General Info

  • Faculty working with students: 87
  • Students: 78
  • Students receiving Financial Aid: 100%
  • Part time study available: No 

(Note: If you are looking for the M.B.A. program, that is offered through the Fuqua School, whose admissions office should be contacted directly for information and application materials.)

Application Info


Peng Sun
Fuqua School of Business
PhD Program
Duke University
Box 90120
Durham, NC 27708-0120

Phone: (919) 660-7862



Program Description

Areas of faculty specialization are accounting, decision sciences, finance, management and organizations, marketing, operations management and strategy. Our flexible program allows coursework at the Fuqua School of Business and other departments at Duke, as well as at UNC-Chapel Hill and North Carolina State. The particular courses taken are individualized for each student, in consultation with the faculty in his/her area, based upon the student's background, goals and interests. A student/faculty ratio of less than 1:1 enables students to receive maximum attention. Research facilities include a behavioral laboratory, a computer at each student's cubicle, and a separate business school library.


Application Information

Application Terms Available: Fall

Application Deadline: December 14

Graduate School Application Requirements
See the Application Instructions page for important details about each Graduate School requirement.

  • Transcripts: Unofficial transcripts required with application submission; official transcripts required upon admission
  • Letters of Recommendation: 3 Required
  • Statement of Purpose: Required
  • Résumé: Required
  • Test Scores: GRE General or GMAT Required
  • English Language Exam: TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test required* for applicants whose first language is not English
    *test waiver may apply for some applicants
  • GPA: Undergraduate GPA calculated on 4.0 scale required

Writing Sample
None required

We strongly encourage you to review additional department-specific application guidance from the program to which you are applying: Departmental Application Guidance