The Fuqua School of Business offers a program for international students who are non-native speakers of English. The Program in Business, Communication, and Culture (BCC), which is also known informally as “the International Student Bootcamp,” not only prepares international students to succeed in The Duke MBA program, it offers support and guidance throughout the time that students study at Duke. With an emphasis on business case study, teamwork, and class participation, students take part in a comprehensive program of cold call lectures, case presentations to demanding audiences, job search skill development, advocacy and persuasion exercises, and a variety of assignments that prepare them for the rigors of graduate school in the U.S. Tutors and faculty in the program are available to support students at every stage of their Fuqua experience.
This year, due to visa delays and social distancing mandates in Durham resulting from the ongoing COVID – 19 crisis, the BCC program will be offered entirely online via Zoom sessions. Please refer to your admission letter to verify if you are “required” or “encouraged” to attend “the International Student Bootcamp.” Your letter might also refer to the program as “the Program in Business, Communication, and Culture (BCC).” If attending the program is a requirement, you must complete the program by attending via Zoom as a condition of your admission to the Duke MBA program. Please submit a non-refundable $500 enrollment deposit by the date listed in your student portal.
If your admission letter says that your “encouraged” to attend the program, you may decide whether to join. The vast majority of students who have decided to join the program have told us that the ongoing coaching, support, and guidance they receive as part of the program have made an enormous difference for them. Before you make your decision, please watch the testimonials about the program here. If you do decide to join the program, please submit a non-refundable $500 enrollment deposit by the date listed in your student portal.