I've recently been doing a good bit of research on Duke's Fuqua School of Business and have been impressed by the team-oriented atmosphere and collegial "feel" the school seems to have.
I've read a few articles that have bashed Fuqua, saying that it has inflated its way up the rankings, "gamed" the system, and as such isnt really a Top 10 program.
What are your thoughts on the program? The alums I have spoken to, combined with the friendliness of the admissions office, has given me a good impression....but this is obviously only one side of the coin.
I have heard wonderful things about the comraderie and program at Fuqua. At the same time, the key question isn't ranking, what the people I talk to say, or what the people you talk to say; it's post-MBA opportunity. Check out the recruiting stats at Fuqua for the kind of job you would like to have post-MBA. If Fuqua grads are obtaining those jobs and you like Fuqua's famed team atmosphere, then it sounds like you should apply there. If those kinds of jobs are not available to Fuqua grads, then it doesn't sounds like a good idea.
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