Quick Stats

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  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    700
  • Program Cost
    $114,842
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    52%
  • Selectivity
    26%
  • Job Offers
    90%
  • Average Salary
    $112,751
  • Top Industry
    Consulting
Contact Information
100 Fuqua Drive
Box 90120
Durham, North Carolina 27708-0120, United States
Website

Best B-School Road Trip: Fuqua School of Business

Bloomberg Businessweek's Jeniece Pettitt and Rachel Crane visit Durham to check out Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.

About Fuqua School of Business

Outrageous ambition, multi-disciplinary study and a strong culture define Fuqua. As the first truly global business school, Fuqua students across six master’s programs benefit from diverse cohorts, the unique “Team Fuqua” culture, and tailored curriculum offerings that prepare them for a dynamic, global 21st Century workplace. As a member of the Duke community and with some of the most productive faculty in the world, Fuqua offers many opportunities for multi-disciplinary education. Fuqua strives to develop leaders of consequence who do good and do well by valuing the greater mission above personal pursuits.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

3.36 GPA of All Applicants 3.46 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 65
  • Median 60
  • Middle 80% 38 to 96
Admissions Selectivity
26% Fuqua School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

700 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
86% 690
88% 700
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 3,150
26% 26.0
52% 52.0
Female
29% 29
International
51% 51
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Engineering
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Duke University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Virginia
  • Cornell University
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
$61,181 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Deloitte
  • U.S. Armed Forces
  • Accenture
  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
2% 2
3% 3
740 to 769
13% 13
17% 17
710 to 739
31% 31
29% 29
680 to 709
26% 26
28% 28
650 to 679
12% 12
13% 13
620 to 649
8% 8
7% 7
590 to 619
4% 4
2% 2
560 to 589
1% 1
0% 0
530 to 559
1% 1
0% 0
500 to 529
0% 0
0% 0
Under 500
1% 1
0% 0
English Language Requirements
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consulting 31%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 19%
  • Consumer Products 13%
  • Technology 10%
Deloitte 28
Top Employer
  • Accenture 12
  • Microsoft 12
  • Bain & Company 10
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
90% Fuqua School of Business 85% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
81% 81
64% 63.699022556390986
81% Receive Offers
75% 75
58% 57.85206896551723
75% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
9% 9
21% 21.110859375
9% Receive Offers
12% 12
25% 24.93132867132867
12% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
1% 1
5% 5.492558139534883
1% Receive Offers
2% 2
7% 7.091818181818181
2% Accept Offers
95% Graduates seeking full-time employment
5% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Deloitte 28
  • Accenture 12
  • Microsoft 12
  • Bain & Company 10
  • McKinsey & Company 7
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
39% 39.2
$122,770.00
24K 175K
Finance/Accounting
22% 21.5
$104,743.00
68K 160K
General Management
14% 13.9
$113,348.00
69K 260K
Human Resources
0% 0.0
$0.00 Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
17% 17.1
$103,231.00
45K 130K
Information Technology
0% 0.0
$0.00 Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
4% 3.8
$106,569.00
65K 150K
Other
4% 4.4
$103,065.00
48K 150K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
31% 30.6
$130,389.00
85K 175K
Consumer Products
13% 12.5
$101,782.00
80K 130K
Financial Services
19% 18.7
$105,155.00
75K 150K
Government
0% 0.0
$0.00 Data not provided
Manufacturing
5% 4.5
$98,879.00
50K 108K
Media/Entertainment
1% 1.3
$106,250.00
100K 120K
Non-profit
2% 2.3
$64,486.00
24K 90K
Petroleum/Energy
2% 2.3
$124,286.00
90K 260K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
9% 9.0
$108,375.00
48K 158K
Real Estate
1% 1.0
$98,000.00
75K 114K
Technology
10% 9.7
$117,583.00
45K 210K
Other
8% 8.4
$103,205.00
65K 150K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
0% 0.0
$0.00 Data not provided
More than one year, up to three years
8% 7.8
$107,880.00
48K 150K
More than five years
46% 45.7
$111,514.00
24K 260K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
4% 4.4
$100,714.00
50K 130K
Australia & Oceania
0% 0.0
$0.00 Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
0% 0.0
$0.00 Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
1% 1.3
$119,438.00
118K 120K
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0.3
$0.00 Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0.0
$0.00 Data not provided
North America
87% 87
$112,995.00
45K 210K
South America
6% 5.7
$122,278.00
90K 260K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
30% 30.4
$113,998.00
65K 175K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
11% 11.2
$106,274.00
48K 140K
U.S. South
19% 19.2
$111,130.00
66K 160K
U.S. Southwest
8% 8.3
$114,087.00
96K 140K
U.S. Midwest
14% 14.5
$111,020.00
72K 140K
U.S. West
16% 16.3
$119,393.00
45K 210K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0.0
$0.00 Data not provided
Canada
0% 0.0
$0.00 Data not provided
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Deloitte 19
  • Citi 11
  • Bain & Company 10
  • Boston Consulting Group 10
  • McKinsey & Company 9
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$255,317
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $114,842
  • Budget $78,083
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$255,317
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $114,842
  • Budget $78,083
14 Full Tuition Scholarships
67% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
67% 67
67% 67
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
100%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt $103,234
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
72 Fuqua School of Business 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
33% 33
Lectures
33% 33
Team project
24% 24
Top Areas of Study
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Decision Sciences, Energy & Environment, Energy Finance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Health Care Administration
  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Strategy
Master Degree Programs
  • Management
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
  • MBA/MSN (Nursing)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Other
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 22
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Classrooms and auditoriums are equipped with HD screens and recording systems to allow recorded audio, video and VGA material to be uploaded and distributed via streaming or download. Breeden Hall has 28 team rooms with computers and large flat-panel monitors. We have two rooms with Cisco TelePresence: a single-screen conference room for small groups and a 140-seat auditorium that allows guest speakers to present from Cisco-equipped systems anywhere in the world.

Students: Who are my classmates?

19% Married Students 41% International Students
32% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
65% 65
Asian American
17% 17
Hispanic
9% 9
Student Citizenship
North America
53% 53
Asia
21% 21
Dual Citizen
10% 10
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Business Law
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • High Tech
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual
  • International Club
  • Partners/Family
  • Volunteer
  • Wine
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

16,322 Living MBA Alumni 16 Countries where alumni clubs exist
36 Active alumni clubs
23% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.