Your investment

While earning an MBA is a significant investment, we’re committed to making our programs accessible to all qualified and committed candidates to ensure a diverse and talented cohort. Here, you’ll find basic information about program costs for the Weekend Executive MBA program. For merit scholarships and detailed information on how to apply for student loans, please visit Financing Your Degree.

For students beginning their program in April 2019 (Class of  2020), the tuition cost is 135,100 USD.

Below is the tuition and fee schedule for the Weekend Executive MBA class graduating in 2020:

Term Amount
Term Start
Bill Run
Payment Due
1 31,820* April 30, 2019 Mar. 15, 2019 Apr. 12, 2019
2 25,820 Aug. 23, 2019 June 23, 2019 Aug. 1, 2019
3 25,820 Jan. 10, 2020 Dec. 1, 2019 Jan. 7, 2020
4 25,820 May 15, 2020 Apr. 15, 2020 May 12, 2020
5 25,820 Aug. 28, 2020 June 25, 2020 Aug. 3, 2020
Total 135,100      


For students who started their program in May 2018 (Class of 2019), the tuition cost is 129,985 USD.

Below is the tuition and fee schedule for the Weekend Executive MBA class graduating in 2019:

Term Amount
Term Start
Bill Run
Payment Due
1 30,797* May 1, 2018 Mar. 15, 2018 Apr. 12, 2018
2 24,797 Sept. 3, 2018 June 24, 2018 Aug. 1, 2018
3 24,797 Jan. 7, 2019 Dec. 2, 2018 Jan. 7, 2019
4 24,797 May 20, 2019 Apr. 15, 2019 May 12, 2019
5 24,797 Aug. 30, 2019 June 25, 2019 Aug. 1, 2019
Total 129,985      


*Includes a 6,000 USD non-refundable deposit due upon admission and credited to your Term 1 tuition.

Students must pay a one-time transcript fee of 40 USD in addition to Term 1 tuition.
This fee will automatically be included in your Term 1 invoice and covers all transcript requests for life.
Terms 1 through 3 are in the first academic and financial aid year.
Term 4 and Term 5 (Elective Term) are in the second academic and financial aid year.
Students are responsible for travel to and from Durham as well as miscellaneous travel and supply costs (ex. home internet connection, school supplies, etc.)

**To avoid late penalty charges, payment must be received by the due date.
Please visit Duke University Bursar for information about making payments.

Tuition includes:

  • Books
  • Class materials
  • Lodging and meals for all campus residencies

Tuition excludes:

  • The onetime transcript fee
  • Travel to and from residencies
  • Laptop computer
  • Personal internet service
  • Additional sessions of leadership coaching
  • Visa processing fee
  • Vaccinations
  • Added tuition for a concentration or certificate

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

Optional Costs

Managed Laptop: 1,550 USD

Includes laptop, software, and pre-configuration for the program, periodic software upgrades, hardware maintenance, and security updates.

Concentrations: 4,000 USD

  • Energy and Environment
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Strategy

Learn more about concentrations

Health Sector Management (HSM) Certificate: 6,000 USD

Learn more about the Health Sector Management Certificate

Global Academic Travel Experience (GATE): Variable cost

Study the business, culture, economy, and politics of a country or region, and then travel to that region, accompanied by faculty, for approximately 2 weeks. Once there, you'll be exposed to international business by visiting multinational corporations, local enterprises, government agencies, and exchange program partner schools. You'll also have the opportunity to interact with alumni in the region.

Learn more about GATE

Scholarships are awarded by an Admissions Scholarship Committee based on an overall view of each candidate, including what each will contribute to the Fuqua community as well as the communities, companies, and organizations they interact with now and into the future.

Student loans and Yellow Ribbon awards are administered by the Financial Aid Office.

Aid Type


Merit-based scholarships

All applicants considered; no additional application required for eligibility

Various 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


For more information on loans, scholarships, and additional expenses, visit Financing Your Degree.

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