The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University has released the 2011-2012 deadlines and essay topics.
The four rounds are as follows:
Application Deadline – September 29, 2011
Interview Invitations Sent – October 24, 2011
Decision Notification – December 5, 2011
Application Deadline – November 1, 2011
Interview Invitations Sent – December 16, 2011
Decision Notification – February 1, 2012
Application Deadline – January 4, 2012
Interview Invitations Sent – February 8, 2012
Decision Notification – March 20, 2012
Application Deadline – March 8, 2012
Interview Invitations Sent – March 30, 2012
Decision Notification – May 4, 2012
*Essays for Fall 2012 Entry*
Essay 1: Describe your vision for your career and your inspiration for pursuing this career path.
Essay 2: How will your background, values, and non-work activities enhance the experience of other Duke MBA students and add value to Fuqua’s diverse culture?
Essay 3: Why Duke? (If you are interested in a specific concentration, joint degree, clubs or activities, please discuss how you would contribute to these in this essay.)
Optional Essay: If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Admissions Committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g., unexplained gaps in work, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, significant weakness in your application).
Re-applicant Essay: All re-applicants are required to complete the Re-applicant Essay. Please limit your response to two pages. Write an essay describing how you are now a stronger candidate for admission compared to the application you submitted the previous year.
For more information on applying to the Duke MBA program, visit the school’s admissions website.