Finding the right fit is important—for you, and for us—so the admissions process for the program is designed to ensure we learn about each other. Our admissions counselor is available to answer any questions you may have and support you through the process.

As you consider programs, we encourage you to get in touch with us. You can visit the Fuqua or Duke Kunshan campuses, attend admissions events, and speak with faculty or students, tour our facilities, and experience life at both locations.

Finding Your Fit

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business offers two Master of Management Studies programs: Duke Kunshan University and Foundations of Business.

Admission to either program provides an enriching, real-world business education; however, the MMS: Duke Kunshan program is ideal for students seeking an immersive educational experience in international business, specifically in the China region.

Throughout their course, the two programs share the same curriculum and academic resources. During the Fuqua portion of the MMS: Duke Kunshan program, the two also share extracurricular and career resources.

The biggest difference between the programs lies in their format. As an MMS: Duke Kunshan student, you’ll spend the second half of the program at the Duke Kunshan campus, where you will be exposed to all the exciting current events of China and the larger Asian region. You’ll have support from the program and career services teams at Duke Kunshan University. After graduation, you receive a degree in Master of Management Studies from Duke University. You’ll also become a member of several communities: the active and supportive Fuqua alumni community, the global Duke alumni community of 180,000+ members, and the growing Duke Kunshan alumni community.

It is important that you understand which MMS program is the best fit for your interests and goals prior to applying.

Before you begin, keep in mind the following:

  • You may only apply to one of the two MMS programs in an application year.
  • You cannot switch programs while you are a student.
Our MMS Admissions counselor is standing by to help you understand which program might be right for you and answer your questions as you go through the admissions process.


The MMS: Duke Kunshan program welcomes students of any academic and cultural backgrounds.

To be eligible to apply:

  • You must have earned, or expect to earn, a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university by the start of the program.
  • If you already have an MBA or its equivalent, you are not eligible.
  • If you have more than 2 years of full-time, post-graduate work experience, please contact our MMS Admissions Counselor to review your eligibility.

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