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Why I Chose Duke’s Executive MBA Over Full-Time Programs

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December 2, 2016

At some of the world’s top business schools, the average age of incoming full-time students is approximately 27. Many decide to go back to school after realizing that in order to grow their…

Invest in Yourself

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September 23, 2016

Have you been struck from out of the blue? Well I have. One fine day in January 2014, I was contemplating my future and suddenly a thought struck me. I realized that I…

Why I Chose Duke’s Weekend Executive MBA Program

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October 2, 2015

Breeden Hall at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business where Mike Dennis is enrolled in the Weekend Executive MBA program

Earning my MBA from an elite university has always been a goal of mine, but I found it difficult to leave a fulfilling career and my personal obligations in order to return to…

My Journey to Fuqua

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March 12, 2013

A Day in Fall 2011: While working on a project at a large distributor’s Global Headquarters in fall 2011, a Vice President of Logistics and Supply Chain approached my desk to discuss an…

Doing Something that Changes Everything

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March 6, 2013

There’s nothing like writing your first blog post from the side of the highway, while waiting for a tow truck! Going back to school teaches you to make the most of any opportunity….

The Right Time for an MBA

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February 18, 2013

Like most who are seriously thinking about pursuing an MBA, the three biggest questions I asked myself as I researched MBA programs were: What value will an MBA provide? Which program is right…

If I Can Do It, You Can Do It

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August 7, 2012

I have a confession to make. I’m not Superwoman. Yes, I know: four kids, full time job, and getting my MBA from Duke. I’ve heard it all—I must be crazy, it’s impossible, I…

The Weekend Format Works for Me

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June 13, 2012

When I started looking at business schools, I discovered that there are a lot of different formats—weeknights, weekends, extended trips away, daytime, and more. I realized quickly that I’d have to prioritize my…

Why (and How) I Chose Fuqua

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May 23, 2012

There are many programs out there to choose from, and one of the hardest decisions is picking which schools to research, visit, and apply to. In North Carolina’s Triangle area alone, there are…

Taking the Plunge

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May 2, 2012

You might be wondering about how I got here … well, I’ve always had dreams of owning my own company, or working my way up the management chain. But, the path toward getting…

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