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Making it Work as a Single Parent Pursuing an MBA

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July 23, 2019

Kiera looking at Jiazi's laptop screen, part of life as a single parent in an MBA program

Is having a full-time job while getting an MBA difficult? Is being a single parent challenging? How about having a full-time job while getting an MBA and being a single parent all at the same time

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…

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…

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…

Taking Home the Top Prize at UCLA’s Inaugural Credit Competition

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August 21, 2017

the winning team with their prize check from the competition

Getting Started Our road to success started this past January, when Craig was reading the weekly newsletter from Fuqua’s Asset Management Club and saw an announcement for a high-yield credit competition hosted by…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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