The AACSB-accredited Fuqua School of Business at Duke University is an established leader in properly educating past, present, and future businessmen and women. Their internationally recognized faculty members and rigorous curriculum focus on excellence and help develop forward-thinking, hard-working, confident, inspired, and innovative-minded graduate students.
The Graduate School of Business began in 1969. Later, it was renamed the Fuqua School of Business after J.B. Fuqua. Fuqua donated many generous financial gifts to the school in gratitude for being the only school to answer his request and mail him educational books when he was too poor to attend university. Those books, along with his ambitious and intelligent nature, helped him grow to be incredibly successful in many entrepreneurial ventures, including a business that became a Fortune 500 company.
Graduate students have many degrees to choose from, including the Master of Quantitative Management: Business Analytics, the Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business, and the Master of Management Studies: Duke Kunshan University, where students spend time at the Duke campus in both the U.S. and in China. The Daytime Master of Business Administration has 14 concentrations, including Finance, Leadership & Ethics, Decision Sciences, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Energy Finance, Operations Management, Marketing, and Strategy. There is a Global Executive MBA, a Weekend Executive MBA, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration. To gain more international experience, the Fuqua School of Business offers the partnership with the Graduate School of Business at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan, the Global Academic Travel Experience, and exchange programs through the Partnership in International Management in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, France, Hong Kong, Israel, South Africa, and Turkey.
For the more than 1,500 business students enrolled each year, the school offers many clubs for students to get involved in, such as the Consulting Club, Design + Innovation in Business, Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Club, Luxury Brand & Retail Club, Marketing Club, Tech Club, Asian Business Club, Association of Women in Business, and the Christian Business Fellowship. There are many ways for students to serve the community through events and organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Stop Hunger Now, and Fuqua on Board where students serve as a non-voting board member for a local nonprofit. The Career Management Center provides interview preparation, career fairs, workshops, webinars, career coaching, and connections with employers for internships and jobs. Several centers exist to deepen knowledge and experience including the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship; the Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation; the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics; and the Center for Energy, Development, & Global Environment.
The Global Executive MBA includes week-long residencies in Europe, Asia, North America, and Latin America and combines it with online distance learning courses. The Weekend Executive MBA is a hybrid program to be completed both online and on-campus. The Masters in Quantitative Management: Health Analytics is offered as an online program as well.