Duke: What is a good GMAT score to get into Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business?

Duke UniversityDuke University’s Fuqua School of Business

“As a school, Fuqua is dedicated to advancing the understanding of management through research, putting research knowledge at the service of business and society, and providing the highest quality education for business and not-for-profit leaders worldwide. Sustained excellence in terms of management education, research, and the advancement of management practice has been the school’s mission with the end product (our graduates) being leaders of consequence.” – Fuqua School of Business

Quick Facts:

Business School Rank: #12
Location
:  Durham, North Carolina
Size
: 888 enrolled
Average Age of New Entrants
: 29
Tuition
: $50,300 per year (full-time)
Website:
www.fuqua.duke.edu
Contact
: 919-660-7705 (phone)

FAQs:

What is the average GMAT score for applicants accepted to The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University?
The average GMAT score of applicants accepted to The Fuqua School of Business in 2011 was 689.  The GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) was 630-740.

Does The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University accept the GMAT and the GRE?
The Fuqua School of Business strongly encourages applicants to submit GMAT test scores.  GRE scores may be accepted on an individual basis, or for joint degree applicants.

What is the average undergraduate GPA of applicants accepted to The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University?
The average undergraduate GPA of applicants admitted to The Fuqua School of Business in 2011 was 3.44.  The undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) was 3.06-3.79.

What is the average starting salary and bonuses for graduates from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University?
The average base salary is $107, 833.  On average, approximately 78 % of full-time graduates are employed at the time of graduation.  Approximately 88 % of full-time graduates of the class of 2011 were employed three months after graduation.

What programs are offered in addition to the traditional MBA?
Joint Degree Programs:

  • MD/MBA w/ Duke University School of Medicine
  • JD/MBA w/ Duke University School of Law
  • MEM/MBA w/ Nicholas School of the Environment
  • MF/MBA w/ Nicholas School of the Environment
  • MPP/MBA w/ Sanford School of Public Policy
  • MSN/MBA w/ Duke University School of Nursing

For a full list of programs, including Ph.D and executive education, please visit The Fuqua School of Business website at www.fuqua.duke.edu.

Is work experience expected? How much?
Yes, but the admissions office is seeking quality, not quantity of work experience.  Any post-undergraduate work experience presented for admission is considered.  The admissions office is most concerned with the value of the work experience and how it relates to contributing to the learning environment at The Fuqua School of Business.  On average, candidates admitted to The Fuqua School of Business had 62 months of work experience before applying to business school.

Sources: US News & World Report 2012 School Rankings – www.usnews.com; Fuqua School of Business – www.fuqua.duke.edu

 

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