Portrait of Phillip Carter, EMBA student at The Fuqua School of Business.
"The team experience enriched my cultural intelligence and sensitivity. Collaborating with leaders from various industries and around the globe expanded my understanding of how cultural nuances influence business."
Founder & Executive Chairman
Vectgen Biosciences

Global Executive MBA

Class of 2024
Life Sciences

Prior Education:

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
BS, Management & Marketing
Greensboro, NC


The GEMBA program stands out for its unique blend of traditional MBA rigor and a deep focus on leader­ship in the global environment, perfectly aligning with my aspirations to excel as a global business leader. The program's hallmark is its intensive international residencies, which provide firsthand experience in understanding cultural and institutional impacts on business across key regions like Asia, Latin America, Europe, and North America. This innovative approach, paired with Fuqua's esteemed cohort model, ensures diverse and high-caliber interactions, crucial for navigating the complexities of global business.


Throughout the program, I have experienced significant growth both professionally and personally. Professionally, I have developed a broader and more nuanced understanding of global business challenges, which has enhanced my strategic perspective and decision-making capabilities. Personally, my cultural sensitivity and adaptability have increased, improving my ability to communicate and collaborate effectively in diverse environments.


The Fuqua network has profoundly influenced both my career and personal life. Engaging with a diverse community of professionals, each with unique experiences and insights, has expanded my perspective on global business dynamics and opened doors to new opportunities. Characterized by its collaborative spirit and shared passion for excellence, Team Fuqua continues to inspire me and guides my path toward impactful global leadership.

Before Fuqua

Before starting the program, my leadership vision and approach were anchored in BioPharma, primarily focused on the U.S.

After Fuqua

The GEMBA program has expanded my leadership vision, revealing opportunities to make a broader impact. I've become more adaptable, and my approach now draws on a global perspective, fostering innovation by incorporating global strategies and leveraging diverse viewpoints within multi-functional and multi-cultural teams.

5 Tips for Maximizing the GEMBA Experience

  1. Actively engage with the diverse cohort, embracing each international residency as a unique learning opportunity.

  2. Cultivate relationships with peers from different industries and backgrounds, as these connections provide invaluable insights and broaden your global perspective.
  3. Participate in clubs and activities to enhance leadership skills and apply classroom theories in practical scenarios.
  4. Embrace continuous learning—not just academically but culturally—and stay adaptable to diverse viewpoints.
  5. Leverage the program's resources and faculty expertise to deepen your understanding of global business trends and practices, aligning them with your professional goals.

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%)

Typical Class Demographics
Global Executive MBA

Age Range


Work Experience

5-20 years

Countries Represented




Non-US Citizenship

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