Done with MBA!

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Fortunato, Mar 10, 2007.

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  1. Fortunato

    Fortunato Member

    Today my teammates and I presented our final assignment in our Managing Innovation and Technology class. I'm unofficially done with the Duke MBA! According to Duke, we're not officially done until the degree is conferred at commencement in May, but I'm already celebrating! Thanks to everyone on this board - I showed up here in 2003 and lurked for a good long time, then became a more active poster as I got closer and closer to finishing my BSBA and moving on the MBA. The advice and community I found here have been invaluable in helping to keep me motivated, even when it seemed like I was going to be in school forever. I'm so jazzed to be done! For those of you still plugging away, keep going. When you feel like I feel right now, you'll understand why all the hard work is worth it!

    --Fortunato
     
  2. PhD2B

    PhD2B Dazed and Confused

    Congratulations! Earning a master's degree (or any degree for that matter) is not a small accomplishment.

    Alright, to stay in line with this board, where are you planning on going for your doctorate? ;)
     
  3. planejane

    planejane New Member

    Congratulations!!!

    Celebrate . . . you have done a fabulous job!!!
     
  4. macattack

    macattack New Member

    Congrats.

    Duke! Great accomplishment.

    Are you using the degree to switch careers or move up on the company/industry?

    Would you recommend the program to others?
     
  5. Abner

    Abner Well-Known Member


    WoW!!!!! Great job my friend!!! I am very happy for you!!!!
     
  6. Fortunato

    Fortunato Member

    No idea as yet - going to take some time off and enjoy not being a student for a while. For right now, I'm just going to enjoy the run-up to my graduation, where my family will finally get to see me cross a stage. (It's a long story as to why I've never actually walked in a graduation ceremony, just suffice it to say that it involves a tornado..)

    If I do go back, it will probably be something like Case Western's Executive Doctor of Management - its format is very similar to the program I just completed, so I know I would do well there. I'm not sure I'm intrinsically motivated enough to pull off one of the UK research-only docs, although they do interest me.

    --Fortunato
     
  7. PhD2B

    PhD2B Dazed and Confused

    I don't blame you one bit. I just wanted to be the first on this board to ask you the question. :)
     
  8. eric.brown

    eric.brown New Member

    Congratulations!
     
  9. Fortunato

    Fortunato Member

    Eventually, I'd like to switch careers. I'm currently in IT, would like to move into consulting. However, for the immediate term, I owe my employer some payback for putting up with (and paying for!) my schooling for two years, so I'm staying put for now.

    As for whether or not I recommend the program, the answer is definitely yes. The CCMBA gave me access to some of the best business education in the world without having to give up two years of my career. The professors are all top notch and I have learned as much from my classmates as I have from the assignments. Thanks to the foreign residencies, I've also gotten to travel to Europe and Asia and hear business leaders from all over the world speak. It's a life changing experience, and I'd recommend it to anyone.

    --Fortunato
     
  10. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    Congratulations! That is impressive!
     
  11. Jigamafloo

    Jigamafloo New Member

    Outstanding accomplishment! My congratulations to you.

    Dave
     
  12. rabbuhl

    rabbuhl New Member

    Awesome!! Congratulations on graduating from Duke!! That is really a great accomplishment!!
     
  13. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Congratulations! Welcome to the MBA Club! When do you start the DBA?
     
  14. Shawn Ambrose

    Shawn Ambrose New Member

    Congrats - and I am glad to see you are planning to attend your commencement ceremony - I am glad I did for my MBA!

    Shawn
     
  15. friendorfoe

    friendorfoe Active Member

    Hopefully in 2 years I'll be posting this as well. I just started my MBA coursework today.
     
  16. wannabeit

    wannabeit New Member

    Congratulations!
     
  17. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Yeah, you scoundrel, you beat me to it! :)

    Anyway, congratulations Fortunato!

    -=Steve=-
     
  18. edowave

    edowave Active Member

    Congratulations!
     
  19. rabbuhl

    rabbuhl New Member

    Which UK research-only docs did you look at?
     
  20. Jonathan Liu

    Jonathan Liu Member

    congratulations!
     

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