Tag Archives: Finance

Surviving the Last Days of Class

What is business school like? It is definitely a bitter-sweet experience. Example? Well, at the end of the program, we juggled a hard-core final project with other exams and lots of end-of-the-year activities. After six weeks of finance and accounting … Continue reading

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Finance Internship — A Gift that Keeps Giving

Climbing the corporate ladder requires one to gain a lot of experience, not only to get started, but also to obtain promotions. The former is often the greatest struggle for recent graduates at all levels (from high school to graduate … Continue reading

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Beneficial Career Prep Courses

The MMS program is known for its distinguished group of professors, but one of the many things that are less noticed are the pre-professional programs offered. Two events in particular are Training the Street and Crack the Case. These career … Continue reading

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Class of 2013: Prepare for your MMS Journey

Hello MMS Class of 2013! As you prepare to move to Durham and get started at Fuqua, I thought I’d share a few tips to make your transition into academic life a bit smoother. The summer term (beginning July 18) … Continue reading

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10-Month Marathon

I started the MMS program in July of last year, and now, graduation is around the corner. In the 10-month program, I’ve covered quantitative analysis, accounting, business communication, marketing, strategy, finance, decision analysis and operations. It’s been a steep learning … Continue reading

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Principles of Paying for MMS

If you’ve chosen to join the MMS Class of 2013, congratulations and welcome to Team Fuqua! An important aspect of your education is figuring out how you’re going to finance it. My posting isn’t a how-to guide on the different … Continue reading

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Get Your Foot in the Stock Market

If you’re anything like me, you’ve never really delved into the tangled mess that is the stock market – and you might consider yourself lucky. If you find yourself curious though, like I did, about how all of those scrolling … Continue reading

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Gaining Quantitative Skills

I come from a very non-quantitative background. I did international studies for my undergrad major, so there were no classes that required quantitative skills. One of the reasons I wanted to come to the MMS program was to increase my … Continue reading

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BB&T CEO Teaches Values-based Leadership

We recently welcomed John A. Allison, former Chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation, to campus. Hearing a speaker of Mr. Allison’s caliber is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Aspiring to build a career in financial services, I thought Allison’s views on leadership … Continue reading

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A Business Leader’s Philosophy

Former Bank President & CEO Shares Thoughts on Success John Allison, former president and Chief Executive Officer of BB&T Bank, came to speak to the MMS class this past Monday. Mr. Allison shared his thoughts and philosophy on business, and … Continue reading

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