Weekend Executive MBA Student Lauren Cabral
“The Weekend Executive MBA program requires persistence, tenacity, and grit. Inevitably, this program will illuminate your ability to dig deep and achieve sustained motivation. The challenges you will face are invaluable and a significant part of the process that molds you into an effective professional and contributor.”
Chief of Staff, Executive Officer – XO
U.S. Army

Weekend Executive MBA

Class of 2022
Industry:
Government

Prior Education:

Marine Corps University
MS, Security Studies and Leadership, 2017
Hometown:
Whispering Pines, North Carolina
Nationality:
USA

Reflections

My husband and I launched a mobile bakery in our town during the program. Although starting this business while earning my MBA was not my intent, I am now inspired to educate nascent entrepreneurs. To meet our business milestones, I applied concepts from every term during each phase of our growth – the concepts naturally layered advanced business foundations vital for progression. Through my MBA, I am confident that I am equipped, for a lifetime, to enhance my community through small business growth.

Before Fuqua

I was an operations officer in Afghanistan supporting the RESOLUTE SUPPORT Mission. I served as the principal officer to plan, coordinate, and enable external support to be provided to all U.S. and Coalition Special Operations Forces (SOF). These duties included providing inter/intra-theater transportation and tactical sustainment including, multi-class resupply, distribution, and material readiness management.

After Fuqua

I plan to shape small business opportunities in and around my community. The resources and education gained from the Weekend Executive MBA program are invaluable tools that amplify my desire to coach, teach, and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs through small startups.

What Partners Need to Know

Although your pattern of life will change, remember, the program is temporary. As a confidant to your partner, you should be prepared to listen to all the highs, lows, and frustrations they will face. Always know that your partner is trying their best to be a dependable team member, employee, and life partner. Encourage your partner in every way you can. At the end of the program, take a weekend off and binge-watch that series you never got to finish together.

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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