Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

MBA Ready

Academic Preparation for Working Professionals

MBA students come from diverse academic and experiential backgrounds. A typical class includes students who have studied business, economics, law, engineering, sciences, medicine, literature, and other fields. Further, students have varied functional and managerial experience based on their professional responsibilities. And some students have completed college only a few years ago, while others have been out of college 15 years or more.

Our MBA students have found that pre-program academic preparation contributes significantly to their success as they study for the MBA degree. The goal of MBA Ready is to assist you with customizing your preparation.

What materials are included in MBA Ready?

On each content page, we have provided a list of important concepts for you to become familiar with before Orientation, and some suggested materials for review or preview. There are many possibilities. You can certainly use your own books, notes, etc. from courses you have taken.

All admitted students will receive access to special online courses in math preparation, accounting preparation, and Excel training.

However, if you want to start your preparation before you have applied/been admitted to the program, please look over our suggestions.

If you would like to know how your background fits into our class profiles, contact the MBA Admissions Office at +1.919.660.7705, or admissions-info@fuqua.duke.edu.