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Business Schools In The S7 MBA List

Guide to Duke Fuqua School of Business

Strong name, strong community and a very solid career placement for its graduates make Duke MBA a preferred choice for many applicants. Duke is one of the strongest schools in Healthcare but has a solid placement with top Consulting, Tech and Finance firms.

About Duke Fuqua School of Business

The J. B. Fuqua School, which was established in 1838 and bears his name, enrols more than 1500 students each year in its seven-degree programs, which include a Full-Time MBA, a Global Executive MBA, and a Weekend MBA.

Although Fuqua’s overall management program is well-known, the marketing courses and instructors there are on par with those at other elite universities, which is why the marketing specialization is so well-liked. Classes and specializations in finance are also well-liked.

Duke Fuqua’s Specialty

Duke Fuqua School of Business is best known for:

  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Leadership
  • Marketing

Application Deadlines

Round 1: September 26, 2022 | Round 2: January 5, 2023 | Round 3: March 28, 2023
Application Fee: US$225 (standard)

Admissions Facts

Program length: 21 months
Acceptance rate (both programs): 24.2%
Average age of new entrants: 29
Required standardised test: GMAT/GRE
Average GMAT score (both programs): 750 | Average GRE Verbal/Quant score: 160 | Average GPA: 3.1-3.9
Require work experience: no minimum work experience  | Average work experience: 6 years

Application Essays

  • Season: 2022
  • Number of Essays: 
    • 1 required short answer essay (100 words)
    • 2 required long essays (750 words and 500 words)
  • Submission Deadline: Same as application deadline

Essay Topics
What are your short-term goals, post-MBA?
What are your long-term goals?
Life is full of uncertainties, and plans and circumstances can change. As a result, navigating a career requires you to be adaptable. Should the short-term goals that you provided above not materialize, what alternative directions have you considered?

Letters of Recommendation

  • Season: 2022/2023
  • Number of Recommendations: 2
  • Submission Deadline: Same as application deadline

Choosing Recommenders:

Fuqua use a modified version of the GMAC Common Letter of Recommendation. Each recommender must utilize the standard letter of recommendation template provided with the online application. You’ll need one letter of reference, and it has to be from an expert who is familiar with your work talents and professional capabilities. Additionally, references from former or present students may be provided by applicants. If the endorsement is provided before the application is received, you are then qualified for a fee waiver. 

Additional Questions: Personal qualities and skills grid, plus 3 required  questions which are as follows,

  1. Please provide a brief description of your interaction with the applicant and, if applicable, the applicant’s role in your organization. (Recommended word count: 50 words)
  2. How does the performance of the applicant compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? (E.g. what are the applicant’s principal strengths?) (Recommended word count: 500 words)
  3. Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. (Recommended word count: 500 words)
  4. Is there anything else we should know? (Optional)