At graduation, after successful completion of the program requirements, you will receive a Master of Management Studies degree from Duke University.
There are no prerequisite courses for the MMS program. Our students come from various academic backgrounds. However, if you do not have a strong quantitative background, the Admissions Committee recommends that you take quantitatively rigorous courses such as statistics, calculus, or finance. This will give the committee another measure of your quantitative ability in addition to your GMAT or GRE score.
No. The program and all coursework are conducted in English. When you are at the Duke Kunshan campus, not-for-credit classes and coaching sessions are available for students who are interested in learning Chinese.
Yes. In 2017, non-Chinese graduates (from universities both inside and outside of China) became eligible to apply for a Chinese work visa. By the end of 2018, we’ve had three non-Chinese MMS graduate who successfully secured a job in China. We look forward to more success cases in the future.
Please note that it can be challenging for international students to find jobs in any foreign market due to various constraints such as visa requirements, language barriers, and more. However, our career services staff will support you to help you identify your interests and strengths, provide resources, and set up a feasible plan to achieve your goals.
The program is designed for individuals who do not have extensive work experience. If you have more than two years of post-collegiate, full-time work experience, you are encouraged to continue working and apply for the MBA program at a later date. If you have questions about what constitutes full-time work experience, or if you have more than 2 years of full time work experience and are interested in the program, please contact an admissions counselor at +1. 919. 660. 7705 or email@example.com.
Yes. In addition to offering a solid foundation in business, you will develop a strong professional network, which will be a significant resource for you. During the program, you also have the opportunity to share and hone your entrepreneurial ideas with world-class faculty and classmates.
No. If you are denied admission in an early round, you cannot reapply in a later admission round.
Yes, as long as you have earned a bachelor’s degree by the start date of the program, you are eligible to apply.
We accept both GMAT and GRE scores. The Admissions Committee pays particular attention to the quantitative score on both exams to ensure that you can handle the rigor of the program.
There is no minimum requirement; we admit applicants with a range of test scores. GMAT/GRE scores are important, but they are not the only indicator of achievement.
Other important aspects of your application include:
Your recommendation must be received before your application is considered complete and ready for review.
Requests for deferral will only be considered for students who have already submitted their tuition deposit. Deferrals are granted on a very limited basis and only in the case of significant, unanticipated and unavoidable personal emergency. If you wish to be considered for a deferral, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We do not offer open interviews for MMS candidates. Interviews will be extended by invitation only after a careful review of your application materials. Most interviews will occur via video calls; North Carolina residents may have the opportunity to interview on campus by invitation. Both formats carry equal weight in the admissions process. Interviews are conducted with individual applicants by staff, alumni, or select MBA students.
During your interview, you’ll have the opportunity to:
No. Recommendations must be received for an application to be considered complete and ready for review.
Both Duke’s campus and Duke Kunshan campus have a lot to offer. Due to COVID- 19, Duke has suspended all on-campus events until further notice. Duke Kunshan campus is currently open for in-person campus visits. You can contact us to schedule a visit to Duke Kunshan University at least three business days in advance.
A virtual or in-person campus visit’s activities may include:
Non-U.S. students who are not already studying in the U.S. and are eligible for a transfer should apply before the Round 2 application deadline to allow time for visa processing.
Fuqua does not accept ESL test scores. We will use other aspects of your application to assess language proficiency.
Every admitted applicant is automatically reviewed for merit-based scholarships. There is no separate scholarship application. Merit scholarship notification typically occurs within a week following the admission notification. The awards are for the duration of the program and range from partial tuition to full tuition. Funding is limited and will not be sufficient to cover all tuition and living expenses.
Special financial aid will be offered to all Chinese citizens to lower the standard tuition. Additional scholarships of varying amounts will be available based on academic achievement and family financial circumstances. Applicants will be given an opportunity to submit supplemental financial information.
We also offer a student loan for non-U.S. and non-Chinese students. This loan offers a very competitive rate and does NOT require a co-signer from the U.S.
For details, visit Financing Your Degree.
In service to reapplicants, we offer the ability to replicate or “clone” your application from the previous application cycle. If you are reapplying, please create your new application and submit the Reapplicant Request form from the Application Instructions section, to request that your prior year data be transferred over to your new application. You will receive a confirmation email once this process is complete, and can edit all or part of your application after it has been cloned.
Visit the Application Requirements page for more information.
Re-applicants do not need to resend official test scores to Fuqua, unless the scores have expired or you have retaken the tests and wish to have your new scores considered. GMAT and GRE scores are valid for 5 years from the date the exam is taken.
Yes. Re-applicants need to follow the same interview policies as new applicants. What’s more, an interview is a great way to update the admissions committee on recent job promotions, personal achievements, and ways in which you are a stronger candidate this year.
Waitlisted applications will be reviewed in subsequent admissions rounds, following the round in which you originally applied
On the decision release date for each round, you will be informed if you are admitted, and if not, your status will remain waitlisted. As such, please be sure to keep us informed of any changes in your contact information.
Yes. We will accept new scores from an applicant who has elected to remain active on the waitlist. Deciding to retake the GMAT or GRE is a personal decision. If you feel that you did not test at your highest potential, it might be in your best interest to retake the test. In deciding to retest, applicants have found it helpful to compare themselves to the 80% GMAT range.
If you take the GMAT or GRE again, please submit your new test scores in your student portal.
Should you be admitted, official GMAT test scores must be formally requested through Pearson Vue or ETS using program code Q13-N5-62 in order for our office to receive the score.
For GRE scores, use the Duke program code 5156, and the 4201 Business Administration and Management Department name on your GRE exam.
Please feel free to contact the admissions office via email at email@example.com or telephone at 1.919.660.7705 and ask to speak with an Admissions Officer. You may reach us during business hours, which are Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm ET. We would be happy to speak with you and address any questions or concerns you have regarding your application status.
Every admitted applicant is considered for a merit scholarship. There is no separate merit scholarship application. Merit scholarship recipients are selected by an admissions merit scholarship committee and are awarded based on a candidate’s overall profile. Merit scholarships are awarded independently of decisions regarding a student’s eligibility for student loans.
The selection criteria include:
A scholarship letter will be included in your admission packet. Scholarship information will be listed on page two of your electronic admission letter.
Scholarship award amounts vary and can be awarded up to the full amount of tuition. We do not release detailed information related to the amount of scholarships awarded.
If admitted to Fuqua, Re Vera Services will verify your contact, employment, education, and recommender information, as listed in your application.
How it works:
The consequences for omission, falsification, misrepresentation, or failure to complete the required verification process may be grounds for blocked access to Duke facilities and course registration, automatic revocation of all offers of admission and financial assistance, or expulsion from Fuqua.
Re Vera Services will send a confirmation email once your payment and release form have been received. You may also expect to receive communication/s from Re Vera Services regarding application materials, or if a discrepancy is found. Note: you may receive emails from several different people at Re Vera Services as each individual specializes in a particular area of the process. Specify your preferred email address on your release form and be on the lookout for emails that require your attention.
Each verification takes approximately 2-4 weeks, but the timeline could be longer depending on factors out of Re Vera’s control.
Most delays are due to slow response times from:
It is possible that your verification may not be completed before the program start due to such factors. This is not cause for concern, as we will continue with your verification until it is fully complete.
Once your credential verification has been successfully completed, you will receive an official notification email from The Office of Admissions. Please DO NOT contact Re Vera Services or Fuqua to inquire about the status of your verification.
Yes. Notify your current and past employers that Re Vera Services may contact them to confirm your employment information. Note: some employers require a Social Security Number for employment verification. If required, Re Vera will ask that you provide your SSN. It is also a good idea to inform your recommenders as well. Please see the sample verbiage below.
Sample Verbiage: I have been accepted to Duke’s Master of Management Studies program, Class of 20XX, at the Fuqua School of Business in Durham, North Carolina. The Fuqua School of Business employs a third-party vendor to conduct credential verifications. The verification process is conducted to evaluate the accuracy of information included in my application. This is a standard part of the enrollment process in which the Fuqua School of Business does not anticipate finding any inconsistencies between the information reported in my application and their investigative results. They fully expect all matriculates to join Fuqua as planned.
Employer: I would like to inform you that Re Vera Services may contact you in order to verify my employment. If Re Vera Services should contact an HR representative instead, please feel free to redirect me to the appropriate HR resource by providing a name and phone number of the proper contact.
Recommender: I would like to inform you that Re Vera Services may contact you in order to verify your recommendation.
If you have not yet notified your current employer about your plans to attend business school:
To release the hold on your file:
We ask that all holds be released by the first day of orientation.
If you indicated a period of self-employment on your application, please be aware that your verification will not be complete until you forward corporate documents including (but not limited to) Articles of Incorporation noting state or place of incorporation. Send these documents to firstname.lastname@example.org (PDF is preferred) or fax them to +1.617.275.8641. Documents from foreign countries do not need to be translated, but please include the exact place of incorporation if it is not noted in your paperwork. Contact Re Vera Services at email@example.com if you were not incorporated.
For changes to your contact information, you will not have the option to update information via Re Vera Service’s website. Any desired changes will need to be forwarded to Re Vera Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also copy the Office of Admissions at email@example.com so that we may update our records as well.
For changes to your recommender’s contact information, please relay this information to Stacey Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org and include “The Fuqua School of Business – Recommender Update” in the subject of the email.
If you realize that a mistake was made in your application, please email Re Vera Services at email@example.com. They will address the discrepancy with the Admissions Office and contact you if any further explanation is needed.
Minor discrepancies are not a cause for concern. Some examples are:
However, further investigation would be needed for more concerning discrepancies. One example would be a degree that was not granted by an institution reported in the application.
Any major discrepancy found will be shared with you so that a clarification can be provided. Any omission, falsification, or misrepresentation found in your application, including violations of GMAT, GRE, or any ESL testing policies, is grounds for automatic revocation of all offers of admission and financial assistance, or expulsion from Fuqua.
First, check the Frequently Asked Questions on Re Vera’s website. You are welcome to contact Re Vera Services by phone +1.888.408.4384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns. You may also connect with the Office of Admissions via phone +1.919.660.7705 or email at email@example.com.