Three short answer questions and 2 essays are requ
ired from all applicants.
Instructions for All Essays:
"Responses should use 1.5 line spacing and a font
size no smaller than 10-point.
"Do not copy the essay question in the documentyo
u upload with your application.
"Respond fully and concisely Length requirements
vary by question,and are detailed below.
"Responses must be completed before submiting you
"Prepare your responses carefully.The Admissions
Committee considers your answers important in the
selecti a n process.
*All essays are scanned using plagiarism detection
software Plagiarism is considered a cheating vio
lation within the Honor Code and will not be toler
ated in the admissions process.
2. Required Short Answer Questions
Instructions: Answer all 3 of the following questi
ons.For each question,respond in 500 characters
only (the equivalent of about 100 words).
1.What are your short-term goals,postMBA?
2 What are your long-term g oals?
3 Life is full of uncertainties.and plans and cir
change.As a result,navigating a c
areer requires you to be adaptable.Should the sho
rt-term goals that you provided above not material
ize what alternative directions have you considere
3. First Required Essay: 25 Random Things About You
Instructions: Present your response in list form,
numbered 1to 25.Some points may be only a few wo
rds.while others may be longer Your complete lis
tshould not exceed 2 pages.
The "Team Fuqua" spirit and community is one of th
e thingsthatsetsThe Duke MBAexperience apart.
and it is a conceptthat extends beyond the studen
tbody to include faculty.staff,and administrati
on.When a new person joins the Admissions team.w
e ask that person to share with everyone in the of
fice a list of"25 Random Things AboutYourself."
As an Admissions team.we already know the new hir
e's professional and academic
ing these "25 Random Things"helps us getto know
someone's personality.background.special talents
In this spirit,the Admissions Committee also want
s to get to know you-beyond the professional and
academic achievements listed in your resume and tr
anscript.You can share with us important life exp
ts.fun facts,or anything that helps us understan
dwhatmakesyouwhoyouare Sharewith usyour!
ist of “25 Random Things" aboutYoU.
4. Second Required Essay
Instructions Your response should be no more than
2 pages in length.
Fuqua prides itself on cultivating a culture of en
gagement Our students enjoy a wide range of stude
nt-led organizations that provide opportunities fo
r leadership development and personal fulillment.
as well as an outlet for contributing to society.
Our studentled government.clubs.centers.and e
vents are an integral part of the student culture
and are vital to providing you with a range ofexp
eriential learning and individual development expe
rie r ces.
Based on your understanding of the Fuqua culture,
how do you see yourself engaging in and contributi
ng to our community.outside of the classroom?
5. Optional Essay
If you feel there are circumstances of which the A
dmissions Committee should be aware,please explai
n them in an optional essay (such as unexplained 9
aps in work,choice of recommenders,inconsistent
or questionable academic performance).
"Do NOTupload additionai essays nor additional re
commendations in this area of the application.
"The Optional Essay is intended to provide the Adm
issions Committee with insight into your circumsta
"Limit your response to one page.