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The Duke MBA Early Action option is ideal for applicants who have completed their MBA research and have decided that The Duke MBA is the best program for them. Applicants admitted in the Early Action round must submit the non-refundable $3,000 tuition deposit along with official transcript(s) by December 20, 2011. In addition, any applications submitted to other schools must be withdrawn upon an offer of admission from The Duke MBA.
You may qualify for a reduced application fee of $125 if you have registered for AND have attended a qualifying event hosted by The Fuqua School of Business between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. Click here for more details.
Required Short Answer Questions: Answer all 3 questions Respond in 250 characters only (the equivalent of about 50 words).
1. What are your short-term goals, post-MBA? 2. What are your long-term goals? 3. Life is full of uncertainties, and plans and circumstances can change. As a result, navigating a career requires you to be adaptable. Should the short-term goals that you provided above not materialize what alternative directions have you considered?
Required Essays: Answer both essay questions
1. The "Team Fuqua" spirit and community is one of the things that sets The Duke MBA experience apart, and it is a concept that extends beyond the student body to include faculty, staff, and administration. When a new person joins the Admissions Team, we ask that person to share with everyone in the office a list of "25 Random Things About Yourself." As an Admissions team, we already know the new hire's professional and academic background, so learning these "25 Random Things" helps us get to know someone's personality, background, special talents, and more.
In this spirit, the Admissions Committee also wants to get to know you - beyond the professional and academic achievements listed in your resume and transcript. You can share with us important life experiences, your likes/dislikes, hobbies, achievements, fun facts, or anything that helps us understand what makes you who you are. Share with us your list of "25 Random Things" about YOU.
Please present your response in list form, numbered 1 to 25. Some points may be only a few words, while others may be longer. Your complete list should not exceed 2 pages.
2. When asked by your family, friends, and colleagues why you want to go to Duke, what do you tell them? Share the reasons that are most meaningful to you.
Your response to this essay question should be no more than 2 pages in length. Please respond fully and concisely using 1.5 line spacing.
Recommendation Questions (2 recommenders)
Comment on the applicant's interpersonal skills (effectiveness in establishing and maintaining relationships; working with supervisors, peers, and subordinates; willingness to work in a team environment).
Description of applicant's peer group.
What do you consider the applicant's primary talents or strengths?
In what areas does the applicant need improvement or growth? If you have had the opportunity to provide the applicant with constructive feedback, please provide specific examples of the feedback and the applicant's response to it.
Employment Statistics Median Base Salary: $101,400 Top Industries: Consulting (30%), Financial Services (22%), HealthCare(16%), Technology Services (10%) Top Functions: Consulting (34%), Finance (23%), Marketing (20%), General Management (17%), Other (3%) Top Locations: Northeast (32%), South (22%), Midwest (13%), West (13%), Mid-Atlantic (12%), Southwest (7%) Number of students starting their own business: 8
The Duke MBA program begins with a three-week Global Institute held in August. The institute features two core courses: Leadership, Ethics and Organizations; and Global Institutions and Environments. The Global Institute begins the process of helping you become a collaborative leader with a deep understanding of the multifaceted global business environment.
You will also have multiple opportunities to experience business and cultural practices in other countries through Global Academic Travel Experience (GATE) courses and exchange programs.
Global Academic Travel Experience (GATE) courses are three credit elective courses. Students study the business, culture, economy, and politics of a country or region for 6 weeks before traveling to the area studied. The travel portion of the course is typically about 12 days in length.
Students gain exposure to international businesses through visits to multinational corporations, local enterprises, government agencies, exchange program partner schools, alumni and others in the region.
Immerses students in leading-edge health care education as part of Fuqua's Daytime MBA core curriculum.
Offers insight into the interaction and interdependencies of health-related industries and organizations.
Hones functional skills and the ability to think strategically in a global business environment, allowing the immediate application of new-won knowledge and skills.
Prepares students for management and/or leadership roles in a variety of health arenas, including pharmaceutical; medical device; consulting; banking; venture capital; entrepreneurial; biotechnology, research and development; and payor and health systems.
Builds and/or enhances a network of contacts worldwide.
Design As part of this two-year, fulltime program, HSM students fulfill all regular Daytime MBA requirements; HSM courses count toward the required MBA elective credits. The HSM curriculum is flexible, allowing students to combine their interest in health care with additional concentrations of interest within The Duke MBA program. Concurrently, HSM cultivates collaborative learning opportunities with other noted Duke programs, including engineering, basic science, public policy and medicine, as well as with leading healthcare companies and organizations across the globe.
Class profile HSM is suited for students seeking to enhance their functional skills and overall understanding of the health care industry. Enrolled students come from a wide variety of professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds. In general:
Students have an average of five years of professional experience.
Approximately half have worked in health care.
Approximately 25 percent have advanced degrees.
One quarter to one third are international students.
The Certificate of Academic Excellence in Finance distinguishes Duke MBA–Daytime students who focus in the discipline and attain excellent grades in finance courses. To earn the certificate, you must take at least twelve finance-related electives beyond core finance courses--and six credits beyond those required to receive the MBA. This corresponds to a dual finance concentration in corporate finance and investments plus an extra finance and non-finance elective.
Would anybody know what Fuqua's criteria is for GMAT retakers? I'm considering a 4th attempt currently, and want to be sure that they will consider only my higherst score if my score drops. _________________
Guys, do you know how Fuqua managed to rise so substantially in business week's ranking? I realize that Duke is an excellent school, but I can't explain to myself how can such schools as Sloan, Haas and Tuck be lower than Fuqua? _________________
Business week is sometimes different from others but Fuqua has been consistent in the top 10 over the last 5-10 years. However, I too would doubt such high ranking esp taking into consideration the more remote location of the school (not as bad as Tuck though). I would see that being a tougher proposition for job and internship search (since few of them can be in Durham) _________________
Does anybody know whether ONLINE information sessions also ensure a fee reduction?
Good question. I highly doubt it though. You have to register using their scheduling tool, and I'm quite sure that online info sessions dont figure in the list. More info on the fee reduction available here: http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/duke ... ation_fee/ _________________
Thanks for the update. I've updated the stats, and will be adding a few more details to the report over the course of this month. Please do let me know if there's anything that's amiss or that you feel would be worth including. _________________
The Duke MBA—Daytime Health Sector Management (HSM)
Can anybody shed light on what key points differentiate Duke's MBA HSM degree from other top B-school healthcare dual offerings?
Say for example Berkeley Haas' dual degree? If one was to apply for the HSM and adcom asks you, well why not Haas or all the other MBA's that offer a Healthcare specialization, what would one say? Would really appreciate others thoughts on this topic. Regards A. _________________