Duke Fuqua Executive MBA

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The Duke University Fuqua School of Business was founded in 1969. It offers several MBA programs aside from a traditional degree, including the Weekend Executive MBA. The Weekend program takes about 19 months to finish. Most students who enroll in the program have an average of 11 years of work experience. The program requires at least a minimum of five years of employment. All classes are conducted on Duke’s main campus in Durham, North Carolina.

The program consists of six terms, each lasting about three months. The beginning of the EMBA program is marked by a one-week orientation, and then classes are held on alternating weekends on Fridays and Saturdays during terms 1-5. During term six, classes are held on campus for two weeks. The remainder of courses is completed online. The core curriculum is made up of 14 courses. Students must also complete at least four electives. Core courses cover topics like Integrative Leadership Experience, Global Markets and Institutions, Financial Accounting, and Managerial Economics. There are many options for specific concentrations of study, including Energy and the Environment, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Marketing, Finance, and Strategy. Students also have the opportunity to study abroad through the Global Academic Travel Experience (GATE).

Students enrolled at the Fuqua School can take advantage of the many research centers and institutes on campus. The Fuqua/Coach K Center of Leadership and Ethics (COLE) works with The Kenan Institute for Ethics to help promote leadership through research and education. Other centers include the Center for Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE), the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), the Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI), the Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE), and the Center for Financial Excellence. These institutes focus on advancing international business processes, global energy, and corporate sustainability. There are also more than 50 student-run organizations to take part in. They offer a wide variety of topics, ranging from the Luxury Brand and Retail Club to the Duke Startup Challenge.

The Duke Fuqua School of Business offers three different EMBA programs:

The Duke MBA-Weekend Executive – designed for executives with 11 years’ experience on average. Classes meet on alternate weekends on Duke’s Durham campus.

The Duke MBA-Cross Continent Program – designed for executives with 3 to 9 years’ experience. Classes combine week-long residencies in either Durham or Germany with Internet-based distance learning. The program can be completed in 20 months.

The Duke MBA-Global Executive Program – designed for executives who have 14 years’ experience on average and who are working in global business. Classes combine Internet-based distance learning with residencies in the US and abroad.

Contact Information

Fuqua School of Business

100 Fuqua Drive

P.O. Box 90127

Durham, NC 27708-0127





Application Deadlines*

Deadline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6
Application deadline Oct 16 Dec 04 Jan 22 Mar 12 Apr 30 May 28

* Deadlines are for the 2018-2019 admission season.

Student Body

Weekend Executive MBA Program:

Average years of work experience: 11

Minimum years of work experience: 5

Students with advanced degrees: 32%

Cross Continent MBA Program:

Women: 29%

International: 30%

Average work experience (years): 7

Minimum work experience (years): 3

Average age: 30

Global Executive MBA Program:

Students with Advanced Degrees: 41%

Average work experience (years): 15

Minimum work experience (years): 10

Average age: 39

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