1. Why are you interested in The Duke MBA program and how will it help you achieve your goals? In answering, please also discuss your career path and state your short and long-term goals.
Duke Fuqua Essay 2 (Required): Choose only 1 of the following 2 essay questions to answer. Your response should be no more than 2 pages in length
If you haven’t noticed, The Fuqua School of Business changed up the essay questions for this year’s application. Here’s one of the newer questions: Question: The "Team Fuqua" spirit and community is one of the...
Duke Fuqua Optional Essay: If you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the Admissions Committee should be aware, please explain them in an optional essay (e.g. unexplained gaps in work, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable academic performance, or any significant weakness in your application).
About a year ago, I wandered here to read blog posts, trying to find some clues for my “Why Duke” application essay. Inspired, I ended up writing my essay in a blog format, and now,...
In a previous post, I promised to continue to demystify our “25 Random Things” application essay, while concurrently helping you to get to know Fuqua’s admissions team. So, I am happy to introduce our Admissions...
Duke University's Fuqua School of Business has released its essay questions for Fall 2008 MBA admissions. Applicants are asked to complete 2 long essays (typically 500 to 750 words each) and 2 short essays (a single page each). Re-applicants are asked to provide an additional essay on how their candidacy has improved since their last application.
It is important to schedule a time to reflect. As I explained, my way of beginning this process is with some stimulation from a mode of thinking that you would not find in the standard business school curriculum. I love what I am learning at Fuqua, but no one here wants to forget about the interesting things outside of business.
The "Team Fuqua" spirit and community is one of the things that sets The Duke MBA experience apart, and it is a concept that extends beyond the student body to include faculty, staff, and administration. When a new person joins the Admissions team, we ask that person to share with everyone in the office a list of "25 Random Things About Yourself." As an Admissions team, we already know the new hire's professional and academic background, so learning these "25 Random Things" helps us get to know someone's personality, background, special talents, and more.
Since I started at Duke, I heard several good stories and reviews about the (GATE) that allows MBAs to gain experience in China. Students from the prior year surely had an awesome time and told us it was one of those things you could not miss at Fuqua. It was not a surprise, that with all that good publicity, 104 students (nearly a quarter of our class) would sign up for it this year.