Duke Fuqua 2015 MBA Sample Essays, Tips and Deadlines

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Duke Fuqua 2015 MBA Essay Tips
and Deadlines
The Duke Fuqua School of Business located in Durham, N.C, offers
many options to complete an MBA, all of which use the same core
educational experience. Students can complete a traditional daytime
MBA, a Global Executive MBA, or a Weekend Executive MBA, among
other programs. Fuqua also offers a unique Cross Continent MBA, a 16-
month program that can be completed in six locations worldwide, such
as London and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Other degree options
include a Master of Management Studies (M.M.S.), Executive Education
programs, a Ph.D. in Business Administration, and a focused MBA
programin Health Sector Management.
About Duke Fuqua
Average GMAT Score 690 GMAT Range 640-740
Class Size 437
Average Work
60 Months
Applicant Deadlines
Decision Dates
Length of Program 22 Months
Duke Fuqua Information and Deadlines
The Duke Fuqua School of Business MBA Application Essays
Three short answer questions and 2 essays are required from all applicants.
Required Short Answer Questions
Answer all 3 of the following questions. For each short answer question,
respond in 250 characters only (the equivalent of about 50 words).
1. What are your short-term goals, post - MBA?
2. What are your long-term goals?
3. Life is full of uncertainties, and plans and circumstances can change. As a
result, navigating a career requires you to be adaptable. Should the short-
term goals that you provided above not materialize what alternative
directions have you considered?
First Required Essay
Instructions: Answer the following question — present your response in list form,
numbered 1 to 25. Some points may be only a few words, while others may be longer.
Your complete list should not exceed 2 pages.
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.In this spirit, the
Admissions Committee also wants to get to know you–beyond the professional and
academic achievements listed in your resume and transcript. You can share with us
important life experiences, your likes/dislikes, hobbies, achievements, fun facts, or
anything that helps us understand what makes you who you are. Share with us your list
of “25 Random Things” about YOU.
Second Required Essay (choose 1 of 2)
Instructions: Choose only 1 of the following 2 essay questions to answer. Your
response should be no more than 2 pages in length.
1. When asked by your family, friends, and colleagues why you want to go to Duke,
what do you tell them? Share the reasons that are most meaningful to you.
2. The Team Fuqua community is as unique as the individuals who comprise it.
Underlying our individuality are a number of shared ideas and principles that we
live out in our own ways. Our students have identified and defined 6 “Team
Fuqua Principles” that we feel are the guiding philosophies that make our
community special. At the end of your 2 years at Fuqua, if you were to receive an
award for exemplifying one of the 6 Principles listed below, which one would it be
and why? Your response should reflect the research you have done, your
knowledge of Fuqua and the Daytime MBA program and experience, and the
types of activities and leadership you would engage in as a Fuqua student.
Contd from 2
essay choice :
Authentic Engagement: We care and we take action. We each make a difference to
Team Fuqua by being ourselves and engaging in and supporting activities about
which we are passionate.
Supportive Ambition: We support each other to achieve great things, because your
success is my success. The success of each individual member of Team Fuqua makes
the whole of Team Fuqua better.
Collective Diversity: We embrace all of our classmates because our individuality is
better and stronger together.
Impactful Stewardship: We are leaders who focus on solutions to improve our
communities both now and in the future. We aren’t satisfied with just maintaining
the status quo.
Loyal Community: We are a family who looks out for each other. Team Fuqua
supports you when you need it the most.
Uncompromising Integrity: We internalize and live the honor code in the classroom
and beyond. We conduct ourselves with integrity within Fuqua, within Duke, and
within all communities of which we are a part.
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
Do NOT upload additional essays nor additional recommendations in this area
of the application.
The Optional Essay is intended to provide the Admissions Committee with
insight into your extenuating circumstances only.
Limit your response to two pages.
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