Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business


In its relatively short history, The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina has established itself as one of the leading business schools in the world.

We enrolled our first class (12 strong!) in 1970. Today, the annual enrollment in our degree programs is approximately 1,340. These programs include The Duke MBA (daytime) program, The Duke MBA - Global Executive program, The Duke MBA - Weekend Executive program, The Duke MBA - Cross Continent program and the Ph.D. program. In addition, more than 1,000 managers and executives of leading firms worldwide attend our non-degree Executive Education programs each year.

What makes the "Fuqua Experience" unique among top business schools? You'll find some of the answers here on our web site, as you learn about our people, our programs and our approach to business education. If there is a program or topic that you're especially interested in, we encourage you to contact us to learn more.

The Fuqua campus is modern and spacious, nestled in the beautiful pine forests of central North Carolina, in the heart of America's dynamic Sunbelt region. The mild climate is ideal for outdoor activities virtually all year round. Durham and its neighbors Chapel Hill and Raleigh regularly appear on many "best of" lists that rank U.S. cities for quality of life.

Our facilities are among the finest in business education, providing an excellent learning environment and state-of-the-art technology.

We moved to our present location on Duke University's West Campus in 1983. In 1996, the east and west wings of the Fuqua complex were named in honor of Thomas F. Keller, who served as the School's Dean for 22 years, from 1974 until 1996. The Keller Center's 40,000-square-foot east wing houses the MBA program, with six auditorium-style classrooms, six seminar rooms, 30 smaller team rooms for group study, and the Harold Geneen Auditorium for school-wide presentations and guest speakers. The building also houses the placement and faculty offices, a student lounge, two computer laboratories, a snack bar (the Kiosk), and the Fuqua Library. The West Wing contains additional faculty and Ph.D. offices, administration offices, and the RJR Auditorium.

The R. David Thomas Center (that's right, as in Wendy's ) which opened in 1989, is home to many of our Executive Education programs. The Thomas Center houses classrooms and conference facilities, a dining room, an exercise room, and accommodations with phones, TVs and PC hookups. The all-you-can-eat lunch buffet is famous among our students (be sure to try the grilled salmon).