NEXT, two long-form essays To speak of the obvious: To be precise: We recommend not going more than perhaps 750 words at the most for each of these essays.
And please please please don’t go down to 10-point font, even though they say that you can!!
This year’s Open Interview Period is September 11 to October 9, 2019; see their full details at Duke’s Interview Process page . because these are solid questions, and they’re excellent opportunities for you to share something meaningful with the adcom! Three short-answer questions of up to 500 characters each (please note we said CHARACTERS and not WORDS – yes these need to be SHORT): Not changing stuff is kinda disappointing, given how all the other schools are working so hard to innovate.
You do not need to apply in the Early Action round in order to take advantage of the Open Interview; applicants planning on submitting at any time may do so. Once again, Duke kept its application requirements the same as they’ve been for years and years. Our Duke Essay Guide explains strategies on how to answer them.
If there is such a thing as “fun” when it comes to writing essays. FIRST: Two straightforward short-answer questions — only 500 characters each though, and they’re asking for 3 separate things in only 1,000 characters!!
🙂 That doesn’t mean they’ll be easy but at least you won’t feel like you’ve been stifled, as is a common experience with BSers struggling to fit in answers for many other schools. Ugh, this is not the type of change we were hoping for.Duke won our informal Best MBA Questions contest for two years in a row (20) – their essay questions are awesome!We’ve therefore been thrilled that they’ve kept them exactly as they are for so long – including this year!It’s HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that everyone – regardless of which application round you’re aiming for – makes plans for a trip out to Durham for this opportunity. Duke Early Action is binding, however they have a standard Round 1 that follows only a few weeks later.If you’re not fully convinced that Fuqua is the place for you, then stick with Round 1 – but if you are ready to commit, then Early Action can be a real advantage.They keep resisting the urge to make changes just because all the other schools are changing. Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business is a community oriented MBA program seeking a diverse class of accomplished students.Duke’s second essay question is quite similar to what Wharton is asking, and it’s also got a lot of parallels with Columbia essay 2 as well as with the MIT pre-interview “mission” essay.Duke was the first to start with this type of question, so you can see how they’ve put an emphasis on culture for a long time.In recent seasons, schools as varied as Wharton and MIT have also asked somewhat similar questions.Tuck also puts a very high value on community engagement.