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“The team structure allows you to step out of your comfort zone and try things you may not be as proficient in, knowing full well your team is there to back you up.”
F-15E Fighter Pilot
U.S. Air Force

Weekend Executive MBA

Class of 2020

Prior Education:

United States Air Force Academy
Economics, 2010
Raleigh, North Carolina


Everyone I've met has a unique background, career, and story. These are smart people who are more than willing to help you get to where you want to go and provide invaluable insight. The people and the network of professionals that you will meet are some of the best. The curriculum is world-class. As a military officer and leader, this program allowed me to address my shortcomings in business knowledge that is crucial to my personal and professional growth. 

Before Fuqua

I served as an instructor pilot in the F-15E. I taught the U.S. Air Force's newest pilots how to fly and employ the F-15E in combat. The military provides countless leadership growth opportunities, but I felt the need to build business skills to make a more successful transition out of the military.

After Fuqua

After I fulfill my Air Force flying commitment, I plan to seek employment in the financial services industry. My goal is to become an investment banker, advising clients on their crucially important strategic objectives.

5 Top Places to Visit in Durham

  1. Cameron Indoor Stadium—An iconic sports venue in college basketball; the experience of watching a game here is unrivaled
  2. Durham Bulls Athletic Park—A great laidback atmosphere to watch minor league baseball
  3. The rooftop bar at The Durham Hotel—The views and ambiance are a must-see
  4. Duke Chapel—A breathtaking and historic place to grow spiritually
  5. Shooters—A favorite among Duke students

Weekend Executive MBA

Top Areas of Career Focus

IT (16%)
Financial Services (14%)
Health Care/Health Services (10%)
Manufacturing/Operations (9%)
Sales/Business Development (8%)
Consulting (8%)

Typical Class Demographics
Weekend Executive MBA

Age Range


Work Experience

5-20 years

Students with Advanced Degrees


Countries Represented



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Austin Thompson

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Class of 2019
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Weekend Executive MBA

Jenny Hoang

Class of 2019