Fuqua School of Business School at Duke University, North Carolina, U.S.

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Fuqua School of Business
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TypePrivate business school
Established1969 (1969)
Parent institution
Duke University
Endowment$267 million (2015)[1]
DeanWilliam Boulding
Postgraduates861 full time MBA[2]
503 executive MBA[3]
130 MMS:FOB[4]
78[5]
Location, ,
United States
Websitewww.fuqua.duke.edu

The Fuqua School of Business (pronounced /ˈfjkwə/) is the business school of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. It enrolls more than 1,300 students in degree-seeking programs. Duke Executive Education also offers non-degree business education and professional development programs. Its MBA program was ranked the 9th best business school in the US by The Economist in 2019,[6] and 10th in the US by The Financial Times in 2020.[7] Fuqua is also currently ranked 6th for having the lowest acceptance rate and 10th for having the highest application yield (percentage that matriculated after being accepted) across the top 50 MBA programs in the US.[8] [9]

History

Breeden Hall, The Fuqua School of Business

Formed in 1969, the Graduate School of Business Administration enrolled its first class of 20 students in 1970.[10] In 1974, Thomas F. Keller, a 1953 Duke graduate, became the graduate school's new dean. In three years, Keller's capital campaign raised $24 million, $10 million of which came from businessman and philanthropist J.B. Fuqua. The graduate school's name was then changed to The Fuqua School of Business.[11]

J.B. Fuqua was raised by his grandparents on a tobacco farm in Prince Edward County, Virginia. Fuqua began his relationship with Duke University when he borrowed books by mail from the Duke library. J.B. Fuqua's cumulative giving to Duke was nearly $40 million at the time of his death on April 5, 2006.[12]

In September 2008, Fuqua launched an expansion initiative to establish offices in St. Petersburg, Russia; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Shanghai/Kunshan, China;[13] New Delhi, India; and London, England.

Admissions

A Bust of J.B. Fuqua in the Hall of Flags at the Fuqua School of Business

For the Daytime MBA Class of 2019, Fuqua had a 22% acceptance rate with 3,796 applications received. Approximately half of those accepted into the MBA program enrolled to fill a class of 439. The median GMAT score was 710.[14] Fuqua reports an 80% GMAT range of 660–750, with 39% international and 34% female students.[14]

Academics

The school's faculty is organized into ten disciplines, including Accounting, Marketing, Decision Sciences, Economics, Finance, Management, Health Sector Management, Management Communication, Operations Management, and Strategy. The faculty was ranked number one in the US by BusinessWeek (Intellectual Capital) in 2010 and 2012.[15][16]

While working at Duke University, former Professor Robert E. Whaley developed the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (ticker symbol: VIX), a measure of the implied market volatility.[17] Another notable faculty member is Dan Ariely, an Israeli-American professor of psychology and behavioral economics.[18]

Joint degrees

Fox Student Center

The Duke MBA offers several joint degree programs in conjunction with other graduate and professional programs at Duke. These programs allow students to earn two degrees in less time than if they pursued the two separately. Joint degrees are offered with Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University School of Law, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Sanford School of Public Policy, and the Duke University School of Nursing.[19][20][21]

Careers

Poets&Quants 2020 ranking of MBA compensation indicated that Fuqua ranked 11th in the US for Average Starting Pay (Salary + Bonus) at a total of $161,079. Additionally, Fuqua's MBA program ranked 8th in the US for the percentage of students who had jobs 3 months after graduating.[22]

For the graduating, full-time MBA Class of 2019, the top five hiring companies include: McKinsey & Co. (45), Amazon (38), BCG (37), Microsoft (23), Dell (18), and Google (18).[23]

Research centers

Research centers at The Fuqua School of Business further specific academic interests of the business school. Such research centers include:

  • The Fuqua/Coach K Center of Leadership & Ethics (COLE) – COLE was established as a collaboration between Fuqua, Duke Athletics and The Kenan Institute for Ethics to advance leadership through research and education.[24][25][26]
  • Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) – The center promotes innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to improving social conditions through education and research.[27][28][29]
  • Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) – Fuqua created this center to advance scholarship in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, with the goal of creating one of the top environments for students interested in entrepreneurship.[30][31][32]
  • Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE) – EDGE pursues education, research, and outreach focusing on two primary topical areas: Global Energy and Corporate Sustainability.[33][34][35]
  • Center for Financial Excellence – The Center for Financial Excellence supports financial research and education at Duke, with particular emphasis on strengthening relationships between faculty, students, and finance professionals.[36][37][38][39]

Buildings

Fuqua School of Business spans several buildings.[40] They include:

  • Thomas F. Keller Center has several classrooms and support offices and was named for former Dean Thomas F. Keller.
  • Wesley Alexander Magat Academic Center was built in 1999. The majority of faculty offices and smaller meeting rooms are located here.
  • Lafe P. and Rita D. Fox Student Center has a student lounge, dining facilities, student communications center, and additional office space.
  • Breeden Hall was named in honor of Dean Douglas Breeden and his wife Josie. It was built in 2008 and holds classrooms and auditoriums, the Ford Library, team rooms, meeting space, and MBA admissions and operations offices.
  • JB Duke Hotel opened in 2017 and includes the R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center, and guest rooms and suites.

Rankings

Business school rankings
Worldwide overall
QS[41]19
Times Higher Education[42]5
U.S. News & World Report[43]16
Worldwide MBA
Business Insider[44]13
Economist[45]11
Financial Times[46]16
U.S. MBA
Bloomberg Businessweek[47]20
Forbes[48]14
U.S. News & World Report[49]12
Vault[50]9

Daytime MBA

The daytime MBA program at The Fuqua School of Business was ranked:

The daytime MBA program at The Fuqua School of Business also has the following rankings based on each respective category:

  • 1st (U.S.) BusinessWeek 2012 - within the intellectual capital category[55]
  • 2nd (World) University of Texas at Dallas Top 100 World Rankings of Business Schools Based on Research Contributions to academic journals in 2011[57]
  • 5th (U.S.) "Toughest To Get Into" and 10th (U.S.) for "Best Classroom Experience" Princeton Review, The 2010 Edition: The Best 301 Business Schools[58]
  • 9th (U.S.) U.S. News & World Report 2011 - ranking of U.S. "Business Schools That Receive the Most Full-Time Applications"[59]
  • 14th in salary 3 years after graduation (U.S.) Financial Times 2014 [60]
  • 15th in salary 5 years after graduation (U.S.) Forbes 2013[61]
  • 14th in career salary (U.S.) Fortune Magazine/PoetsandQuants 2014[62]

Corporate education

Duke Corporate Education, a carve-out of the Executive Education program at The Fuqua School of Business, was ranked:

  • 1st (World) Financial Times 2011 - for customized non-degree executive education programs[63]
  • 1st (World) BusinessWeek 2010 - for customized executive education programs[64]

Executive MBA

The Executive MBA program at The Fuqua School of Business was ranked:

  • 4th (U.S.) U.S. News & World Report 2015[65]
  • 5th (World) Poets and Quants 2014[66]
  • 8th Financial Times 2014[66]

Notable alumni

Tim Cook, CEO, Apple Inc.
Lennie Friedman, NFL player
Melinda Gates, Co-Founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

See also

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