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You’ll find the Fuqua Daytime MBA program is challenging and very rewarding. Acceptance is based on the ability to excel academically—and in the business community. Our students have a desire to bring out the best in others and succeed while making positive changes in the world.

Finding the right program to help you achieve your goals is a personal journey. As you explore Fuqua, take some time to reflect on how your story and ambitions fit with Fuqua’s—and vice versa—before you apply. We are accepting applications for the next Daytime MBA Class, which starts in 2018 and graduates in 2020.

Daytime MBA Deadlines

Round

Application Deadline

Interview Decision Sent

Final Decision Release 

Early Action

Sep. 12, 2017

Sep. 26, 2017

Oct. 19, 2017

Round 1

Oct. 10, 2017

Nov. 9, 2017

Dec. 15, 2017

Round 2

Jan. 3, 2018

Jan. 30, 2018

Mar. 15, 2018

Round 3

Mar. 20, 2018

Apr. 11, 2018

May 1, 2018

 

Are You...

Applying from another country? You may apply during Early Action, Round 1, or Round 2, but please remember to allow time for visa processing.

Ready to commit to Fuqua? You should apply during Early Action.

Looking for a merit-based scholarship? You may apply during Early Action, Round 1, Round 2, or Round 3.

Reapplying? You should reapply during Early Action or Round 1.

Before you apply...

1. Complete all application components.

2. Make sure your references were sent.

3. Polish your essays.

4. Submit your best official GMAT/GRE scores.

Daytime MBA Round 2 Deadline

01/03/2018
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Admissions Details

  1. Research

    Visit us, contact us, connect with our community

  2. Lay the Groundwork

    Contact recommenders, prep for GMAT/GRE

  3. Get to Work

    Revise resume, write essays

  4. Submit Your Best Application

    Share your story, research, and goals

  5. Interview

    During Open Interview Period or by invitation

  6. Receive a Decision

    Meet fellow admitted students at Blue Devil Weekend

Selection Criteria

A good match is important from both sides—yours and ours—so we take a holistic approach to considering each candidate. All the components of your application give you the chance to demonstrate your strengths and your fit with Fuqua. You’ll be considered a strong applicant if:

  • We’re confident you will be successful in our program
  • You’ll add value to your peers and to Fuqua throughout your professional, personal, and academic experiences
  • You believe diversity in thought and background are important within your community
  • You demonstrate competence, character, and purpose and have the strongest potential to be a leader who is a positive force for change

Your prior work experience helps us understand how you have developed leadership and teamwork skills, as well as maturity, on both professional and personal levels.

  • There is no minimum work experience required for this program.
  • All post-undergraduate work experience will be considered.
  • In your application, show us how your previous experiences will contribute to the Fuqua learning environment.

Fuqua values differences and unique points of view, so we admit applicants with:

  • Various undergraduate degrees and professional backgrounds
  • A wide range of GPAs and GMAT/GRE scores

Because the Daytime MBA academic environment is demanding and fast-paced and requires strong quantitative and analytical skills, the admissions committee pays particular attention to the quantitative segment of your test score to ensure that you will be able to handle the rigor of the program.

Your application essays, recommendations, and interview are what weave fit, passion, and impact together into your "story." No one part is more important than the other, so give each one your best. And most importantly, just be you.

Essays:

Your essays allow us to get to know you as a person—what drives you and inspires you. You have the chance here to fill in any gaps, or provide extra details on key areas of your application.

Recommendations:

The most valuable recommendations come from people who know your professional skills and abilities. Prepare your recommenders so that they represent you well and showcase aspects of you that are not reflected in other areas of the application.

Interview:

During your interview, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Show us your interpersonal skills
  • Give us additional insight into who you are
  • Demonstrate how you are a good fit for Fuqua, and how Fuqua is a good fit for you

If you live on the West Coast or outside of the U.S., you may interview in Durham during the Open Interview Period, but it is not a requirement, except for Early Action candidates. If you do not travel to Durham during the Open Interview Period, you must wait for an invitation to interview at a location closer to you.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our Daytime MBA FAQ for answers to our most frequently asked questions about the Daytime MBA program. You can also reference our Daytime MBA student blog for answers to questions you may have about student life at Fuqua.

Frequently Asked Questions