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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…

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 2 things I specifically remember from…

Traveling to Brazil for a New Perspective

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April 15, 2016

Taking a break from our academic travels at Copacabana beach

When deciding whether to add a Global Academic Travel Experience (GATE) to my coursework at Duke, I wasn’t sure if I would find value in the trip. I went back and forth, but…

My Executive MBA Electives and Why I Chose Them

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September 16, 2015

Students talking with their professor - Executive MBA electives at Duke's Fuqua School of Business

It’s already time for our electives, which means we are approaching our final term, aka ‘Super Term.’ This sixth term in the Weekend Executive MBA (WEMBA) program gives you a chance to choose…

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…

Students, Faculty or Staff—Who is Better?

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April 9, 2015

Fuqua Professor John Coleman

We go through various life experiences. Some are small, such as dining in a restaurant, and some are big (and life-changing) such as an MBA from Fuqua. An MBA from Fuqua—apart from providing…

Bringing Great Ideas to Life

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February 27, 2015

As Managing Director of Fuqua’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI), I work with students or alumni, to help with their startups. I assist in leveraging Duke’s amazing network, whether they be investors,…

GATE: What an Amazing Experience

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October 31, 2014

by Horatio Jones, IV, Weekend Executive MBA ’13. Learning about the Global Academic Travel Experience (GATE) is part of what excited me about Duke’s Weekend Executive MBA program. After hearing the experiences of…

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