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Course content

The Duke MBA—Global Executive program brings together senior executives from diverse locations and industries for focused studies. The program incorporates learning experiences in contrasting economies and integrates opportunities to learn about the social, economic, political, and cultural issues affecting the ways business is conducted around the world.

Program Features:

Gain a global leadership perspective with a curriculum and format specifically designed for global immersion.
Live and work anywhere in the world while pursuing The Duke MBA and add immediate value to your organization.
Team with and learn from a cohort of other global leaders with diverse backgrounds and industry experience.
Specialize with an optional concentration in:
Energy and Environment
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Health Sector Management (certificate available)

Program Length: 15 months

Academic Terms: 5 mandatory terms (optional 6th term for electives/concentration)

Academic Environment: Short, in-person residency sessions followed by longer distance learning periods.

Residencies (in order):

Durham, NC
London & St. Petersburg
Dubai & New Delhi
Shanghai & Bangkok
Durham, NC

Typical Term: After a pre-reading period at home, you will travel around the world to meet for classes in residency sessions. Non-US residencies are split between 2 cities. The residency experience is followed by approximately 2 months of distance learning from home in which you will continue your coursework through online classroom sessions, team projects, individual assignments, and exams.

Curriculum: 8 core modules, 3 multi-term courses, 4 optional electives, optional 2-course independent project for a concentration (6 concentration options are available)

Applying for an MBA is an exciting process, though it can seem daunting at the start. Seeking admission to The Duke MBA is not an arduous process, and it’s made even easier with a little background information:

The GMAT is not required, but a candidate with limited quantitative experience can strengthen the application with a competitive GMAT score. Other important aspects of the application that are assessed by the admissions committee include a candidate’s academic performance, work experience, recommendations, essays, and the required interview.
Essays are an opportunity to share your perspective directly with the Admissions Committee. The goal of our essays is to gain a greater understanding of why you want to pursue an MBA and what you will bring to Duke, in addition to your experiences that shape your unique perspective.
Past Academic Experience
We do not require or give preference to a particular undergraduate major. Students come from a wide range of academic backgrounds.
Work Experience
Since the Global Executive program is designed for senior global managers and executives, we require a minimum of 10 years post-undergraduate work experience, and current or pending global work responsibilities. You should use the application to articulate how your international experience will contribute to the learning environment at The Fuqua School of Business and show how your management experience has helped you develop leadership and teamwork skills, as well as maturity, on professional and personal levels.
An interview provides an opportunity for our admissions committee to get to know you better. It's also a chance for you to provide a more personal explanation of your background and interest, as well as a chance to have your questions answered in a one-on-one setting.
Application Fee
A non-refundable $200 application fee must be paid by credit card (VISA or MasterCard). The fee is paid when you submit the online application to the Office of Admissions.




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