Duke - The Fuqua School of Business



The Duke MBA—Daytime program learning experience isn't designed for you - it's designed by you. Our highly-customizable curriculum and across-the-board strength in business disciplines give you the power to pursue the education that will get you where you want to go.

In addition to 13 required core courses that give you a comprehensive understanding of today's business fundamentals, you customize your full-time MBA by choosing from more than 100 elective courses. Learn more about required courses and electives that may be of interest to you.

Already have extensive experience in finance, statistics, or another core subject? By demonstrating prior mastery of core MBA course material, you may be granted an exemption from that course, so you can diversify into more advanced courses or electives from the beginning of your studies.

At Fuqua, you get the solid foundation you need to tackle your first post-MBA job with confidence and a broad perspective that helps you achieve lifelong success.

Ashleigh Shelby Rosette, Associate Professor of Management

"I teach a Dynamics of Bargaining course that gives students the opportunity to practice their negotiation skills through classroom simulations. We start with fairly simple exercises, such as negotiations between single-party buyers and sellers, and progress to complex scenarios such as social dilemmas with as many as six people at the table—it can get really intense. Since the course is largely experiential instead of lecture-based, students leave not only with an analytical understanding of negotiation strategy, but real-world skills they can keep in their MBA toolkit."

John Graham, D. Richard Mead Jr. Family Professor of Finance

"My goal is to teach students academic concepts that have practical importance in their careers. Our Corporate Restructuring course does this through a series of case studies that highlight the practical implications of the academic framework. The course is taught by two professors: an academic and a practitioner. The academic brings scholastic research and structure to the class; the practitioner brings years of practical experience and institutional knowledge and helps clarify how things work in the real world. The combined academic and practical experience gives our students the tools and the know-how to develop successful solutions on the job."

Next, learn about your MBA concentration and certificate options.