Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

Concentrations and Certificates

Part of the Daytime MBA journey to becoming the leader you want to be is designing your own academic path.

For the Health Conscious

The HSM certificate program kicks off with an intense boot camp, introducing you to the intricacies of the business of healthcare.

Our program provides both general management expertise and specialized training, so you can customize your degree and prepare to cross industry and functional boundaries in your chosen career. That means if you care about shareholder value and environmental stewardship or financial reporting and the future of health care, you don't have to sacrifice one specialty for the other. 

Fuqua's concentrations and certificate programs allow you to tailor your degree to your personal and career interests, and provide a tangible signal of your expertise to prospective employers.


Certificate programs in Health Sector Management (HSM) and Academic Excellence in Finance allow you to distinguish yourself with in-depth coursework and training beyond the requirements for a standard concentration.

Choosing a Concentration

Why should you do a concentration, and which one should you choose? Read about some students' experiences:

MBA Concentrations

Concentrations typically feature 4 focal MBA courses in the discipline plus 2 courses from other areas that broaden your knowledgean interdisciplinary structure unique among leading business schools. Concentrations are optional, and you may choose to pursue up to two of the following:

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