Duke Fuqua released its 2008-09 application deadlines and essay questions today.
Application Deadline Notification Date
Early Action Oct. 15, 2008 Nov. 14, 2008
Round 1 Oct. 27, 2008 Dec. 19, 2008
Round 2 Jan. 7, 2009 Mar. 10, 2009
Round 3 Mar. 16, 2009 Apr. 23, 2009
Three short answer
questions and one long essay question must be completed before
submitting your application. Prepare your essays carefully. The
Admissions Committee considers your responses to the following
questions important in the selection process. Please respond fully and
concisely using 1.5 line spacing.
For the short answer
questions, please restrict your response to a single page each. For the
long essay question, please restrict your response to two pages. Please
avoid using a font size smaller than 10-point.
who applied to Fuqua between September 2007 and April 2008 are
considered reapplicants. All reapplicants are required to complete the
Reapplicant Essay in addition to the Applicant Essays.
applicants have the opportunity to submit an optional essay to explain
any extenuating circumstances of which the Admissions Committee should
Short Answer Essays – Answer all short answer essay questions.
- What do you hope to gain from The Duke MBA? How does it fit into your short- and long- term goals? If you are interested in a joint degree or the Health Sector Management program, please address in this response.
- How will you contribute to the overall experience of your peers at The Duke MBA?
- Discuss a person, event or experience that has significantly shaped your life and explain why. Note: The goal of this essay is to get a sense of who you are, rather than what you have achieved professionally.
Long Essay – Answer the long essay question below.
Today, companies must navigate through complex and interdependent
issues. They must deal with health and security matters, environmental
impact questions, and diversity and cultural concerns. Leaders need
adaptability, imagination, and emotional intelligence as well as
Upon graduation, a Duke MBA will be a leader of consequence – able to
deal simultaneously with complex matters and engage skillfully with
colleagues, clients, and community. What impact do you hope to have as
a leader of consequence?
Optional Essay (not required)
you feel there are extenuating circumstances of which the admissions
committee should be aware, please explain them here (e.g. unexplained
gaps in work, choice of recommenders, inconsistent or questionable
academic performance, significant weakness in your application).
All reapplicants are also required to complete the Reapplicant Essay below. Please limit your response to two pages.
Write an essay describing how you are a stronger candidate for admission compared to the previous year’s application