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Duke University — The Fuqua School of Business

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
The Fuqua School of Business
Degrees Awarded:
Joint Degrees, Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Admissions Deadlines:

For fall 2010 entry, admissions deadlines are October 6, 2009 (binding early action), November 12, 2009 (Round 1), January 7, 2010 (Round 2), and March 9, 2010 (Round 3). Given the competitive applicant pool, you are encouraged to apply as early in the admission cycle as possible. Candidates who would like to be considered for Peace Corps Fellowships must apply during Round 1 or 2.

Admissions Cycle:

Admissions in three rounds. Fall entry

Program Start:
Fall semester (August)
Program Founded:
May, 2007


Peace Corps Fellows receive up to 25 percent tuition credit (valued at $10,417.50 per year in 2007-2008), plus consideration for other merit-based scholarships and financial aid awards based upon the strength of their applications. Application fees waived for current PCVs upon request; please send an e-mail stating circumstances surrounding fee waiver request to admissions-info@fuqua.duke.edu. Other fellowships and teaching or research assistantships may be available. Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) offers a competitive $25,000 scholarship each year for two MBA students intending to pursue employment in the social sector upon graduation. CASE also offers matching funds for summer internships and a loan assistance program for students employed in the social or public sectors. Peace Corps Fellows are offered guidance and assistance in locating volunteer opportunities and paid internships with local nonprofit organizations and public agencies.




A sense of energy, passion and ambition pervades The Duke MBA experience. Faculty, staff, and students partner to build a culture that emphasizes intellectual curiosity, innovation and legacy, and together they drive The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University to constantly reach for a higher level. The people who make up The Duke MBA community are incredibly motivated to get involved and to give back to the school. They are leaders who show strong initiative and have a positive impact - at Duke and across the world. This culture of collaboration and contribution creates unparalleled opportunities for personal growth, and has been a catalyst for The Duke MBA's fast rise to its position as one of the world?s premier business schools.

The Duke MBA--Daytime program offers concentrations in accounting, decision sciences, entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, leadership and ethics, management, marketing, operations management, social entrepreneurship, and strategic consulting. There are also Certificates of Excellence offered in finance and marketing as well as a certificate program in health sector management. Students may pursue joint degrees in public policy, law, environment and earth science, forestry, medicine, nursing, engineering, and computer science.

Throughout their enrollment, Peace Corps Fellows will be required to undertake a significant service activity in the Durham community. The Duke MBA offers many opportunities for community engagement. CASE maintains relations with numerous local nonprofits and manages Fuqua on Board, an extracurricular service learning program that pairs students with local nonprofit boards of directors.


GMAT, TOEFL (if applicable), essays, two recommendations, academic transcripts, and leadership experience (both personally and professionally). Application must be completed online. Interviews are not required, but are strongly encouraged for all candidates. Please note that we admit applicants with a range of test scores; there is no minimum requirement. In making admissions decisions, we look at a candidate's overall strengths and weaknesses and compare that profile against the larger applicant pool. Upon receiving admission to The Duke MBA, you may apply for one of a limited number of fellowships available through the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program.

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Matt Nash
CASE Managing Director

Fuqua School of Business
One Towerview Road, Box 90120
Durham, North Carolina 27708-0120
(919) 660-7791
(919) 660-1096

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