Beyond the MBA Classroom: Just a Day at the Beach at Fuqua

When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment, but are also making a commitment to a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.

Beach Week at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business is a four- to five-day trip that takes place just before graduation and is only for second-year students. For many, it is the last major party before they leave Fuqua and Durham, North Carolina, to begin the next phase of their careers. Between 150 and 250 students rent beach houses within a few hours of Duke, often in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, or in the Outer Banks. The students enjoy one last hoorah, with numerous house parties, trips to nearby Charleston and Savannah, relaxing on the beach or golf course and spending as much time as possible with their classmates before the students scatter across the country and around the world.

For in-depth descriptions of social and community activities at Duke Fuqua and 13 other top MBA programs, check out the mbaMission Insider’s Guides.

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