A world of opportunity

Difference drives us. An appreciation of diverse cultures and practices makes for stronger and more effective leadership, so Fuqua offers a range of programs and initiatives that globalize your MBA experience.

Through our exchange programs with top business schools around the world, opportunities to learn from and network with leaders from different countries, and a range of student organizations focused on issues in key political economies, the world is open for you.

Extend Your Global Reach

Fuqua facilitates a range of global experiences for students, including acclimating non-U.S. students to life in the Daytime MBA program. While exchange programs and language courses can diversify your academic experience, you will learn as much through your classmates in MBA Association organizations as you do in the curriculum.

Study abroad takes many shapes. You can study abroad for a whole semester, or do a short-course program during summer, spring, or winter break.

Outgoing Exchange

Our Outgoing Exchange Program (OEP) is available to eligible students beginning the summer after their first year at Fuqua; exchange programs contribute to the elective credits you’ll need to complete your MBA. Twice a year our International Programs team showcases exchange opportunities in information fairs for current students. You’ll get an overview of our partner institutions—and chat with current students representing those partner institutions. We also offer info sessions and open advising for each exchange application cycle to answer students' questions and guide you through the process.

Incoming Exchange

Each year, Fuqua welcomes approx. 100 exchange students from our partner schools around the world to participate in our Incoming Exchange Program. If you’re interested in attending Fuqua on exchange, your home institution must be part of our partner network. Check with your home institution’s exchange coordinator for more information.

As the basis for our exchange programs, Fuqua is a proud member of the Partnership in International Management (PIM), a consortium of leading international business schools founded in 1973. 

Partnership in International Management Members

Argentina: University Torcuato di Tella

Australia: Australian Graduate School of Management & Melbourne Business School

Austria: Vienna University

Brazil: FGV – EAESP

Canada: Sauder School of Business

Chile: Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

China: CEIBS, Tsinghua SEM, and PKU Guanghua School of Management

Costa Rica: INCAE

Finland: Aalto University

France: HEC Paris

Germany: University of Cologne

Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong & Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

India: Indian School of Business & Indian Institute of Management at Ahmedabad

Israel: Recanati Graduate School of Business

Italy: SDA Bocconi School of Management

Japan: Keio University

Netherlands: Rotterdam School of Management

New Zealand: University of Otago

Singapore: National University of Singapore

South Africa: Wits Business School

Spain: ESADE

Sweden: Stockholm School of Economics

Switzerland: University of St. Gallen

Turkey: Koc University

United Kingdom: London School of Economics & Political Science

Additional Partners

France: ESSEC, Grenoble-EM

South Africa: University of Cape Town

South Korea: Yonsei School of Management

Spain: IESE Graduate Business School

Thailand: Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration

*Pilot program or exchange program pending approval

MBA students interested in developing their language skills have access to credit and non-credit courses at different institutions. Because of varying schedules between the Daytime MBA curriculum and outside institutions, our International Programs team provides guidance to individuals about these opportunities to assess which will be the best fit for your goals.

Courses for Credit

Fuqua students can take up to four approved language courses for credit—two of which can be undergraduate-level courses—at Duke University, North Carolina State University, or the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Not-for-Credit Courses

Not-for-credit language courses are offered through Duke Continuing Studies. These classes meet in the evenings for 8-10 weeks and cost less than 200 USD.

The MBA Association's international clubs are focused on providing support to prospective and current students interested in specific regions as well as engaging with companies and other institutions from those regions as they interact with Fuqua. They provide networking opportunities as well as cultural events like a Diwali celebration sponsored by INDUS, an evening of wine and cheese pairings sponsored by the European Club, or Trivia Night from the Asia Business Club where teams chosen to represent a diversity of nationalities compete for prizes in different categories.  Learn more in Clubs + Activities.

Global Academic Travel Experience
A Traveling Classroom

Global Academic Travel Experience

A Fuqua Daytime MBA student studied abroad in Argentina
My Experience

An International Experience in Fuqua's Exchange Program