Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business
9. The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708
Apply Online: http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/duke_mba/daytime/apply_daytime/
Admission Deadlines for Class of 2015:
Early Action: 9/19/12
Round One: 10/24/12
Round Two: 1/4/13
Round Three: 3/21/13
Alums who go off and become successful always reflect well on the school. And Duke can lay claim to providing the MBA education for one of the most famous executives in the world: Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, late founder Steve Jobs’ handpicked successor. No school could get a better living advertisement for itself.
In recent years, the school has had great success at matching its MBA graduates with world-class companies seeking the best and brightest. The breadth and diversity of the recruiters coming to Fuqua is a testament to the quality of its students and what the school does with them.
The first term at the Fuqua School of Business focuses on the development of collaborative leadership and organizational management skills along with a global outlook. The Full-Time MBA program begins with a three-week Global Institute featuring two core courses: Leadership, Ethics and Organizations; and Global Institutions and Environments. This institute begins the process of helping students to become collaborative leaders within a global business environment.Students then dive into the major functional areas in business including economics, finance, marketing, and operations management.
Throughout the remainder of the program, students can undertake a wide-ranging general management education designed to suit their individual goals; alternatively, they have the option to focus on a particular career path through a variety of interdisciplinary concentrations and certificate opportunities.
Latest Up-To-Date MBA Rankings:
Duke’s Fuqua School of Business held steady in 2012, retaining its tenth-place finish from Poets&Quants’ two previous MBA rankings. Three major rankings remained unchanged from 2011: Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s ranking of sixth, U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of 12th, and Forbes’ ranking of 12th. The latter magazine did not publish a ranking in 2012 because it is an every-other-year occurrence for Forbes.
Of the two remaining surveys, Duke went up in one and down in another. In The Financial Times’ 2012 ranking, Fuqua gained two places to finish eighth in 2012, up from tenth a year earlier. The school, however, slid six places in this year’s Economist ranking to 19th from 13th. We are not alarmed by the latter fall due to The Economist’s quirky methodology. It’s one reason we give that survey so little weight in our composite index.