Our student blogs are written by the students who know the program experience the best, along with occasional contributions from alumni, faculty and staff.

Check out the latest from our bloggers below:


Daytime MBA


The Duke-UNC Rivalry Explained
Published January 29, 2020 in Duke Daytime MBA Student Blog
Duke's Grayson Allen dribbles toward the basket during a Duke-UNC rivalry game
Eight miles separate Duke from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Battle for Tobacco Road, as it’s known, is one of the greatest rivalries in college sportsread more ❯

MMS


How to Demonstrate Academic Readiness in Your Application
Published February 06, 2020 in Duke Master of Management Studies Student Blog
a student talking to a professor at the front of a classroom; academic readiness
Here at Fuqua, we practice holistic admissions, which means that no one component of the application is a 'make or break' factor in your likelihood of being admitted. That being said, the first questions most prospective MMS students ask are related to their academic readiness.read more ❯

Global Executive MBA


How to Stay Ahead in an Executive Program
Published February 05, 2020 in Duke Global Executive MBA Student Blog
dozens of students seated in Geneen Auditorium with eyes on the on-stage presenter; how to stay ahead in an executive MBA program
Working a full-time job, working with your team, managing personal responsibilities, and getting an MBA at the same time is not for the weak-hearted. It takes grit and resilience to get through an executive MBA program—but the right mechanisms, habits, and tools are the key differentiators between success and failure.read more ❯

MQM: Business Analytics


Visiting Campus as a Prospective Studentthe long hall with dozens of flags hung near the ceiling, one of the sites you'll see when visiting campus
Scheduling a campus visit is a great opportunity to get to know more about Fuqua's culture. By immersing yourself in our community for a day, you will be able to talk face-to-face with current students, the admissions team, and likely even faculty membersread more ❯

Weekend Executive MBA


Sharpen the Axe: Growing in the Weekend Executive MBA Program
Published February 10, 2020 in Duke Weekend Executive MBA Student Blog
A welcome sign from orientation for the Class of 2020; sharpen the axe
It's a management and leadership phrase we hear often in our daily careers. This phrase has a deeper meaning—to re-evaluate our learned approach and acquire new skills. A Duke MBA offers an opportunity to learn and expand one's knowledge in order to propel one's career growth.read more ❯