Adam Mohr
“Finding balance between work, family, and the MBA concerned me. I created a rigid schedule that allowed for one day off per week to spend with my family. That day was my motivation to work hard all week.”
Group Vice President
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company

Global Executive

Class of 2015
Industry:
Energy

Prior Education:

Pennsylvania State University
Mechanical Engineering, 1995
Hometown:
The Woodlands, Texas
Nationality:
USA

Reflections

As I searched for an executive MBA program a few criteria quickly rose to the top: I wanted a top ten program with a recognized name and brand. A global program was important to me since I work for a global energy infrastructure company. I applied to three top-ranked executive programs, visiting each school and “interviewing” faculty and staff as I evaluated their offerings. Although I was admitted to all three, Fuqua was my top choice: they do global better than the others and really came across as a very collaborative learning environment. I chose Duke and would do it all over again.

Before Fuqua

I was a regional Vice President over a segment of our business in the United States. I was responsible for our union operations in the U.S. and Canada, had P&L responsibility and led a group of engineering, procurement, and construction projects in the region.

After Fuqua

I took a global position as President of our Fabrication and Manufacturing business including P&L responsibility for a larger portion of our company. After 18 months in that role, I was promoted again as we merged three business units together.

 

Learning Environment

My first team at Fuqua was amazing in both its diversity and group chemistry. We ended up being a very high performing group. The six of us lived in four different time zones and all had very busy work travel schedules outside the MBA program. We were from varied backgrounds, with different degrees, and worked in vastly different sectors. Despite these differences, our team became very cohesive quickly in term 1. Our differences and diversity ended up making us stronger together. Certainly the academic learning in the program was high caliber—however, the learning within our cohort and team was truly amazing.

Global Executive MBA

Top Areas of Career Focus

Financial Services (13%)
Consulting (11%)
Sales/Business Development (10%)
Energy/Chemical/Gas (8%)
Marketing/PR/Advertising (8%)
Consumer Goods (7%)

Typical Class Demographics
Global Executive MBA

Age Range

28-45

Work Experience

5-20 years

Countries Represented

17

Women

35%

Non-US Citizenship

30%

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