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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

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

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…

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…

What to Expect as a Spouse of a Duke Executive MBA Candidate

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June 12, 2017

supporting your partner's MBA

So, your partner is starting his or her Weekend Executive MBA (WEMBA) at Duke. How awesome is that? Congrats! Now what does that mean for you? Well, first thing’s first. Kiss normalcy goodbye…

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…

Personal and Professional Lessons from my MBA

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March 19, 2014

I believe there are definite advantages to being a Weekend Executive MBA student—from both a personal and professional perspective—and the program format encourages us to learn soft skills and hard skills. Some specific…

Finding Focus for What’s Important

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January 31, 2014

My brilliant reality is that most of my food these days comes from a bag. The paper Starbucks sleeve that holds my breakfast sandwich, the tote of Chipotle for lunch, and the measly…

Impact and Advantages of the Weekend Executive MBA

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January 14, 2014

I’ve been reflecting on my MBA experience, and thought it might be time for an update on me and how the MBA impacted me — for one thing, I made a huge career…

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