Why Cross Continent?
The Duke MBA: One World-class Degree
When you decide to invest in an MBA, make no mistake about it—the brand of the program matters. It is not by chance that Duke is continually ranked among the world's best. We are committed to academic excellence and relevance, and offer the same core MBA experience in all of our programs, to help improve your career development opportunities.
In today's competitive marketplace, it may be comforting to know that you don't have to leave your job to get a top MBA. The Cross Continent program is an excellent option for individuals with at least 3 years of professional work experience and high-potential talent. Continue to gain valuable on-the-job work experience and earn an MBA from a top business school at the same time.
Live and Work Anywhere in the World
Earn your MBA from anywhere in the world. The Cross Continent program is delivered across the globe in short immersive residencies followed by longer distance learning periods that afford you the luxury of living and working anywhere you choose. Plus, if you're on the fast-track at your company, you won't have to choose between completing your studies or taking that promotion across the country, or on the other side of the world!
Show Immediate Impact at Work
You earn your MBA while working, allowing you to make an immediate impact by applying what you learn in the classroom to your job. Not only do you have the opportunity to build work experience while going to school, but the work experience and opportunities you gain will be better because of it.
Achieve Global Competence
No other MBA program offers you the ability to truly build global business competence. The Cross Continent program is the only MBA that takes place in 5 of the most important economic regions of the world, and has a curriculum specifically tailored to explore global markets, regulations, and business institutions.
Build a Global Network
As a student, you will become part of a rich, culturally-diverse class from across the world. Your classmates will become your friends and inspiration throughout your MBA experience. We build each class as a microcosm of the world, representing as many industries, functions, economies, personalities, and cultures as possible. Your network also extends beyond your class—you will have immediate access to Fuqua's impressive network of more than 19,000 alumni.
Be Part of Important Change
Leading firms have grappled with multi-disciplinary, global business challenges for years, yet business schools have largely not prepared leaders to deal with the complexities of today's business environment. At Fuqua, we've moved on from the status quo and are committed to educating globally sophisticated leaders who are equipped to handle global responsibilities. Wouldn't it be rewarding to be part of this ground-breaking change and graduate from the program that innovated business school?
While in-region and interacting with classmates across the globe, you will learn about different cultures, markets, and institutions, while experiencing them at the same time. Cross-cultural communication is part of the subject matter and the situation itself, which will better prepare you for international responsibilities.
Fuqua faculty ranked No. 1 for intellectual capital by Bloomberg Businessweek (2008 - 2012). All Fuqua students learn from the same impressive faculty who study the world's most relevant problems. This knowledge transfers into the classroom, enhances your learning experience, and prepares you to make more valuable contributions at work.
As a student, you will have the opportunity to learn career management skills that will prepare you for a lifetime of professional success. Fuqua's Career Management Center (CMC) provides the resources and tools that will guide your career development. Additionally, CMC staff will host both live and virtual career workshops and coaching sessions.