Portrait of Tiffany Clinton, a student in the Weekend Executive MBA program at The Fuqua School of Business.
"The most profound element of my Fuqua experience is that for one weekend a month for the last 15 months, I entered into an utopia fully curated with professors, classmates, administrators, staff—all the way down to the hotel housekeeping—with a sole focus on making sure that my classmates and I were prepared to reach the pinnacle of success in the business world. "
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
University of West Los Angeles

Weekend Executive MBA

Class of 2024
Industry:
Education

Prior Education:

Thomas Cooley Law School/ University of California, Los Angeles
Juris Doctor/BA
Hometown:
Los Angeles, California
Nationality:
USA

Reflections

I chose Fuqua because my goal is to work in the sports industry at a very high level.  Throughout my pursuit of this goal, I came to realize that many of the people who are in the places I hope to be all had a common thread: The Fuqua School of Business.  I recognized it as a incubator for high achievement in all aspects of business and I knew that in order to thrive as a businesswoman, I needed to be sharpened and refined by the best.  I needed a school where there would be no question as to who I am as a leader and Fuqua answers all questions based upon its reputation for providing academic rigor balanced with an uncanny level of swagger.  You know that when you matriculate at Fuqua, you are seeking to acquire a masterful level of business acumen—and that is exactly what I wanted. 

I knew I made the right decision to pursue my MBA at Fuqua when Dean Boulding issued a challenge to my class to not only work on our IQ and EQ throughout the program, but to also work on what he termed our “DQ,” the decency quotient. Professionalism and integrity are two precepts through which I filter my every decision.  To hear the Dean underscore the importance of decency in the business world spoke to what I hoped would be interwoven throughout my time in the program. 

My first residency that was preceded by orientation was particularly meaningful to me.  Fuqua has developed a thorough and demanding process by which you really get to the crux of who you are not only as an individual and as a leader, but also what motivates you and how you can lend yourself to help your teammates.  A lot of sacred bonds are built and moments are created.  Tears and cheers alike are shared.  It’s special.  You later realize that this serves as the foundation for all of your relationships throughout business school and throughout your interactions with the Fuqua network.  You know that everyone has been refined by the same process.

 

Before Fuqua

As general counsel for my organization, I was charged with leading the day-to-day business and legal affairs for all of its operations, from counseling the board and senior management to strategically coordinating and guiding its business initiatives.

After Fuqua

Upon graduation, I hope to work in a C-Suite role in professional sports.  I will use my newly-honed skillset as a futuristic strategic thinker and savvy, interpersonal relationship builder with exceptional analytical problem solving skills to enhance and impact the business outcomes of my future colleagues, stakeholders, and organization.

5 Random Facts About Me

  1. I love listening to Adele on my flights to and from Fuqua while I try to get ahead on my class requirements.
  2. I am rarely seen around Fuqua without high heels on.
  3. I am a professional boxing judge and the first Black woman licensed by the California State Athletic Commission as a timekeeper.  I have kept the time for many recent major boxing and MMA contests and I currently judge major boxing cards.
  4. Breakfast is my favorite meal at the JB Duke, and “Viceroy” is my favorite restaurant to visit during residency.

  5. I took my hybrid-remote classes on the The Grand Canal in Venice one week.

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%)

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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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