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My Executive MBA Journey

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April 22, 2019

a dozen classmates in Duke and other athletic gear; executive MBA journey

It’s amazing how life can change so quickly. A little over a year ago, I had started my application to the Weekend Executive MBA program, not thinking I had any chance of getting into Fuqua.

Navigating a Category 4 Hurricane the Fuqua Way

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October 12, 2018

Marina with a dog during a hurricane relief supply run to Walgreen's

After what seemed like a furiously paced Term 1 during the summer and an even quicker term break, I was looking forward to going back to campus for the Term 2 residencies in…

How We Won the Inaugural Case Competition

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February 2, 2017

the 4 team members in suits after the case competition presentation

The real question was—how much more could we fit into our schedule? When we were informed about an Accenture-sponsored case competition for our Weekend Executive MBA class, a lot of excitement was generated around the…

Maximizing Value from the Weekend Executive MBA

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June 3, 2015

Duke Fuqua Weekend Executive MBA students at a multi-class happy hour

Wow, we are in Term 4 already and excited about the coveted graduation which is now in sight. A little insight for those of you who might join future Weekend Executive MBA classes—this…

Students, Faculty or Staff—Who is Better?

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April 9, 2015

Fuqua Professor John Coleman

We go through various life experiences. Some are small, such as dining in a restaurant, and some are big (and life-changing) such as an MBA from Fuqua. An MBA from Fuqua—apart from providing…

I Made It!

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December 29, 2014

April 2013: Phew!! The GMAT is finally over. September 2013: Oh God, the GMAT is easier than the application process. November 2013: I had an exciting first meeting with an admissions counselor. Early…

Make It or Break It: Team Dynamics

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November 18, 2013

There are few industries left where the norm is working independently. In fact, it is hard for me to even think of one off hand … yep, not coming up with much beyond…

My MBA Becomes Real

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June 21, 2013

On the night before the first day of orientation, after frantically packing half my closet into a suitcase and driving for three and a half hours through the rain from Charlottesville, Virginia, I…

First MBA Encounter is Better than Expected

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June 17, 2013

I’m not your typical MBA student. I’m a marketer, a communicator, a feeler, a rebellious leader and an entrepreneur. I definitely don’t have a background in finance, accounting, logistics, operations or anything else…

Where has the Time Gone?

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January 30, 2013

A little over 7 months ago, I started the Weekend Executive program and was training my mind to reenter the world of academia. Like many of you, it had been many years since…

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