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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

4 Things to Know Before Starting the First Term

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…

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…

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…

Club Spotlight: Social Impact

November 15, 2017

This blog was written prior to the Cross Continent MBA program merger with the Global Executive MBA program.  Professional clubs in the program provide students with the opportunity to gain academic and industry knowledge…

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