Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

Representative name: Ashleigh Carroll
Position: Assistant Director, Admissions
Email: [email protected]
Open chat hours: 20:00-21:00
School brochure: click to open
Q&A with admissions: click to open

The Fuqua School of Business is the business school of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. It currently enrolls more than 1,300 students in degree-seeking programs. These programs include the Daytime Master of Business Administration (MBA), the Global Executive MBA and the Cross Continent MBA.

Admission to the Fuqua School is highly competitive. For the Daytime MBA Class of 2018, 22% of 3,737 applicants were accepted to fill a class of 446. Fuqua reports an 80% GMAT range of 640-750, with 40% international and 35% female students.

Fuqua ensures students gain hands-on management experience outside of the classroom by putting much of student life in the hands of its students. 100% student-run, the MBA Associations supports students in managing 50+ active student clubs and organizations.

Daytime MBA:

The Duke MBA-Daytime is a full-time MBA degree program that combines rigorous academic training that combines classroom instruction and experiential learning opportunities alongside a diverse group of peers – people from different countries, experiences, and viewpoints. This integrated approach helps students to develop skills to analyze options, an open mind to appreciate other perspectives, and a new way of working based on drawing out strengths in others. At the core of our curriculum and community is the term Team Fuqua. Our students believe it is important to draw out strengths in others to move a team forward toward a common goal and is the secret to success as future business leaders. Bringing out the best in others isn’t just a nice approach to work, it’s a winning business strategy.

Additional Programs:

22 months

71,750 USD per year

Every admitted applicant is considered for a merit scholarship. These awards are for the 2-year duration of the MBA program and range from partial to full tuition. Click here to learn more about financing your degree.

STEM Concentration: Track in Management Science and Technology Management (MSTeM)

https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/daytime-mba/concentrations-certificates

Durham, North Carolina, USA

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The Fuqua School Of Business Duke University Chat
Ashleigh Carroll
6/09 10:14PM
Hi everyone! Thanks for joining us this afternoon. My name is Ashleigh and I work on the AdCom at Fuqua. I will be joined by another member of the AdCom, Victoria Shuler, shortly. Feel free to send any questions my way and we will be happy to answer them!
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Guest- Lior
6/09 10:30PM
Hello Ashleigh! Do you waive the GMAT this year?
Ashleigh Carroll
6/09 10:31PM
Hi Lior! We require a test score (GMAT, GRE, or EA) for all of our MBA applicants and we do not waive it.
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Guest- Lior
6/09 10:31PM
OK, thanks!
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Guest- Jon
6/09 10:32PM
Any scholarship for women?
Ashleigh Carroll
6/09 10:33PM
Hi Jon! All scholarships granted are purely merit based. All applicants are automatically considered for these merit based scholarships when they apply!
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Guest- Gil
6/09 10:35PM
Ashleigh . hello from Israel, and thanks for doing this session! can my partner work during my MBA?
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Guest- Or
6/09 10:36PM
Hi, I am 28y, was three years in the army, and 3 years in a high-tech company. Is this a good profile for your MBA? Or are you looking for specific people that come from other backgrounds?
Ashleigh Carroll
6/09 10:36PM
Hi Gil! Great question--yes, your partner is more than welcome to work while you earn your MBA. The Triangle is a great place for job-seekers and I would recommend looking at opportunities in Raleigh, Durham, and RTP. Best of luck!
Hi Or! We love to see applicants from all different types of backgrounds, typically our MBA students are entering with an average of 3-5 years of work experience!
here is the link to our class profile for reference: https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/daytime-mba/class-profile
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Guest- Or
6/09 10:43PM
ok thanks , ill have a look at the link
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Guest- Keren
6/09 10:43PM
Hi, I am 35 and looking at your EMBA. can I (and my spouse) get a student visa if I apply to the EMBA?
Am I too old for the daytime MBA?
what are the odds of getting in if I will get a 700 GMAT?
Ashleigh Carroll
6/09 10:45PM
Hi Keren! If you are earning your EMBA, you can get your student visa, but I am not so sure about your spouse. I would direct all visa-related questions to [email protected].
You are absolutely not too old for the Daytime MBA! The Executive MBA programs are for applicants with a larger number of working years, so there is a minimum of 5 years required to apply.
In regards to your GMAT, we review applications holistically so there are several components that factor into your final admission decision. I would recommend looking at the class profile linked above for more details
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Guest- Gur
6/09 10:53PM
Do you consider military experience as real work experience?
Ashleigh Carroll
6/09 10:56PM
Hi Gur! Yes, we consider military experience work experience. At Fuqua, we look for experience with managing people, projects, and budgets, and we recognize the military as a great way to sharpen those skills.
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Guest- Gur
6/09 10:58PM
thats the answer I was looking for
Ashleigh Carroll
6/09 11:01PM
Great! I'm glad we could help
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Guest- Shachar
6/09 11:03PM
Given that about 30% are international students, how effective do you find the career counseling the school offers them?
Ashleigh Carroll
6/09 11:06PM
Hi Shachar! Great question. We publish an employment report every year and based on the most current data, 98% of our graduates were employed within 3 months of graduation, so our career counseling is very effective for all students, including international. You can find that information at this link: https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/sites/www1.fuqua.duke.edu/files/media/programs/daytime/duke-mba-employment-2021.pdf
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Guest- Mostafa
6/09 11:10PM
hello, Are there scholarships for minorities?
Ashleigh Carroll
6/09 11:11PM
Hi Mostafa! All scholarships granted are purely merit based. All applicants are automatically considered for these merit based scholarships when they apply!
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Guest- Danna
6/09 11:13PM
Ashleigh hi, I saw there is an EMBA with lots of travel. how intense is that? seems AMAZING!!!
I am 32 Israeli but moving to the US in the fall
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Guest- Mostafa
6/09 11:15PM
thanks
Ashleigh Carroll
6/09 11:15PM
Hi Danna! The EMBA is a great program for applicants with a little more work experience than the average daytime MBA applicant. The Global EMBA program has several residencies in places like Santiago, Chile, Dubai, Southeast Asia, and Berlin.
More information about the GEMBA program can be found here: https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/global-executive-mba
The schedule of residences can be found here but each term typically has about a 10-day residency: https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/global-executive-mba/program-format
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Guest- Danna
6/09 11:17PM
thanks for this!
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Guest- Shachar
6/09 11:20PM
Hi, what entrepreneurship courses and programs do you offer? Do you encourage working on a venture while studying at your MBA program?
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Guest- Liat
6/09 11:20PM
Hi, My GMAt is 600. Is this considered a bad GMAT? i can try to get a higer score would that increase my chances to get in?
Ashleigh Carroll
6/09 11:23PM
Hi Liat! We offer a few different resources for entrepreneurship here at Fuqua! The first is our Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, more info on that can be found here: https://centers.fuqua.duke.edu/cei/?_gl=1%2Ag9mhnr%2A_ga%2AMTg0Njg1NzE2MC4xNjMyMTUwMDI5%2A_ga_1QY6PJLGK7%2AMTY1NDc5NzAyMy4zMjUuMS4xNjU0Nzk3MDM4LjQ1 Additionally, we also offer a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation! https://go.fuqua.duke.edu/data/fuquaworld/Student_Resources/entrepreneurship_innovation_concentration.html
We typically do not encourage people to work while in the MBA program, as it can be difficult to get balance working on top of studying, student life, and recruiting
Hi Liat! Our average GMAT is a 670-750, but we review applications holistically so there are several components that factor into your final admission decision. Here is the link to our class profile for reference: https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/daytime-mba/class-profile
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Guest- Chai
6/09 11:25PM
thank you for these details. very informative (also to the silent crowd who just reads
can we send you an email with questions?
Ashleigh Carroll
6/09 11:26PM
Hi Chai! You are very welcome! Yes, absolutely--we love hearing from you all! You can reach us at [email protected].
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Guest- Liat
6/09 11:28PM
ok, thank you
Ashleigh Carroll
6/09 11:30PM
Thank you so much for joining us this afternoon! It was great getting to talk with you all. Take care, and we hope to see an application from you soon!
MBAFair Admin
6/09 11:33PM
Chat is closing - thank you Duke Fuqua!!!!!!!!!!
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