Global Executive MBA Student Joanne Dai
"The most extensive learning experience at Fuqua has been the Global Executive MBA Leadership course. I've learned many leadership traits, understood their meaning in business practices, and am confident about bringing them to work. This course has influenced me beyond my academic and professional experiences, but also personally--I use it as my North Star in my professional and personal life."
Group Lead, Marketing
Done Global Health

Global Executive MBA

Class of 2023
Industry:
Health Care

Prior Education:

Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Bachelor Degree, 2006
Hometown:
San Francisco Bay Area, California
Nationality:
USA

Reflections

I considered going to an EMBA program for quite a long time. Doing so was inspired by my recent career managing a business and wanting to learn every aspect of that business. This encouraged me to pursue a business degree so that I can further understand the best approach to manage a business. While searching for the business school, I realized the program Fuqua offers is exceptionally enriched; the Global Executive MBA provides a global view of business practices as well as an expanded network from various countries. It enhances my professional background across US and China, and with this education, I will be able to reach the next level in my career.

Before Fuqua

Before Fuqua, my role focused on entrepreneurship. My profession focused very much on marketing and creativity, making new projects, new products, and new ideas. My goal is to build a business that can truly change people's lives.

After Fuqua

I plan to focus on business and marketing after Fuqua. I recognized and learned a significant amount of academics that were previously not in my field, yet through the program, I was able to take deep dives and realized I’ve gained so much to be a better leader.

Five Things You Must Do During the Residency

  1. Make sure your life routine is taken care of when you are away from family and work
  2. Make sure you collaborate with your work colleagues in terms of responsibilities when you are away from work
  3. Be sure to socialize with all of your cohort classmates
  4. Find long-term friends from your cohort
  5. Be sure to take good care of yourself!

Global Executive MBA

Top Areas of Career Focus

Financial Services (20%)
Consulting (5%)
Sales/Business Development (5%)
Energy/Chemical/Gas (9%)
Marketing/PR/Advertising (6%)
Consumer Goods (3%)

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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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