Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

Cross Continent MBA

Fuqua is "Embedded and Connected" across the world's most distinct global economies. Watch this video to hear from past students of the Cross Continent MBA program as well as the Global Executive MBA program.


The Duke MBA—Cross Continent Program

This program is designed to help full-time working professionals earn a world-class MBA in only 17 months by studying from your home using our distance learning platform. You will also study in 5 different locations* around the world, which may include:

Fuqua has an expansive network in the regions you'll learn in. We have built deep and meaningful relationships, advisory boards, and partnerships with leading firms and executives in each region. You will have access to diverse classmates, companies, industries, and partners — a unique professional network not offered by any other MBA program. This program builds more than global awareness; it provides the real-world experience that will help you develop global competence and prepare you for international job responsibilities. You will:

  • Build work experience and your career options
  • Practice cross-cultural communication through both the curriculum and the setting
  • Understand the drivers of world economies and markets
  • Master business frameworks to address the world's interdependencies
  • Prepare to lead a global enterprise


* Residency locations may change based on travel restrictions or safety concerns.

The Cross Continent MBA program leverages Fuqua's portfolio of regions to the fullest. This program is one-of-a-kind, with a format that makes it one of the best alternatives to a traditional MBA program—plus, you don't have to quit your job to pursue it.

  • Program Length:  
    17 months 
  • Academic Terms:  
    6 terms (with an optional 7th term for a concentration)
  • Academic Environment:  
    Short in-person residency sessions followed by longer distance learning periods. Approximately 40% of the teaching is done face-to-face.
  • Typical Term:  
    After a reading period at home, you will travel around the world to meet for classes in residency sessions. The residency experience will then be followed by 7 - 10 weeks of distance learning from home.
  • Curriculum:  
    10 core courses, 2 multi-term courses spanning the first 5 terms, 4 electives, and an additional, optional, 2-course equivalent elective project if pursuing a concentration or certificate. Learn more about curriculum.
  • Program Start & End:  
    July 2017 - December 2018


* Residency locations may change based on travel restrictions or safety concerns.