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Your Global Executive MBA journey begins with self-reflection. MBA programs are a significant investment of time and resources, so it is important that you find the right program to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Before you apply, take some time to reflect on your options and whether Duke is the right fit for you.

Our High-Touch Admissions Approach

At Duke, your application starts well before you hit submit. Before you get too far and invest a lot of time in the process, we want to talk to you and learn about your background and motivations and help you determine whether this program's format and focus is right for you.

This high-touch counselor support differentiates us from other schools. It helps you better understand your admissibility before you put together your application package and before you approach your employer for support.

Diane Eytcheson is your admissions counselor. Think of her as your advisor. She is here at every step of the way, so feel free to contact her at any time. She welcomes the call (+1.919.660.7705) or email (global-mba-info@fuqua.duke.edu).

Academic Preparation

Our MBA program is rigorous and challenging. Staff members are available to assess your quantitative skills, and can provide recommendations to help you prepare for the MBA course work. Learn more about Academic Preparation.

It is to your advantage to apply as early as possible to give yourself enough time to prepare both academically and professionally for the program. You are welcome to begin an application at any time. Typically, you will receive a decision within 4 to 6 weeks after your complete application is received.

International applicants should apply by the Round 5 deadline of May 3, 2018, to ensure sufficient time for visa processing.

Global Executive MBA Admission Deadlines

Round 1 — Oct. 12, 2017
Round 2 — Dec. 7, 2017
Round 3 — Feb. 7, 2018
Round 4 — Mar. 20, 2018
Round 5 — May 3, 2018
Round 6 — May 31, 2018

If you are concerned about your quantitative readiness for the next class, you should not apply in the final deadline round as the late deadline may not allow for adequate quantitative assessment and preparation. For more information, visit the Academic Preparation page.

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