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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…

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…

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…

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…

I Made It!

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December 29, 2014

Exploring Duke campus with my team during a scavenger hunt at orientation

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…

Leveraging MBA Networking Opportunities

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November 4, 2014

My classmates have become the core group of my Fuqua network

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…

GATE: What an Amazing Experience

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October 31, 2014

group photo of students on a GATE trip to China

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…