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Taking Home the Top Prize at UCLA’s Inaugural Credit Competition

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August 21, 2017

the winning team with their prize check from the competition

Getting Started Our road to success started this past January, when Craig was reading the weekly newsletter from Fuqua’s Asset Management Club and saw an announcement for a high-yield credit competition hosted by…

How We Won the Inaugural Case Competition

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February 2, 2017

the 4 team members in suits after the case competition presentation

The real question was—how much more could we fit into our schedule? When we were informed about an Accenture-sponsored case competition for our Weekend Executive MBA class, a lot of excitement was generated around the…

Looking Back on My MBA Experience

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January 3, 2017

dozens of students sitting in the stands at a basketball game in Cameron Indoor Stadium, a scene unique to the MBA experience at Duke

Embracing Diversity Having worked in a global corporation for nearly a decade, I thought I understood diversity. In fact, at one point I was a “Diversity and Inclusion Award” winner. I earned that by…

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…

Seeing Operations Management Concepts in Action

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October 24, 2016

Duke Fuqua Weekend Executive MBA students visit Sovlay as part of their Operations Management course

Sitting in Operations Management class during Term 3 of my Weekend Executive MBA program at Duke, it became apparent to me that many of my classmates had never seen an actual manufacturing plant…

Going Back to College: No More ‘Exam Fever’

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August 2, 2016

Lunch with classmates - part of going back to college

I’m at the same age as the average person in our class, which means I have been out of school for about 15 years. That’s a long time. The two things I specifically remember…

The Value of a Career Networking Event

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March 11, 2016

MBA classmates at a networking event

While reviewing the calendar of events during our elective term, I asked “what day is it again?” because our schedule was so packed! Realizing that the Experienced Hire Networking Event was the next…

Reflections as a Fuqua Alumna

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February 26, 2016

Shaking Dean Bill Boulding's hand at our graduation commencement, from my reflections as Fuqua alumna

As students both young and old headed back to the classroom this past fall, it became extremely apparent to me that I was no longer one of them. No more evening reading. No more…

Bootcamp: The Essentials of Health Care Management

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December 29, 2015

Students register for HSM Bootcamp, a health care management course taught to Duke MBA students at Fuqua

It was late afternoon on a Friday, but I was feeling energized—and for once it wasn’t because the weekend was coming! I had just spent the past week at Fuqua attending the Health…

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…