Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business Opens its European Campus in Frankfurt on Saturday January 6, 2001
January 04, 2001
DURHAM, N.C. On Saturday, Jan. 6, Duke University will open its first international campus in Frankfurt, Germany. The newly constructed campus will house all of the Fuqua School of Business Europe programs.
"We are pleased to be opening the first international campus for Duke University," said Rex Adams, dean of The Fuqua School of Business. "To establish a physical presence in one of Europe's top business centers is an integral step toward expanding our global university."
Duke partnered with the Steigenberger Hotel AG to replicate at the Steigenberger Esprix Hotel at the Frankfurt Flughafen (airport) the classroom and living quarters of the R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center on Duke's campus. The facility consists of 110 lodging rooms equipped with high-speed Internet access and desk space, six faculty and staff offices, two state-of-the art classrooms, 14 small conference rooms for team work sessions, a dining facility, a lounge for informal meetings and a recreational space.
"We chose to partner with the Steigenberger Hotel Group because of their excellent customer service and strong reputation in the hospitality industry in Europe," said Thomas F. Keller, dean of the Fuqua School of Business Europe. "The location of the campus places Duke adjacent to a major European transportation hub and a key European financial center. As such, it positions our school well to serve a growing and diverse business education market."
Forty-seven students enrolled in Duke's newest MBA program, The Duke MBA - Cross Continent, will be the first to experience the new campus. Fuqua School of Business Europe will serve as the home for the Cross Continent students during their residencies, as well as for Duke's Global Executive MBA program, for open-enrollment Executive Education programs and for major European clients working with Duke Corporate Education Inc.
The Fuqua School of Business, www.business.duke.edu, was founded in 1969. With the addition of its Cross Continent program, Fuqua now offers MBA degree in four formats. The Duke MBA is the school's traditional program. Other formats include The Duke MBA-Weekend Executive and The Duke MBA-Global Executive, both intended for senior-level managers. Fuqua also offers non-degree executive education programs.