Weekend Executive MBA Student Sydney Upah
“Fuqua opened my eyes to new career trajectories and opportunities and will have a lasting effect on my professional advancement. I anticipate a life-long return on my investment as I continue to expand my network through Fuqua. Many doors have already opened with opportunities not previously available to me.”
Nurse Practitioner
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Weekend Executive MBA

Class of 2022
Health Care

Prior Education:

University of Pennsylvania
Nursing, 2012
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


The Health Sector Management program enhanced my understanding of the provider, payer, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries, expanding my narrow lens beyond the clinical arena.  It also gave me a new viewpoint of the customer experience and will change my perspective moving forward. The exceptional faculty, broad experience of my classmates, and notable guest speakers delivered an outstanding and comprehensive learning experience providing the vital skills needed to excel in a health care business role. I am grateful for the connections built with classmates and my newfound understanding of business, strategy, and operations.

Before Fuqua

I worked as a nurse practitioner with the Division of General, Thoracic, and Fetal Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, caring for a diverse and complex population of pediatric surgical patients with an exceptional team of surgeons and nurse practitioners in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

After Fuqua

I intend to pursue a career in health care consulting or health care technology. My goal is to merge my clinical expertise, passion for health care, and business acumen to make a positive impact.

5 Tips for Working with the Career Management Center (CMC)

  1. Contact the CMC early to develop a strong relationship with your career coach.
  2. The CMC team has a wealth of experience in many industries. Never hesitate to reach out to your dedicated coach or others in the center. 
  3. Take part in practice interview sessions. Receiving feedback from coaches and peers is always helpful in improving your interview skill set.
  4. Participate in the mentorship program. I was matched with an exceptional mentor who helped me navigate the program and career plans afterward.
  5. Utilize industry-specific interview resources offered by the CMC, such as Big Interview and Management Consulted. These programs can enhance confidence when interviewing and provide custom feedback.

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%)

Typical Class Demographics
Weekend Executive MBA

Age Range


Work Experience

5-20 years

Students with Advanced Degrees


Countries Represented



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