Global Executive MBA Student Ganiyat Nurudeen
“Coming from an engineering background and having had a varied career path in business/commercial roles, the MBA is providing me with a fully rounded education on business, entrepreneurship, and leadership. This will set me up with the skills and competence for leading large teams and organizations in the future.”
Division Sales and Marketing Manager
Parker Hannifin

Global Executive MBA

Class of 2022
Industry:
Life Sciences—Design & Manufacturing

Prior Education:

Coventry University (UK)
Civil and Structural Engineering, 2011
Hometown:
Hollis, New Hampshire
Nationality:
Nigeria

Reflections

The global immersion component of the Global Executive MBA program is unmatched by any other MBA program. The Fuqua program includes teachings about major world regions/economies by providing the context on its history, cultural evolution, and how that has impacted the current business environment. These are key learnings for anyone operating in a global environment. I’m also impressed with Fuqua’s culture of team spirit. While most business schools (including Fuqua) are tough and competitive, the Fuqua culture encourages talented and intelligent people to work together and support each other through the program rather than step over each other to succeed.

Before Fuqua

I was an individual contributor working in product management. I was responsible for developing growth plans in a particular market segment.

After Fuqua

I have been promoted twice since starting the Global Executive MBA program. I currently head the sales and marketing teams at my company and lead the development and execution of the division’s growth strategy. Learnings from several courses lend themselves very well to my current responsibilities and put me on a path to pursue increasing roles of responsibility in management.

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting the Program

  1. The program will go by very quickly. Don’t lose sight of why you’re here, but also enjoy the ride!
  2. You will get the most value from each class by completing the reading/exercises ahead of time.
  3. Residency periods are short and packed with class and activities – take advantage of the in-person time with professors and classmates.
  4. There is a lot of reading material for each class – develop a system to get through it (time budget, speed reading, skimming, text-to-speech audio readers, etc.).
  5. The Fuqua environment will provide several opportunities to evaluate your career options – keep an open mind to paths you may not have previously considered.

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

28-45

Work Experience

5-20 years

Countries Represented

17

Women

35%

Non-US Citizenship

30%
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