MMS: DKU Teaching Principles

Master of Management Studies: Duke Kunshan University courses are as boundless as your thinking. The MMS: DKU program is not about filling your head with facts and figures simply for testing purposes. We seek to integrate your unique knowledge and perspective with our world-class business curriculum, and apply it to real-world situations. Read on to learn more about the teaching principles of the MMS: DKU program and how we equip our students for workplace success.

World-Class Faculty

It's our job to challenge and inspire you, and the world-renowned faculty who teach MMS: DKU courses will do just that. Our professors are well-known in both academic and business circles. Ranked #1 in the US by Bloomberg Businessweek (2008-2012) for intellectual capital, Fuqua's faculty are eager to help you succeed in your coursework and beyond. Student-faculty engagement both in and outside of the classroom provide ample opportunity to learn from and form relationships with some of the greatest business minds in the world.

Valuable Case-Based Learning

An MMS: DKU business education allows students to face real-world business challenges. Get an inside glimpse of how iPod revived Apple, what leadership challenges the first female CEO of eBay struggled with early in her tenure, or how the OPEC cartel is able to unilaterally manipulate oil prices.

Classes use real business cases as the basis for classroom discussion and team assignments, challenging students to understand business problems from the corporate perspective. As you work through these business cases, you obtain a new vocabulary, industry knowledge and an appreciation for the management and leadership challenges companies face every day, while using your business education and collective team experiences to recommend a solution.

Through case-based teaching, you learn real-world lessons about making smart decisions with incomplete data in times of uncertainty. Ultimately, this knowledge and experience will define your career focus and put you on a path to working in a business field you're passionate about.

See a sample case study.

Rigorous Business Education

Our MMS: DKU courses may have similar titles to courses you took during your undergraduate studies, but this is a new chapter of learning. Expect advanced material and prepare to move through it quickly.

Your first term serves as a foundation for the rest of the MMS program. Our courses are quantitatively challenging and require you to have a strong analytical aptitude, which is why we start with basic accounting and quantitative preparation. The path to a rewarding business career is paved with passion and knowledge — and after 10 months at Fuqua and DKU, you'll have both.

Active Classroom Participation

The drive to succeed doesn't come with a back seat. MMS: DKU students are expected to be active participants in the learning process. Extensive reading assignments prepare you for class discussions, but active debate and analysis is key to creating the most valuable learning experience possible.

Questions about any of the MMS: DKU teaching principles? Interested in assistance deciding if the program is right for you? Reach out to us today to find out more!

Master of Management Studies: Duke Kunshan University students gain a collaborative, rigorous business education on campus at both Duke University in Durham, NC, and at Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China.