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Fuqua School of Business – Duke University - Master of Management Studies

Duke Fuqua Master of Management Studies Program Structure

The five-term Master of Management Studies (MMS) program at the Duke University Fuqua School of Business features 15 total courses worth a total of 43 credits.

Duke offers two variations of the MMS program. The Foundations of Business track, taught at the Fuqua School of Business campus, and the Master of Management Studies: Duke Kunshan University in China. The Foundations of Business track lasts, in total, 10 months.


Among the 15 courses required to complete the MMS program, six are in accounting, economics, and finance; two are in analytics and critical thinking; two are in communication and leadership; and five are in markets, strategy, and management. Coursework and projects for the Duke MMS program are completed in a collaborative process, with students paired into groups of four-to-six each.

The program starts with a three day orientation workshop in July, followed by a six-week summer term and two terms (six weeks each) in the fall and spring, respectively.

Class Profile

A total of 139 students are enrolled in the Duke Fuqua MMS class of 2020. About 53 percent of students in the class are female. The average age of the entire class is 23-years old. Students enroll with around six years worth of previous work experience, a 3.45 undergraduate GPA, a GMAT range of 580-740.

Career Statistics

The majority of recent Duke University Master of Management Studies graduates (30 percent) earn careers in financial services, followed by consulting (18 percent), and technology (17 percent). Around two-thirds of graduates report advancing career positions after earning their degrees.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The Duke University Master of Management Studies program currently costs around $54,000. In addition to fees, supplies, and cost of living, the total comes to $83,032.

Foundations MMS students are all automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. Domestic students may be eligible for various federal and private loans, while international students can fund their education through the International Student Loan Program. No co-signer is needed for the International Student Loan Program. Eligible Armed Services members and veterans may also be eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program to help fund their education.


Those interested in enrolling in the Duke University Master of Management Studies may apply to only one of the two track options within one calendar year. Students enrolled in one track also cannot switch to the other during the program.

interested applicants must have already earned an accredited undergraduate degree or are slated to do so in the near future. Those with an MBA are not eligible for the MMS program.

In addition to a completed application, the following must be submitted:

• Official transcripts
• Answers to three short essay questions
• One page resume
• One letter of recommendation
• GMAT/GRE scores (no minimum score required)
• $125 application fee
• English as a Second Language test scores (if necessary)

Strong applicants will be asked to conduct an interview by invitation-only.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Round One – Oct. 28, 2019
Round Two – Jan. 22, 2020
Round Three – March 5, 2020
Round Four – April 19, 2020

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