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 2021 (Class of  2023), the tuition cost is 145,875 USD.

For students who began their program in July 2020 (Class of  2022), the tuition cost is 140,400 USD.

Below is the tuition and fee schedule for the Weekend Executive MBA class graduating in Spring-2022:

Term Amount
Term Start
Bill Run
Payment Due
1 32,880* July 23, 2020 June 22, 2020 Aug. 1, 2020
2 26,880 Dec. 30, 2020 Dec. 2, 2020 Jan. 7, 2021
3 26,880 May 6, 2021 Apr. 15, 2021 May 12, 2021
4 26,880 Aug. 26, 2021 June 28, 2021 Aug. 1, 2021
5 26,880 Dec. 17, 2021 Oct. 15, 2021 Nov. 12, 2021
Total 140,400      

*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 120 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.
Term 1 and Term 2 are in the first academic and financial aid year.
Terms 3 through 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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