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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

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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….

25 Random Things About Us

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December 10, 2018

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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…

Admissions Tips: How to Best Leverage Your Recommendations

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October 9, 2018

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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?”…

6 Random Things About Me

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February 13, 2014

When evaluating business schools to apply to, I was actually first drawn to the Fuqua application because of the 25 Random Things essay. I thought this essay question really differentiated Fuqua from the…

25 Random Things About Me

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December 4, 2013

By far, my favorite application essay to write was Fuqua’s “25 Random Things About Me.” However, I was surprised to talk to other applicants and hear how difficult many found the essay to…

Shedding Light on the MBA Admissions Process

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November 25, 2013

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If I met you out on the road or at one of our campus events, you’re likely to have heard me talk about the “black box” of Admissions. Applications go into the box,…

Random Things About Me

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November 4, 2013

We’re in the midst of application season and seeing the prospective students touring Fuqua and visiting classes brought back memories of when I applied to school. Fuqua’s random facts application essay is one…

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