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The Duke MBA – Weekend Executive Celebrates 20th Anniversary and Awards Degrees to 84 Graduates

October 25, 2005

Durham, NC — Duke University ’s Fuqua School of Business will graduate the 20th class of The Duke MBA – Weekend Executive program on October 30 at 1:00 p.m. in Page Auditorium. The 84 graduates hail from 15 states and represent a variety of industries.

John Ratliff, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Quintiles Transnational and a 1985 Duke MBA – Weekend Executive alumnus, will deliver the commencement address.

The Duke MBA – Weekend Executive program is designed for middle-to-upper level managers who attend classes on Friday and Saturday of alternate weekends for 20 months. The first Weekend Executive class graduated in 1985, and new classes enter each March.

The Fuqua School of Business ( www.fuqua.duke.edu) 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.