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How to Choose Your MBA Electives

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January 29, 2019

Fuqua faculty member, Christine Moorman, photographed teaching class.

A major reason I chose to get my MBA was the opportunity to learn in a structured environment again. One regret from my undergrad experience was not treating education like an all-you-can-eat buffet….

What You Need to Know About Class Sections at Fuqua

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December 5, 2018

Class sections: more than 400 student representing all 6 sections pose on the Fuqua steps for a class photo during orientation

We know you’ve heard all about #teamfuqua, but have you heard about the “Unos” (aka Section 1) or the very proud “#fiveordie” (aka Section 5)? Where It All Begins On day one of…

Breaking Down Fuqua’s Health Care Programming

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June 28, 2018

a brochure and attendees from the conference, one of Fuqua's health care programming options

When I arrived on campus, I was excited and impassioned about studying health care. But it took some time before I understood the difference between all of Fuqua’s health care programming. So here’s…

Why I Pursued an MD/MBA Dual Degree

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May 18, 2018

The sun sets behind the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education, the new home for the Duke University School of Medicine where MD/MBA joint degree students spend a lot of their time

I would not have pictured myself in an MBA program 10 years ago. As an undergraduate chemistry major, I chose to develop my understanding of the world through the lens of science, aspiring to…

Wednesdays: Your ‘Day Off’ at Fuqua

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March 28, 2016

A speaker at the Duke MBA Marketing Conference during day off at Fuqua

One of the unique things about Fuqua is that students don’t have classes on Wednesdays. I thought my first Wednesday off would be a time to work out, cook for the week and…

A Week in the Life of a Fuqua MBA Student

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February 26, 2016

preparing a welcome kit for admitted Fuqua MBA student

Someone recently asked me to describe a typical day as a Fuqua MBA student. One thing I’ve learned over the last 7 months is that days move at lightning speed. Almost every student (myself…

Overcoming Obstacles and Optimizing Team Performance

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December 18, 2015

students completing obstacles, challenges and optimizing team performance

Fully clad in gym shorts and multi-colored bandannas, my Consequential Leadership (C-LEAD) team erupted into our emphatic team chant—complete with accompanying dance moves—as we headed into the North Carolina forest for our first…

Benefits of the Unique Fuqua Class Schedule

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December 1, 2015

Catching up on your class reading in the Ford Library is made easy by the Fuqua class schedule

A question I often get is, why does Fuqua have Wednesdays off from class? Why not Friday like many other B-schools? Once you understand how valuable the midweek break is to your schedule…

3 Ways Global Institute Helps You Prepare for the MBA Experience

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October 15, 2015

My house-building team for Durham's Habitat for Humanity - How Fuqua helps you prepare for the MBA experience

Global Institute, or GI as it is affectionately known among students, occurs in early August. It’s a 4-week block of coursework, teamwork, career, and leadership development that kicks off and helps you prepare…

Starting My MBA Journey

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October 1, 2015

starting my MBA journey with fellow Israeli students at Duke Fuqua

The Road to Fuqua As an international student, the anticipation of starting my MBA journey at Fuqua was huge. Even before school started, I had met more than 10 Israeli alumni and/or students in…

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