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Managing an EMBA Program as a Small Business Owner

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May 4, 2020

Sara standing beside one of her company's dumpsters with the logo on it and her jacket, managing an EMBA as a business owner

As anyone who runs their own business knows, entrepreneurship ain’t easy! Your business takes over every single thought in your head from morning till night when you rest your precious little head on the pillow.

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

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

Making it Work as a Single Parent Pursuing an MBA

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July 23, 2019

Kiera looking at Jiazi's laptop screen, part of life as a single parent in an MBA program

Is having a full-time job while getting an MBA difficult? Is being a single parent challenging? How about having a full-time job while getting an MBA and being a single parent all at the same time

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

Navigating a Category 4 Hurricane the Fuqua Way

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October 12, 2018

Marina with a dog during a hurricane relief supply run to Walgreen's

After what seemed like a furiously paced Term 1 during the summer and an even quicker term break, I was looking forward to going back to campus for the Term 2 residencies in…

Chasing My MBA Dream Across Time Zones

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June 11, 2018

students sitting in a classroom during Hybrid Saturday classes, a new part of Fuqua's Weekend Executive MBA format

Studying in a top-flight MBA program has been a lifelong dream of mine. After putting my plans on hold for several years due to personal reasons, I saw an opportunity to get started…

Overcoming My Fear of Accounting

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December 21, 2017

A faculty member addressing the class, accounting

I was born on March 2, and so was Dr. Seuss. Naturally, I was destined for creative writing! It made sense to my undergrad college advisor, Dr. Burke. He was thrilled to have…

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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