Costs & Financial Aid

Earning an MBA is a significant investment, but we are committed to building a diverse, talented class of future leaders of consequence by making The Duke MBA accessible to all qualified candidates.

Merit-based scholarships are available. Some students receive full or partial financial support from their employers and finance any remainder through personal means, scholarships, and/or financial aid.



For the class beginning in 2014 and graduating in 2015:

Standard Costs

$132,500 USD

Tuition includes books, class materials, lodging and meals while attending the 6 residential sessions. Tuition does not include travel to and from the residential sessions, a laptop computer, a personal Internet service provider (ISP), visas, or vaccinations.

Tuition Deposit
$6,000 USD

A non-refundable deposit is due upon admission to the program and will be applied toward your overall tuition bill.

Optional Costs

Managed Laptop
$1,500 USD

Includes laptop, software, and pre-configuration needed for the Cross Continent program, periodic software upgrades, hardware maintenance, and security updates.

$4,000 USD

This additional tuition fee applies to concentrations in Energy and Environment, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, Marketing, and Strategy. Learn more about concentrations on the Curriculum page.

Health Sector Management (HSM) Certificate
$6,000 USD

This additional tuition fee will be required to receive the Health Sector Management certificate.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Merit-based scholarships will be awarded to roughly 25% of the class, and will range from 10% of tuition to full tuition. Scholarship decisions are not only based on academic background and standardized test scores, but rather a holistic assessment of the overall application. Scholarships are awarded to those incoming students who will provide a distinct perspective that allows their classmates to learn from them, those who will have a notable impact on the Fuqua community as well as the communities, companies, and organizations of which they are a part now and in the future.

For detailed information on scholarship and financial aid options, please visit The Financial Aid website. There you will find information about:

  • Domestic and International Student Loans
  • Loan Eligibility
  • Loan Application Processes
  • Scholarship Information

For International Students: The Duke MBA Cross Continent program has a loan program available that covers up to 90% of the cost of attendance. No U.S. cosigner is required.

Fee Schedule for 2015

Below is the fee schedule for the Cross Continent class graduating in 2015. This information is provided so you and your employer can better prepare for the financial commitments associated with attending the program.



Term Start Date

Bursar Bill Date

Bursar Due Date



July 19, 2014

June 24, 2014

August 1, 2014



Oct. 10, 2014

August 15, 2014 

Sept. 12, 2014



Jan. 2, 2015

Nov. 25, 2014

Jan. 2, 2015



April 3, 2015

Feb. 15, 2015 

March 12, 2015



June 19, 2015

April 15, 2015

May 12, 2015



Sept. 4, 2015

June 25, 2015 

August 1, 2015