Duke Eyes Teamwork and Leadership Skills

Tips for applying to the Fuqua School of Business from the school's admissions director

In a span of 14 years, Liz Riley Hargrove has worked on both the admissions and administrative sides of Duke University. Hargrove splits her time between admissions at the Fuqua School of Business, where she has served as director of admissions for eight years, and the Daytime MBA Program, where she has held the position of assistant dean for the past four years. As a result, Hargrove is able to first select the students to attend Fuqua and then work with the administration to shape their MBA experience. She recently caught up with BusinessWeek.com reporter Sabrina Siddiqui about the common mistakes she sees in MBA applications and what it really takes to be a student at Fuqua.

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