Duke Global Executive MBA Student Blog
A Family Member’s Life-Threatening Disease Propelled Me Toward an MBA
I have a unique story behind pursuing my MBA and my corporate passion: my oldest child was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease.
The Work-Life-School Balance at Fuqua
I was quite confident that I was going to absolutely crush balancing the rigors of a fast-paced job, a Global Executive MBA program, all while being a husband and a new dad.
Does Work-Life Balance Exist During an Executive MBA?
Here’s my story and some tips for how others in similar situations can achieve work-life balance.
Making the Most of MBA Team Meetings
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.
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.
Tips for Success During Distance Learning Periods
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
How To Survive Family Life During an EMBA
Any EMBA program will put a strain on your family and relationship with your partner. But is it possible to mitigate the strain, and is it worth it