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The Regional Experience
Can-do Attitude Helps Alumna Work Around the World: With seemingly endless energy, Carla Hala (Cross Continent MBA ’07) has juggled her career, an MBA, and volunteer work. Now based in London, she assists with various Fuqua events.
The Fuqua School of Business has had a physical presence in London since 2008, as part of Duke University's global strategy. We share our office space with Duke Corporate Education (the customized executive education arm of Duke University) which has been established in Europe since 2001.
Whether you are a prospective business school student, an alumnus/alumna of Duke, or another interested individual or organization, we are interested in connecting with you about how Duke is making its presence felt in Europe.
Fuqua Programs for European Students
Every year Fuqua welcomes many European students to its programs. If you are considering Duke and would like to learn more, please contact us directly or attend one of our information sessions. The Duke MBA is an internationally renowned business degree that can be studied in one of four programs, depending on your level of professional experience and your personal and professional goals. The MBA programs available are:
Durham North Carolina Programs
Fuqua offers two programs based on the Duke campus in North Carolina that are perfect for prospective European students looking to study in the U.S.:
- Daytime MBA — a traditional, two-year full-time program ideal for candidates with several years of business experience.
- Master of Management Studies (MMS: Foundations of Business) — a 10-month, full-time program for recent college graduates.
No matter where in the world you live and work, working professionals can complete these global programs without interrupting successful careers. You will study in multiple locations across the world, including the first and last terms on the Duke campus in North Carolina:
- Cross Continent MBA — a 16-month international program for professionals (average age is 30) who will study in five different locations across the world.
- Global Executive MBA — an intensive 15-month international program for senior executives (average age is 39) who will study in seven global locations.
Durham North Carolina Programs for Working Professionals
While not suited for prospective students living outside of North America, Fuqua also offers a weekend program based on the Duke campus in North Carolina for working professionals who live within commutable distance:
- Weekend Executive MBA — a 19-month MBA program for working professional with at least five years of work experience.
Executive Education in London
Duke University's corporate education arm, Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE), is responsible for all customized executive education requests within Europe. Duke CE has a global reputation for excellence spanning economics, international relations, trade, government and law. Duke CE has been ranked No. 1 in the world since 2003 (from the Financial Times).
The Fuqua School of Business is not currently running any open enrollment executive education programs in London. If you are interested in open enrollment at Fuqua, you can participate in one of our Executive Education programs held on our home campus in North Carolina.
Fuqua has a number of partnerships with academic organizations across Europe. These relationships provide the opportunity for our students to undertake exchange programs, as well as offer developmental experiences for our faculty. More details are available in the Partners section.
Alumni in Europe
One of the great benefits of the collaborative and inclusive personality of Duke is that the alumni network is not hampered by degree or school affiliation, but is extended to any graduate of any Duke program. Europe is home to thousands of Duke alumni with a wide selection of academic and cultural backgrounds who are united by their experience and love of Duke.
More details about general alumni activity can be found on the Fuqua Alumni pages. Examples of alumni events in Europe include: faculty seminars, keynotes by global leaders, networking events, basketball evenings, Duke Alums Engage, and The Duke Idea.
We are always looking for ways to deepen our engagement and partnerships across Europe. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about Fuqua in Europe, to learn more about our programs, or to suggest other ways we can be involved in the region.
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Regional Director, Europe: We are currently hiring for a Regional Director. See the job description.
Steph Brookes joined the Europe Team in 2008. Her primary role is to provide information regarding the school to prospective students, businesses, and Duke alumni, and she also coordinates logistics for all our events across Europe. She is also one of our regional admissions counselors, working in-depth with prospective students to find the right Duke MBA or Executive Education program to suit their needs.
Prior to joining Fuqua, Brookes worked in Human Resources for the Kelly Services European Team. Her most recent role at Kelly focused on internal recruitment of the senior leadership team, and the creation of the new European head office in Switzerland.
Directions to Office
Our office is located in Central London on the north side of Fleet Street between Fetter Lane and Ludgate Circus. We occupy the first floor (one above street level) at 165 Fleet Street.
Closest Tube/Underground Stations:
- Chancery Lane (Central line) — approximately 14 minute walk
- Temple (District and Circle lines) — approximately a 13 minute walk
- Blackfriars (District and Circle lines) — approximately a 13 minute walk
Directions from Surrounding Airports
From Heathrow Airport: Proceed to Heathrow Central railway station (located beneath terminals 1, 2 and 3) and take the Heathrow Express. It goes to London Paddington station. From there take a cab to 165 Fleet Street.
From Gatwick Airport: Proceed to the South Terminal and follow signs to the Gatwick Railway Station and take the Gatwick Express. It goes to London Victoria station. From there take a cab to 165 Fleet Street.
From London City Airport: Proceed to the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station at London City Airport. Take a train to Bank and get off at the Bank stop. From there take a cab to 165 Fleet Street.
Above & Beyond in London
Angel Gavieiro (Daytime MBA '02) supports Fuqua's activities in Europe, including helping to establish a foothold within the Spanish market.
Board of Visitors
Fuqua's Board of Visitors advises senior school leadership on all matters related to curriculum, programs, facilities, and operations while promoting better communication and relationships within the business community. Board members hailing from Europe:
- Tom Albanese, Chief Executive
Board Member Since 2009
- Robert Derek Bandeen, Global Head of Equities
Citi Global Markets Ltd.
Board Member Since 2002
Daytime MBA 1985
- Joseph Hogan, Chief Executive Officer
The ABB Group
Board Member Since 2009
- Christian Van Thillo, Chief Executive Officer
Board Member Since 2010
- Christopher X. Viehbacher, Chief Executive Officer
Board Member since 2008
- Teresa Miles Walsh, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director
Access Media Advisory LLC
Board Member since 2005
Daytime MBA 1987
European Regional Advisory Board
The purpose of Fuqua's European Regional Advisory Board is to advise the school on matters related to curriculum, programs, and operations with a focus on the promotion of communication and relationships within the business community across Europe. Board members directly impact the success of the school by facilitating relationships with key business and government entities in Europe. All members are alumni of Fuqua and the board represents the diversity of Europe in its truest sense. All members hold senior positions in a variety of industries and business function within global organizations.
Board members are:
- Jon Albright, CFO, TDX Group
- Jason Bigler, Director, Project Management, Google
- Michael Bulzan, Owner and Principal, GRUP West
- Sean Costello, Royal Bank of Canada
- Faisal Darwazeh, General Manager, Labatech Pharma Switzerland
- Paul Doody, VP, Sales & Marketing and DMS, Europe, Iron Mountain Inc.
- Mitch Foreman, VP Finance, EMEA, Disney Consumer Products
- Thomas Fousse, Partner, The Carlyle Group
- Norm Jonston, Global Digital Leader, Mindshare
- Max Keen, Marketing Manager, Asics
- Murray Orr, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan
- Hilka Schmitz, Director Strategy of Global Business Services, Deutsche Bank
- Maria Sebastian, Director of Worldwide Sales, Virgin Atlantic
- Edith Varhelyi, Founder and CEO, Coberon Chronos Group
Fuqua boasts more than 30 alumni clubs around the world, including ones in Europe. Visit the Fuqua alumni clubs page to learn more about the latest events and activities. For questions about Fuqua's alumni clubs, please contact Katie Thomasson, Associate Director of Alumni Relations, at email@example.com.
Duke Corporate Education
Duke University's corporate education arm, Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE), is responsible for all customized executive education requests within Europe. Since 2001, Duke CE has had a joint venture with the London School of Economics (LSE), and Duke CE has been ranked No. 1 in the world for corporate education since 2003 (by Financial Times ).
Our joint venture brings together the strengths of Duke CE and LSE to provide unique, highly tailored corporate learning experiences.
Duke CE clients in Europe include:
|Anglo American||Electrolux||Petroleum Geo-Services|
|ArcelorMittal||Enterprise Ireland||Rio Tinto|
|AREVA||Ericsson||Royal Bank of Scotland|
|BG Group||Hydro||Svenskt Stl AB|
Fuqua has a number of partnerships with academic organizations across Europe. These relationships provide the opportunity for our students to undertake exchange programs, as well as offer developmental experiences for our faculty. Academic partners include:
- Aalto University School of Economics, Finland
- Bocconi, Italy
- Bogazici, Turkey
- ESADE, Spain
- IESE, Spain
- ESSEC, France
- HEC, France
- London Business School, U.K.
- London School of Economics, U.K.
- NHH, Norway
- Prague School of Economics, Czech Republic
- Rotterdam School of Management, Netherlands
- SDA Bocconi, Italy
- St. Gallen, Switzerland
- Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden
- University of Edinburgh, U.K.
- WU/Vienna School of Economics & Business, Austria
Andalusian Agency of Knowledge (formerly Talentia): Fuqua also has a partnership with the Andalusian Agency of Knowledge, part of the Ministry for Innovation, Science and Enterprise in Andalusia, Spain, to help establish stronger ties between Spain and Fuqua.
Through an extensive recruiting network, Fuqua alumni work in on every continent across the globe. Our alumni are currently working in positions at a number of fine organizations in Europe. A representative, but not exhaustive, list is below:
|ABN AMRO||Disney Consumer Products EMEA||Lincoln International|
|Accenture||E&J Gallo Winery Europe||Link Up Markets|
|American Express||Eisai Europe Limited||Lion Capital LLP|
|Bain & Company||Eli Lilly & Company||McKinsey & Company, Inc.|
|Barclays Bank||Ernst & Young||Medtronic International Merck KGaA|
|BASF||Esso Petroleum Company||Microsoft Corporation|
|Bausch & Lomb||Ford Motor Company||Morgan Stanley|
|BEA Systems SAS||Fuji Photo Film Europe||Nortel|
|BlackRock Financial Management, Inc.||General Electric Company||Novartis|
|Bobcat EMEA||General Motors Corporation||Orbitz.com|
|Booz Allen & Hamilton Inc.||Goldman Sachs & Company||Pfizer Inc.|
|CapeDutch N.V.||Gymboree Play & Music||Procter & Gamble|
|Cerberus Capital||Heidrick & Struggles||Rohm & Haas Company|
|Coca-Cola||HSBC||Swedish Match Corporation|
|Concerto Financial Solutions GmbH||IBM Corporation||The Boston Consulting Group|
|Conservation Capital||ING||The Carlyle Group|
|Constellation Energy||International Paper||The Royal Bank of Scotland|
|Credit Suisse||Intuit, Inc.||UBS|
|DaimlerChrysler||Johnson & Johnson||UNICEF|
|Danone||JP Morgan||Unisys Corporation|
|Dell||JT International||Verizon Business|
|Deloitte & Touche||Kaupthing Bank||Wachovia|
|Deutsche Bank AG||KPMG||Wolters Kluwer N.V.|
|Diamond Minds SARL||Lexmark International, Inc.||Zurich Financial Service|