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MMS Career Trends—A Front Row View

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March 9, 2020

Ten students and one staff member pose at the front of a classroom for a photo; career trends

I spend a lot of time thinking about other people’s jobs—specifically the job market for our MMS students. For the past three years, I’ve focused on MMS career services for our Career Management Center, and it’s my job to identify trends in the skills companies are looking to hire.

What I Learned During the Accenture Case Challenge

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January 17, 2020

John and his team presenting at the front of a classroom during the Accenture case challenge

Just a disclaimer: I didn’t win Accenture’s case competition. I lost. I learned. I lived to consult another day. Here’s what I took away from that lightning hour of casing and our ten-minute presentation

What I Learned from My Team Members

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November 15, 2019

All of the 100-plus students in the MMS class pose for a group photo on the front steps of Fuqua; team members

Maybe you have heard about one Chinese philosopher’s saying – ‘三人行,必有我师’ which means that when three people are on a journey, there must be one teacher. With this in mind, there is always something to learn from your team members

Brand Competition Delivers More than Just Marketing Experience

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November 7, 2019

the three students presenting in front of a projection screen; marketing experience

For students interested in gaining marketing experience or learning about the fast-moving consumer goods industry, this competition is one of the best opportunities during the program to get front-line exposure to the business world

4 Things to Know About Our Technology Track in MMS

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August 26, 2019

two students looking at a laptop in Fuqua's Fox Center; technology

As the senior associate dean of full-time programs, I am frequently gathering input from students and alumni about their Fuqua experiences and asking recruiters about the skill sets they are seeking

Gaining Consulting Experience Through Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators

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June 3, 2019

6 students on Janet's Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators team pose for a photo in a team study room

At Fuqua, apart from taking classes, acing case assignments, having team meetings, and networking with a diverse group of people, there are lots of opportunities you can pursue to help you grow

MMS Employment Outcomes for the Class of 2018

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May 3, 2019

the entire class of 2018 in their gowns at commencement posing for a group photo and throwing their caps into the air; MMS employment outcomes

We’ve recently gathered and analyzed the latest career outcomes of the Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business Class of 2018. I’m delighted to share the results, which show that employers continue to value the business skills and capabilities that graduates bring to their companies

Nursing and Business: A Healthy Combo

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April 22, 2019

Winna and her five teammates holding their second place prize check for $1,500; nursing and business

From Registered Nurse to Business School Student Before coming to Fuqua, I worked as a registered nurse on the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit at Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. While…

Off to a Good Start After International Student Bootcamp

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April 5, 2019

approximately 100 students and staff pose for a group photo during International Student Bootcamp

As an international student who was not very familiar with living in the U.S., English language and cultural differences were some of the most concerning factors for me before starting the program. However,…

A New Opportunity to Be a Consultant

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March 11, 2019

the six-person consultant team poses for a photo

One of the many unique experiential learning opportunities offered here is the Fuqua Client Consulting Practicum (FCCP). This program allows a team of students to work as consultants on a real-world problem brought…

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