Lynn Coveyduck
“Gender, nationality, industry, family status, function—the only thing that wasn’t diverse about the members of my team was their intellect. All very high achievers, not afraid to voice opinions, curious about what makes people tick, challenging and supporting of each other.”
Senior Director, Business Outreach
Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University

Global Executive

Class of 2014
Industry:
Higher Education

Prior Education:

Mount Saint Vincent University
Public Relations, 1996
Hometown:
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Nationality:
Canada

Reflections

There are lots of EMBA programs out there, including in my own city and at the school where I currently work, but I was looking for something unique. I wanted a challenge where I would be outside my comfort zone, with people I would never meet otherwise, from a top-ranked and recognized school—so I chose Fuqua. The international element of the program was icing on the cake! Plus the admissions process was very smooth. Access to staff and faculty was easy and they were very responsive, making me feel like everyone knew my name and my personal circumstances.

Before Fuqua

I was the President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia, a non-profit with provincial geographic scope, six staff members, and close to 1 million CAD in annual revenue.

After Fuqua

I’m now leading the region’s most comprehensive business school’s entry into new geographic markets and managing a team of 10+ with a budget of 3.5 million CAD.

Advice

Mix it up! Obviously get to know your team well but don’t relegate yourself to spending time just with them—there will be plenty you’ll do together over the course of your program. Have meals with classmates you don’t know. Identify those whose background is of interest and seek them out. Chat with them when not in residency. And engage with the faculty—most are available during meals—so you get to know them personally too. They’re also very accessible during your distance periods for specific curriculum related questions but also general business related questions that might come up while you’re working.

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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