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Office Chat With Fuqua School Of Business & Carey Business School

Posted on Nov 08, 2019
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The Fuqua School of Business is the business school of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, United States. This business school nurtures new kind of leaders who have the power to bring out the strength in others and move teams forward with a common goal. On the other hand, Carey Business school focuses on the development and knowledge of new businesses and also looks at setting a standard of excellence for the education of business leaders. This business school has 6 fulltime masters programs and 2 years fulltime MBA Program i.e. Flexible MBA and Global MBA.
Today, the interaction at our office with the associate directors of admissions from Duke Fuqua & Carey Business school gave us a broad perspective on the experience of studying abroad.

The key takeaway, queries and insights from the In-office Interaction session between the two admission directors and the CEO of ReachIvy.com, Vibha Kagzi are listed:

  • 1.Could you tell us about the social life and experience outside the college?
  • Duke Fuqua has 60+ clubs over the campus. All these clubs are not only personal development clubs but also professional clubs. These clubs invite everyone to be a part of them. One of the main benefits of joining these clubs is that; It helps one in having a study session or discussion with different students of various fields and specializations. For example, if you don’t have a background in finance, you are free to join a finance club. Another interesting part of this college is the way they have community projects. They are focused on reaching out and helping society which gives the students an upper hand in gaining some experiential learning.
    Well, at Carey Business School, Students to face experiential learning where they work on projects in emerging markets around the globe, they work with non-profit boards to gain a community impact and also have clubs which encourage case competitions. Their main motto for the role of social life at this college is to boost the quality of innovation, team-work, and problem-solving skills in each student.

  • 2.How can one get admitted into your college?
  • The ideal candidate for Carey business school should have a minimum of 5 years of experience for the course is vigorous and requires a certain amount of experience to share and pass on the knowledge within the classroom walls. They also accept below 2-3 years of experience based on the experience and letter of recommendations. Taking into consideration the test scores, Carey business school accepts a score of 650+ in GMAT. They encourage students to give GRE based on their convenience. The director of admissions elaborated stating essays play a vital role in the application process.
    On the other hand, for Duke Fuqua, they focus and look out for a holistic view. They accept both GRE & GMAT. For GMAT they accept a score ranging between 650 to 750 and for GRE they look out for an 80-percentile score. If the candidate has taken GRE/GMAT over 4 to 5 times they look at the cumulative score and choose the highest score among all the test results. Duke also encourages GMAT for people applying for consultancy.

  • 3. Can you tell us about the right essay topics or elaborate on the 25 random keywords for your essay?
  • At Duke Fuqua, they aren’t looking for random words but we are looking for what’s present in your application. The part of writing an essay is a great way for the college to know you better. People usually tend to talk about their family story, childhood incidents, but we also suggest you could consider adding a humorous story about yourself to portrait your sense of humor. One gets to feel free to elaborate on these 25 words which can go up to 2 pages. The admission officers do look forward at these 25 random word questions as it gives them an idea about the person and his or her behind story.
    Talking about Carey business school, they have 2 types of essays, one mandatory essay and another essay which can be chosen and written from the list available. The director emphasized that essays play an important and vital role in the college applications and one should focus on the essay topics.

    All these keys take away are a few things that set you apart. If you think they were helpful and you need a little more insights or help, you can always Reach out to ReachIvy.com

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