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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.

My Reflections 6 Months into the Weekend Executive MBA Program

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January 29, 2020

Around 15 students pose for a photo, some holding humorous signs, outside an escape room facility; Reflections 6 Months into the Weekend Executive MBA Program

Now that my admissions experience is in the rearview and my transition back to school is complete, I wanted to write about my experience in the Weekend Executive MBA Program at The Fuqua School of Business. Here are my reflections on the most relevant parts of the experience so far

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

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

Our Consulting Project: Applying MBA Skills Outside the Classroom

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September 4, 2019

Five members of the consulting team posing for a group photo

Earlier this year, I participated in the Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum (FCCP), a hands-on, team-based consulting project

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

Meeting Warren Buffett

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September 17, 2018

more than a dozen Duke students in a group photo taken while meeting Warren Buffett

Looking back, it’s been almost a year since I, along with a 19 of my fellow students from across Fuqua’s graduate programs, traveled to Nebraska to attend the 2017 Q&A session hosted by the…

What is Team Fuqua?

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April 9, 2018

six students seated around a table, collaborating on work embodies the answer to "What is Team Fuqua?"

Team Fuqua. It’s a term you constantly hear in our community. Ask for a definition and a hundred people will tell you a hundred stories to illustrate what it means to them. Synthesizing…

Peer-to-Peer Learning in the Program

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November 16, 2017

students in a classroom during the peer-to-peer learning session

Have you ever been in a crisis? How did you respond? Our Weekend Executive MBA ’18 cohort has self-organized a few speaker panels throughout the program to afford fellow classmates an opportunity to…

What are the Program Benefits for a Veteran and How Will I Fit In?

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October 27, 2017

Me and a fellow veteran holding a U.S. flag during their military experience

Why Fuqua and Why the Weekend Executive MBA? As I was poised to leave active duty, I wanted to stack the deck in my favor. The goal was to ensure that the civilian…

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