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Benefits of the MBA Exchange Program

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September 16, 2019

a dozen students around a dinner table during their MBA exchange program in Rotterdam

My decision to study in Rotterdam during my MBA as part of the Outgoing Exchange Program baffled many individuals

Why We’re Evolving Our Daytime MBA Curriculum

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August 26, 2019

Students around the lunch table, listening to one speak; evolving the curriculum

One of the great pleasures I have as dean of a business school is engaging with business leaders around the world and learning about the challenges they face and the evolving capabilities they seek in new talent

Breaking Down First-Year Courses: Fall Term 1

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August 23, 2019

three students with laptops out looking at one of them in unison while doing work for a course

So, you’ve read online the names of courses you’ll be taking when you start at Fuqua, but what do they really entail? And how nervous should you be if it’s been five or more years since your last economics exam

Gaining Marketing Experience During the Brand Challenge

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July 29, 2019

5 students pose for a photo behind their Brand Challenge display table

During my first year, I had the chance to participate in one of the Duke MBA Marketing Club’s premier annual events, the Brand Challenge. Each year, the club partners with different brands including Dell, P&G, The Hershey Company, and Clorox to put on the Brand Challenge, and it has become a veritable tradition here at Fuqua

My Entrepreneurial Journey During Business School

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July 9, 2019

a couple dozen entrepreneurial students posing for a group photo

If you have an entrepreneurial itch, business school is a great time to scratch it

How Gaining Leadership Experience at Fuqua Transformed Me

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June 3, 2019

Janette posing in her graduation gown with her degree; gaining leadership experience

The final term of my second year at Fuqua has come to the end, and it was another term full of emails, calls, and busy schedules. People usually worship second-year MBA life as the most chill period of the business school experience. It seems like the reality was different, at least for me.

Leadership Development at Fuqua

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May 1, 2019

a soldier looks on as a handful of student work together to make their way through a 'spiderweb' obstacle during leadership development exercises

Business school serves a range of purposes, from career shifts to personal and skill development. For me, school was about transitioning from an individual contributor to a leader, and developing the skillset to lead effectively.

Conference Insights: Ten Years from the Bottom

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April 2, 2019

more than 100 of the attendees are in view with the stage and speakers in the background; conference insights

If someone asked you to discuss the 2008 financial crisis, your first thoughts may be a recollection of newspaper headlines, textbook passages, or classroom lectures. To Wall Street CEOs however, their thoughts on…

4 Lessons from My Microsoft Internship

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March 21, 2019

Tiffany sitting beside the Microsoft sign during her Microsoft internship

MBA internships are great opportunities to apply skills gained during your first year and learn additional skills that will make you a well-rounded future business leader. Landing a Microsoft internship as a product…

Women in Leadership: Takeaways from Professor Ashleigh Rosette’s Course

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Professor Ashleigh Rosette, instructor of Fuqua's women in leadership course, chatting with two students in the Fox Center

The mark of a hearty, stick to your ribs MBA course is one in which I’m able to make a little more sense of the business world. The recipe behind these great courses…

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