Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
Nurturing a New Kind of Leader
Our 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. Ultimately, you’ll leave Fuqua a leader who inspires organizations to do better while doing what’s best.
Customize your education
Our unique curriculum offers 14 different concentrations, has fewer core classes, and allows you to pursue electives sooner.
Define your own experience
All 60+ clubs are started and led by students, so your opportunities to take initiative are endless—and constantly evolving.
Learn beyond the classroom
We combine classroom instruction with experiential learning opportunities, pushing you to apply your skills in real-world situations.
Join a close-knit community
Our class schedule encourages students to stay in Durham over the weekend, fostering strong relationships between students, alumni, faculty, and their families.
Grow your career
Our Career Management Center has specialized coaches to help you define your career path—and brings more than 200 companies to recruit on campus.
Global Executive MBA
Working professionals from around the globe come together to earn a world-class MBA in this 18-month program. You’ll grow beyond your comfort zone through international residencies that emphasize how culture and institutions shape business in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and North America. A unique team approach ensures that you learn from your classmates, high-potential peers working in different markets with expertise in different functions. You’ll build business acumen and a diverse global network—without interrupting your career.
Stay on track
Intensive residencies provide the immersive rigor of a traditional MBA program while reducing your time away from work and family. Distance periods provide you the flexibility to complete assignments around your schedule.
Learn in more ways
Expand on classroom concepts by engaging with local managers around the world and visiting companies in different sectors. Gain further breadth or depth with concentrations, certificates, and electives that support your goals.
Become a better leader
Intensive collaboration in teams with wide-ranging viewpoints advances your leadership ability. You’ll learn how to draw out strengths from others to produce stronger, more innovative results
Class of 2020 Stats
440 Class Size
29 Average Age
5.6 Average Years of Work Experience
3.1-3.88 Average Undergraduate GPA (middle 80%)
650-750 GMAT Range (middle 80%)
- Western: 10%
- Midwestern: 13%
- Mid-Atlantic: 17%
- Northeastern: 26%
- Southern: 23%
- Southwest: 12%
- International (by country of residence): 28%
Global Executive MBA
Class of 2019 Stats
94 Class Size
25-54 Age Range
5-30 Years Work Experience
86 Organizations Represented
38% International Representation
- Republic of Korea
- United Kingdom
We're excited to meet you!
Finding the right fit is important—for you, and for Fuqua—so the admissions process for each of our programs is designed to ensure we learn about each other. Fuqua invests in your success even before you’re a student, helping you identify the program that’s right for you and supporting you throughout your application.
We’re looking for the kind of person who thrives on difference and has the power to bring out strengths in others, and we recruit students from around the world who share those values. That’s why our culture and environment feel different—more supportive, more collaborative, more immersive, more diverse.
As you consider programs, we hope you’ll engage with us on social media, explore the resources in this website, and connect with our community to learn more. Come visit us to sit in classes, speak with faculty, tour our facilities, and experience life at Fuqua.
The Daytime MBA (22 months)
For students beginning their program in August 2018 (class of 2020), tuition cost for the first year is 68,200 USD. In planning for second-year tuition costs, students should budget an increase of approximately 4%. There are a number of opportunities—including merit scholarships, loans, and other programs—to help make your Fuqua Daytime MBA a reality.
The Global Executive MBA (18 months)
For students beginning their program in July 2019 (class of 2020), the tuition cost is 148,000 USD. Scholarships are awarded by an Admissions Scholarship Committee based on an overall view of each candidate, including what each will contribute to the Fuqua community as well as the communities, companies, and organizations they interact with now and into the future.
Regional Director, EMEA