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Going Global: In the Global Executive MBA program, Jason Bigler '06, learned to effectively work with a globally distributed team—a skillset he puts to use every day, managing the complexities of working across multiple time zones and in emerging markets, as Product Management Director for Google in London. Learn more.
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.
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, your personal and professional goals, and your geographic location.
US-Based MBA Programs
- Daytime MBA — a traditional, two-year, full-time program that takes place on campus in Durham, North Carolina, and is ideal for candidates with several years of business experience.
- Weekend Executive MBA — a 19-month, weekend-format program that takes place on campus in Durham, North Carolina, and is ideal for working professionals who live in North America and have at least 5 years of work experience.
Global MBA Programs
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 5 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 7 global locations.
Fuqua offers two Master of Management Studies (MMS) programs that are perfect for recent college graduates from Europe who have little to no professional experience, and wish to obtain a master's level business degree. Each MMS program is full-time and 10-months long.
MMS: Foundations of Business — program takes place solely on campus in Durham, North Carolina.
MMS: Duke Kunshan University — program starts on campus in Durham, North Carolina, for 3 terms, and then the last 2 terms are spent at Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province, China.
Fuqua also offers a PhD program as well as non-degree, executive education programs. Visit the main Programs page to learn more.
Alumni in Europe
One of the great benefits of the collaborative and inclusive culture 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 variety of academic and cultural backgrounds who are united by their experience and love of Duke.
Visit Fuqua's alumni website to learn more about the latest club events and activities. Examples of alumni events in Europe include: faculty seminars, keynotes by global leaders, networking events, and Duke basketball viewings.
Contact Us: We are always looking for ways to deepen our engagement and partnerships across Europe. Please contact us 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.
165 Fleet Street, First Floor
Michael holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in International Business from the Western University, Timisoara, Romania (1998), and an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business (2003). His work experience includes international sourcing for a Romanian manufacturing company, supply chain and operations management for a US telecommunications company, and entrepreneurial ventures in advertising, consulting, and automotive sales and related services. He has served on Fuqua's European Regional Advisory Board since August 2012, and in September of 2013, Michael became the Regional Director for Europe. He splits his time between the London office and his home in Arad, Romania.
Michael and his wife, Laura (also a Fuqua 2003 alumna), have two children, Alex and Ada.
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
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|