How to Apply

Attendance at The Duke MBA LGBTQ Weekend is by invitation only, and space is limited. To be considered for an invitation to the Weekend, all prospective applicants will need to complete our brief online questionnaire. The questionnaire should take approximately one hour or less to complete. It includes sections for 1) biographical information, 2) educational background, 3) work background, 4) a short essay on your post-MBA goals (400 word limit), and 5) resume submission (Note: The questionnaire cannot be started and saved for a later time, though you will be able to review and make changes to your responses before you submit). The deadline for submitting your questionnaire is October 28, 2019. If you missed the questionnaire deadline, please contact Meghan Pollard directly to check availability.

Once all questionnaires have been received, they will be reviewed by members of the LGBTQ Weekend Committee.  Decisions regarding Weekend invitations have no bearing on admissions decisions for individuals applying, or planning to apply, to The Duke MBA.  Invitations to the Weekend will be sent via email in early November.

Our goal is to bring the MBA experience to as many qualified prospective students as we can.  Expenses for the Weekend, excluding travel to and from Duke and incidentals, are paid for by Duke University.  We hope to make the LGBTQ Weekend accessible to all who have an interest in attending.

Planning Your Visit

Prospective students invited to attend the LGBTQ Weekend should plan on arriving in Durham on the evening of Thursday, December 5, and staying through the afternoon of Saturday, December 7.  No formal events will be held on Sunday, and hotel accommodations will be provided for Friday night only.