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Transitioning Back to School for an MBA

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October 1, 2019

an auditorium full of Monish, Jill, and their classmates look on during their back to school orientation

Ever wonder what it is like to transition back to school after a gap of several years since your undergraduate studies? Do you ever contemplate not pursuing graduate school because you think you can’t do it all

Our Consulting Project: Applying MBA Skills Outside the Classroom

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September 4, 2019

Five members of the consulting team posing for a group photo

Earlier this year, I participated in the Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum (FCCP), a hands-on, team-based consulting project

Overcoming My Fear of Accounting

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December 21, 2017

A faculty member addressing the class, accounting

I was born on March 2, and so was Dr. Seuss. Naturally, I was destined for creative writing! It made sense to my undergrad college advisor, Dr. Burke. He was thrilled to have…

Seeing Operations Management Concepts in Action

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October 24, 2016

Duke Fuqua Weekend Executive MBA students visit Sovlay as part of their Operations Management course

Sitting in Operations Management class during Term 3 of my Weekend Executive MBA program at Duke, it became apparent to me that many of my classmates had never seen an actual manufacturing plant…

Going Back to College: No More ‘Exam Fever’

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August 2, 2016

Lunch with classmates - part of going back to college

I’m at the same age as the average person in our class, which means I have been out of school for about 15 years. That’s a long time. The two things I specifically remember…

Traveling to Brazil for a New Perspective

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April 15, 2016

Taking a break from our academic travels at Copacabana beach

When deciding whether to add a Global Academic Travel Experience (GATE) to my coursework at Duke, I wasn’t sure if I would find value in the trip. I went back and forth, but…

Bootcamp: The Essentials of Health Care Management

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December 29, 2015

Students register for HSM Bootcamp, a health care management course taught to Duke MBA students at Fuqua

It was late afternoon on a Friday, but I was feeling energized—and for once it wasn’t because the weekend was coming! I had just spent the past week at Fuqua attending the Health…

My Executive MBA Electives and Why I Chose Them

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September 16, 2015

Students talking with their professor - Executive MBA electives at Duke's Fuqua School of Business

It’s already time for our electives, which means we are approaching our final term, aka ‘Super Term.’ This sixth term in the Weekend Executive MBA (WEMBA) program gives you a chance to choose…

Surviving Through Term 3!

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May 7, 2015

Duke's Weekend MBA Students during Partner Weekend

I’ve survived Term 3, which means I’m half-way through the Weekend Executive MBA (WEMBA) journey. In the Term 2 and 3 courses, I have not only learned about the detail orientation needed to…

GATE: What an Amazing Experience

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October 31, 2014

by Horatio Jones, IV, Weekend Executive MBA ’13. Learning about the Global Academic Travel Experience (GATE) is part of what excited me about Duke’s Weekend Executive MBA program. After hearing the experiences of…

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