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In the News

Reporters from the Education Times, Times of India, sit in on a Global Executive residency in New Delhi, and write about experiences inside and outside of the classroom.

The Regional Experience

Our regional directors describe how they help you to become a better global business leader by providing engaging, insightful, and sometimes unexpected experiences.

Residency Locations

Your residency experiences are at the core of what makes The Duke MBA—Global Executive program unique. Two residencies take place on Duke's main campus in Durham, NC, USA. The non-U.S. residencies are split between 2 cities within the same region of the world, offering a rich cultural immersion. Global residency locations may include:

  • Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • New Delhi, India
  • Santiago, Chile
  • Shanghai & Kunshan, China
  • St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Panama City, Panama

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


Unique Features & Benefits of Global Residencies

As a member of a global cohort of executives, you'll meet your classmates in the most compelling economic regions of the world, where you'll see how business happens. You'll compare and contrast what you learn and experience in every region. The ultimate goal is not that you learn specifically how to do business in Astana, New Delhi, or Santiago, but rather to make you question why business happens the way it does, while providing you with a set of analytical tools to achieve better business outcomes anywhere in the world. Learn more below:

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  • Embedded and Connected

  • Not Academic Tourism

  • Culture Trumps the Spreadsheet

  • Guest/Host Dynamics

  • Connecting Back to Duke

A Day in Residency

To help you envision your life during a residency, view a sample schedule from a European immersion. Some days may begin with attending breakfast with a C-level executive who will discuss how the political landscape and adoption of a single currency has effected doing business in Europe. Then, you'll go to class; and afterwards, you'll break into teams to work on an assignment. The day culminates with a Q&A with a local business leader.

Learn what to expect after a residency in your distance learning period.