Costs & Financial Aid

Jeffrey Moe

Related Information

Learn more about The Duke MBA—Weekend Executive program.

Earning an MBA is a significant investment, but we are committed to making The Duke MBA accessible to all qualified candidates. Some students receive full or partial financial support from their employers and finance any remainder through personal means and/or financial aid. Additionally, applicants will be considered for merit-based scholarships while funds are available, so we encourage you to apply early.



For the class beginning in 2015 and graduating in 2016:

Standard Costs

$119,500 USD

Tuition includes books, fees, class materials, and lodging and meals during the program residencies. Tuition does not include travel to and from the residential sessions, or a laptop computer.

Tuition Deposit
$2,500 USD

A non-refundable deposit is due upon admission to the program and will be applied toward your first term's bill. 

Optional Costs

Fuqua Managed Laptop
$1,500 USD

Includes laptop, software, and pre-configuration needed for the Weekend Executive MBA program, periodic software upgrades, hardware maintenance, insurance, security updates, and technical support.

$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.

Global Academic Travel Experience (GATE)
Variable cost

Study the business, culture, economy, and politics of a country/region, and then travel to that region, accompanied by faculty, for approximately two weeks. Once there, you'll be exposed to international business by visiting multinational corporations, local enterprises, government agencies, and exchange program partner schools. You'll also have the opportunity to interact with alumni in the region.

Financial Aid

For detailed information on financial aid options, and a step-by-step guide on how to apply for aid, please visit The Financial Aid website. There you will find information about:

  • Domestic and International Student Loans
  • Loan Eligibility
  • Loan Application Processes
  • Scholarship Information
Fee Schedule for 2015

Below is the fee schedule for the Weekend Executive 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



May 13, 2014

April 15, 2014

May 12, 2014  



Aug. 5, 2014

June 24, 2014  

 Aug. 1, 2014 



Nov. 25, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014



Mar. 17, 2015

 Jan. 15, 2015 

  Feb. 12, 2015



July 7, 2015

May 15, 2015

June 12, 2015






* Includes the $2,500 tuition deposit that is due upon being admitted.