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

Here's Why Location Gives Schools Like Duke an Edge
Published March 26, 2020 in Duke Daytime MBA Student Blog
students congregating and chatting in Fuqua's main hallway; location is why schools like Duke have an edge
As an alumnus, the question I get asked most by prospective MBA students is whether attending Duke, in medium-sized Durham, North Carolina, will put them at a disadvantage.read more ❯


MMS Career Trends—A Front Row ViewTen students and one staff member pose at the front of a classroom for a photo; career trends
I spend a lot of time thinking about other people’s jobs—specifically the job market for our MMS students. For the past three years, I’ve focused on MMS career services for our Career Management Center, and it’s my job to identify trends in the skills companies are looking to hire.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

What Didn't I Know Before Applying to Fuquaa dozen students, many in Duke gear, posing for a group photo with blue skies behind them; What I Didn't Know Before Applying
I didn't know that everyone is alone together. hough that may sound a bit existential, I soon realized that I wasn’t the only one in the program who left everything behind to attend Duke in hopes of building a better life.read 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 ❯