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Tips for Success During Distance Learning Periods

September 23, 2019

Christina at an outdoor table with laptop working on distance learning assignments

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

3 Key Learnings from the Program

February 19, 2019

the entire class in business attire in the JB Duke Hotel lounge for a group photo; key learnings

As my MBA journey recently came to a close, I got to reflect on my time with Fuqua. After traveling in four different continents with my cohort of more than 110 classmates, I…

My FCCP Experience: Consulting, Leadership, Teamwork, and Helping Children

October 12, 2018

the four students that made up Steve's consulting team

The Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum (FCCP), a hallmark program at our business school, is an experiential learning opportunity where students work on a team to solve a real-world problem with a client. Being a firm…

How the Duke MBA is Preparing Me for the Next Step in My Career

October 2, 2018

6 classmates around a restaurant table, next step in my career

Why go back to earn an MBA? Why now? Why Fuqua? These are some of the questions I received when deciding to pursue an MBA midway through my career. I have experienced professional…

Are MBA Case Competitions For You?

June 8, 2018

A screenshot from the WebEx we used to collaborate during case competitions

Admittedly, consulting is a popular and well-explored career in business schools. Experience in consulting can be powerful: you gain multi-disciplinary and cross-functional exposure while working on strategic C-suite problems in various industries. So…

What is Team Fuqua?

April 9, 2018

six students seated around a table, collaborating on work embodies the answer to "What is Team Fuqua?"

Team Fuqua. It’s a term you constantly hear in our community. Ask for a definition and a hundred people will tell you a hundred stories to illustrate what it means to them. Synthesizing…

10 Things I Learned in the Program

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…

A Day in the Life of a Global Executive MBA

January 5, 2018

students posing in front of the Bund in Shanghai, during a day in the life of a Global Executive MBA student

As part of the residency for our fourth term, my Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) classmates and I were in Shanghai. I wanted to provide insights on life in the program, so here are some…

Great Company and Conversations in the Cigar Club

December 18, 2017

a dozen members of the cigar club, great company and conversations

This blog was written prior to the Cross Continent MBA program merger with the Global Executive MBA program.  The Duke Cigar Club, established by our class in late 2016, was one of Duke’s formally recognized…

Your MBA Cohort Makes Everything Click

November 20, 2017

your MBA cohort makes everything click...classmates having dinner and beers on a patio

Before starting the Global Executive MBA (GEMBA) program, the recurring advice I received was that much of your experience would be about the cohort and the network you build. This seemed it would…

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