Duke - The Fuqua School of Business


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Join a powerful global business network. Business school gives you new skills and insights, but it also grows your professional network in a significant way.

In addition to your diverse and impressive class and the Duke / Fuqua alumni networks, in this program, you'll also have ample opportunity to network with and learn from top-level executives. You will reap the benefits of a well-connected business school, from Fuqua's impressive Board of Visitors to smaller regional advisory boards to industry advisory boards and a host of other corporate partners.

Through board participation and other corporate outreach, Fuqua has a strong corporate relations function which yields significant classroom-enriching activities like guest speakers, corporate visits, recruiting opportunities, and a more robust, applied curriculum.

Learning from those with on-the-ground C-suite experience gives you an insider view into the cultural, political, and business opportunities and barriers you may encounter in the new global business landscape.

Below is a sampling of senior executives who have been involved in the Global Executive MBA program:

  • Tom Albanese, CEO, Rio Tinto (2007-2013)
  • Mumin Azamkhuzhaev, Country Manager, Russia & CIS, Caterpillar
  • Derek Bandeen, Global Head of Equity, Citi
  • Vikram Bakshi, Managing Director, McDonald's
  • Thomas Frist, Co-Founder, China Healthcare Corporation Limited
  • Bidisha Ganguly, Head Economic Research Unit, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
  • Niel Golightly, Executive Vice President Global Downstream Communications, Royal Dutch Shell
  • David Gray, Country Managing Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP - Russia
  • David Michael, Sr. Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group - Beijing
  • Atul Midha, Country Manager, Giorgio Armani, India
  • Shivinder Singh, Managing Director, Fortis Healthcare Limited - India 
  • Ahmad Sharaf, Head of Transition Management, Office of Dubai Holding 
  • Stephan Solzhenitsyn, Partner, McKinsey & Company - Russia
  • Daniel Stone, VP of Strategy and Corporate Development, Lenovo
  • Christian van Thillo, CEO, De Persgroep
  • Pakpoom Vallisuta, Managing Partner, The Quant Group
  • Patricia Lopez Vasquez, General Manager and Vice President, Procter & Gamble - Eastern Europe
  • Chris Viehbacher, CEO, Sanofi-Aventis 
  • Andrew Witty, CEO, GlaxoSmithKline