Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

As one Class of 2011 grad raved to BusinessWeek, “It was outstanding. As an HR professional who has seen, recruited at, and sent top talent to top programs, Duke by far has been the most life-transformational experience of any. I’m sending our highest potential talent to Duke where it makes sense. Can’t say enough good about the positive impact it’s had on my professionally and personally.”

On the other hand, not everyone was completely satisfied. Another grad of the Global Exec program had some issues: “I did not get any real support from their career management recruitment office (considering that this was a flagship program I would have expected a lot more). The school should recruit some additional students from large companies (preferably executive level). Teachers need to present real-life problems from suppliers and allow students to devise solutions for these and present to the company representatives. This will help solve problems while learning, while also letting them potentially seek employment opportunities.”

Student Perspectives:

My Story: From a Brain Surgeon to an Executive MBA at Duke

Application Deadline: Rolling admissions

Application Fee: $225

2012 Tuition & Fees: See above for different rates depending on program

Average Months of Work Experience: 184

GMAT Required: No. But number-crunching skills are verified in a math interview that assesses quantitative ability.

Enrollment: 594

International: 34%

Female: 28%

Mean Age: 38 for Global Exec program, 30 for Cross Continent program, 35 for Weekend EMBA program

Classes Meet: Alternate weekends with occasional week-long sessions for weekend program

Length of Program: 22 months for weekend program

Students From These Sectors:

Consulting: 10 %

Consumer Products: 14%

Financial Services: 22%

Government: 0%

Manufacturing: 10%

Media/Entertainment: 2%

Non-Profit: 2%

Petroleum/Energy: 6%

Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Health Care: 14%

Real Estate: 0%

Technology: 8%

Other: 12%

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