Alexander with his 3 children; work-life balance Does Work-Life Balance Exist During an Executive MBA? August 14, 2020 - - In April 2019 I moved with my wife and two kids from Trinidad and Tobago to the U.S. That May I enrolled in Fuqua's Global Executive MBA program. In June my partner and I found out that she was pregnant and we would have our third child in February of 2020. It sounds like a recipe for disaster, and many of my friends, colleagues, and family told me that something had to give. Here’s my story about how I got through all that—plus another move during the program, this time to Europe—and some tips for how others in similar situations… ...Read More


three students sitting around a table during one of their MBA team meetings Making the Most of MBA Team Meetings July 24, 2020 - - Meetings are absolutely vital to connecting with your Duke MBA team and tackling projects and assignments. However, the tendency is to overuse meetings and create them when they're not necessary. The guidelines below will help you have effective team meetings and keep everyone concretely on-task and driving towards their MBA goals.
dozens of students seated in Geneen Auditorium with eyes on the on-stage presenter; how to stay ahead in an executive MBA program How to Stay Ahead in an Executive MBA Program February 5, 2020 - - 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.
15 students pose in front of an Alicorp sign with Alicorp swag bags in hand; start an MBA Why I Chose to Start an MBA October 8, 2019 - - Why do an MBA? What's in it for me? What can I get out of it? These were questions I asked myself before I started the Global Executive MBA program at Fuqua in 2017
Christina at an outdoor table with laptop working on distance learning assignments Tips for Success During Distance Learning Periods September 23, 2019 - - For two weeks every quarter, Global Executive MBA students jet off to an international location and learn. But what about those remaining 10 weeks a quarter when we are learning from our respective homes
the dozens of students that make up the global executive MBA class pose for a group photo on a set of stairs in the JB Duke Hotel, A Thank You Letter to the Program A Thank You Letter to the Program July 29, 2019 - - Dear Global Executive MBA Program: Now that I'm a few months past graduation and have had some time to reflect, I wanted to take a few minutes to express my gratitude and heartfelt appreciation for everything you’ve done for me