In its relatively short history, The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University has established itself as one of the leading MBA programs in the world. In announcing its recent application makeover, Duke slimmed down and modified its short answer essays, while preserving its iconic 25 Random Things essay.
business schools – #10 by US News this year and lauded by Forbes as one of the most internationally focused schools in the US.
Fuqua is noted for its strong healthcare education, and the emphasis it places on teamwork among its MBA students.
Along with other postgraduate offerings in business, Fuqua provides students three routes to completing the MBA: the full-time MBA, Global Executive MBA and Weekend Executive MBA.
Upon acceptance, EA applicants must withdraw their bids to all other programs.
Fuqua requires applicants to submit its online application form, a one-page résumé, essays, and GMAT or GRE results, though GMAT scores are strongly preferred.While Fuqua is known as a general management program, the school’s marketing classes and professors rival those of other top schools, and therefore the marketing concentration is very popular.Finance classes and concentrations are also popular. As has become increasingly common among innovative business schools, Duke’s courses feature a blended teaching approach that includes an almost equal distribution of case studies, lectures, and team projects.The Early Action round MBA deadline is September 19, 2019.The Round 1 application deadline is October 14, 2019.(I’ll circle back to this further on with tips for a winning application strategy).Having spent five years as Associate Director of Fuqua’s Career Management Center and liaison to Admissions, I’m happy to see these candidate-friendly adjustments; from extending the early action deadline, to increasing the number of interview slots, and opportunities to waive the application fee.Those interested in the Fuqua MBA program can submit an application in an early action pool or during any of Fuqua’s three other application rounds.The submission deadline for Early Action (EA) students occurs in late September, and applicants learn of their admissions status by late October.Students tackle current global business issues and are exposed to diverse backgrounds and perspectives while also gaining exposure to more traditional “orientation” concepts such as leadership and team building.The Fuqua School of Business in Durham, North Carolina is the business school of Duke University.