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3 Things to Know About Funding Your MBA

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September 17, 2019

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Here in the admissions office we get a lot of questions from prospective and admitted students about financial aid and scholarships. We thought it might be helpful to lay out some of the basics for you and help you get an understanding of how things work here at Fuqua

Why We Believe In Doing Business Better

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July 8, 2019

Every year, the Admissions Committee has the task of identifying students who are energized by the belief that it is possible to do well in business and do good in the world. As…

Changes to the 2019–2020 Duke MBA Application

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June 20, 2019

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The Duke MBA Admissions team has made several changes to our application process this year with the goal of increasing accessibility to all applicants, streamlining the process, and providing the greatest number of applicants the opportunity to meet with Duke MBA students and staff in person

25 Random Things About My Section

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February 11, 2019

About 70 student, all wearing matching Section 1 T-shirts, pose for a group photo in a classroom during orientation, 25 random things

The “25 Random Things” admissions essay is one of the not so random ways that Fuqua creates a diverse class of MBA candidates that push each other to grow both personally and academically….

4 Myths About Applying to Fuqua in Round 3

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January 31, 2019

2 members of the admissions laughing during a conversation around a table, Myths about applying to Fuqua in Round 3

Applying to business school is a journey—one that takes diligent research and some careful soul searching. Here in the Office of Admissions, we get a lot of questions about the best time to…

25 Random Things About Us

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December 10, 2018

25 random things about us: students walking down Fuqua's hallway

Fuqua’s “25 Random Things” application essay has become well-known over the years, and it remains a great way for the admissions committee to get to know applicants. So in that spirit, here is…

3 Things That Can Get You Admitted from the Waitlist

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admitted from the waitlist: a sign that reads "The Fuqua School of Business Admissions Office"

After waiting for what seems like an eternity, you find out the admissions committee has placed you on the waitlist for admission. As someone who works closely with our waitlist applicants, I can…

Admissions Tips: How to Best Leverage Your Recommendations

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October 9, 2018

four Admissions staff members chatting at a conference table, application tips on reommendations

Our Admissions team at Fuqua is always looking for ways to improve the application experience and process for our applicants. This year, we are excited to introduce the Common Letter of Recommendation (CLOR)…

When is the Best Time to Apply?

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August 15, 2018

the Fuqua School of Business sign in front of the Breeden Hall entrance, when is the best time to apply

I recall my decision to apply to business school and wondering, “where do I begin?” and “what are they looking for?” and “when is the best time and round for me to apply?”…

The Question You May Be Afraid to Ask: How Do You Pronounce Fuqua?

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April 16, 2018

a bust of J.B. Fuqua in the school hallway

OK prospective students, we know. You’ve wondered and don’t want to ask. How do you say our school’s name? Full confession here: I’m the assistant dean of the Daytime program and an alumnus,…

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