Fuqua Program Overview
The Fuqua School of Business at Duke seeks to “provide the highest quality education for business and academic leaders, and promote the advancement of the understanding and practice of management through research.”
Often credited as one of the world’s top 10 business schools, Fuqua offers a number of ways to attain an MBA based on a student’s experience, needs and stage in life. The standard two-year, full-time program taught in six-week terms. In all of the MBA programs, Fuqua stresses a focused but flexible curriculum. Because Daytime MBA courses are only six weeks long, students are able to take more courses—as many as four per term.
Like Duke University as a whole, Fuqua is a largely team-based program that encourages community and fosters a collective spirit. The school looks for students who will inspire each other and positively impact their peers. Fuqua promotes and encourages social interaction, and intentionally seeks a diverse mix of students in terms of academic, cultural and professional backgrounds.
Unlike some programs that remain distinctly separate from their universities, the Fuqua student body is highly involved in campus activities. The Blue Devils’ history of athletic excellence creates an enjoyable pastime for Fuqua sports fans, and the wealth of involvement opportunities, both inside Fuqua and at the university as a whole, create opportunities for leadership and personal growth. Having said that, Fuqua draws highly intelligent and motivated students, so class competition is natural, especially under a “relative grading” system. Fuqua hopes its rigorous coursework and talented student body will push students to reach their potential and approach the practice of business in innovative ways.