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The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) March 7
Application deadline (international students) March 7
Application fee $225

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 26.5% - Low
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.44 - High
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 3.06-3.79
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 309
Average GMAT score 689 - High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 630-740
Students with prior work experience 436
Average work experience (months) 62

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants (part-time) N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
Average age of new entrants N/A
Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GMAT score N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Students with prior work experience N/A
Average work experience (months) N/A

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required N/A

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Application includes education & employment history, resume, activities & achievements, essays, official GMAT & ESL scores, professional recommendations & official transcripts. GRE scores accepted in lieu of GMAT for joint degree applicants and on an exception basis. Brief open interview period, otherwise interviews are invitation only. Fuqua offers a guaranteed loan to international students.
Executive program
The application for The Duke MBA includes sections on personal information, education background, employment history, a business resume, activities & achievements, self-reported test scores & essays. Additional requirements include the submission of official GMAT & ESL scores (if applicable), two professional recommendations, & scanned official transcripts.
Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Megan Lynam
Full-time program phone (919) 660-7705
Full-time program E-mail admissions-info@fuqua.duke.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​fuqua.​duke.​edu/​programs/​duke_mba/​daytime/​
Executive program phone (919) 660-7705
Executive program E-mail admissions-info@fuqua.duke.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​fuqua.​duke.​edu/​programs/​
Part-time program phone N/A
Part-time program E-mail N/A
Part-time program website N/A
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(15) Departments/concentrations
accounting leadership
consulting marketing
economics not-for-profit management
entrepreneurship production/operations management
finance organizational behavior
general management supply chain management/logistics
health care administration quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
international business
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand consulting, finance, health care administration, marketing, quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, full-time other, traditional executive MBA, other executive MBA
Joint programs available engineering, healthcare (medicine), law, public policy/administration, Nursing (MBA/MSN), Master of Environmental Management (MBA/MEM)

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The MBA program begins with the Global Institute, featuring courses in Leadership, Ethics & Organizations and Global Institutions and Environment. Students then explore the major functional areas in business and management communications through the program's core courses. Inter-disciplinary concentrations and certificate opportunities are also available.
Executive program
Duke offers three MBA formats for working professionals: the Global Executive*, Weekend Executive and Cross Continent* programs. All provide a rigorous general management education to broaden knowledge, experience and skills. Curricula build from foundational business courses to functional courses to integrative courses. Functional area concentrations available, *International residencies required
Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

#12 Best Business Schools

(10) Ranking by Specialties

#20 in Accounting
#25 in Entrepreneurship
#4 in Executive M.B.A.
#12 in Finance
#9 in International
#8 in Management
#3 in Marketing
#7 in Nonprofit
#18 in Production / Operations
#25 in Supply Chain / Logistics

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 82
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.3
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 4.0
Acceptance rate 26.5% - Low
Average starting salary and bonus $128,666 - High
Average undergraduate GPA 3.44 - High
Average GMAT score 689 - High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 78.4% - High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 88.2% - Medium
Enrollment (full-time) 888
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 888

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 888
Minority students 22.7%
International students 34.3%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Minority students N/A
International students N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Lamar Richardson
Financial aid phone (919) 660-7687

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $50,300 per year
Required fees $1,852 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $19,707
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $96,805

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships N/A
Teaching assistantships N/A
Research assistantships N/A
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

Duke University has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 453
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 408
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 78.4% - High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 88.2% - Medium

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 340
Low base salary $50,000
Average base salary $107,833
High base salary $250,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $55,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $108,177
High base salary: U.S citizen $250,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $50,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $107,085
High base salary: Foreign nationals $215,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 273
Low signing bonus $1,000
Average signing bonus $25,946
High signing bonus $60,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $1,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $26,691
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $60,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $5,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $24,085
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $50,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 186
Low other compensation $2,500
Average other compensation $15,135
High other compensation $50,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $2,500
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $13,602
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $50,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $2,500
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $19,319
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $40,000

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 68
Marketing/sales low salary $50,000
Marketing/sales average salary $96,857
Marketing/sales high salary $160,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 8
Operations/production low salary $100,000
Operations/production average salary $114,000
Operations/production high salary $120,000
Number reporting general management jobs 59
General management low salary $60,000
General management average salary $101,655
General management high salary $154,117
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 77
Finance/accounting low salary $60,000
Finance/accounting average salary $103,886
Finance/accounting high salary $250,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 115
Consulting low salary $55,000
Consulting average salary $121,465
Consulting high salary $153,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 3
Human resources low salary $90,000
Human resources average salary $93,333
Human resources high salary $95,000
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 9
Other occupations low salary $55,000
Other occupations average salary $89,644
Other occupations high salary $110,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 16
Manufacturing low salary $80,000
Manufacturing average salary $106,018
Manufacturing high salary $132,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 6
Non-profit low salary $65,000
Non-profit average salary $85,000
Non-profit high salary $95,000

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 91
Northeast low salary $80,000
Northeast average salary $108,256
Northeast high salary $250,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 34
Middle Atlantic low salary $65,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $112,718
Middle Atlantic high salary $160,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 63
South low salary $55,000
South average salary $105,438
South high salary $135,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 36
Midwest low salary $60,000
Midwest average salary $110,222
Midwest high salary $135,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 20
Southwest low salary $95,000
Southwest average salary $117,565
Southwest high salary $140,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 38
West low salary $80,000
West average salary $107,276
West high salary $140,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 49
International low salary $50,000
International average salary $101,934
International high salary $215,000
 


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