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“As an attorney I am trained to be risk averse and see things from a worst-case perspective. At Fuqua, learning via case discussions with my peers allowed me to see things from the business side - from strategies in emerging markets to managing ventures from an opportunity, rather than a risk, perspective.”
Senior Counsel
Wells Fargo Bank

Weekend Executive MBA

Class of 2018
Industry:
Financial Services

Prior Education:

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Political Science, 2004
Hometown:
Charlotte, NC
Nationality:
USA

Reflections

Communication was key for my family and job as I considered applying to Fuqua. As I matriculated, communication remained at the forefront. I was able to balance my family, career, and school by articulating my priorities to all parties involved. My family and job knew my exam schedules well in advance; likewise, my Fuqua teammates knew when I had to turn my attention from school to produce a work deliverable or attend to family matters. If anything, I learned that I didn’t have to multitask so long as I communicated and worked with others as a team.

Before Fuqua

I provide legal support to Wells Fargo’s strategic sourcing group and other lines of business by way of drafting, negotiating, and managing various third-party contracts. I also manage a team to handle company-wide compliance initiatives.

After Fuqua

I plan on joining another department within my company in the capacity of a Chief Administrative Officer or a Chief Operating Officer, allowing me to apply both my legal background and business training to manage business units and generate value to my company at a higher level.

Return on Investment

Earning my MBA is about more than seeking an increase in salary. More importantly, I expect this experience to lead to additional career opportunities, sound decisions for family finances, and a deeper contribution to my community by way of the boards on which I serve.

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

28-45

Work Experience

5-20 years

Students with Advanced Degrees

32%

Countries Represented

19

Women

27%
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