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How To Survive Family Life During an EMBA

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June 18, 2019

Jamie, his wife and two small kids posing for a family portrait; family life

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

How Our Career Management Center Works with Students

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May 8, 2019

five members of the career management center chat around a conference table

In the Career Management Center (CMC), we know that each student’s career journey is different, including the reasons that led to the selection of the Global Executive MBA program. Therefore we offer a variety of career-related programs and services

Lessons I’ve Learned as an International Student

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March 29, 2019

dozens of students pose alongside bikes that were built during a team building exercise, international student

First, A Bit About Me Hello prospective Fuqua students! I’m Meena Selvarengaraju, and I’m in the midst of my third term as part of the Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) Class of 2019. I…

4 Things to Know Before Starting the First Term

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January 18, 2019

five students pointing at a team room computer screen during the first term residency

After months of waiting, chatting with future classmates via Slack, and MBA Math-ing to prepare for the coursework, beginning of the first term finally arrived! Orientation and the first residency in Durham was a remarkable…

10 Things I Learned in the Program

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February 15, 2018

Students around a dining table, things I learned in my MBA program

This blog was written prior to the Cross Continent MBA program merger with the Global Executive MBA program.  Choosing to pursue an MBA is a life-altering decision. It usually involves spending quite some time…

Hey, What’s Up with the (*)?

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September 18, 2017

Dan-McCleary-in-Office-Original-resized

If you have landed here you are probably interested in learning more about how you pursue an MBA while keeping a full-time job. You are likely also interested in what those options look…

7 Ways to Maximize the MBA Experience

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July 5, 2016

students celebrating Holi in Delhi, maximize the MBA experience

This blog was written by a Cross Continent MBA student prior to the program’s merger with the Global Executive MBA program.  The Cross Continent MBA is a unique program. Residencies. Visas. Traveling to some…

Why I Chose Duke’s Cross Continent MBA

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January 8, 2016

A corporate visit to Tesla in China for Duke's Cross Continent MBA students

This blog was written by a Cross Continent MBA student prior to the program’s merger with the Global Executive MBA program.  In many ways, I fell into Duke’s Cross Continent MBA program by…

4 Takeaways from My First CCMBA Residency

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September 30, 2015

My view from the front row in Professor Aaron Kay's Managerial Effectiveness class during my first CCMBA residency

This blog was written by a Cross Continent MBA student prior to the program’s merger with the Global Executive MBA program.  1. Accounting Class The first residency hadn’t yet started, but everyone talked…

Time Management and Prioritization at the Residencies

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September 11, 2015

Running toward the India Gate in Delhi, Time Management and Prioritization at the Residencies

This blog was written by a Cross Continent MBA student prior to the program’s merger with the Global Executive MBA program.  The 10 or more days spent at a Cross Continent residency are fun,…

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