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Fuqua School of Business

Quick Stats

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  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    697
  • Program Cost
    $117,604
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    51%
  • Selectivity
    25%
  • Job Offers
    94%
  • Average Salary
    $114,109
  • Top Industry
    Consulting
Contact Information
100 Fuqua Drive
Box 90120
Durham, North Carolina 27708-0120, United States
Website

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About Fuqua School of Business

Fuqua educates leaders of consequence—people with competence, character, and purpose who choose to create, rather than extract, value. Our community is based on the principles of supportive ambition, authentic engagement, and collective diversity. As a member of the Duke community and with some of the most productive research faculty in the world, Fuqua offers many opportunities for multi-disciplinary education.  Our students benefit from diverse cohorts, the unique “Team Fuqua” culture, and tailored curriculum offerings that prepare them to navigate the dynamics of a global economy.

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The emphasis on a team-oriented environment that is supportive and collaborative. My classmates, professors, and school administrators support one another and have an open door policy. I know there is always someone to go to for help.

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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 64
  • Median 60
  • Middle 80% 38 to 96
Admissions Selectivity
25% Fuqua School of Business 46% Average Across All Schools

697 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
86% 691
87% 697
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 3,453
25% 25.0
51% 51.0
Female
28% 28
International
53% 53
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Business (General)
  • Accepted
  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Business (General)
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of Virginia
  • Duke University
  • U.S. Military Academy
  • Cornell University
  • University of Notre Dame
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
$58,327 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Deloitte
  • U.S. Armed Forces
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Accenture
  • Goldman Sachs
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
2% 2
2% 2
740 to 769
13% 13
14% 14
710 to 739
33% 33
33% 33
680 to 709
25% 25
26% 26
650 to 679
13% 13
13% 13
620 to 649
8% 8
9% 9
590 to 619
3% 3
3% 3
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 Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Consulting 30%
Top Industry
  • Technology 19%
  • Financial Services 17%
  • Other 9%
Deloitte 31
Top Employer
  • Microsoft 15
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 14
  • Boston Consulting Group 14
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
94% Fuqua School of Business 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
87% 87
61% 60.97325153374234
87% Receive Offers
82% 82
56% 55.69710982658959
82% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
7% 7
22% 21.9117610062893
7% Receive Offers
8% 8
25% 25.424767441860464
8% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
94% Graduates seeking full-time employment
6% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Deloitte 31
  • Microsoft 15
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers 14
  • Boston Consulting Group 14
  • McKinsey & Co. 12
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
34% 34
$129,503.00
60K 150K
Finance/Accounting
24% 24
$106,313.00
80K 140K
General Management
16% 16
$109,514.00
60K 210K
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
21% 21
$104,971.00
55K 145K
Information Technology
0% 0
Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
3% 3
$117,944.00
100K 138K
Other
3% 3
$103,188.00
70K 125K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
30% 30
$130,985.00
60K 210K
Consumer Products
8% 8
$100,308.00
65K 115K
Financial Services
17% 17
$105,957.00
80K 140K
Government
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
2% 2
$101,243.00
80K 110K
Media/Entertainment
1% 1
Data not provided
Non-profit
1% 1
$85,333.00
66K 100K
Petroleum/Energy
3% 3
$112,000.00
65K 145K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
9% 9
$109,666.00
54K 138K
Real Estate
0% 0
Data not provided
Technology
19% 19
$111,739.00
65K 145K
Other
9% 9
$103,357.00
55K 135K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
0% 0.32
Data not provided
More than one year, up to three years
4% 4.42
$99,250.00
54K 135K
More than five years
56% 55.52
$114,116.00
60K 210K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
6% 6.04
$110,866.00
65K 210K
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
1% 1.39
$97,500.00
75K 130K
European Free Trade Zone
1% 0.77
$126,164.00
119K 138K
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0.31
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
Data not provided
North America
88% 88
$86,456.00
54K 145K
South America
3% 3.41
$115,455.00
100K 150K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
25% 24.63
$110,739.00
54K 140K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
12% 11.76
$117,641.00
55K 140K
U.S. South
21% 20.59
$116,339.00
60K 135K
U.S. Southwest
7% 6.62
$112,722.00
65K 140K
U.S. Midwest
17% 16.54
$116,404.00
66K 140K
U.S. West
20% 19.85
$115,194.00
80K 145K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Deloitte 19
  • Boston Consulting Group 13
  • McKinsey & Co. 12
  • Johnson & Johnson 10
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co. 10
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
$ $ $ $ $
$141,231
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $117,604
  • Budget $18,708
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$141,231
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $117,604
  • Budget $18,708
7 Full Tuition Scholarships
$20,946 Average Scholarship Amount 74% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
84% 84
74% 74
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$7,089,262
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 $117,404
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
72 Fuqua School of Business 43 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
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Strategy
  • Decision Sciences, Energy Finance, Financial Analysis
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
  • Office365 Student Advantage, with cloud-based email and free access to client and MS Office; Pharos Print Management; Box.com cloud storage; MBAFocus GTS Career Management System and Recruiting Network; professional-grade flat-panel monitors in all team rooms; KwikBoost Mobile 8 Phone Charging Stations; Multi-Factor Authentication for online security; Four Winds Interactive digital signs; flat-panel screens, webcams and conferencing software; digital course materials for all programs.

Students: Who are my classmates?

24% Married Students 38% International Students
35% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
69% 69
Asian American
18% 18
Hispanic
7% 7
Student Citizenship
North America
55% 55
Asia
20% 20
Dual Citizen
11% 11
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Business Law
  • Consulting
  • Social Impact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black or African-American students
  • LGBT students
  • Hispanic or Latino/a students
  • International students
  • Partners and families of students
  • Women students
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

17,072 Living MBA Alumni 18 Countries where alumni clubs exist
38 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.