Inviting all Duke Fuqua MMS 2017 Round 1 applicants

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Starting a thread for all those who applied/are applying to the MMS program Fuqua this year

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Nov 13, 2015

I just got an interview invite. Any idea how the interview questions are like?

My stats are:

GRE: 324
TOEFL: 112
GPA: 3.44 (Thapar University, India)
Working at ZS Associates for 1.3 years (after an internship of additional 6 months before this)
Two more internships during undergrad at Philips and Luminous
Above average extra curric.

Happy to discuss the process!

Dec 12, 2015

Hi can you tell me more about the gmat scores accepted - i have 660 (49Q/31V) 18 months work at ZS, currently working with start-up. are you done with interview ? can you share the exp ?

Feb 24, 2016

Hi, I have received interview invitation. Can you please share some insights.

Mar 3, 2016

Hey,

The interview was mostly behavioral - Why MMS? Why Fuqua? Do expect some questions around your success and failures while working in teams.

Nov 13, 2015

Why are they not updating placements statistics for class of 2015? It has been like 7 months since they graduated

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Nov 14, 2015

They usually put out an update in November or December, it's always been like that.

Nov 13, 2015

Just got an invite too! Best of luck to you!

Nov 14, 2015

I'm an alum so feel free to ask anything you want to know about the program.

Nov 14, 2015

How likely is it to break into consulting (Strategy&, Deloitte S&O, etc) from the program?

Nov 14, 2015
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How likely is it to break into consulting (Strategy&, Deloitte S&O, etc) from the program?

Very low

Nov 17, 2015

Could you please elaborate on the nuances of interview process? Some of the things that we should take care of?

And, what are the odds of making it through?

Nov 17, 2015

You'll get an invitation or you'll be rejected without an interview. If you get one you'll usually hear shortly before the interview. It's very conversational, usually you'll chat about your interests, goals, motivation for doing the program and the like. If you do well you'll land an offer.

Nov 14, 2015

I went to a boutique management consulting firm before middle market IB, so it's definitely possible, you can get the interviews, whether you can convert it or not is up to you, a bunch of people get Accenture and the like.

Nov 14, 2015

I got an invite too. Currently working at one of the Big4 as consulting associate. Good luck guys!

Nov 17, 2015

What about F500 strategy positions? The employment report says the company's name, not really the role. I'm between the MMS, or LBS MiM and LSE.

Dec 1, 2015

After doing my time in management consulting I had the option to get into it. Liberty mutual interviewed for strategy analyst roles and I'm sure there were others. We also have a lot of alums in the space, Gap had a posting I believe as well. From my class most F500 roles were marketing, finance and the like with a fair number of people doing LDP type programs. F500 was a lot less of a consideration for me at the time so my knowledge is not great though.

Nov 30, 2015

How did the interview go, guys?

Dec 4, 2015

Mine was great. The interviewer was nice, and questions are mainly about teamwork. How is everyone doing?

Dec 8, 2015

Hi,

I have also applied for the MMS programme. I had my interview a couple of weeks ago. Not sure if the programme is right fit for my profile. Following is my profile:

GMAT: 680
TOEFL: 104
GPA: 3.6 (BITS Pilani, India)
Working at D. E. Shaw & Co., a US based Hedge Fund, as a Software Developer for 1.5 years
Internships during undergrad at Oracle (Software Developer) and Honda Motors (Management Intern)
Excellent extra curriculars

Dec 9, 2015

half year more and you'd be within typical MBA candidacy
however, Fuqua MBA apps are typically more competitive with the reward of better packages.

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Dec 10, 2015

I agree with you whattherock but then I don't want to wait for another year provided I am not doing something which turns out to be a blunder! FYI, I just received an offer from the Fuqua :)

Dec 10, 2015

blunder is quite an insult for MBA programs. In fact, for most of your senior superiors, nobody knows about these MMS, MSF type of stuff, it's all MBA graduates.

Congrats on your admission, but also beware that your MMS class will be afterthoughts of MBA and UG recruiting. Fuqua is a fine place, just know what program you're getting into.

Dec 13, 2015

Thanks whattherock!

I completely understand the whole situation here and the actual and perceived values of this course. And when I was talking about "blunder" I was referring to choosing MMS programme and not waiting for an MBA :)

Dec 10, 2015

I got an offer too! :) Too happy!

Dec 10, 2015

I got an offer!!! Congratulations to all admitted yesterday :)

Dec 12, 2015

congos... can you tell me more about your interview exp.

Dec 12, 2015

Hey Shekhar!

Oh good, you're from ZS too!

The interview experience was good. It was a very stress-free interview. General questions - what are your goals, why Duke, why MMS, team questions, strenghths, weaknesses, etc.

Are you applying in round 2?

Surabhi

Dec 14, 2015

Yes, I am applying for R2.
was worried abt low GMAT. and also my work will be 2 years by may'16.

Dec 15, 2015

Hi Shekhar

Lots of questions are about leadership and teamwork, so I suggest you focus on that. They also asked about your goal and why Duke will be the perfect fit for you. Most of the question are similar to MBA questions ,so you could reach out to Fuqua's alumni for help. They are very responsive!

Good luck

Dec 13, 2015

Agreed with other's posts above. Interview was mostly conversational. Many questions regarding teamwork, how you will contribute to the school, how you will be engaged inside and outside the classroom etc.

Dec 13, 2015

+1

Dec 13, 2015

The interview shouldn't be a problem. Be confident about what you want to do, have a justification of why you are doing this course, why Fuqua, strengths, weaknesses, your past experiences that you've mentioned!

FYI, I'll be most likely joining the programme.

Dec 13, 2015

The interview shouldn't be a problem. Be confident about what you want to do, have a justification of why you are doing this course, why Fuqua, strengths, weaknesses, your past experiences that you've mentioned!

FYI, I'll be most likely joining the programme.

Dec 14, 2015

When are they going to release their 2015 placements report? Any idea guys?

Dec 15, 2015

Do you guys know about international student placement in the US?

I'm interesting in management consulting and corporate strategy/business development role upon graduation. Any thoughts?

Thanks

Feb 9, 2016

Generally strong, but depends on the individual, generally speaking of the international students who got jobs in the US, they focused on the job search (networking matters far more than grades) and had an excellent command of the written/spoken English language. Consulting and strategy are definitely doable, but you'll need to hustle.

Jan 30, 2016

Hey everyone I am applying for third round

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  •  Feb 8, 2016

Any round 2 applicants here?

Feb 12, 2016

Yup! Are you waiting for an interview?

Feb 23, 2016

yes. have you heard back from them? decisions were supposed to sent by midnight :/

Feb 23, 2016

The decisions for R2 were supposed to be out by midnight , but haven't heard from AdCom yet. Is the final decision self implied or do they send out mails to unsuccessful applicants also?

Mar 5, 2016

Interview was great, very conversational and you could tell theres a huge emphasis on team culture and having a family like vibe which is great, anyone else interview already and what other schools have you applied? My focus is biotech consulting

Mar 15, 2016

Applied in Round 3. What are the interview questions I can expect?
Do they check for clarity in short-term and long-term career goals?

Appreciate any help that will make the interview experience easier :)

Mar 21, 2016

The interview itself is very conversational. But questions are typically behavioral, and you should probably focus on teamwork related problems. Of course, why you want to go to masters and why you want to pursue the MMS are all questions you should for sure expect. Talk about your interests and hobbies too.

Mar 21, 2016

Decisions for round 2 come out today. Has anyone heard back yet?

Mar 21, 2016

Hi! Have you heard back yet?

Mar 22, 2016

I did! I got an email and call saying I was accepted. did you apply round 2 ?

Mar 21, 2016

Also wondering if anyone heard back yet! Do they still call or is it by email?

Apr 1, 2016

Anyone applying for round 4?

Apr 2, 2016

decisions for round three will be announce on Tuesday March 5, 2016

Apr 5, 2016

Decisions for round 3 today! Has anyone heard back yet?

Apr 5, 2016

didnt get in sigh.................

Apr 5, 2016

.

Apr 5, 2016

how did your interview go?

Apr 8, 2016

I got in too! I'm going to be honest I can't believe I got in. Like legitly on paper my stats academically aren't good but my intangibles are very high

May 5, 2016
fuqua1234:

I got in too! I'm going to be honest I can't believe I got in. Like legitly on paper my stats academically aren't good but my intangibles are very high

Nah, it's because the program is bullshit.

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Apr 19, 2016

Did you applicants to Duke MMS get an interview request by the date they post on the website for "date interview request is sent", or were they late? Just wondering I applied final round but no request yet, so I'm thinking that's not a good sign lol.

May 5, 2016

Round 4 decisions out today. Good luck all!

Jan 11, 2017

Anyone applying this year? I'm applying in this 3rd round. Would love to get to know fellow applicants!

Feb 7, 2017

Has anyone been invited for interview in round 3 yet?

Mar 8, 2017

Totally dropped the ball and applied at the very last minute (15 seconds before the deadline). I wasn't able to put down all of my part-time work during undergrad but I did get in the "real experience" like internships and current role. Does anyone know if this counts as a breach of integrity?

Mar 29, 2017

hope it's going well for you. Regarding your question, did you leave out or put in extra info? It was not very clear from your post

Mar 29, 2017

Left out some minor part time work is all. Hopefully it's insignificant but who knows. Did my interview recently too so I should getting the news soon.

Mar 29, 2017

my thoughts only, so take it with a pinch of salt, but I left out irrelevant bits of my work exp as well. I don't think they wanted to have a thorough history anyway

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