Category Archives: Academics

The Leadership Cohort Experience: Learning about Leadership Alongside C-Level Management

One of the (many) ways in which Fuqua sets itself apart as an MBA program is the focus on leadership development, evident through its mantra to mold, shape and empower “leaders of consequence.” To support this mission, the Fuqua/Coach K … Continue reading

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Preparing for a Career in Corporate Strategy

I can’t believe I am less than two terms, or 12 weeks, away from graduation. Not surprisingly, I find myself reflecting on my time at school and what I have accomplished. I came to Fuqua with a depth of experience … Continue reading

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Health Sector Management (HSM) Highlights in Fall 1 and 2

Greetings prospective HSMers! Fall Terms 1 and 2 were a busy and exciting time in the Health Sector Management (HSM) program, with weekly academic seminars, the November healthcare conference, and the December Town Hall meeting. These events kept us busy, … Continue reading

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A Partner Perspective on Fuqua

The MBA experience is a wild ride. For two short years, students are engulfed in a whirlwind of learning, recruiting, and networking, all in pursuit of their dreams. To ensure success in the end, it is imperative that students begin … Continue reading

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Consequential Leadership Teams Embody Fuqua’s Diversity

Did you know that about 40% of Fuqua’s Class of 2015 (440 students) are international? I think this probably makes Fuqua one of the most diverse business schools in the U.S. That my friends, is an accomplishment I’m proud to … Continue reading

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Fuqua Community Helped Me Redefine Failure & Success

Many times in my life, I have been challenged. Many times, I have made mistakes. Many times, I have experienced failure. Now, reflecting on my time in business school, I realize that many opportunities were placed in front of me … Continue reading

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Thursday: A Day in the Life of a Fuqua MBA Student

About this time last year, I remember wondering what day-to-day life would be like as an MBA student. Current students told me their days were packed with classes, speakers, and recruiting events. Still, I had trouble imagining what business school … Continue reading

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Fuqua Focuses More on the Business of Energy

As Co-President of the Duke MBA Energy Club and a second-year MBA student with a passion for energy finance, I was thrilled to see two exciting developments occur this past summer. First, energy banker Ralph Eads donated $5.5 million to … Continue reading

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Shedding Light on the MBA Admissions Process

If I met you out on the road or at one of our campus events, you’re likely to have heard me talk about the “black box” of Admissions. Applications go into the box, and decisions come out. What happens in … Continue reading

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Weekend for Women Event Reaches 10-Year Anniversary

A year ago, my life was very different: I was living in New York City, putting in long hours at work during the day, and working on B-school applications and studying for the GMAT at night. I know just as … Continue reading

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