Get down to business

The Master of Management Studies (MMS) degree provides basic entry-level business skills to students with little to no prior career experience. The MMS curriculum covers 15 business courses (a total of 43 credit units) taught over five terms.

Two MMS program formats are available: The MMS: Foundations of Business program and the MMS: Duke Kunshan University program.


    It is important that you understand which MMS program is the best fit for your interests and goals before you apply. Connect with our admissions counselors, who can help you determine which MMS program is the right fit for you.

    • You may only apply to one of the two MMS programs in an application year. 
    • You cannot switch programs while you are a student.  

    Compare the Programs

    Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business

    Master of Management Studies: Duke Kunshan University

    The MMS: FOB program provides a jumpstart into the business world and a leg up on the graduating competition. Students can choose to participate in an optional China Travel Experience (CTE) as an opportunity for exposure to China as a key player in the game of global business.

    The MMS: DKU program is ideal for students looking to enhance their training from a world-class business school, and those who seek a truly immersive experience in China. Students may also have career aspirations in the region. The program is conducted in English, and Mandarin proficiency is not needed.

    Program Format: Students spend five 6-week terms studying on our U.S. campus in Durham, NC. The program is 10 months long.

    Program Format: Students start the program on the U.S. campus in Durham, NC and then move to China to complete their degree on the Duke Kunshan University campus.

    Curriculum: Business foundations and general management

    Curriculum: Business foundations and general management

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    Learn more about MMS: FOB

    Learn more about MMS: DKU