Program Extension Options

Our staff is committed to supporting d-MEMP students throughout their course of study. We work closely with each student to provide guidance in meeting challenges inherent in balancing the demands of graduate work with career and family responsibilities. We encourage all students to discuss personal programming challenges so that we may provide options to ensure a successful and meaningful experience.

We allow d-MEMP students to extend the program on a case-by-case basis. Below are two scenarios that would allow a student to take more than two years to complete the program; note that the student must have completed three courses in order to complete the Mid-program Residency at Duke.

Example Curriculum for completing d-MEMP in 3 years

In this example, the student doubles up on courses in the final year, but this can be completed in any semester.  Note that not all courses are offered every semester, so the student will need to plan carefully and meet with the d-MEMP advisor.

  Fall (September–December) Spring (January–May)
First Year Orientation Residency at Duke (one week)
EGRMGMT 510 Marketing
EGRMGMT 520 IP Law
Second Year EGRMGMT 530 Finance EGRMGMT 540 Management
Third Year Mid-program Residency at Duke (one week)
Focus Area Course
Technical Elective
Focus Area Course
Technical Elective
Capstone Residency at Duke (one week; includes EGRMGMT 550/551)

Example Curriculum for completing d-MEMP in 4 years

Note that not all courses are offered every semester, so the student will need to plan carefully and meet with the d-MEMP advisor.

  Fall (September–December) Spring (January–May)
First Year Orientation Residency at Duke (one week)
EGRMGMT 510 Marketing
EGRMGMT 520 IP Law
Second Year EGRMGMT 530 Finance EGRMGMT 540 Management
Third Year Mid-program Residency at Duke (one week)
Focus Area Course
Technical Elective
Fourth Year Technical Elective Focus Area Course
Capstone Residency at Duke (one week; includes EGRMGMT 550/551)

Students can also work with the d-MEMP advisor to reduce the number of courses they take in a given semester. Download the d-MEMP program overview.