Prebusiness Advising

Business School Advising

Last updated: January 3, 2018

Business School Advisor

Dean Milton Blackmon, the business school advisor, is located in 011 Allen Building on West Campus. He advises students and alumni from Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and the Pratt School of Engineering who are interested in attending business school. Being in contact with alumni is encouraged, for it is now common practice for business school applicants pursuing an M.B.A. to apply two to five years after college. For advice on internships and employment, please contact Meredith McCook, the business counselor in the Career Center.

SIGN UP for the Business School Listserv

This listserv is an electronic mailing list to provide the Duke community, local and beyond, with information about business school and announcements of activities related to it. Duke students and alumni may be added to the list by sending an e-mail message to milton.blackmon@duke.edu. Include your name, e-mail address and graduation year.

GMAT Information

The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a computer adaptive test (CAT) which assesses a person's analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in standard written English in preparation for being admitted into a graduate management program, such as an MBA. For information on preparing for the GMAT and for free practice tests please see the following websites: http://www.testpreppractice.net/GMAT/Default.aspx. http://www.mba.com/us/the-gmat-exam.aspx. http://www.examfocus.com/gmat/.

Business Schools Directory

Bschool.com is an online resource for MBA programs and online business schools, and provides information on MBA subjects, specialty MBAs and business school rankings to help you make the most informed decision when it’s time to choose a reputable school and program. 

Business School Comparison Tool

The Business School Comparison Tool is an online resource to compare business schools by ranking, acceptance rate, average post-graduation salary, median GMAT for admitted students and tuition, among other statistics. See: http://business-schools.findthebest.com/. Note: This tool works best on Safari or Chrome browsers.

MBA Scholarship Guide

This guide helps current and future MBA students understand the scholarship and financial aid options available to you. The guide includes steps that you can take to increase your chances of earning a scholarship, breaks down common mistakes students make, and has an extensive list of current business school scholarships available. https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resouces/mba-scholarships/