Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

Criteria & Process

Below is general information about admission to the MQM program.

The 2017-2018 MQM application will be available in late-July.



Given the competitive applicant pool, you are encouraged to apply in the round in which you can submit your best application.
The Early Action option is ideal for applicants who have completed their graduate business school research and have decided that Duke Fuqua is the best school for them. Applicants admitted in the Early Action round must submit the $2,000 tuition deposit along with official transcript(s) by November 14, 2017. In addition, any applications submitted to other schools must be withdrawn upon an offer of admission from Duke. In the same regard, once an offer of admission has been received, applications to other schools may not be submitted.

International applicants who require a student visa should apply in Early Action, Round 1 or Round 2. The time required to obtain a visa will not be sufficient if Round 3 or Round 4 is selected.

Candidates wishing to be considered for merit-based scholarship awards should apply in Round 1 or Round 2. Scholarships are awarded in the Early Action Round; however, the binding nature of the Early Action Round will require you to attend with or without a scholarship award. Scholarship awards in Round 3 and Round 4 will be limited, if available.

Application Deadlines for 2017 - 2018

 Early ActionRound 1Round 2 Round 3Round 4
Application DeadlineSept 13, 2017Oct 26, 2017Jan 17, 2018Feb 28, 2018 Apr 4, 2018
Interview Invitations Sent By Midnight (ET) — Not viewable on phone or mobile device. Oct 5, 2017Nov 17, 2017Feb 19, 2018Mar 28, 2018Apr 30, 2018
Decision Notification (sent by midnight (ET) &  not viewable on phone or mobile device) Oct 24, 2017Dec 11, 2017Mar 12, 2018Apr 17, 2018May 17, 2018
Blue Devil Experience Weekend (once admitted, you may attend this event)
Apr. 27-28, 2018
Deposit DeadlineNov. 14, 2017Jan 10, 2018Apr. 2, 2018May 2, 2018May 25, 2018
International Student Visa Paperwork DeadlineFeb. 9, 2018Mar. 16, 2018Apr. 19, 2018N/AN/A

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST) on deadline dates.