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“The class consisted of a group of leaders as diverse in personalities as the geographic locations they came from. This assorted group of individuals brought valuable perspectives and global real-world insights to every discussion. It was amazing to see how each of us looked at a problem differently and had a unique way to tackle the task at hand.”
Program Manager
Hospital Corporation of America

Global Executive MBA

Class of 2018
Industry:
Health Care

Prior Education:

Southern Methodist University
M.S. Telecommunication, 2007
Savitribai Phule Pune University
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering
Hometown:
Vadodara, India
Nationality:
India

Reflections

All of the cohorts going into the program were successful, type-A, high-achieving leaders in their respective fields, ready to contribute and unafraid to voice their opinions. Initially, my team spent such a significant amount of time discussing the group assignments that we were submitting them in the final moments before the deadlines. We quickly realized this was extraordinarily ineffective and decided to assign team leads for each assignment. Rotating the leadership role gave us the opportunity to experience different strategies and management styles we could use to achieve our goal. Fuqua’s culture stresses that leaders are only successful if the team is successful, but to actually experience this was a life-changing realization for me.

Before Fuqua

I was a program manager for HCA in Nashville. I coordinated local and remote teams across the country to ensure successful planning and execution of small, medium, and large Ambulatory Electronic health records projects.

After Fuqua

This program has helped me both personally and professionally.  I was able to apply newly acquired skills almost immediately in the workplace and reap the rewards. Over the coming years, I will be able to position myself as a more effective leader and make better strategic decisions for my organization.

Top 5 Experiences in the Global Executive MBA Program

  1. Having an active geopolitical discussion with Professor Patrick Duddy (a former U.S. ambassador) over lunch in Lima, Peru.
  2. The team going through the Triangle Training during the first residency in Durham, NC as strangers and coming out as a tight-knit family.
  3. Our visit to Alibaba during the China residency, seeing Berlin on a cycle tour, and swimming with sea lions in Peru.
  4. Finishing up my Finance & Operations finals in the hospital room the day after our baby was born.
  5. The George Clooney prank on classmates, professors, and support staff at the JW Marriott in Peru.

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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