Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business


Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

Nurturing a New Kind of Leader

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business attracts and nurtures a new kind of leader who has the power to bring out the strength in others and move teams forward toward a common purpose. Our community is made up of students and faculty from around the world who thrive in an environment with differing viewpoints. We bring them together to inform a leadership style that inspires entire organizations to do better while doing what’s best.
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Fuqua enrolls more than 1,500 students a year across seven degree programs and seven non-degree programs, designed to help working professionals as well as full-time students push their limits and try new things. While our campus is based in North America, we are known for providing opportunities for learning and engagement around the world.

The school has long-standing relationships with firms in key industries, including health care, financial services, consulting, technology, consumer goods, energy and the environment, and media, as well as a focus in the areas of entrepreneurship and social impact. Our network of 22,000+ alumni, many of whom remain highly engaged with Fuqua, are known for a special way of working. Ultimately, we measure the success of our graduates by their impact on workplaces and the world around them, by their relationships and reputations.

 Daytime MBA

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


 Daytime MBA

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%)

Regional representation:

  • 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

Countries represented:

  • Barbados
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • China
  • Colombia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Republic of Korea
  • Netherlands
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Taiwan
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • USA


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.


Michael Bulzan

Regional Director, EMEA



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