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MBA Reflections: The Sky is the Limit

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

Conversations that Make an Impact

April 11, 2016

Sri Krishnan, Weekend Executive '15 and his co-pilot, an admitted student, pilot a jet during pregame festivities at a Carolina Panthers NFL game - researching MBAs

When I signed on the dotted line to fly fast jets, I thought the next 10 years of my professional life were spoken for and I wouldn’t have time for anything outside of work….

Reflections as a Fuqua Alumna

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…

Benefits of the Health Sector Management Program

October 13, 2015

Prior to my MBA, I had been a practicing physician for 15 years, with some experience in medical group as well as hospital administrative leadership duties. However, when I decided to pursue a role that focused…

Why I Chose Duke’s Weekend Executive MBA Program

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…

GATE: What an Amazing Experience

October 31, 2014

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…

Further Reflections on the Impact of the Weekend Executive MBA

July 15, 2014

Duke & Fuqua's Weekend Executive MBA students at graduation

I provided an update earlier about how I balanced work, life and family while in the program and how it impacted me and facilitated a major career change after I graduated. Here are…

Nothing Stays the Same, Not Even in an MBA Program: Being Flexible & Trusting your Judgment are Keys to Success

January 23, 2014

If you are applying to business schools right now, you’ve probably written essays or spoken in interviews with some confidence about exactly why you want an MBA and what you plan to do…

The Power of the Duke Network

August 15, 2013

MBA & Team Fuqua Enable Career Change When I joined the Duke Weekend Executive MBA class in 2006, I was a United States Air Force fighter pilot and Director of Force Application Capabilities,…

Doing Something that Changes Everything

March 6, 2013

There’s nothing like writing your first blog post from the side of the highway, while waiting for a tow truck! Going back to school teaches you to make the most of any opportunity….

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