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“I believe with each interaction, I learned from my teammates. From seeing different perspectives each individual had when trying to solve a problem to learning how to work together under deadlines and heavy workloads, we developed a trust with each other.”
Senior Manager
eBoxchain

Weekend Executive MBA

Class of 2020
Industry:
Startup

Prior Education:

Newcastle University (UK)
Petroleum Engineering, 2007
Hometown:
Houston, Texas
Nationality:
Nigeria

Reflections

I knew I had made the right decision to attend Fuqua when I came for my admissions interview. I met with staff members who had never met me but had heard about me and treated me like family. I realized I wasn’t just an applicant or a number; I was a person. Everyone called me by name and was interested in my experience and my expectations, and assured me that the program would support me whatever career trajectory I desired to take going forward. I saw a belief in who I was and what I could achieve.

Before Fuqua

I was an engineering project manager leading teams to deliver large scale energy projects in remote locations. I had technical expertise but limited business acumen to sustainably deliver on budget, time, and the business metrics that projects needed.

After Fuqua

I intend to change industries to either technology or renewable energy in a program management role that leverages data analytics to develop consumer insights and strategies. I hope to lead products and programs from ideation through to operational delivery.

My Favorite Fuqua Faculty

Professor Jamie Jones brings more than a teaching experience to the Entrepreneurship Execution class. She exposes students directly to their relevant industry and arms them with the resources needed to evaluate and take action to drive an idea towards its best chance of success.

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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Weekend Executive MBA

Eric Straub

Class of 2020
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Weekend Executive MBA

Erica Taylor

Class of 2020
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Weekend Executive MBA

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Class of 2020
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Weekend Executive MBA

Jaymie Estrella

Class of 2020