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Your paSSIoN and BuSINeSS eSSeNTIalS

Dont just find a job, start a career. The Master of Management Studies (MMS): foundations of Business program is designed for recent liberal arts, engineering, and science graduates looking to leverage their passion and existing capabilities and get a jumpstart into the business world.
learn how to apply concepts from all the functional areas of businessstrategy, decision analysis, management, accounting, marketing, operations, and financeto real-world situations. learn from the same world-class #1 ranked business professors who teach our MBa students. Build a business vocabulary and acumen while becoming a real professional. acquire career development skills that will last a lifetime and put you on a path to success. expand your career options and become more attractive to hiring managers for positions such as general management and analyst-level jobs in finance, marketing, and consulting. Your MMS experience will help you become the powerful combination of a passionate individual aND a practiced businessperson, ready to tackle todays business problems. This is where passion meets purpose, and where your career begins.

a powerful combination

Program overview
The 10-month program begins in July and is divided into five six-week terms. You will take three courses per term for a total of 15 courses that span the functional areas of business. each course meets two to three times per week. To simulate todays team-oriented corporate environment, the class is divided into two sections and then into smaller learning teams of 5-6 students. each team is hand-picked to maximize diversity and the opportunity to learn from one another. at the end of fall Term 1, you will be assigned a new section and team, further enhancing your academic experience. To help you be successful at fuquaand, later, in any team-based work environmentyou will participate in team-building activities where you learn how to effectively work together and identify your own strengths and weaknesses in leading a team. Specific teambuilding activities include spending a day at a ropes course where, as a team, you will develop problem-solving and communication skills. and, during the Duke Basketball experience, you will work directly with the highly-respected Duke Basketball staff who will teach you about team dynamics and leadership on high-performing teams. Curriculum Your courses use real graduate level business cases as the basis for classroom discussion and team assignments. The case-based learning method challenges you to understand business problems from the corporate perspective. use what you learn in class and what you know from your collective team experiences to recommend a solution. Youll learn real-world lessons about making decisions with incomplete data and in times of uncertainty while at the same time learning about diverse industries, leadership challenges, and even career options. Co-Curricular activities Classroom and team experiences are important, but applying what you learn to real-world situations is essential to launching your career. Throughout the program, you will have many opportunities to tap into the business world. engagement and experiential learning opportunities include: Student Clubs and organizations, Case Study workshops, Internships, Career exploration Trips, Service Volunteer Initiatives, Corporate Visits, Distinguished Speaker Series, and Industry Conferences. Career Planning You will quickly find that your career development process is just as important, rigorous, and immersive as your academic program. In fact, its so important that its not optional and many of the key elements of a successful job search strategy are taught in the Business Communication I course. fuquas phased approach to career development includes facilitating self-discovery and self assessment, preparing for the job search, and finally, implementation. Beyond your courses, you will have access to a host of resources including career counselors and coaches, workshops, webinars, career fairs, recruiter events, library resources, and proprietary job databases. plus, from the first day of your program, you will have access to fuquas network of over 16,000 alumni, many of them eager to help with your job search. welcome to Team Fuqua.

Program-at-a-glance Summer Term Introduction to financial accounting Business Communication I Quantitative Business analysis Fall Term 1 Fall Term 2 Spring Term 1 Spreadsheet Modeling and Decision analysis fundamentals of Market Intelligence principles of Cost and Managerial accounting Spring Term 2 foundations of Management and organizations fundamentals of financial analysis Introduction to operations and Supply Chain Management

Introduction to Marketing foundations of analysis Capital Markets foundations of Corporate finance Business Communication II

fundamentals of Business principles of Strategy economics

a TyPiCal ClaSS rePreSenTaTion

class Size: 100 average age: 23 Work Experience 6 months: 70% Women: 43% minority: 20% Underrepresented minority: 10% international citizenship: 35%, representing over 20 countries average Undergraduate GPa: 3.37 (4.0 scale) average Gmat: 660 (we also accept Gre scores.) Undergraduate institutions: over 75 Undergraduate majors: over 40 majors
liberal arts accounting, Communications and Business economics engineering & Natural Sciences other

aPPliCaTion deadlineS
Given the competitive applicant pool, you are encouraged to apply in the earliest round in which you can submit your best application. International students requiring an f-1 visa who are not already studying in the u.S. and eligible for a transfer must apply by round 3. Both need- and merit-based scholarships are available.

I learned more in one year than in four years of undergrad because the program is so intensive. It definitely prepares you for the workforce. looking back, a lot of what I learned in the MMS program would have been helpful in my first job at ernst & Young.
asif Giga, Class of 2010 BS, university of Southern California, 2007 avid tennis player aND Management consulting analyst at accenture

application Deadlines and Decision Dates for the class of 2013 (beginning July 2012):
round round 1 round 2 round 3 round 4 round 5 application deadline September 27, 2011 December 21, 2011 february 7, 2012 March 27, 2012 May 17, 2012 decision dates November 9, 2011 february 3, 2012 March 26, 2012 May 9, 2012 June 15, 2012

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Office of Admissions Duke university The fuqua School of Business 100 fuqua Drive Box 90120 Durham, NC 27708-0120 uSa Tel +1.919.660.7705 fax +1.919.681.8026 email: Dubai London new Delhi Shanghai/Kunshan St. Petersburg

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