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Duke / Fuqua MBA Deadlines 2020-2021

The Duke MBA deadlines for the 2020-2021 admissions season are presented in the table below.

The Fuqua School of Business conducts its MBA admissions process in four phases; applications are due in September for the Early Action Round, with additional application deadlines in October, January, and March. International applicants are encouraged to apply no later than Round 2. Re-applicants should apply during Early Action or Round 1.

2020-2021 Duke / Fuqua MBA Deadlines

RoundApplication DeadlineInterview DecisionAdmissions Decision
Early ActionSeptember 23, 2020October 8, 2020October 27, 2020
Round 1October 20, 2020November 10, 2020December 18, 2020
Round 2January 7, 2021February 2, 2021March 20, 2021
Round 3March 25, 2021April 8, 2021April 30, 2021

Required Materials

Applicants must submit legible, scanned transcripts from every college and university attended, essay question responses, a single page business resume, one required letter of recommendation (a second is optional) submitted via the online recommendation form only, GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment (EA) scores, and the $275 application fee.

When Does Duke / Fuqua Issue MBA Interview Invitations?Duke mba deadlines

Applicants can interview during the Open Interview Period or by invitation. Interviews are conducted in English and last 30-45 minutes. Applicants are to bring a one-page resume to the interview which the interviewers will also have. Attire is business casual.

All applicants are eligible to interview during the Open Interview Period, regardless of which round they intend to apply.  A completed application is not required to interview during the Open Interview Period, but you must have started an application.

The Open Interview Period is from October 12 – October 28, 2020, in Durham NC. Regardless of citizenship, all Early Action applicants residing in the US (except the West Coast) must interview in Durham during this time. If you are an Early Applicant living on the West Coast or outside the US, you are not required to interview in Durham during the Open Interview Period. If you do not travel to Durham you must await an invitation to interview at a location closer to you.

Interviews by invitation are held by application round and occur in Durham as well as in locations around the world. Round 1 applicants will be notified via email by 11:59 pm (ET) on November 10, 2020, if they have been invited to interview. Round 2 applicants will be notified via email by 11:59 pm (ET) on February 2, 2021. The emails are not viewable on mobile phones or other mobile devices. Interviews will be conducted between February 15, 2021 – March 2, 2021.


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