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The Duke MBA – Cross Continent Program Graduates One Hundred Forty Four

May 08, 2003

DURHAM, N.C. – After two years of balancing graduate school with full-time careers and family life, 144 members of The Duke MBA – Cross Continent class of 2003 at The Fuqua School of Business will receive their degrees during a two o’clock ceremony on May 10 in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Duke University’s Campus. The 144 graduates come from 26 countries.

Leslie Bains, senior executive vice president of HSBC Bank, North America, will give the commencement address. Bains is a member of the senior management committee and is directly responsible for private banking, brokerage, fiduciary services, personal trusts and estates, tax strategies and asset management in the U.S. and Canada. She is currently on the board of visitors of the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke and the board of visitors of the Duke University School of Medicine.

The Duke MBA – Cross Continent program allows high-potential managers to earn a world-class MBA degree from Duke University in less than two years utilizing a format that minimizes disruption to careers and personal lives. The program is designed to be completed while students continue their full-time employment from anywhere in the world. It is designed for individuals with three to nine years professional work experience. Students complete 16 courses (48 credit hours) over the 20-month program. New classes enter each July.

The Fuqua School of Business was founded in 1969 and is now ranked among the top graduate schools of business in the United States. Fuqua offers its MBA degree in four formats: The Duke MBA – Daytime, The Duke MBA – Weekend Executive, The Duke MBA – Global Executive and The Duke MBA – Cross Continent. Fuqua is also a leader in non-degree executive education.