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I have completed my B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from India. But I am more inclined towards management field. I want to get into the consulting/banking (doesnt matter if it is related to engineering or not) and work my way up from there.
So, it all comes to the placements as I would like to work in USA for at least few years. Which program would you recommend Duke MMS or Duke MEM. I have seen that most of the MEM students have joined banking/consulting sectors.
Which one has got better placements and which one is more visited by Finance/Management related firms?
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Fuqua’s MMS program is basically a shortened version of the MBA program. The MMS students take the core courses that MBA students take plus a select few electives. The professors, teaching method, and assignments are similar as well.

Duke’s MEM is offered through the Pratt Engineering School. I’m not sure the curriculum, but I would presume that they have an engineering focus. Additionally, whereas MMS take students with any undergrad majors, MEM would pull more from engineering undergrad degrees.

Given Duke’s strong relationship with the consulting and finance industries, both degrees have access to consulting and finance companies. Although the exit level to consulting and finance companies are comparable to those of undergrad exit (associate/analyst level).

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New post 04 Aug 2014, 14:38
Asimov gives a good summary. Also, take some time to frame and solidify your goals. Working in consulting/banking is too vague and probably won't get you an admit in the first place.

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New post 08 Apr 2015, 21:13
asimov wrote:
Fuqua’s MMS program is basically a shortened version of the MBA program. The MMS students take the core courses that MBA students take plus a select few electives. The professors, teaching method, and assignments are similar as well.

Duke’s MEM is offered through the Pratt Engineering School. I’m not sure the curriculum, but I would presume that they have an engineering focus. Additionally, whereas MMS take students with any undergrad majors, MEM would pull more from engineering undergrad degrees.

Given Duke’s strong relationship with the consulting and finance industries, both degrees have access to consulting and finance companies. Although the exit level to consulting and finance companies are comparable to those of undergrad exit (associate/analyst level).


The MEM and MMS are incredibly different programs, particularly in who they attract. MEM is much more heavily international and has more IT/Engineering recruiting. If you want a traditional business job the MMS is a better choice.when I attended there were no electives and I doubt that has changed since. It's a cohort based, lockstep model

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