The 850+ students in Duke’s Daytime MBA program are from all over the globe and possess skills and experiences from across a variety of sectors, industries, and professions. Students typically have 4-6 years’ experience beyond their undergraduate degrees, and many are seasoned professionals with other advanced degrees. Our students include nonprofit executives, management consultants, entrepreneurs, investment bankers, marketing specialists, engineers, teachers, military personnel, Peace Corps volunteers, etc.
In addition to fulfilling the responsibilities of an active board member (attending meetings, serving on committees, etc.), students complete a project which boards can identify from the FOB Project Menu. FOB projects are designed to map directly to improving the nonprofit partner's board governance and effectiveness, while also helping the students engage more fully with the board and learn about board service. Projects generally fall into 5 categories: board building, board assessments, board operations, fiscal oversight, or strategic priorities.