What type of degree will students receive from the MMS: Duke Kunshan program?
Are there any required courses that must be completed before the MMS program?
Is proficiency in Chinese required for the MMS: Duke Kunshan program?
Do I need to secure my own housing?
How do I apply for my Chinese visa?
What types of job opportunities might be available to me?
Visit the Employment Statistics page to learn about some of the jobs our graduates have obtained.
Have non-Chinese students been able to find a job in China after graduation?
Yes. In 2017, non-Chinese graduates (from universities both inside and outside of China) became eligible to apply for a Chinese work visa. By the end of 2018, we’ve had three non-Chinese MMS graduate who successfully secured a job in China. We look forward to more success cases in the future.
Please note that it can be challenging for international students to find jobs in any foreign market due to various constraints such as visa requirements, language barriers, and more. However, our career services staff will support you to help you identify your interests and strengths, provide resources, and set up a feasible plan to achieve your goals.
Is the MMS: Duke Kunshan program appropriate for individuals who have post-collegiate work experience?
Is the program beneficial for entrepreneurs and family businesses?
Can I apply to both the MMS: Duke Kunshan University program and another one-year master’s program at Fuqua?
Does the Admissions Committee accept three-year bachelor's degrees?
Does the Admissions Committee prefer a GMAT or GRE score?
What should I know about GMAT/GRE test scores?
Other important aspects of your application include:
- Your academic performance
- Work experience
- Community involvement
What do I need to know about recommendations?
- We require all recommenders to complete and submit an online recommendation form. Mailed letters of recommendation will not be accepted.
- One recommendation should be from someone who can speak to your academic abilities and performance beyond the classroom.
- The second recommendation should be from someone who can critique your performance from a professional perspective. If you do not have work experience, you can use your experience in a volunteer capacity, through a student club or other organization, or from a second professor.
What is your policy on deferred admission?
How are interviews conducted?
During your interview, you’ll have the opportunity to:
- Show us your interpersonal skills
- Discuss your educational background and personal interests
- Demonstrate how you and Fuqua are a good fit
Can the admissions committee review my application before my recommenders submit their recommendation forms?
What activities are offered during a campus visit?
- Tour of Fuqua or Duke Kunshan facilities
- Lunch with current students
- Class observation
- Group meet-and-greet with an admissions officer
- Q&A with program and Career Management Center staff
- Other campus activities
As a non-U.S. student, when should I apply for admission?
Do I need to submit an English as a Foreign Language Test?
TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE scores are valid for 2 years from the date the exam is taken.
Will you consider my application with a 3-year degree?
Do I need a new application, essays, and letters of recommendation?
- You will be asked to answer the same essay questions as new applicants, plus one additional essay specifically for re-applicants.
- You will need to submit just one new letter of recommendation letter with your new application.
Visit the Application Requirements page for more information.
Do re-applicants need to resend official test scores and official transcripts?
GMAT and GRE scores are valid for 5 years from the date the exam is taken. TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE scores are valid for 2 years from the date the exam is taken.
To update your scores, have the testing company send the official score report directly to our office. Once your official score is available, send an email to email@example.com to request that the score be updated in your application.
I am a re-applicant and interviewed last year. Do I need to interview again?
How does the waitlist work?
On the decision release date for each round, you will be informed if you are admitted, and if not, your status will remain waitlisted. As such, please be sure to keep us informed of any changes in your contact information.
- We are unable to share an exact number of people who are waitlisted.
- Candidates on the waitlist may be admitted or may choose to remove their name from the waitlist at any point in the process, so the number of candidates on the waitlist can vary from day to day.
- In the past, we have admitted students from the waitlist as late as the start of orientation in July.
- Please be advised that the admissions committee has made a conscious decision to limit the number of applicants extended a place on the waitlist.
- If the admissions committee determines that an interview is needed to make a final decision on your application, you will be contacted directly by the admissions office in order to schedule and complete your interview.
While I’m on the waitlist, can I retake the GMAT/GRE?
If you take the GMAT or GRE again, please notify the admissions office so we may look for your new score.
Official GMAT test scores must be formally requested through Pearson Vue or ETS using program code Q13-N5-19 for our office to receive the score.
For GRE scores, use the Duke program code 5156, and the 4201 Business Administration and Management Department name on your GRE exam.
May I submit additional information for the admissions committee to consider?
- Information on recent professional or community accomplishments
- An additional recommendation
- Transcripts for recently completed coursework
- A copy of a new test score. Please note that official scores must also come from Pearson Vue/ETS)
- Any changes in contact information (mailing address, phone number, email address)
All additional information should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any inquiries regarding your status on the waitlist, call the admissions office at +1.919.660.7705.
I have a question that has not been addressed in the waitlist FAQs. What should I do?
How are merit scholarship awards determined?
The selection criteria include:
- Prior academic achievement
- Demonstrated leadership
- Community involvement
- Extracurricular activities
- Professional accomplishments
How will I know if I've received a merit scholarship?
How much money is awarded in scholarships?
What is the credential verification process?
How it works:
- You will receive an instructional email following your admission decision and after all your data has been transmitted to Re Vera for upload
- You do not need to take any action regarding verification until you receive this email
- The email will also include a due date by which the next steps must be initiated
- You will be asked to login to the Re Vera Services website, by the date assigned, e-sign a release form, and submit your full payment
- 85 USD. You will be responsible for paying the fee directly to Re Vera Services via credit card.
The consequences for omission, falsification, misrepresentation, or failure to complete the required verification process may be grounds for blocked access to Duke facilities and course registration, automatic revocation of all offers of admission and financial assistance, or expulsion from Fuqua.
How long does it take to complete the process?
Each verification takes approximately 2-4 weeks, but the timeline could be longer depending on factors out of Re Vera’s control.
Most delays are due to slow response times from:
- Academic institutions
It is possible that your verification may not be completed before the program start due to such factors. This is not cause for concern, as we will continue with your verification until it is fully complete.
Once your credential verification has been successfully completed, you will receive an official notification email from The Office of Admissions. Please DO NOT contact Re Vera Services or Fuqua to inquire about the status of your verification.
Do I need to alert my employer and recommenders?
Sample Verbiage: I have been accepted to Duke’s Master of Management Studies program, Class of 20XX, at the Fuqua School of Business in Durham, North Carolina. The Fuqua School of Business employs a third-party vendor to conduct credential verifications. The verification process is conducted to evaluate the accuracy of information included in my application. This is a standard part of the enrollment process in which the Fuqua School of Business does not anticipate finding any inconsistencies between the information reported in my application and their investigative results. They fully expect all matriculates to join Fuqua as planned.
Employer: I would like to inform you that Re Vera Services may contact you in order to verify my employment. If Re Vera Services should contact an HR representative instead, please feel free to redirect me to the appropriate HR resource by providing a name and phone number of the proper contact.
Recommender: I would like to inform you that Re Vera Services may contact you in order to verify your recommendation.
How should I handle the fact that I have not told my current employer about my plans to attend business school?
- Please NOTIFY RE VERA SERVICES IMMEDIATELY by emailing email@example.com after you receive notification from the Office of Admissions that you are able to access and initiate the background verification process
- Re Vera Services can place a HOLD on this portion of your file, which will not delay other portions of the verification
- You will receive confirmation of your HOLD status from Re Vera Services
- After Re Vera Services has confirmed your HOLD status, you should then fill out and submit your release form and payment online as soon as possible to initiate the other portions of the verification process
To release the hold on your file:
- Company policy requires that you send Re Vera Services something in writing (email is acceptable)
- Please send Re Vera Services an email as soon as you leave your current position, or your file will remain open and incomplete
We ask that all holds be released by the first day of orientation.
I am self-employed, or have been self-employed at some point in my career. What documents do I need to provide for the verification?
What should I do if my or my recommender's contact information has changed since I submitted my application?
For changes to your recommender’s contact information, please relay this information to Stacey Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org and include "The Fuqua School of Business - Recommender Update" in the subject of the email.
What if I made a mistake on my application? How can I fix it?
Minor discrepancies are not a cause for concern. Some examples are:
- Mistakenly listing a graduation date instead of a degree granted date
- An official job title that is slightly different from the working title submitted in the application
- Employment start/end dates that are off by a few days
However, further investigation would be needed for more concerning discrepancies. One example would be a degree that was not granted by an institution reported in the application.
Any major discrepancy found will be shared with you so that a clarification can be provided. Any omission, falsification, or misrepresentation found in your application, including violations of GMAT, GRE, or any ESL testing policies, is grounds for automatic revocation of all offers of admission and financial assistance, or expulsion from Fuqua.