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Duke University Fuqua School of Business

Duke University Fuqua School of BusinessNoted as one of the leading business schools in the state, Duke University Fuqua School of Business has distinguished itself with reputable career service, high average starting salary and rigorous academic curriculums. On this page specified for Duke University Fuqua School of Business, you can also find its complete admissions application information, such as average GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA ranges, average professional experience and acceptance rates for part-time, full-time and executive degree programs offered by Duke University Fuqua School of Business.
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Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2018)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) March 20
Application deadline (international students) March 20
Application fee $225

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate (full-time) 26.5%
Average age of new entrants 29
Average undergraduate GPA (full-time) 3.42
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 3-3.83
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 286
Average GMAT score (full-time) 694
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 640-750
Entrants providing GMAT scores 421
Students with prior work experience 430
Average work experience (months) 66

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants (part-time) N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
Average age of new entrants N/A
Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GMAT score N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing GMAT scores N/A
Students with prior work experience N/A
Average work experience (months) N/A

Admissions & Enrollment (Executive Degree Program)

Acceptance rate 93.8%
Average age of new entrants 40
Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GMAT score N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing GMAT scores N/A
Students with prior work experience 49
Average work experience (months) 186

GRE Scores

GRE accepted for admissions Yes
Percentage of fall 2013 entering class that submitted GRE scores 4%
GRE accepted as alternative to GMAT Yes

GRE Scores (Full-time)

New entrants providing GRE scores (old test) 9
New entrants providing GRE scores (new test) 10
Average GRE score (old test) 643 verbal
758 quantitative
Average GRE score (new test) 161 verbal
159 quantitative
Average GRE analytical writing score 4.7
Median GRE score (old test) 650 verbal
780 quantitative
Median GRE score (new test) 160 verbal
160 quantitative
Median GRE analytical writing score 4.5
GRE score range (10th - 90th percentile) (old test) 518 – 752 verbal
690 – 800 quantitative
GRE score range (10th - 90th percentile) (new test) 155 – 167 verbal
153 – 164 quantitative
GRE analytical writing score range (10th - 90th percentile) 3.5 – 5.5

Undergraduate Majors


TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required N/A
Mean TOEFL of entering students N/A
Median TOEFL of entering students N/A

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

Full-time program

Edu/employment history, resume, activities/achievements, essays, official GMAT/GRE & ESL scores (if applicable), recs, official transcripts. Brief open interview period, otherwise invite only. All US based Early Action apps, except those residing on West Coast, must travel to Durham to interview during the Open Interview Period. Fuqua offers a US-based, no-co-signer loan to international students.

Executive program

High-touch counselor support helps our applicants better understand their admissibility before submitting their application. App includes personal info, education background, employment history, business resume, activities & achievements, self-reported test scores & essays. Also required: ESL scores (if applicable), 2 professional recs, a letter of support & scanned official transcripts.

Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Megan Overbay
Full-time program phone (919) 660-7705
Full-time program email [email protected]
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​fuqua.​duke.​edu/​daytime-mba/​
Executive program phone (919) 660-7705
Executive program email [email protected]
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​fuqua.​duke.​edu/​programs/​duke_mba/​global-executive
Part-time program phone N/A
Part-time program email N/A
Part-time program website N/A
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program email N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A

* Business School Admissions details based on 2018 data

Business School Career and Salary

Class of 2018

Full-time graduates 434
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 413
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 74.6%
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 86.9%

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 316
Low base salary $24,000
Average base salary $112,751
High base salary $260,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $24,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $112,167
High base salary: U.S citizens $210,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $50,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $114,314
High base salary: Foreign nationals $260,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 246
Low signing bonus $2,000
Average signing bonus $28,710
High signing bonus $76,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $3,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $28,901
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $60,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $2,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $28,121
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $76,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 154
Low other compensation $2,000
Average other compensation $16,409
High other compensation $88,600

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $2,000
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $15,496
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $88,600

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $5,000
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $19,148
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $58,000

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 54
Marketing/sales low salary $45,000
Marketing/sales average salary $103,231
Marketing/sales high salary $130,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 12
Operations/production low salary $64,322
Operations/production average salary $106,569
Operations/production high salary $150,000
Number reporting general management jobs 44
General management low salary $68,496
General management average salary $113,348
General management high salary $260,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 68
Finance/accounting low salary $68,000
Finance/accounting average salary $104,743
Finance/accounting high salary $160,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 0
Number reporting consulting jobs 124
Consulting low salary $24,000
Consulting average salary $122,770
Consulting high salary $175,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 1
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 13
Other occupations low salary $48,000
Other occupations average salary $104,070
Other occupations high salary $150,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting government jobs 1
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 14
Manufacturing low salary $50,000
Manufacturing average salary $98,879
Manufacturing high salary $108,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 8
Non-profit low salary $24,000
Non-profit average salary $70,863
Non-profit high salary $112,000

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.

Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 84
Northeast low salary $64,322
Northeast average salary $113,867
Northeast high salary $175,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 31
Middle Atlantic low salary $48,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $106,274
Middle Atlantic high salary $140,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 53
South low salary $65,400
South average salary $111,130
South high salary $160,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 40
Midwest low salary $72,000
Midwest average salary $111,020
Midwest high salary $140,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 23
Southwest low salary $96,000
Southwest average salary $114,087
Southwest high salary $140,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 44
West low salary $45,000
West average salary $119,721
West high salary $210,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 41
International low salary $24,000
International average salary $110,921
International high salary $260,000

* Business School Career and Salary details based on 2018 data


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