What can I do to increase my chances of being accepted into Duke's MMS program?

Asked by Anil Rajak over 1 year ago

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Gautam Kumar

Gautam Kumar

Building better software for USA based HealthTech and EdTech businesses

It’s a good question and I’m glad you're focusing on this aspect early on. Because however good your profile might be, there are always good candidates to compete wh. Plus Duke’s MMS program is quite famous and many students, local and international apply there to get enrolled. I have some specific suggestions for you, have a look -

The very first thing you will need to do is build a strong profile. Judging by your question, I assume you already have enough GPA to start your application for the MMS program at Duke, so congrats on that one. Now, for a strong profile that can be put in front of the admission committee at Fuqua School of Business at Duke, I recommend you put your entire effort on your GMAT or GRE score.

Here’s why. Business schools usually look for candidates who have abilities to learn, adapt and apply their knowledge and skills in the long run. The GMAT and GRE tests assess you on the same grounds. Basically, these tests are a testimony of your attributes related to the business and management profession. The higher the score, the better. I suggest a minimum GRE score of 320 or a GMAT 700+ (probably even 720).

The next thing you can do is to prepare your SOP, LORs and Essays very carefully. You do not need a high intelligence or hard work here. Just a good sense of logic and relevancy is enough. Remember to put only relevant details in these documents. To boast about your qualifications and abilities, you have your CV and resume. The university intends to learn about you and your beliefs through these documents. This is why you will find that every expert advises to get as much assistance in this aspect as possible.

After getting these things done, go for a good language proficiency test score. Every international student has to submit an English language proficiency test result to get admission in Duke’s MMS program. Also if you don’t know this already, USA institutes prefer TOEFL over IELTS. If you haven’t attempted your language test yet, I suggest going for TOEFL.

Answering your question would be very relevant if I had your profile records. For example, analyzing it can give an idea on the areas you need to work on most. Like it possible that you already have everything but just need a proper arrangement to make your application stand out. Let me know if I can assist you in any way possible. It gives a frat pleasure seeing a student getting into their dream program.


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