Our History

The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, has established itself as one of the leading business schools in the world. With talented faculty and renowned research centers, it sits among top-ranked U.S. business schools.

photograph of Dean Keller teaching

Thomas Keller was a professor of Accounting as well as Editor of The Accounting Review when he began his 22 years of service as Fuqua's Dean in 1974.

2015

Launched our presence in Latin America

2014

Launched Master of Management Studies: Duke Kunshan University (MMS: DKU) program.

2010

Broke ground in Kunshan, China, to establish Duke Kunshan University.

2009

Launched Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business (MMS: FOB) program.

2008

Global Initiative launched our presence in India, UAE, China, Russia, and the UK.

2006

Corporate Sustainability Initiative (CSI) founded.

2004

The Fuqua/Coach K Center of Leadership & Ethics (COLE) founded.

2002

Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) founded.

2000

Duke Corporate Education and Cross Continent MBA program launched.

1996

Global Executive MBA program launched.

1991  

Health Sector Management first offered as a concentration

1990

J.B. Fuqua and Dean Tom Keller sign agreements in Russia for Soviet managers to be trained in business fundamentals at Fuqua.

1989

R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center opens on campus.

1984

Weekend Executive MBA program launched.

1983

The school moves into the Keller Building on Fuqua’s campus

1980

The school is named in honor of J.B. Fuqua with his $10 million gift to the school.

1974

Board of Visitors formed.

1969

Duke charters the Graduate School of Business Administration.

1924

Duke University established.