Student Experience


As a student in the MMS: Duke Kunshan University program, you’ll live in two unique cities. You begin the program at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke in Durham, North Carolina, a 9,000-acre campus renowned for its beautiful architecture and mission of “knowledge in service to society.” Durham is recognized as a great place to live, consistently ranked as an excellent location for business and careers, and boasts first-rate restaurants, hometown sports, and countless cultural offerings.

In Kunshan, China, you will be in the heart of the Yangtze River Delta Region, nestled between Shanghai, a global financial hub, and Suzhou, one of China’s most renowned cultural cities. Widely considered as a successful model for China’s social and economic development, Kunshan has attracted a number of Fortune 500 companies and other leading enterprises.

Durham and Kunshan, although very different from each other, are both great places to study. In Durham, you see what it’s like going to school at such a prominent and beautiful place as Duke, experiencing all the traditions that come with it like attending sporting events, visiting the Duke Chapel, and eating southern food. In Kunshan, you get to observe what modern development is like in China, and appreciate the balance between living outside the downtown area of Kunshan and being able to travel to Shanghai, one of the busiest cities in the world, just a train ride away.

— Ryan Safian, United States

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