Dear Prospective MBA Student,

Congratulations on beginning your MBA journey! In the next few months, you will be exposed to a wealth of information about graduate business education, how to select the right school for you and the application process in general. This will seem like a lot to take in but, you are not on this journey alone. We are exited to work with you through every step.

The first key step researching different programs and finding ways to network with the school community. Attending the Annual Duke MBA Workshop for Minority Applicants is the perfect opportunity to do both. Join us for a virtual weekend filled with great programming and opportunities for you to connect with our community and to learn more about the Fuqua experience.

Duke is a special and unique place because of its rich diversity, and the Workshop will give you the opportunity to sample diversity at Duke firsthand. Our students find that living and learning in a diverse environment helps prepare them for their professional lives in the global marketplace. The Workshop is one of the many outreach activities we host in an effort to increase the number of underrepresented ethnic minorities in business school. While Black Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Pacific Islanders are still underrepresented in the field of business, we are committed to changing that.

But don’t just take our word for it. We strongly encourage you to reach out to members of our community and ask them first hand, Why Fuqua? I am confident that you will quickly learn that what differentiates Duke from all other programs is the importance we place on providing a community where we live our values. We believe that diversity is critical and at the cornerstone of our success is our culture that promotes being your authentic self. Whether you get to know us through the Workshop, an information session, or a coffee chat with our current students, we think you’ll like what you see.

We hope that you will join us in the fall for our MBA Workshop! But in the interim, please visit our website for more information about Fuqua and plan to attend other events we have planned for the year. We look forward to learning more about you and to receiving your questionnaire for the Workshop.

Warm regards,
Stephanie Williams, J.D.
Program Director of Admissions & Diversity Initiatives