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Why You Should Visit Campus as a Prospective Student

February 28, 2020

Beautiful flowers and plants on the terraces at Duke Garden, one of the best places to see when you visit campus

I felt confident in my decision to join Team Fuqua when I met the campus in person. I remember walking through the famous Duke Gardens with my parents, drinking in the sunlight and watching the ducks. I felt convinced in that moment I could make a home here.

How to Demonstrate Academic Readiness in Your Application

February 6, 2020

a student talking to a professor at the front of a classroom; academic readiness

Here at Fuqua, we practice holistic admissions, which means that no one component of the application is a ‘make or break’ factor in your likelihood of being admitted. That being said, the first questions most prospective MMS students ask are related to their academic readiness.

A Little Help on the 25 Random Things Application Essay

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December 20, 2019

Cory, Ariel and Varsha pose for a photo for their application essay blog

Deciding how to approach the “25 Random Things” essay on the MQM application can be difficult. But with these tips from admissions and some examples from our own lists below, hopefully you’ll get off to a smooth start

How to Connect with Admissions

September 16, 2019

Grady in the foreground, taking a selfie with the admissions team in the background; connect with admissions

As a prospective student, it is important to connect with admissions and to be in touch with our department throughout your whole application process

Our 25 Random Things

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December 3, 2018

a dozen students displaying the Blue Devil paintings they created during a Wine and Design event, 25 Random Things

The “25 Random Things About Yourself” essay—it’s become a hallmark of Fuqua’s application. Admissions provided some great tips on how to approach it, and we wanted to share some of our ‘random things’…

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

May 8, 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,…

Ways to Engage as a Prospective MMS Student

July 17, 2017

MMS student

In Admissions, we often say that Fuqua’s unique culture is best experienced interpersonally. We strongly believe that interacting with admissions officers, students, faculty, or alumni is the ideal way for you to determine…

Tips on Writing Your ’25 Things’ Essay

July 6, 2017

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If you’ve taken a look at an application for any of the programs we offer at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, then a unique essay prompt has likely caught your eye—“25 Random Things…

11 Things To Do Before Moving to Durham

May 2, 2017


1. Find a place to live Here are a few choices: Solis Erwin Mills Berkshire The Heights Belmont Swift The Heights is currently the most common place to live among MMS students. It’s convenient for…

Acing the GMAT

April 7, 2017

a computer being used to study for the GMAT

Don’t be intimidated by the GMAT. In my opinion it’s probably one of the easier standardized tests, because it doesn’t have a specific syllabus to study. You can theoretically crack it based on your…

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