Joined: Sep 17, 2014
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This review is for Duke Fuqua
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2017
The core identity at Fuqua is team and community. I didn't quite believe it until I got there and saw it in action. More than any other MBA program, Fuqua felt friendly and authentic. Classes are challenging but manageable. Really, it's the people that make all the difference and this cohort is humble and down to earth (not typical MBA braggy). People are always willing to help you with schoolwork, job search, etc. A little harder for non-traditional job paths, however.
In your applications and interview, but friendly, engaged, and true to yourself (i.e. don't tell a story that you think they want to hear).
Loved my experience there -- would go back in a second!
Fuqua's on a quarter system, so the learning is very fast (like drinking from a fire hose). Be prepared to jump right in the moment you get here. There's not a ton of time for exploration if you want a "traditional MBA" job, i.e. finance or consulting.
Job search is easier than I anticipated. RDU is a great and cheap airport.
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