Your investment

Taking time away from your career to further your education is an exciting opportunity, and we’re committed to making a Duke MBA accessible to all qualified candidates. Here you’ll find basic information about Daytime MBA program costs. For detailed information on merit scholarships and how to apply for student loans and other financial aid, please visit Financing Your Degree.

For students beginning their program in August 2018 (class of 2020), tuition cost is 68,200 USD. In planning for second-year tuition costs, students should budget an increase of approximately 4%.

For information about tuition due dates and the billing schedule, please visit the University Bursar Office website. Estimated First-Year Cost of Attendance for the Daytime MBA Class of 2020:

Expense Cost (USD)
Tuition 68,200
Estimated Medical Insurance & Other Fees 7,347
Estimated Educational Supplies 648
Estimated Living Expenses 18,190
Estimated Total Cost of Attendance (USD) 94,385

 

For more information on scholarships, loans, detailed Cost of Attendance (Domestic) and detailed Cost of Attendance (International), please visit Financing Your Degree.

There are a number of opportunities—including merit scholarships, loans, and other programs—to help make your Fuqua Daytime MBA a reality.

Aid Type Eligibility
Merit-based scholarships All applicants considered; no application required to be eligible
Federal and private loans U.S. citizens and permanent residents
International Student Loan Program
(no cosigner needed)

International students

Yellow Ribbon Program Eligible Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill) recipients
Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program Students who have satisfactorily completed service in the U.S. Peace Corps and who engage in community service while enrolled
Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) Social Sector Scholarship Individuals with social sector backgrounds who are looking to acquire business skills for use in their pursuit of social impact
Other CASE support for Interns Varies based on internship
Fuqua Loan Assistance Program Qualifying alumni who work full-time for eligible nonprofit and government organizations

 

For more information about your options, visit Financing Your Degree.

Joint degree students pay a blended tuition rate for the joint program, which is shared by both schools. Students who apply and are new admits to both schools for the same academic year will pay the blended tuition rate from the start of the joint degree program. Applicants who are already a student at one school and at a later time decide to apply to the other school as a joint degree student will have a tuition adjustment applied over two semesters of their joint degree program.

Estimated Cost of Attendance for joint degree programs for the 2018-2019 academic year are:

  JD/MBA MD/MBA MEM/MBA & MF/MBA MPP/MBA
Blended Tuition Rate 65,202 63,000 54,087.50 57,550
Estimated Fees 7,347 7,347 7,347 7,447
Estimated Course Materials 648 648 648 648
Estimated Living Expenses 18,190 18,190 18,190 18,190
Estimated Total Costs (USD) 91,387 89,185 80,272.50 83,835

 

Typically, student loans are initially processed at the school where the student begins their course of study. A Fuqua joint degree student is expected to enroll at the other school in their first year of the joint degree program.  Therefore, that school will process the student loan for the first year. Fuqua will then process the student loan in the year that the student is enrolled at Fuqua, which is usually the second year of the joint degree program.  (Please note that there are exceptions for the JD/MBA and MD/MBA programs.)

Each school makes scholarship decisions independently. Fuqua scholarship awards will be applied in all joint degree academic years that have a blended tuition rate charge.

 

Why an MBA?

Motivations for Pursuing an MBA

400-plus Daytime MBA students divided into their 6 sections for a group shot during orientation
So you want an MBA, but can you easily articulate why? A student describes the self-exploration process he used to find his answer.