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Calling all Duke Fuqua Executive MBA applicants - Class of 2021

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New post 26 Nov 2018, 08:15
discodv05 wrote:
gdep1286 wrote:
Thanks Discodv05!
This is very helpful.. I really appreciate all your help.. Definitely Team Fuqua! I can see why you were accepted :cool:

I have my interview tomorrow!


Good luck! If it helps, you should have a better chance getting in as I declined invitation to the program due to wanting to stay closer. It was hard to say no as I really wanted to go to Duke but the fact is, first world problems keep me closer to home and I am ok with!



I got accepted! I got last week letting me know! Super excited!

Discodv05, thanks for all your help and insight! Sorry to hear you can't go but best of luck in all you do :thumbup:
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New post 26 Nov 2018, 08:25
gdep1286 wrote:
discodv05 wrote:
gdep1286 wrote:
Thanks Discodv05!
This is very helpful.. I really appreciate all your help.. Definitely Team Fuqua! I can see why you were accepted :cool:

I have my interview tomorrow!


Good luck! If it helps, you should have a better chance getting in as I declined invitation to the program due to wanting to stay closer. It was hard to say no as I really wanted to go to Duke but the fact is, first world problems keep me closer to home and I am ok with!



I got accepted! I got a call last week letting me know! Super excited!

Discodv05, thanks for all your help and insight! Sorry to hear you can't go but best of luck in all you do :thumbup:



Hey Congrats Gdep1286!

Welcome to Team Fuqua.

I'm sure this journey would be exciting for you.

However, it would be great for the prospective students if you can post your profile and information about other applications.
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New post 26 Nov 2018, 08:35
gdep1286 wrote:
Hi, I'm interested in applying for the WEMBA program, starting 2019.

Few Questions:
1. How hard do you think the application process is? (I know this may be a broad question)
2. Are there any events/support for partners/family of students?
3. Can you participate in all the clubs?
4. What is the feel of the online classes? are they case based? is there a lot of interaction/discussion?
5. What is the best experience you've had at Fuqua?
6. How many concentrations can you take? Do you have to pay for concentrations? and if so, why? Do you have to take a concentration?

Hope to hear for someone soon.

Thank you
Really hoping I get accepted!



Here are the answers from current student -
1. You are aware now :)
2. there are partner/spouse events, casino nights, partner dinners, Team partner meets etc..
3. Yes, you can. However, you will not get any designation other than 'member'. I'm a member for Duke Tech club.
4. There are usually a lot of discussions. The 2019 cohort is very intelligent and smart. They discuss everything in and out. I'm sure 2020 would be better than us. Some classes will be totally case based, and the other would be reading + Case. So, don't worry about cases as you will get to work on a lot of them. The online classes are just iike as if you are sitting in actual class. Also, online is just an 'option' and you can attend the class personally as well.
5. Fuqua community and professors have changed my outlook in just 6 months. I'm sure there is a lot to learn in upcoming year, and I'm excited. Duke truly is an awesome university.
6. There are electives, and then there are concentrations. Currently, electives are part of the course, and concentrations are additionally charged. There are 6 concentrations available at the moment. If you opt for concentration, you will have to pay $6000 extra, and you will have to spend 3 more months in the course.
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gdep1286 wrote:
discodv05 wrote:
gdep1286 wrote:
Thanks Discodv05!
This is very helpful.. I really appreciate all your help.. Definitely Team Fuqua! I can see why you were accepted :cool:

I have my interview tomorrow!


Good luck! If it helps, you should have a better chance getting in as I declined invitation to the program due to wanting to stay closer. It was hard to say no as I really wanted to go to Duke but the fact is, first world problems keep me closer to home and I am ok with!



I got accepted! I got last week letting me know! Super excited!

Discodv05, thanks for all your help and insight! Sorry to hear you can't go but best of luck in all you do :thumbup:


Hey, that is great stuff! Congrats! I look forward to hearing about your time there.
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New post 15 Jan 2019, 17:08
discodv05 thank you so much for providing this!!
I am working with a client applying to this program on 1/22 and will be interviewing on campus on Friday.
Can you or anyone else - mspmet - bullet out an official list of interview questions? So I know how to coach him?
I work mostly with applicants to other emba programs and don't have a working list of Duke EWMBA questions.
Any help would be appreciated.
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GDep-

Basically just tell them you like Duke basketball and you are in! Seriously though, the interview was good. After visiting Cornell in NY, I decided to have the Duke interview on Skype with a GEMBA rep. Very straight forward and the format is more of a question/discussion format. Nothing too formal but they are basically trying to get an idea of how you fit into their program. Using my resume, I thought the questions were not really out of the ordinary as it referenced my work history, why I wanted to get an MBA as well as my plans after, and what concentrations I was interested in. We also chatted about time commitment and the balancing of everything with studying to get an idea of not only if I knew what the MBA was all about(time wise) but also if I had a plan of how to balance it all. I very much enjoyed the chat and overall, I think the interview was 45 mins+/-.


To prepare for the interview, I would definitely be on point with all the reasons of why you want to get an MBA as well as the plans after. The curriculum at Duke is specific to certain applicants so understanding how the curriculum, concentrations and school fit into your plan. It probably would be too bland to say that I just really want to go Duke as they know they are a top institution so work toward the particulars. Explain how you are looking for individual growth through the curriculum and what the student cohort can offer as well as offering up your experiences in your industry to help others grow. They want to know you are team player as a big moto is Team Fuqua so make sure to reference that. Certainly be yourself and not try to push anything you are not passionate about. I had explained my previous masters degree and where it got me to today but that a Duke MBA would help me prepare for a management position but also propel me after I had taken the position toward creating not only a vision for my business but achieving those goals. The main idea is to be yourself but be prepared with your details, plan and how it all fits.
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Farrell,

I don't exactly remember any particular questions that stood out. I would say however that with many of the MBA programs, they are really trying to gauge how you work in teams as well as individually, what you will contribute while getting an understanding that you are open to learning from anyone and everyone, what your immediate and long term career plans are and how the MBA program will help you grow for a future or current role. The best idea is to filter out the programs that don't work best for your career aspirations. Aside from the concentrations and other program particulars, one program may be more competitive versus another program that may be more on the group aspect. I mean, they are all group oriented but the ideas to understand the program, what you want to get out of it and then leverage that info, utilizing your background and goals, to show them how you fit. Be confident that what you bring to the table is what they are looking for and its a win win for both sides.



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discodv05 thank you so much for providing this!!
I am working with a client applying to this program on 1/22 and will be interviewing on campus on Friday.
Can you or anyone else - mspmet - bullet out an official list of interview questions? So I know how to coach him?
I work mostly with applicants to other emba programs and don't have a working list of Duke EWMBA questions.
Any help would be appreciated.
cheers
Farrell

GDep-

Basically just tell them you like Duke basketball and you are in! Seriously though, the interview was good. After visiting Cornell in NY, I decided to have the Duke interview on Skype with a GEMBA rep. Very straight forward and the format is more of a question/discussion format. Nothing too formal but they are basically trying to get an idea of how you fit into their program. Using my resume, I thought the questions were not really out of the ordinary as it referenced my work history, why I wanted to get an MBA as well as my plans after, and what concentrations I was interested in. We also chatted about time commitment and the balancing of everything with studying to get an idea of not only if I knew what the MBA was all about(time wise) but also if I had a plan of how to balance it all. I very much enjoyed the chat and overall, I think the interview was 45 mins+/-.


To prepare for the interview, I would definitely be on point with all the reasons of why you want to get an MBA as well as the plans after. The curriculum at Duke is specific to certain applicants so understanding how the curriculum, concentrations and school fit into your plan. It probably would be too bland to say that I just really want to go Duke as they know they are a top institution so work toward the particulars. Explain how you are looking for individual growth through the curriculum and what the student cohort can offer as well as offering up your experiences in your industry to help others grow. They want to know you are team player as a big moto is Team Fuqua so make sure to reference that. Certainly be yourself and not try to push anything you are not passionate about. I had explained my previous masters degree and where it got me to today but that a Duke MBA would help me prepare for a management position but also propel me after I had taken the position toward creating not only a vision for my business but achieving those goals. The main idea is to be yourself but be prepared with your details, plan and how it all fits.
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