Work in the US with Duke

Our full-time, top-ranked MBA program attracts and nurtures a new kind of leader. In this 22-month program, students with ~5 years of work experience focus on all the functional areas of business. You’ll learn alongside a diverse group of peers—people from different countries and markets who all have a keen intellectual curiosity.

Duke’s MBA program offers a field of study  in Management Science and Technology Management (MSTeM) which comes with an official designation. This means your student visa itself allows for three years of employment opportunity in the US for work related to the field of study—without the need to obtain a work visa. Of course, during the three year window, students have the opportunity to apply repeatedly for an H1B visa if they desire a longer work stint in the US.

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Customize your education

Our unique curriculum offers 14 different concentrations, has fewer core classes, and allows you to pursue electives sooner.

Define your own experience

All 50+ clubs are started and led by students, so your opportunities to take initiative are endless—and constantly evolving.

Learn beyond the classroom

We combine classroom instruction with experiential learning opportunities, pushing you to apply your skills in real-world situations.

Join a close-knit community

Our class schedule encourages students to stay in Durham over the weekend, fostering strong relationships between students, alumni, faculty, and their families.

Grow your career

Our Career Management Center has specialized coaches to help you define your career path—and brings more than 200 companies to recruit on campus.

Daytime MBA Quick Facts

Start Date: August 2024
Duration: 22 months
Location: Durham, NC
Style: Cohort-based
Curriculum: General management, plus 17 concentrations, 2 certificates, and 5 dual degree options
Elective Options: 100+



 Management Science and Technology Management (MSTeM)

  • Focus track included within the MBA program
  • Deepens your expertise in the tools, frameworks, and models that address managerial problems
  • Prepares you to both lead and direct analysis
  • Helps you understand the tools and models that should be utilized to inform and improve decisions