Some MBA Statistics

Some MBA Statistics

I’m sitting here writing my first post since I finished the MBA at Duke, and it is a bit confusing to not have a pile of homework due,or about to be due.  I thought I’d share some MBA statistics that I think sum up what the experience was about:

  1. 16 classes
  2. 1 Concentration
  3. 85 Students in my Class
  4. 8 Women
  5. 35 The average age in my Cohort
  6. 25 The number of Weekend Residencies
  7. 19 The number of months it took me to finish my classes
  8. 3 The Number of Months I worked on my Concentration Project (In Entrepreneurship and Innovation)
  9. Countless- the number of hours spent studying
  10. 1000 The approximate number of times people told me I was crazy while pursuing the MBA.

I will say that it was a lot of hard work.  I also cried trying to get things done in time.  I worked, and sweated finishing assignments on time, and also sweated making it through the entire process in one piece.  There was also some blood involved when I fell out of the high ropes course during our first residency, and rope burned both of my hands.  I ended up with blisters covering the palms of both hands.  So, there was blood, sweat and tears as well.




2 Responses

  1. JoMarie Holtshouser says:

    Congratulations to you Haley. I can only imagine how hard it was for you. My husband went through the WEMBA program and graduated in 98, but our children were so young at that point. I completed my MBA before I was married and had children. I am truly in awe of your determination and work ethic to be able to accomplish this goal. I hope this new degree brings you great joy and success in your work life and beyond.

    • Haley Gray says:

      Thanks so much for your well wishes- I really appreciate it. It was a tremendous amount of work, but I think it was well worth it in the end. 🙂 I’ve learned so much, and grown tremendously.
      Take care,

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