Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

Representative name: Jessica Brown
Position: Associate Director, Admissions, Fuqua School of Business
Email: [email protected]
Open chat hours: 18:00-19:00
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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

$70,000 USD

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)

Durham, NC, USA
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The Fuqua School Of Business Duke University Chat
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Guest- Ali nawaz
6/10 05:25PM
hey
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Guest- Itay Varkovitzky
6/10 05:59PM
Hi! I wanted to ask how do you treat people with ~10 years of experience? Do you recommend such people (if they are good enough) to come to Fuqua?
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:00PM
Hello there! Thank you for joining the chat!
We review applicants that have a wide range of work experience, both above and below the average number of years. We are looking for the breadth and depth of your experience and the value add you'll bring to a team.
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Guest- Guest - Roni Or
6/10 06:02PM
i would also like to know about very little experience and finishing my undergrad only this year, how will that affect my chances?
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:03PM
Hi Fuqua team, this is Rajiv Shukla from India. Thanks for having this session
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Guest- Itay Varkovitzky
6/10 06:04PM
Thank you!
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:04PM
Hi Roni! While we don't have a minimum number of years of work experience, it's important that you can show professional maturity on your resume. Most competitive applicants will have at least 3 years of work experience before entering the program.
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:04PM
What should an ideal MBA resume look like for full time applicants?
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Guest- Guest - Roni Or
6/10 06:04PM
Thanks!
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:05PM
Here's a link to our application guide. It includes a lot of information that may be helpful to you. https://spark.adobe.com/page/Orb3PEn6CEtCS/
Rajiv, make sure that you can show how you have managed people, projects, and budgets. Since you are limited to one page, use this space wisely to show the impact you have made in your role, not list work responsibilities.
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:08PM
Great !! Thanks
Any advice for reapplicants?
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Guest- Saar
6/10 06:09PM
Hi, A question about military experience effect while applying for an MBA degree. As for myself, an officer serving in the army for the past six years (Captain rank). Through my time in the army, I have both been in operational zones and staff roles, specializing in military intelligence. How is your university admission policy for veterans, having less experience in the labor market?
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:10PM
Rajiv - we will host a reapplicant webinar later this summer that will provide additional information. Until then, I would recommend that you do a little self-reflection and review your previous application. Look for ways that you can strengthen your new application that reflects growth over the past few months.
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:12PM
Sure. Looking forward. Thanks
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:13PM
Hi Saar, that's a great question. Fuqua is very supportive of military applicants! We don't require any particular type of work experience and value the contributions that you make through your service. You can read more about the Duke Armed Forces Association via this link: https://events.fuqua.duke.edu/veterans/about/message-from-dafa/
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Guest- Adi
6/10 06:16PM
Hi Team, I wanted to know if there is a process for applying to scholarship separately?
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:18PM
For those that might be interested, i'd like to introduce you to Raanan Sayag. He's a Duke Fuqua 2016 alumnus from the Daytime MBA program. Raanan was a very engaging member of the Fuqua community and was rewarded for this efforts during his two years of study. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcuPAtPAb50&list=PLwEToxwSycW3nyENtf7ysCwJd_pUkuyNf&index=24
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Guest- Skye
6/10 06:18PM
Hi, I saw the program is 2Y, do you have shorter programs too?
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Guest- Alon
6/10 06:19PM
What can I do if I don’t have LOR from direct supervisor? If I started my own company?
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Guest- Skye
6/10 06:19PM
and can I work thrhoguohout my MBA?
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:20PM
Hi Skye, we do offer a one year Accelerated MBA program but it has a different set of requirements than the Daytime Program. You can read more about that here: https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/accelerated-daytime-mba
Hi Alon, we recommend that you get a LOR from a client, previous manager or current business partner.
Due to the academic course load and rigor of the Daytime program, it would be incredibly challenging to study and work while in the program.
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:24PM
The day time MBA program is the full time program, right?
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:25PM
Yes, it is a full time program.
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:25PM
i meant is the 2 year full time program, right?
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:25PM
You are correct!
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:27PM
Thanks ! How does fuqua view someone whos has taken the GMAT & GRE 7 times in total?
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Guest- David
6/10 06:27PM
I am 33. Am I too old for an MBA. I am really interested in your program Also, I don’t have any managerial experience in my background (no one at my level at work manages) does this matter?
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:28PM
We will always consider the highest test score that is submitted with your application. We will not negatively view multiple scores.
Hi David, you are absolutely not too old to apply and managerial experience isn't required. We will evaluate the breadth and depth of your professional maturity and the experience that you'd bring to the program.
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:30PM
What kind of additional course work would you recommend for people wanting to better their application?
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:31PM
Rajiv - i'd recommend that you review courses provided on MBA Math.
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:31PM
by review , do you mean sign up for those courses?
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:33PM
If you are interested in taking additional courses, that is an option to consider. Fuqua doesn't require applicants take any additional courses to be considered for admission.
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:33PM
Sure. thank you
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:34PM
You're welcome!
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Guest- Mor
6/10 06:35PM
While I have a 3 years of experience but I am not working since 1 year (actively doing NGO work). Can I apply?
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:36PM
Hi Mor, yes you can apply. You'll want to be sure to explain your current experience to the admissions committee.
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Guest- Mor
6/10 06:37PM
Thank you!
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:38PM
The Fuqua School of Business has been hosting a number of LinkedIn Live sessions with different faculty members. Feel free to review some of the recordings. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwEToxwSycW1rPRuawsif1dTyxJTgmq2_
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Guest- MBA here I come
6/10 06:39PM
Hi, I have a silly question. I am 28, and most of my professional career has been in the ISraeli military. Does that count as work experience? I am only finishing now my BA, but feel I am ready for my MBA
and do I have to do a summer internship? Or can I use this time to develop a startup? Is there a way to work throughout the degree?
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Guest- Yuval
6/10 06:42PM
Are there any Maths or computer pre-requisites for applying to Duke's program?
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:42PM
Hello there. Yes, your military experience will count as work experience and Fuqua is very supportive of military applicants. Just be sure to communicate your experience in your application and on your resume. Since the program is a fulltime program, students aren't able to work during that time.
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Guest- Avi
6/10 06:42PM
What is the most important part of the application?
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:43PM
Summer internships are optional but essential to the recruiting process. It is strongly recommended that you pursue an internship even if you are interested in entrepreneurship.
Hi Yuval, the only prerequisite for admission is the completion of an undergraduate degree.
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Guest- Sharon
6/10 06:45PM
Do you have any non academics clubs, as well? Like social clubs, sports club, etc?
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:46PM
Avi - the application review process is holistic and all parts are weighed evenly. Feel free to check out these videos and learn more: https://spark.adobe.com/page/Orb3PEn6CEtCS/
Hi Sharon, we have over 60 student clubs that cover a wide range of interests. - https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/student-network/clubs-activities
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Guest- MBA here I come
6/10 06:47PM
Can I combine my MBA degree with another degree (law) I am debating between MBA and LLM. Any words of wisdom how to choose What are the EMBA requierments
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Guest- Eran
6/10 06:49PM
Will you have fewer slots in your class due to deferrals from last year?
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:49PM
We have a number of dual degree options including a JD/MBA but not a MBA/LLM.
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Guest- Alina
6/10 06:50PM
Hi, I am married with a 1Y old baby... are there students like this? or is this unique... will my partner and baby be able to live in the dorms?
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:50PM
Also, the requirements for our EMBA programs are slightly different than the daytime program and would require international travel. https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/global-executive-mba
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Guest- Rajiv Shukla
6/10 06:51PM
This session was really insightful. Thanks for having this session
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:52PM
Hi Eran, deferrals from the previous year have not had a negative impact on the incoming class. The majority of our students continued with their studies either in person or remotely.
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Guest- Dafna
6/10 06:54PM
Hi, I am just at the beginning of my MBA research. I am 24 and 2nd year student at IDC. My grades are good, but I am not top of the class. Is this a problem?
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:54PM
Hi Alina! Yes, we have quite a few students that come to Fuqua with their families (between 18-20 percent). There's a phenomenal organization called Fuqua Partners that provides support to the families and partners of admitted students. https://www.fuqua.duke.edu/student-network/partners-community#families
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Guest- Dafna
6/10 06:55PM
hi
Hi, I am just at the beginning of my MBA research. I am 24 and 2nd year student at IDC. My grades are good, but I am not top of the class. Is this a problem?
oops, sorry it went twice
Duke Fuqua
6/10 06:57PM
Hi Dafna - no, that's not a problem at all. We will review your academic transcripts to ensure that you are able to handle the rigor of the MBA curriculum. Class ranking will not impact your competitiveness.
Thanks everyone for joining the chat today! It was a pleasure to connect with each of you. Don't hesitate to contact our office should you have any additional questions: [email protected]
Stay safe and healthy! I look forward to connecting with you again soon!
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