Criteria & Process
Do you have questions or doubts? So did Danya Akbar (MMS: FOB Class of 2014). Read about her decision to apply.
Your MMS journey begins with self reflection. Any master's program is a significant investment of your time, energy, and money, so it is important that you find the right program to help you achieve your goals. "Fit" with a program occurs at the intersection of your story and ambitions and the school's story and ambitions. Before you apply, take some time to reflect on both.
Have Impact and Leave a Legacy
"Impact" and "legacy" are the cornerstones of Fuqua's culture. Think about how these terms apply to your own experiences and goals, then within the application, use that insight to help demonstrate how you might fit in with Fuqua's culture. Consider the following:
- What are you passionate about? What is your "and?"
- What legacy do you hope to leave at Fuqua?
- After graduation, what impact do you hope to have in your work and broader communities?
Two MMS program formats are available — the MMS: Foundations of Business program (MMS: FOB) and the MMS: Duke Kunshan University program (MMS: DKU). It is important that you understand which MMS program is the best fit for your interests and goals, before you apply. Compare the MMS: FOB and the MMS: DKU programs.
- You may only apply to one of the MMS programs in an application year.
- You cannot switch programs while you are a student.
Apply Now: The application is online.
Additional application information and instructions are below:
Given the competitive applicant pool, you are encouraged to apply in the round in which you can submit your best application.
The Early Action option is ideal for applicants who have completed their graduate business school research and have decided that Duke Fuqua is the best school for them. Applicants admitted in the Early Action round must submit the $2,000 tuition deposit along with official transcript(s) by November 14, 2017. In addition, any applications submitted to other schools must be withdrawn upon an offer of admission from Duke. In the same regard, once an offer of admission has been received, applications to other schools may not be submitted.
International applicants who require a student visa should apply in Early Action, Round 1 or Round 2. The time required to obtain a visa will not be sufficient if Round 3 or Round 4 is selected.
Candidates wishing to be considered for merit-based scholarship awards should apply in Round 1 or Round 2. Scholarships are awarded in the Early Action Round; however, the binding nature of the Early Action Round will require you to attend with or without a scholarship award. Scholarship awards in Round 3 and Round 4 will be limited, if available.
Application Deadlines for 2017 - 2018
|Early Action||Round 1||Round 2||Round 3||Round 4|
|Application Deadline||Sept 21, 2017||Nov 2, 2017||Jan 24, 2018||Mar 7, 2018||Apr 11, 2018|
|Interview Invitations Sent By Midnight (ET) — Not viewable on phone or mobile device.||Oct 5, 2017||Nov 17, 2017||Feb 19, 2018||Mar 28, 2018||Apr 30, 2018|
|Decision Notification (sent by midnight (ET) & not viewable on phone or mobile device)||Oct 25, 2017||Dec 12, 2017||Mar 13, 2018||Apr 18, 2018||May 18, 2018|
|Blue Devil Experience Weekend (once admitted, you may attend this event)||
April 27-28, 2018
|Deposit Deadline||Nov. 14, 2017||Jan 10, 2018||Apr. 2, 2018||May 2, 2018||May 25, 2018|
|International Student Visa Paperwork Deadline||Feb. 9, 2018||Mar. 16, 2018||Apr. 19, 2018||N/A||N/A|
On application deadline dates, applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST).