I don’t know if anyone else noticed the little blue and white M&M’s on our tables during the fancy dinner we had Dean Sheppard on the 1st day of class, but I picked up a packet and brought it home with me. When I got home, I was ready to impress everyone with my new found MBA smarts, Duke’s ranking and the bevy of Duke emblazoned gifts (5, if you count the stress relieving globe) . But nothing impressed my family and co-workers as much as the Duke M&M’s. Apparently, nothing says high quality MBA program like M&M’s with the schools name on it. I’m still wondering if I should eat the darn things so that people will start paying attention to the program and what I’m learning.
So my advice to the program administrators is forget the degree, Just hand out Duke candy at graduation and that should be enough to impress employers, co-workers, family & friends.