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What Didn’t I Know Before Applying to Fuqua

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February 27, 2020

a dozen students, many in Duke gear, posing for a group photo with blue skies behind them; What I Didn't Know Before Applying

I didn’t know that everyone is alone together. hough that may sound a bit existential, I soon realized that I wasn’t the only one in the program who left everything behind to attend Duke in hopes of building a better life.

How I Met My First and Closest Friends in the Program

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January 24, 2020

seven friends in the program standing around their dinner table clinking their beer glasses in a cheer

I got my acceptance from Fuqua in December 2018, and by the beginning of 2019, I had made up my mind about spending the next year of my life in Durham, North Carolina

We’re Growing the MQM Program

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March 5, 2019

a half dozen smiling students gather around in a classroom; growing the program

There was a lot of excitement in 2016 when we announced the start of the Master of Quantitative Management: Business Analytics (MQM: BA) program. Since the launch, we have welcomed two classes and watched graduates take on exciting careers around the world.

What Are MQM Extracurricular Activities Like?

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January 31, 2019

six students smiling, extracurricular activities

Students in the MQM: BA program are not only academically driven, but also bring a wealth of extracurricular experience and talent to the program. At Fuqua, almost all of the extracurricular activities and…

Our 25 Random Things

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November 29, 2018

the entire MQM: BA class poses for a photo on day one of orientation, 25 random things

As a prospective MQM student, the “25 Random Things About Yourself” application essay can look a bit intimidating at first. However, if you follow these tips from Admissions and approach it with the…

Feeling Welcomed by Fuqua and Its Community

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October 29, 2018

dozens of students pose with the flags of India and Pakistan, one of the events that made the author feel welcomed by Fuqua

Since emigrating from Pakistan to the U.S. two years ago, I’ve met hundreds of new people and made great new friends. However, before Fuqua, I always craved having a community that I could…

Student Diversity on Display at Multicultural Events

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June 12, 2018

Two dozen students pose behind Indian and Pakistani flags, symbolic of student diversity at Fuqua

India/Pakistan Independence Day Because Fuqua does so much to encourage diversity, my friend Karan and I felt inspired to put on this event. About a month into our MQM program, we began to…

Frustration to Euphoria: The Hackathon Experience

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June 11, 2018

The hackathon experience...Kelsey and Collin holding up the number 3 on their hands after the Duke Men's Basketball Hackathon

Even though I’ve been playing sports since I was five, I didn’t truly understand the importance of teamwork until I attempted to compete in a hackathon solo. There’s nothing more demoralizing than staring…

Fun Events Help Relieve Business School Stress

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May 24, 2018

David and classmates pose for a photo during their zip line activity, one of the ways they relieved business school stress

When I start any adventure, the memories about my first impressions and thoughts are often a bit blurry because I usually get overexcited and try to pay attention to everything around me, with…

The Importance of Teams in the MQM Program

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April 24, 2018

five teammates pose in a classroom, The Importance of Teams in the MQM Program

On January 17th, the day had come at last—Team Changeover. I was sad to leave my original learning team members, with whom I’d been working for the previous five months. But at the…

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