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Sharpen the Axe: Growing in the Weekend Executive MBA Program

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February 10, 2020

A welcome sign from orientation for the Class of 2020; sharpen the axe

It’s a management and leadership phrase we hear often in our daily careers. This phrase has a deeper meaning—to re-evaluate our learned approach and acquire new skills. A Duke MBA offers an opportunity to learn and expand one’s knowledge in order to propel one’s career growth.

A Priceless Experience Beyond the Classroom

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December 23, 2019

the four students holding up a novelty check for $20,000 for placing second in the case competition that gave them a learning experience beyond the classroom

Fuqua students have the opportunity to participate in memorable extracurricular activities that build upon the coursework and leadership skills that we learn here. Case competitions are one such example

When is the Right Time to Pursue an Executive MBA?

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October 16, 2019

Nady posing beside the Fuqua sign; when is the right time to apply for an MBA

What will it take for you to achieve your dream? This is a question I often ask myself whenever I encounter a mountain in life that I need to climb over

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…

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