Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business is proud to announce its Ph.D. Program in Business Administration (CIP 52.1399, STEM eligible) for the academic year 2023/2024. This program is designed to prepare graduates for distinguished roles in research, teaching, and advanced research-driven positions. At Fuqua, you will forge close professional bonds with leading academics in your field while immersing yourself in an intellectually stimulating and collaborative environment. We actively promote robust partnerships between students and faculty, fostering groundbreaking interdisciplinary research that we are renowned for, both within your academic discipline and across fields.
About Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business:
The Fuqua School of Business, part of Duke University, is a distinguished institution situated in Durham, North Carolina. With over 1,300 students enrolled in degree programs, it also offers non-degree business education and professional development programs through Duke Executive Education. In 2023, the Financial Times ranked its MBA program as the eighth-best business school in the United States.
The Graduate School of Business Administration, founded in 1969, welcomed its inaugural class of 20 students in 1970. In 1974, Thomas F. Keller, a Duke alumnus from the class of 1953, assumed leadership of the graduate program. Keller’s capital campaign successfully raised $24 million in just three years, with a generous contribution of $10 million from entrepreneur and benefactor J. B. Fuqua. This led to the Fuqua School of Business being named in his honor.
J. B. Fuqua’s upbringing on a tobacco plantation in Prince Edward County, Virginia, eventually led him to Duke University. His connection with Duke began when he requested books from the university’s library via mail. By the time J. B. Fuqua passed away on April 5, 2006, his total donations to Duke had reached nearly $40 million.
As part of its expansion strategy, Fuqua established international offices in St. Petersburg, Russia; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Shanghai/Kunshan, China; New Delhi, India; and London, England in September 2008. The faculty at the school is divided into eleven specialties, including Accounting, Marketing, Decision Sciences, Economics, Finance, Management, Health Sector Management, Management Communication, Operations Management, and Strategy.
In both 2010 and 2012, BusinessWeek’s Intellectual Capital ranked Fuqua’s faculty as the best in the United States. For the Daytime MBA Class of 2024, Fuqua received 3,539 applications, with a competitive admission rate of 20.5%. The class of 399 students was composed of approximately 55% of those admitted to the MBA program. The GMAT’s average score was an impressive 720, and the student body was proudly comprised of 52% international and 48% female students, showcasing a diverse and talented cohort.
Fuqua’s Ph.D. Program in Business Administration – Benefits:
Progressing well in the program ensures that your admission to the Ph.D. program covers stipends, tuition, registration, and health expenses for up to 10 semesters. Additional forms of financial support include:
- Assistance in seeking funding from the Graduate School and external sources.
- Provision of a desktop computer.
- Support for approved academic travel.
Eligibility for Fuqua’s Ph.D. Program in Business Administration:
The Ph.D. Program in Business Administration follows the standards set by the Duke University Graduate School. Generally, it takes five years to complete a Ph.D. program. After selecting a specific study program aligned with your interests and goals in consultation with a faculty member in your field, you are required to:
- Acquire knowledge in your area of particular interest through coursework and independent study.
- Pass an initial qualifying exam in your field of study by the third year of residence, or whichever comes first.
- Successfully defend your dissertation.
How to Apply:
If you have any inquiries regarding Fuqua’s Ph.D. in Business Administration program, please contact our Ph.D. Program Office at (919) 660-7862 or via email at [email protected]. Applications for the Ph.D. program are available on the Duke Graduate School website.
Merit-based admission is complemented by a competitive selection process. On average, each academic discipline admits two to three students annually, with acceptance rates ranging from 2% to 8% based on the region.
For further details, please visit the Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business website.
Elevate your academic journey, embrace interdisciplinary excellence, and become a trailblazer in business administration. Apply today and be a part of the legacy of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business!