Duke University Masters of Management Studies Update – April 2023

The Duke University Masters of Management Studies was one of the first specialized management masters offering the degree and the Duke brand was incredibly popular with students. They have produced a lot of successful graduates over the years and the program remains incredibly popular. Was on the website recently and wanted to provide an update on this great specialized masters. Check it out below.

Class Profile

The Duke MMS program has always had larger class sizes and detailed reporting on class profile. The detail really provides a lot of information for a perspective student to compare their relative competitiveness.

  • Class Size – 218
  • Average GPA – 3.52
  • GMAT Range (Middle 80%) – 620-759
  • GRE Verbal Range (Middle 80%) – 150-166
  • GRE Quant Range (Middle 80%) – 153 -170
  • Women – 45%
  • Countries of Citizenship – 36

This is a very diverse program with 139 undergraduate schools represented which is incredible. Compared to the last class profile I posted, the scores are slightly better, but I was shocked at how consistent year over year they were.


OK, anyone interested in applying has one more round to go.

  • Fourth Round Deadline – April 19th, 2023

Also, couple things to keep in mind. If you have an MBA or equivalent, you cannot apply. If you have over two years post-graduate work experience, admissions will have to review your application.

Tuition – For students beginning their program in July 2023 (Class of 2024), the tuition cost is $62,200 USD. I pulled this from the website, but please confirm.

Career Information

Duke provides a lot of information on placements and has the last three years listed so you can compare and contrast how things have progressed (scroll down to “success statistics”). Here are some key takeaways:

  • Permanent Work Authorization
    • Average Base Salary – $82,050
      • Low – $45,000
      • High – $115,000
  • Non-Permanent Work Authorization
    • Average Base Salary – $89,504
      • Low – $3,682
      • High – $135,000

Over two third’s (76%) of students found their jobs through networking or outside of the Duke career channels. The rest (24%) reported finding positions through on campus recruiting or with help from the career office. The power of networking cannot be dismissed.

Geographically, students found employment in New York, California and North Carolina. This would make sense because of their abundance of financial job opportunities. With that said, a number of students found their careers in Texas (7), Illinois (6), Florida (6), and Georgia (4). Internationally, students found jobs in 5 countries, China, India, UK, Finland and Singapore.

The list of hiring firms encompasses all the large banks, consulting firms, F500 companies and elsewhere. The full report is on the Career Development page and I encourage you to check it out.

It looks like the Duke Masters in Management program continues to generate success and well placed graduates. The number of alumni should be pretty expansive at this point which I am sure is reflected in the alumni aided placements detailed above. I have always stressed the importance of networking and this program has a bench of successful alumni like few other programs. Definitely something to consider when comparing specialized masters.


Here is a link to the Duke University Masters in Management Studies


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