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In his indenture establishing Duke University, James Buchanan Duke

called for, among many other components of a research university, a school of

business administration. The Board of Trustees of Duke University, in 1969,

established the Graduate School of Business Administration with a mandate

to provide programs in management education of the highest quality. In 1980

the School was renamed to honor J.B. Fuqua of Atlanta, Georgia, who is an

emeritus member of the University’s Board of Trustees and an active member

of the Board of Visitors at The Fuqua School of Business. Mr. Fuqua continues

to support the school through his generosity and his participation in its


The mission of The Fuqua School of Business is to provide the highest

quality education for business and academic leaders, and promote the

advancement of the understanding and practice of management through

research. Our approach is to prepare men and women to meet their career

opportunitieswith a strong educationwhich balances generalist and functional

skills, as well as with an awareness of the need to balance individual leadership

and a sense of team. We seek students who possess high academic standards

and demonstrate the ability to think creatively. These are important qualities

for business leadership and are reflected in the orientation of our entire

program. As a school, we are committed to retaining our flexibility and our

responsiveness to management needs as they arise in the business

communities of the world.

Our heritage at Duke is a tradition of excellence in education. At Fuqua

we have built on this heritage to develop programs that enable graduates to

meet the challenges of leadership in business, government, and educational