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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

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

How Our Career Management Center Works with Students

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May 8, 2019

five members of the career management center chat around a conference table

In the Career Management Center (CMC), we know that each student’s career journey is different, including the reasons that led to the selection of the Weekend Executive MBA program. Therefore we offer a…

Engaging the Network at Fuqua Around the World

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March 21, 2018

dozens of alumni, students, and admits gather at a bar for Fuqua Around the World,

I first attended Fuqua Around the World, the annual global networking and social event, back in 2016 when I was an admitted student. Although I had already made my decision to attend Fuqua,…

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…

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…

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…

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