


22 months


Durham, North Carolina, USA

Duke Fuqua MBA Overview

This full-time, top-ranked MBA program will help you grow into a new type of leader. One who’s equipped to not just change the business world—but one who’s ready to make an impact on the world itself. You’ll develop sharp skills to analyze options, an open mind to appreciate different perspectives, and a new way of working based on an ability to draw out the strength in others.



Duke Fuqua MBA Highlights


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International Clubs


Financial Times’20 16
QS World Rankings ’20 19
The Economist 13


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Program and Curriculum

The academic year is organized into four 6-week terms of MBA classes that each meet twice a week for 2 hours and 15 minutes. The term structure allows you to take a wide variety of courses and choose electives sooner, which can better prepare you for your internship. You’ll have only 13 mandated core classes—and more flexibility to select from over 100 electives to pursue the topics of most interest to you. The program is designed to help you understand many different aspects of business that can help you take different career paths after graduation. You’ll also get to collaborate on coursework and projects with small teams of 4–6 students to ensure that you learn amongst people from different backgrounds.

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A Mix of Core Courses and Electives are offered. Here are some examples of the same

  • Financial Accounting
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Energy, Markets, & Innovation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Health Care Markets
  • Leadership Communication
  • Leadership, Ethics & Organizations
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Strategy
  • Foundations of Strategy

A Mix of Core Courses and Electives are offered. Here are some examples of the same

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Decision Models
  • Game Theory for Strategic Advantage
  • Global Institutions & Environment
  • Impact Investing
  • Health Policy & Management
  • Negotiations
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Value Chain Innovation in Business Processes
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Decision Sciences
  • Energy & Environment
  • Energy Finance
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • Finance
  • Financial Analysis / Accounting
  • FinTech (Financial Technology)
  • Leadership & Ethics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy
  • Certificate in Finance
  • Certificate in Health Sector Management (HSM)
  • Management Science and Technology Management (MSTeM)


With more than 200 companies coming to campus each year for career fairs, presentations, and interviews. The Career Management Center (CMC) works with you to oversee all aspects of your job search. They provide you interview training and tools to help you pursue a tailored job search and create job opportunities with the companies you’re interested in.





Top 3 Sectors

  1. Consulting
  2. Technology
  3. Financial Services
Consulting 32%
Technology 23%
Finance 20%
Health 8%
Consumer Goods 5%
Retail 3%
Manufacturing 3%
Others 6%

Companies recruiting from Duke Fuqua MBA

Consulting Sector
  • Deloitte
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Bain & Co.
  • Oliver Wyman
  • A.T. Kearney
  • Google
  • Apple Inc
  • Comcast Corporation
  • IBM Corporation
  • BNB Paribas
  • Ernst & Young
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan
  • Deutsche Bank

Return on Investment (ROI)

Tuition Fees     $142,633
Cost of Living + $34,815
Average Impact of Part-Time Jobs –  $10,266
Total Investment     $167,182
Average Salary     $135,397
Amount Recovery (setting aside 25% of earning)      4.9 years




Duke Fuqua  Alumni Info

With an alumni network of 24,000+, Duke Fuqua graduates make a difference worldwide, in a diversified set of companies that range from global corporations to start-ups. Year after year, students connect with sought-after companies looking for professionals who have the ambition to make a difference

Some Famous Alumni

  • Tim Cook (CEO of Apple)
  • Melinda Gates
  • Jonathan Browning, CEO, Volkswagen Group of America

Duke Fuqua MBA : Class Profile

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Useful Information

    Duke Fuqua’s MBA program offers many exciting and compelling opportunities to develop your abilities beyond the classroom. From pitching venture capital for your start-up to developing a marketing strategy for a Fortune 500 product or serving on a local nonprofit board, you’ll be able to strategically choose opportunities that suit your career goals and stimulate your mind.


    • You must have earned, or expect to earn, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by the start of the program.
    • There is no minimum work experience required for this program


    $70,000 p.a.





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    School MBA Deadlines

       Rounds                     Deadline Dates
    Early Action                     Sep. 23, 2020
    Round 1                            Oct. 20, 2020
    Round 2                            Jan. 07, 2021
    Round 3                            Mar. 25, 2021


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    Application Information

    The application fees for direct application is $225.

    Application Documents

    • Unofficial transcripts of all previous academic work uploaded into the application.  Should you be admitted, you will be required to have official copies of your transcript/s sent to The Fuqua School of Business directly from each college or university you attended. 
    • Completed essays
    • Current resume or CV
    • One letter of recommendation, and one optional letter of recommendation, submitted online via the Common Letter of Recommendation.  
    • Self-reported GMAT, GRE, or EA scores.  If you have taken more than one exam format (i.e., you have taken the GMAT and the GRE), we encourage you to submit your best score from each. Should you be admitted, you will be required to have your official GMAT, GRE, or EA scores sent to Fuqua directly from the test administrator. 
    • $225 USD non-refundable application fee (paid online by credit card only) at the time of submitting the online portion of your application. 

    Application Essays

    One short answer question and two essay questions must be completed before submitting your application.

    The ‘Team Fuqua’ spirit and community is one of the things that sets the MBA experience apart, and it is a concept that extends beyond the student body to include faculty, staff, and administration. Please share with us “25 Random Things” about you. The Admissions Committee wants to get to know YOU – beyond the professional and academic achievements listed in your resume and transcript. Share with us important life experiences, your hobbies, achievements, fun facts, or anything that helps us understand what makes you who you are.

    Please do not copy the essay question in the document you upload with your application, and limit your response to 2 pages (750 words maximum). Present your response in list form, numbered 1 to 25. Some points may be brief, while others may be longer.

    Fuqua prides itself on cultivating a culture of engagement. Our students enjoy a wide range of student-led organizations that provide opportunities for leadership development and personal fulfillment, as well as an outlet for contributing to society. Our student-led government, clubs, centers, and events are an integral part of the student culture and to the development of leaders. Based on your understanding of the Fuqua culture, what are 3 ways you expect to contribute at Fuqua?

    Please do not copy the essay question in the document you upload with your application, and limit your response to 1 page (300 words maximum).

    Short answer questions will allow for 500 characters only – the equivalent of about 100 words.

    If you feel there are circumstances of which the admissions committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g. unexplained gaps in work, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance). Note that you should NOT upload additional essays nor additional recommendations in this area. The Optional Information section is intended to provide the admissions committee with insight into your circumstances only.

    – Please do not copy the essay question in the document you upload with your application, and limit your response to 1 page (300 words maximum).


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