Congratulations to the Daytime MBA Class of 2024!

Congratulations, graduates! We look forward to celebrating the graduation of the Fuqua Daytime Class of 2024 in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday, May 11, 2024. 

All the details for Fuqua's Graduation events can be found throughout this site, including a pre-graduation to do list for students, frequently asked questions, and instructions for participating in all the graduation weekend events for students and their guests. For more details on the Duke Commencement event on Sunday, May 12 in Wallace Wade Stadium, please visit the Duke Commencement website.

If you have guests traveling internationally for graduation and needing a visa, please visit the Duke Commencement website for details on completing the Confirmation of Status form to support visa applications.

For guests who are unable to join us for the Graduation ceremony in-person on Saturday, the event will be livestreamed via the Fuqua School of Business Youtube channel. For family members or guests who will be streaming the ceremony from China, a Zoom webinar link is available.

Graduation Weekend Events Schedule

Saturday, May 11, 2024

*The HSM Certificate Ceremony and Celebration will take place at the JB Duke Hotel on Friday, May 10, 2024 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m.
Doors to Cameron Indoor Stadium open; guests may begin seating

12:15 p.m.
Formal lineup at South entrance of Cameron Indoor Stadium for Graduates

12:45 p.m.
Doors to Cameron Indoor are closed; all guests should be seated by this time

1:00 p.m.
Graduates process into Cameron

1:30 p.m.
Graduation ceremony begins

Please note: When exiting Cameron Indoor on the south side, please keep to pedestrian paths. The south circle area will be servicing disability service vehicles.

3:30 p.m.
Celebration at the Fuqua School of Business

5:30 p.m.
End of Celebration

Sunday, May 12, 2024

8:15 a.m.
Student line up at Pascal Field House

9:00 a.m.
Procession into Wallace Wade Stadium

9:30 a.m.
Graduation ceremony begins


Ajay Banga portrait

Commencement Speaker: Ajay Banga

Ajay Banga began his five-year term as the 14th president of the World Bank Group on June 2, 2023.

Most recently, he served as vice chairman at General Atlantic. Prior to that, he was president and CEO of Mastercard, a global organization with nearly 24,000 employees. Under his leadership, Mastercard launched the Center for Inclusive Growth, which advances equitable and sustainable economic growth and financial inclusion around the world. Ajay was honorary chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce, serving as chairman from 2020-2022. He became an advisor to General Atlantic’s climate-focused fund, BeyondNetZero, at its inception in 2021. Ajay served as co-chair of the Partnership for Central America, a coalition of private organizations that works to advance economic opportunity across underserved populations in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. He has previously served on the boards of the American Red Cross, Kraft Foods, and Dow Inc.

Ajay is a co-founder of The Cyber Readiness Institute and was vice chair of the Economic Club of New York. He was awarded the Foreign Policy Association Medal in 2012, the Padma Shri Award by the president of India in 2016, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Business Council for International Understanding’s Global Leadership Award in 2019, and the Distinguished Friends of Singapore Public Service Star in 2021.

Other Events for Graduating Students Only

Graduating students, save the dates for the below celebrations which are only open to members of the Class of 2024. Details and the process to RSVP will be communicated to graduates via email.

Date Event Details
May 1        Dean's Reception for the Class of 2024 A fancy get-together hosted by Dean Boulding at the Nasher Museum of Art.
May 9        Fuqua Finale with SY Awards Presentation This is the last hurrah with your class – a time to toast to and celebrate your time at Fuqua! Student, staff and faculty awards are also presented (you’ll have a chance to nominate people!).