The Fuqua School of business at Duke University launched a new Accelerated Daytime MBA Program. This new program is only for graduates of Master’s in Management programs (mainly for grads of Fuqua’s MMS program and grads of MiM programs in Europe). Under Fuqua’s new accelerated MBA, incoming students would skip the core MBA curriculum with the exception of three new thematic courses, and then take elective classes with Fuqua’s two-year, full-time students. Fuqua’s MBA offers over 100 electives and several concentrations such as Decision Sciences, Energy & Environment, Energy Finance, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Finance, Financial Analysis, FinTech, Leadership & Ethics, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Strategy.
The admission process for the new accelerated program is similar to the admission process for the 2 year Daytime MBA, and the admission deadlines are October 14, January 6 and March 11. The first intake of the new program will be on August 2020.
The school also would make available to these students a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) track that would make graduates of the MBA program eligible to work in the U.S. for an additional two years if placed in a STEM-related job.
All Accelerated MBA students are assigned to a team of five to six peers with whom they will complete group projects for various courses. Your team will be hand-picked to allow you to learn from people who look, think, and work differently from you. You’ll learn to draw on each team member’s strengths and move the group toward a common purpose.
The accelerated MBA option will also be available to graduates of one-year MBA programs from other business schools, but will not be available to graduates of other specialized master’s programs such as data analytics, marketing or finance.