Get answers to your questions

We hope the below information answers the questions you have about Duke Executive Education programs. If you have remaining questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

How do I register for a program?

Register online. Refer to the registration page and instructions for each program:

 Is there a registration fee?

No. There is no fee for registering for Duke Executive Education programs.

If I do not live in the United States, will I need a visa to attend Duke Executive Education programs?

Yes. The B-1/B-2 visa (for participation in scientific, educational, professional, or business conventions, conferences, or seminars) is the appropriate visa for entry into the United States from required countries. When applying for a visa, you should include the Duke Executive Education program enrollment letter with your visa application. It is important to emphasize that the visit is for business purposes. Visa requirements are subject to change; you should refer to the U.S. State Department and learn more online about the visa process.

How long does it take to process my registration?

If you submit payment with your registration you will be immediately notified with a registration confirmation.  If you register and choose to submit payment via check or wire then your registration will be confirmed once payment is received.

What is included in the program fee?

Tuition, instructional materials, accommodations, all meals, and programmatic activities are included in the program fee. Airfare, transportation to and from the airport, and personal incidentals are not included.

Do you offer any program fee reduction?

Organizations sending three or more participants to a Duke Executive Education program are eligible to receive a program fee reduction. Duke Executive Education must approve the total number of candidates attending from any one organization. In addition, government employees, nonprofit organizations, members of the military, and Fuqua/Duke alumni and staff are eligible to receive a program fee reduction. 

Please email us for details.

Do you offer financial aid?

No. Financial assistance is not available for Duke Executive Education programs.

Do I receive a tuition reduction for future courses?

Yes. Discounts are available for past participants of Duke Executive Education. Contact us at +1.919.660.8011 or execed-info@duke.edu for more information.

What is your cancellation policy?

Please see Registration Instructions for details about our cancellation policy.

When will I receive information regarding the program schedule, pre-readings, and logistics?

This information will be sent to you by one of our program managers approximately 3-4 weeks before the program start date.

 What will I receive upon completion of my program?

You will receive a certificate of completion from Duke's Fuqua School of Business, signed by the Duke MBA Dean.   

Do any of the programs provide credit towards a degree?

No. Duke Executive Education offers non-degree, standalone programs focused on specific business topics. Participants receive a certificate signed by the Dean upon program completion.

Where is the nearest airport?

The closest airport, Raleigh-Durham International (RDU), is located approximately 15 miles from Durham, NC. When making travel arrangements, you should allow at least 25-30 minutes travel time between the airport and Duke University.

 What transportation is available to and from the airport?

Travel to the conference center is your responsibility. There are several options available for ground transportation from the airport: shuttle, van, limousine, taxi, Uber, and rental car. For a more extensive list, visit the RDU website for additional transportation information.

 How do I get around once I arrive?

Most amenities are available on campus or within walking distance. For longer trips, local taxi service is available.

Is parking available on campus?

Parking will be available at the conference center.

What should I wear to class?

  • Business casual attire is appropriate for most program sessions. It is recommended that you bring a light jacket for use in the classroom, as it is sometimes difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature for everyone.
  • Comfortable clothing and footwear is also recommended for some program offerings featuring experiential exercises. 
  • There are numerous recreational facilities available for your use during your stay. Please bring appropriate gear if you would like to take advantage as time permits.

Can I bring my partner?

Due to the rigorous daily schedule, we do not recommend inviting family or friends to join you on campus.

 

How can I stay in contact with others from the Executive Education program I attend?

Private LinkedIn groups are available for each program depending on participant demand.

How can I stay in contact with Duke Executive Education?

You can email us anytime at execed-info@duke.edu. We are always happy to hear about your career development and how the programs have impacted you, your team, and your organization. Please use this email address to send any contact updates. Also stay up to date by following Duke University's Fuqua School of Business on Facebook and Twitter. Past participants will also receive Duke Executive Education newsletters or email updates.