The Fuqua School of Business (pronounced ) is the business school of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. It currently enrolls more than 1,300 students in degree-seeking programs. Additionally, Duke Executive Education offers non-degree business education and professional development programs. Fuqua is currently ranked the 10th best business school in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.
Breeden Hall, The Fuqua School of Business
Formed in 1969, the Graduate School of Business Administration enrolled its first class of 20 students in 1970. In 1974, Thomas F. Keller, a 1953 Duke graduate, became the graduate school's new dean. In three years, Keller's capital campaign raised $24 million, $10 million of which came from businessman and philanthropist J.B. Fuqua. The graduate school's name was then changed to The Fuqua School of Business.
J.B. Fuqua was raised by his grandparents on a tobacco farm in Prince Edward County, Virginia. Fuqua began his relationship with Duke University when he borrowed books by mail from the Duke library. J.B. Fuqua's cumulative giving to Duke was nearly $40 million at the time of his death on April 5, 2006.
A Bust of J.B. Fuqua in the Hall of Flags at the Fuqua School of Business
For the Daytime MBA Class of 2019, 22% of 3,796 applicants were accepted, and approximately half of those enrolled to fill a class of 439; the median GMAT score was 710. Fuqua reports an 80% GMAT range of 660-750, with 39% international and 34% female students.
The Duke MBA offers several joint degree programs in conjunction with other highly respected graduate and professional programs at Duke. These programs allow students to earn two degrees in less time than if they pursued the two separately.
Joint degrees offered with Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University School of Law, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Sanford School of Public Policy, and the Duke University School of Nursing.
The 2011 Forbes full-time MBA rankings indicated that Fuqua graduates achieved the 15th highest average salary following graduation for the class of 2013.
The 2013 Financial Times ranking indicated that of the MBAs graduating in 2009, Fuqua graduates achieved the 14th highest salary in the United States, and the 20th highest salary worldwide, three years after graduation.
For the graduating, full-time MBA Class of 2018, the top five hiring companies include: Amazon (21 hires) McKinsey (17 hires), Deloitte (13 hires), Microsoft (11 hires), and Bain (9 hires).
Research centers at The Fuqua School of Business further specific academic interests of the business school. Such research centers include:
The Fuqua/Coach K Center of Leadership & Ethics (COLE) - COLE was established as a collaboration between Fuqua, Duke Athletics and The Kenan Institute for Ethics to advance leadership through research and education.
Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship (CASE) - The center promotes innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to improving social conditions through education and research.
Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) - Fuqua created this center to advance scholarship in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, with the goal of creating one of the top environments for students interested in entrepreneurship.
Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE) - EDGE pursues education, research, and outreach focusing on two primary topical areas: Global Energy and Corporate Sustainability..
Center for Financial Excellence - The Center for Financial Excellence supports financial research and education at Duke, with particular emphasis on strengthening relationships between faculty, students, and finance professionals.
Fuqua School of Business spans several buildings.  They include:
Thomas F. Keller Center has several classrooms and support offices and was named for former Dean Thomas F. Keller.
Wesley Alexander Magat Academic Center was built in 1999. The majority of faculty offices and smaller meeting rooms are located here.
Lafe P. and Rita D. Fox Student Center has a student lounge, dining facilities, student communications center, and additional office space.
Breeden Hall was named in honor of Dean Douglas Breeden and his wife Josie. It was built in 2008 and holds classrooms and auditoriums, the Ford Library, team rooms, meeting space, and MBA admissions and operations offices.
JB Duke Hotel opened in 2017 and includes the R. David Thomas Executive Conference Center, and guest rooms and suites.