One of the few business schools to achieve a #1 ranking, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business offers one MBA degree in several formats - all taught by the same world-renowned faculty.

In our two working professional programs, intensive residencies provide the immersive rigor of a traditional MBA program while reducing your time away from work and family. Our unique cohort learning model and focus on leadership, we help you learn how to draw out strengths from others to produce stronger, more innovative results.

In less than two years, you’ll develop the sharp skills to analyze options and a leadership style that inspires entire organizations to do better while doing what’s best.



Start Date: July 2023
Duration: 21 months
Location: Global
Style: Cohort-based
Curriculum: General management, with 5 concentrations and 1 certificate
Format: Residency and distance learning


Start Date: May 2023
Duration: 22 months
Location: U.S.
Style: Cohort-based
Curriculum: General management, with 5 concentrations and 1 certificate
Term Structure: Residency and distance learning


The Duke MBA - Global Executive

Working professionals from around the globe come together to earn our world-class MBA in this 21-month program.

Program Highlights

  • You’ll grow beyond your comfort zone through international residencies that emphasize how culture and institutions shape business in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and North America.
  • Our unique cohort model ensures that you learn from your classmates, who are high-potential peers working in different industries with expertise in different functions.
  • Combining academic rigor with a leadership focus, you’ll build business acumen and a global network – all without interrupting your career.
WEMBA class

The Duke MBA – Weekend Executive

Goal-oriented professionals master new skills without interrupting work or personal lives in this 22-month program.

Program Highlights

  • Time away from work and family is minimized by 3-day campus residencies once a month, alternating with weekend distance sessions – so you’ll benefit from world-class classmates without racking up all the miles.
  • This hybrid format allows you to experience Duke’s campus and the immersive, collaborative environment we foster while balancing other commitments.
  • Our rigorous curriculum and unique cohort learning model ensure you’ll be the kind of leader who can empower teams to do what’s best for the business and the community.  

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