International MBA:  India



How to Brand Yourself in the Admissions Process: Regional Director Dan McCleary provides some tips for prospective students from India.

Students learn from farmers in Hyderabad, India

An American Student’s Perspective on Working in India: Daytime MBA students participate in the Global Consulting Practicum in Social Entrepreneurship and travel to India to work on various projects. Michael Ferguson writes about his experiences with a major microfinance company.

The Fuqua School of Business has always been a destination of choice for top students from India looking to globalize their education and experience. Duke's global strategy is to embed and connect in the most important economic regions of the world, a strategy that would be incomplete without India. This approach allows us to understand India from a local perspective, while also providing a context for how the region fits into the larger global business landscape.

Fuqua Programs 

Every year Fuqua welcomes many students from India to its programs. If you are considering Duke and would like to learn more, please contact us directly or attend one of our information sessions.

MBA Programs

The Duke MBA is an internationally renowned business degree that can be studied in one of four programs, depending on your level of professional experience, your personal and professional goals, and your geographic location.

US-Based MBA Programs

  • Daytime MBA — a traditional, two-year, full-time program that takes place on campus in Durham, North Carolina, and is ideal for candidates with several years of business experience.
  • Weekend Executive MBA — a 19-month, weekend-format program that takes place on campus in Durham, North Carolina, and is ideal for working professionals who live in North America and have at least 5 years of work experience.

Global MBA Programs

No matter where in the world you live and work, working professionals can complete these global programs without interrupting successful careers. You will study in multiple locations across the world, including the first and last terms on the Duke campus in North Carolina.

  • Cross Continent MBA — a 16-month international program for professionals (average age is 30) who study in 5 different locations around the world.
  • Global Executive MBA — an intensive 15-month international program for senior executives (average age is 39) who study in 7 global locations.

MMS Programs

Fuqua offers two Master of Management Studies (MMS) programs that are perfect for recent college graduates from India who have little to no professional experience, and wish to obtain a master's level business degree. Each MMS program is full-time and 10-months long.

  • MMS: Foundations of Business — program takes place solely on campus in Durham, North Carolina.
  • MMS: Duke Kunshan University — program starts on campus in Durham, North Carolina for 3 terms, and then the last 2 terms are spent at Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China.  

Other Programs

Fuqua also offers a PhD program as well as non-degree, executive education programs. Visit the main Programs page to learn more.

Alumni in India

One of the great benefits of the collaborative and inclusive culture of Duke is that the alumni network is not hampered by degree or school affiliation, but is extended to any graduate of any Duke program. India is home to many Duke and Fuqua alumni with a wide selection of academic and cultural backgrounds who are united by their experience and love of Duke.

Visit Fuqua's alumni website to learn more about the latest club events and activities. Fuqua boasts more than 30 alumni clubs around the world, including in India.


Contact Us: We hope to continue to broaden our partnerships and involvement in India. Please feel free to contact our Regional Director Dan McCleary if you have questions about Fuqua activity in the region or wish to learn more about any of our programs.

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Dan McClearyDan McCleary
Regional Director, India

Dan McCleary is the Regional Director for India at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. He is responsible for marketing Fuqua's programs in India, India-based student recruitment, management of Fuqua's India Advisory Board, the integration of regional events, arranging speakers and visits during the executive MBA residencies in India, and working with companies in India.

McCleary holds a bachelor's degree from New York University, and prior to coming to Duke, had a decade of experience working for media companies including Thomson/Reuters and The Washington Post Company.



Sanjith ShettyAlumni Profile

Improving Children's Lives in Rural India: Sanjith Shetty (Daytime MBA ’95) works with the Soham Foundation to provide healthcare, computers & transportation for children.

Student Profile

Connecting to Women in India: Daytime student Sophie Messer spends two weeks in India working with non-profit organizations. Watch video and read full story.  

Duke India Advisory Board

Our active board advises the university on strategies for expanding and enhancing Duke's presence in India. The advisory board, consisting of graduates of Duke University and Fuqua's MBA programs, also assist Duke in forging new partnerships in the country. Board members are: 

  • Board Chairman: Malvinder Singh, Group Chairman of Fortis Healthcare Limited
  • Harsha V. Agadi, Executive Chairman, Quiznos
  • Ken Cutshaw, President of International, Quiznos
  • Shri. Amit Mitra, Finance and Excise Minister - Govt. Of West Bengal
  • Suhail Nathani, Partner, Economics Law Practice
  • Sanjith Shetty, Vice Chairman, Soham Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.
  • Devinjit Singh, Managing Director-Asia, Carlyle Group
  • Shivinder Singh, Executive Vice Chairman, Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited
  • Vikrampati Singhania, Deputy Managing Director, J.K. Organization
  • Bharat Tandon, President and CEO, SABIC India Pvt. Ltd.

Board of Visitors

Fuqua's Board of Visitors advise senior school leadership on all matters related to curriculum, programs, facilities, and operations while promoting better communication and relationships within the business community. Three members of the India Regional Advisory Board also serve on Fuqua's Board of Visitors.:

  • Malvinder M. Singh, Group Chairman
    Fortis Healthcare Limited
    Board Member Since 2004
    Daytime MBA 1998
  • Shivinder M. Singh, Executive Vice Chairman
    Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited
    Board Member Since 2005
    Daytime MBA 2000
  • Harshavardhan V. Agadi, Executive Chairman
    Chairman & CEO, GHS Holdings
    Board Member Since 2009
    Daytime MBA 1987

Duke Corporate Education

Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE) is Duke University's corporate education arm and sister organization to Fuqua. It has been consistently ranked the world's No. 1 provider of customized executive education programs since 2003 (Financial Times). In 2006, Duke CE formed a collaborative arrangement with the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) to develop and deliver custom corporate education programs to organizations throughout India. Duke CE's India office is based at IIM-A's new campus in Ahmedabad. Program topics have included leadership development, functional excellence, and strategy execution. For more information, email Nikhil Raval at

Duke CE's current and past clients in India include: 

  • State Bank of India (SBI)
  • Aditya Birla Group
  • Bank of America (BoA) India
  • Genpact
  • Bharat Petroleum (BPCL)
  • Infosys Technologies
  • Microsoft India
  • IBM India
  • Oil India

Duke CE's global clients with a significant Indian presence include:

  • Rolls Royce
  • Rio Tinto
  • HSBC
  • United Business Media
  • IBM
  • Balfour Betty
  • Fidelity
  • HSBC
  • Anglo Platinum
  • Novartis

A (Duke) Passage to India

Duke University President Richard Brodhead, former Fuqua Dean Blair Sheppard and other representatives from Duke visited India in October 2008 to build existing relationships. Learn more about the visit on the Passage to India blog.


Through our extensive recruiter network, Fuqua alumni work across the globe. Our alumni are currently in positions at a number of fine organizations within the region. A representative, but not exhaustive, list is below:

A.E.W. Industries

General Motors

Reliance Industries Limited

Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

Hind Filters Ltd.

Religare Venture Capital

B&K Securities India Pvt Ltd


Rohit & Company

Bagai Constr. (P) Ltd.

Hyder International

Sabero Organics Gujarat Ltd.

Baseline Partners

ICICI Venture

SABIC India Pvt. Ltd.

Boutique International


Saranath & Co

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Indegene Lifesystems, Inc.

Scotia Capital

Cambridge Place Investment Management

Infospace, Inc.

SKP Crossborder Consulting Pvt. Ltd.

Carlyle Group

Jardine Fleming Securities

Snowhite Apparels Limited

Champion Advertising & Marketing Company

Lodha & Co.

Soham Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

Club Jetsetters Pvt. Limited

Maithan Ispat Limited

Sudarshan Chemical Ind. Ltd.

Credit Suisse

McKinsey & Company

Suzlon Energy Ltd.

Cypress Semiconductors

MetaSolv Software

Thomson Corporation

Deutsche Bank

Microsoft Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation

EDS Management Consulting Services

Needham & Co

Yellowstone Pharmacy Pvt. Ltd.

ESP Consultant Pvt. Ltd.

Nelsun Paper Mill Limited

Eurolife HealthCare Pvt. Ltd.

Olam International Ltd

Fortis Healthcare Limited

Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited