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Life as an Executive MBA with a Young Family

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January 28, 2019

Jenny's family: she, her son and her husband post for a photo on the beach

The primary reason holding me back from plunging into an executive MBA program earlier than I did was my son. Alex is seven years old and I am a physician with a full-time…

Chasing My MBA Dream Across Time Zones

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June 11, 2018

students sitting in a classroom during Hybrid Saturday classes, a new part of Fuqua's Weekend Executive MBA format

Studying in a top-flight MBA program has been a lifelong dream of mine. After putting my plans on hold for several years due to personal reasons, I saw an opportunity to get started…

Peer-to-Peer Learning in the Program

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November 16, 2017

students in a classroom during the peer-to-peer learning session

Have you ever been in a crisis? How did you respond? Our Weekend Executive MBA ’18 cohort has self-organized a few speaker panels throughout the program to afford fellow classmates an opportunity to…

Hey, What’s Up with the (*)?

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September 18, 2017

Dan McCleary, director of admissions for executive MBA programs at desk

If you have landed here you are probably interested in learning more about how you pursue an MBA while keeping a full-time job. You are likely also interested in what those options look…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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