Focused? We’ve got a plan for that.

You’ll build the skills to pursue the next step in your career thanks to Fuqua’s proactive approach to career management. While the Accelerated MBA is ideal for students who do not plan to make a major career switch, we provide training and tools to help you create and/or secure job opportunities with target employers. You’ll use these skills and our resources not only for your first position after graduation, but throughout your career.

With an alumni network of 28,000+, our graduates make a difference worldwide, in a diversified set of companies that range from global corporations to start-ups. Year after year, we connect students with sought-after companies looking for leaders who understand the complex dynamics of an ever-changing marketplace and can adapt to a shifting economic landscape, who have an ambition to make a difference in the lives of others, and who can draw out the best in every team.

Ed Bernier

The Career Management Center

Whether you are planning to advance within your current field or are seeking a new opportunity, the Career Management Center (CMC) helps you optimize your job search. Your career management team includes career coaches with industry specialties, a programs team that helps you master complex career search techniques, and other specialists who work across department lines—helping you identify synergies you may have never considered.

Our corporate relations staff helps recruiters locate and hire Fuqua students through on-campus events, interviews, and job postings. In fact, Fuqua arranges for more than 200 companies to recruit our students each year via corporate presentations, career fairs, interviews, and other special events. Our multifaceted approach to the job search expands your resources, and helps you connect with the employers you're most interested in.

Success Statistics

Although our Accelerated Daytime MBA program is new, we believe Fuqua’s career statistics are a testament to our record of identifying, nurturing, and supporting future leaders.

Our employment report includes a wealth of information including a complete roster of companies hiring Duke MBAs.

Explore detailed information about the 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 full-time positions accepted by our Daytime MBA students.


Download our 2021-2022 MBA Report

Download our 2020-2021 MBA Report

Download our 2019-2020 MBA Report



From All Angles: More Resources for You

From classroom prep to peer support and virtual career services, Fuqua provides a broad spectrum of interconnected resources to help with your career search.

As part of your Leadership Communication class, you’ll learn to:

  • Define your brand and tell your story
  • Use informational meetings to develop relationships and to build advocacy in key organizations
  • Answer the three most common interview questions and prepare questions for your interviewer that differentiate you from other candidates
  • Identify and prioritize target employers
  • Navigate typical recruiting situations by working through scenarios and best practices

Second year student leaders both formally and informally assist other MBA students with job search preparation, most often through Fuqua’s many professional clubs. These student leaders often mentor, guide, and serve as a sounding board for students who are pursuing similar opportunities--so everyone becomes a stronger candidate.

The CMC conducts workshops, webinars, working sessions, and other activities throughout the year that provide insight and build skills to enhance your job search.

Options and subjects include:

  • Self-assessment workshop
  • Special events by industry and/or job function
  • Relationship building
  • Branding and developing a strategic plan
  • Professional correspondence and resume development
  • Making a career transition
  • Behavioral and case interviewing
The Ford Library

The Ford Library's expert staff offers customized service, resources, and other support to enhance your job search efforts.

Career Services System

A one-stop shop for recruiting and career search information, CareerBridge is our internal career services website, where you can find job postings and contacts for thousands of companies.

About 37% of our students are non-U.S. citizens and come from all over the world.

MBA Job Opportunities within the U.S.

Our team will help you understand the hiring landscape and effectively position yourself as a candidate in the U.S. As part of your Accelerated MBA experience, we work in close partnership with international student clubs, the MBA Association (MBAA), alumni, the International Programs Office, and other departments to fully support you in your search.

U.S. Work Authorization

For full-time employment after graduation, students without permanent U.S. work authorization may be eligible to receive sponsorship independent of the Duke Accelerated MBA program.

For more information, visit Duke Visa Services.

STEM Designation

Fuqua’s Accelerated Daytime MBA program carries a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) designation, giving international students whose jobs meet certain requirements the opportunity to work in the U.S. for a total of 3 years (24 months of STEM OPT extension beyond the regular 12 month OPT). After the OPT period, you will need a company to sponsor you for a work-based visa, most typically the H-1B visa. For more information on the H-1B application process, visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website.

Your U.S. student visa status determines whether you are eligible for work on-campus during your program, but most student visas restrict or prohibit working off-campus during the program.


job opportunities last year across programs

Fuqua students checking in at Amazon's headquarters in Seattle

Company visits with #FuquaAlumni



My Internship at Microsoft

Image of Daytime MBA Student Nathalia Borges
During her summer internship at Microsoft as a product marketing manager, Nathalia worked on the team building the positioning and go-to-market strategy for Azure, a new cloud computing resource for developers.

Ask a Student

Students chat in Fuqua's mallway between classes
Want to connect with a student ambassador? Search our gallery for a student with a common career interest, and send them an email. They'll be happy to answer your questions!


  1. Explore + Assess

    Identify goals, discover career opportunities

  2. Prepare

    Sharpen your skills, gather resources

  3. Implement

    Impress recruiters, leverage your network

  4. Get Ongoing Support

    Attend events, consult with counselors


Plugged in: Your Network

Duke has more than 195,000 alumni all over the world. Of those, 28,000+ are Fuqua alums, with 14% of our alumni living outside the U.S. There are 49 active Duke Regional Alumni Groups, and 12 of them are in other countries. Upon graduation, you will automatically become a member of the Duke Alumni Association (DAA) and will have access to all the benefits, programs, and services provided by DAA. Check out Fuqua’s Alumni Page.

Recruiter Network

Every year, we attract an increasingly broad variety of employers, from leading global businesses to small nonprofits. From the moment you arrive here—as early as the first day of orientation—you have opportunities to interact with recruiters both on and off-campus. Some companies that come to Fuqua even host office hours for you to stop by and connect with them, offering an informal time to chat, ask questions, and get to know them.

Employers host and/or participate in a variety of events on and off campus for Fuqua students, such as

  • Corporate presentations
  • Networking nights
  • Career expos and fairs, both in-person and virtual
  • Company office hours
  • Casual coffee chats
  • Case competitions
  • Career education sessions, such as "Finance 101" or "What is Brand Management?"
  • Industry symposia
  • Mock interviews
  • Employer site visits as part of Week-in-Cities trips
  • Student club events
  • First-round on-campus interviews (usually begin in October for full-time positions)

Want to get a feel for who’s hiring our students? Check out our Employers + Industries page.

Because we believe our students deserve meaningful work, our services and resources aren't just designed to help them find jobs now. We want our graduates to leave Fuqua with career-building strategies and skills they can use throughout their professional lives.
— Sheryle Dirks, Associate Dean for Career Management
Daytime Accelerated MBA

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