Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

Criteria & Process


To Apply or Not?

Read here how one student made her decision.


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 personal and professional 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.

  • 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?  

Apply Now: The online application for the class starting in 2015 is available. Additional application details are below: 

Given the competitive applicant pool, you are encouraged to apply in the round in which you can submit your "best" application. Contact Admissions Counselors Eric Rowell and Lisa Thomson at mms-fob-info@fuqua.duke.edu or +1.919.660.7705, if you would like more information or if you have any questions about the application.

International students requiring an F-1 visa, who are not already studying in the U.S. and eligible for a transfer, must apply by the Round 2 deadline (Jan. 29, 2015) to ensure sufficient time for visa processing.  

Application Deadlines for 2014 - 2015

  Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
Application Deadline Nov. 4, 2014 Jan. 29, 2015 March 11, 2015 April 14, 2015 
Interview Invitations Sent By Midnight (ET) — Not viewable on phone or mobile device. Dec. 2, 2014 Feb. 26, 2015 Mar. 31, 2015 Apr. 30, 2015
Decision Notification (sent by midnight (ET) &  not viewable on phone or mobile device) Jan. 8, 2015 March 19, 2015 April 17, 2015 May 14, 2015
Domestic Student Deposit Deadline Jan. 28, 2015 April 7, 2015 May 1, 2015 May 22, 2015
International Student Deposit Deadline Jan. 28, 2015  April 3, 2015  April 24, 2015 N/A
International Student Visa Paperwork Deadline Feb. 11, 2015 April 14, 2015 May 1, 2015 N/A

On application deadline dates, applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST).