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Transitioning Back to School for an MBA

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October 1, 2019

an auditorium full of Monish, Jill, and their classmates look on during their back to school orientation

Ever wonder what it is like to transition back to school after a gap of several years since your undergraduate studies? Do you ever contemplate not pursuing graduate school because you think you can’t do it all

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…

Navigating a Category 4 Hurricane the Fuqua Way

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October 12, 2018

Marina with a dog during a hurricane relief supply run to Walgreen's

After what seemed like a furiously paced Term 1 during the summer and an even quicker term break, I was looking forward to going back to campus for the Term 2 residencies in…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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