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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…

What’s this ‘Amazing Duke Network’ I Keep Hearing About?

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August 11, 2015

Fuqua Weekend MBA students graduating as part of the Duke network

Rather than just spout out a bunch of rhetoric about statistics and impressive data around the Duke network (which I am sure are staggering and inspiring and all that jazz), I’ll just spell…

Maximizing Value from the Weekend Executive MBA

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June 3, 2015

Duke Fuqua Weekend Executive MBA students at a multi-class happy hour

Wow, we are in Term 4 already and excited about the coveted graduation which is now in sight. A little insight for those of you who might join future Weekend Executive MBA classes—this…

Surviving Through Term 3!

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May 7, 2015

Duke's Weekend MBA Students during Partner Weekend

I’ve survived Term 3, which means I’m half-way through the Weekend Executive MBA (WEMBA) journey. In the Term 2 and 3 courses, I have not only learned about the detail orientation needed to…

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…

Everyone’s Career Path is Different

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January 21, 2015

Our Weekend Executive MBA class is a diverse group. We’re from all over the country, work in many different industries and had different reasons for joining the Fuqua community. We also had varying…

I Made It!

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December 29, 2014

April 2013: Phew!! The GMAT is finally over. September 2013: Oh God, the GMAT is easier than the application process. November 2013: I had an exciting first meeting with an admissions counselor. Early…

Get Out of Your Bubble!

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December 11, 2014

“We live in our own bubble.” As we gain work experience, we constantly create a bubble of networks and expertise. If we stay in this bubble, we are at risk of restricting our…

Leveraging MBA Networking Opportunities

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November 4, 2014

While important lessons are learned inside the classroom walls at Fuqua, a significant portion of an MBA’s value comes from the people who walk through the door each day. Gaining access to the…

Contact Admissions for Guidance

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October 3, 2014

Originally from Florida, I made the move to North Carolina over the summer to join Fuqua’s Admissions staff. Like many of you, I was looking to be part of something bigger. What I…