Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

News Release

Executive MBA Programs at Fuqua Ranked No.4 by BusinessWeek

October 30, 2001

Durham, NC - Duke University's Fuqua School of Business' Executive MBA programs have been ranked No. 4 by BusinessWeek's 2001 world-wide rankings report.

BusinessWeek based the Top 25 Executive MBA program rankings on two opinion polls in which they surveyed 3,041 Executive MBA graduates from the Class of 2001 and 82 Executive MBA directors. The graduates were questioned about the students' experience at their schools, the quality of teaching, the curriculum and the level of support services from staff. The directors were asked to rank ten schools that offered the highest-quality programs and were not allowed to include their own school. BusinessWeek wrote, "Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, came in fourth, with praise from grads for the relevant curriculum."

The Duke MBA - Weekend Executive, the school's longest running Executive MBA program, was the focus for the rankings report. However, graduates of Duke's five year old Global Executive program, which holds classes in Durham, N.C. and in international cities such as Frankfurt, Prague, and Santiago, praised the program's teaching and structure.

BusinessWeek also ranked schools by subject areas. Fuqua ranked No. 1 in marketing and No. 4 in global business.

"We are thrilled with this ranking, which confirms Fuqua's success in providing world-class, innovative Executive MBA programs, " said Dan Nagy associate dean for admissions and corporate relations. "Our relevant and flexible curriculum and team-oriented environment focus on real-world practices and provide for an invaluable learning experience for our students."

The article, "MBAs for Executives-The Top 25 Schools," and the complete lists of schools ranked can be found in the October 15, 2001 edition of BusinessWeek or at www.businessweek.com.

The Fuqua School of Business (www.fuqua.duke.edu), founded in 1969, offers its MBA degree in four formats. The Duke MBA - Daytime is the school's flagship program; the other non-residential executive MBA options include The Duke MBA - Cross Continent, The Duke MBA - Global Executive and The Duke MBA - Weekend Executive. Fuqua also offers non-degree executive education and a Ph.D. program.