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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

MBA Reflections: The Sky is the Limit

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June 11, 2019

Preshank posing beside the Fuqua sign; MBA reflections

I attended an open house and fell in love with the curriculum and warmth of the school community which motivated me to apply

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.

Engaging the Network at Fuqua Around the World

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March 21, 2018

dozens of alumni, students, and admits gather at a bar for Fuqua Around the World,

I first attended Fuqua Around the World, the annual global networking and social event, back in 2016 when I was an admitted student. Although I had already made my decision to attend Fuqua,…

You Have Questions, Admissions Has Answers

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September 22, 2017

prospective students watch a presentation by an Admissions officer

In my initial conversation with prospective students, often the last question they ask me is, “What have I not asked that I should be asking?” The truth is, there are probably endless things to…

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…

Benefits of The Duke MBA for Physicians

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July 7, 2015

With my classmates. Duke Fuqua Weekend Executive MBA students including physicians Jennifer and Stephanie

I’m a physician and have been on faculty at Duke University going on six years as an endocrinologist who specializes in thyroid diseases. For the last two years, I have been the vice…

Get Out of Your Bubble!

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December 11, 2014

“We live in our own bubble.” As we gain work experience, we constantly create a bubble of networks and expertise. If we stay in this bubble, we are at risk of restricting our…

Leveraging MBA Networking Opportunities

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November 4, 2014

While important lessons are learned inside the classroom walls at Fuqua, a significant portion of an MBA’s value comes from the people who walk through the door each day. Gaining access to the…

Fuqua MBA Admissions Counselors are Here to Help

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October 7, 2013

By Andy Medlin, former Weekend Executive MBA admissions counselor. Hello from Admissions! As the Weekend Executive MBA Admissions Counselor, I assist prospective students through the stages of their research and application process. At…

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