Duke - The Fuqua School of Business


Why Duke

"I chose Duke because of its premier dual MEM/MBA degree program and interdisciplinary approach to solving global challenges. While at Duke, I have focused on corporate sustainability strategy and gained technical expertise in environmental management along with business strategies and management tools." — Angela Vasconcellos, MEM/MBA '12

Duke's MEM/MBA and MF/MBA degree programs prepare you for a variety of roles at the intersection of business and environment—from sustainability consulting roles with major management consulting firms to leadership positions with energy and clean-tech companies and corporate sustainability strategy positions with Fortune 500 companies. Duke MEM/MBA and MF/MBA students work in both the private and public/NGO sectors.  Read our Student & Alumni Profiles for a look at some recent Duke business-environment students and their career interests.

As a Duke MEM/MBA and MF/MBA student, you will have full access to the career management centers and activities at both the Nicholas School and Fuqua. You are assigned both a peer mentor (a second- or third-year MEM/MBA or MF/MBA student) and a Career Fellow to help guide you through the academic and job search process. You also get early access to the career management modules in the Management Communications class at Fuqua, so that you can benefit from this content while in their first year at the Nicholas School.

Both Fuqua and the Nicholas School have relationships with key employers, as well as a robust network of alumni who are leaders in energy and environmental industries. Through industry-specific networking events and career expos, on-campus recruiting, project engagements, peer mentoring, job search teams, and individual student career coaching, Duke will help connect you with unique career opportunities.

Among other top-tier employers, recent joint degree candidates have gone on to energy- and environment-related positions with:

  • Deloitte
  • Duke Energy
  • REI
  • Siemens
  • Walmart
  • Facebook
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • SolarCity
  • Mars Corporation
  • Accenture
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
  • Pacific Gas & Electric

Next, learn about admissions processes for the MF/MBA or MEM/MBA programs.