Since 1982, The Fuqua School of Business has hosted The Duke MBA Workshop for Minority Applicants. Held each fall, the Workshop is designed to attract talented MBA applicants from underrepresented populations and provide them with insight into the business school admissions process. During the Workshop, we also share information about financing your education and career planning beyond the MBA.

The entire Duke community, not just our minority community, shares a long-standing commitment to diversity. Thus, the Workshop is open to all prospective MBA candidates, regardless of their background, who share this interest. Student members of the Black and Latino MBA Association serve as hosts for the 3-day Workshop. In any given year, 50 to 100 minority alumni return each year to share their educational and professional insights with Workshop participants. In addition to customized programming from Admissions to learn more about our programs and how to navigate the application process, BLMBAO will concurrently present their annual business conference, featuring professional development sessions and alumni-led career panels. Attendees are able to experience two valuable events wrapped into one!

Fuqua’s Commitment to Diversity

We are committed to building and sustaining a multicultural and intellectually diverse environment by celebrating and valuing diversity in all its forms – opinion, background, work experience, age, ethnicity, gender, race, belief, and talent. We believe you learn the most from people who see things differently than you do.

The Duke MBA experience shapes students’ worldview and fosters a mindset open to different perspectives, new ideas, and innovative solutions. That openness is one of the most valuable legacies we impart and it is why the entire Duke community has a long-standing commitment to diversity. It is also a key reason companies choose to recruit at Duke.