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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

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

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

How Our Career Management Center Works with Students

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May 8, 2019

five members of the career management center chat around a conference table

In the Career Management Center (CMC), we know that each student’s career journey is different, including the reasons that led to the selection of the Weekend Executive MBA program. Therefore we offer a…

Life as an Executive MBA with a Young Family

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January 28, 2019

Jenny's family: she, her son and her husband post for a photo on the beach

The primary reason holding me back from plunging into an executive MBA program earlier than I did was my son. Alex is seven years old and I am a physician with a full-time…

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…

Hey, What’s Up with the (*)?

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September 18, 2017

Dan McCleary, director of admissions for executive MBA programs at desk

If you have landed here you are probably interested in learning more about how you pursue an MBA while keeping a full-time job. You are likely also interested in what those options look…

What to Expect as a Spouse of a Duke Executive MBA Candidate

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June 12, 2017

supporting your partner's MBA

So, your partner is starting his or her Weekend Executive MBA (WEMBA) at Duke. How awesome is that? Congrats! Now what does that mean for you? Well, first thing’s first. Kiss normalcy goodbye…

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…

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