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The Foundation of Team Fuqua

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August 18, 2016

the winning student team holds up the trophy, Team Fuqua

Fuqua’s learning environment pushes students to hone in on a particular instinct—one that calls for us to draw out each individual’s particular strengths to help a team succeed. This mindset eventually becomes second nature to almost…

Valuable Corporate Visits and Consulting Projects in China

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June 27, 2016

Our class at the corporate visit to Ant Financial - consulting projects

Corporate Visits One of the most valuable benefits for Master of Management Studies: Duke Kunshan University (MMS: DKU) students is career services. We have access to a group of advisors and staff dedicated to improving…

How to Make the Most out of Travel During Business School

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June 16, 2016

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. - travel during business school

I am a traveler, and being in business school did not stop me from exploring the world outside of Fuqua. However, as a business school student, you need to add something new to your trips—networking!…

Unrivaled Returns: MMS Starts an Investment Club

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May 6, 2016

A remarkable ecosystem exists among entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and the financiers who create, fund and unlock business value. Yet that ecosystem often feels like nothing more than a distant theory in a classroom…

From Shakespeare to Fuqua: The Transition to Business School

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March 10, 2016

From Shakespeare to Business - Vivian

Before my transition to business school, I had not studied business. During my undergraduate years, I immersed myself in liberal arts studies by pursuing a double major in English and Chinese literature. During my…

Relationship Building: The Key to Success at Fuqua

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January 15, 2016

Relationship Building

As Duke Masters of Management Studies (MMS) students reach the program’s homestretch—with 3 of the 5 semesters now complete—many look back on the past months, thankful for the opportunities that Fuqua has given…

How Duke Basketball Taught Us Lessons in Business

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October 27, 2015

Duke Master of Management Studies students at Fuqua get ready for their Duke Basketball Experience

It’s not every day you get to experience Duke basketball firsthand, and especially behind the scenes. And it’s certainly not every day you get to experience this with your friends and fellow classmates….

Why I Chose to Pursue a Master of Management Degree at Duke

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October 13, 2015

Sahil beside Fuqua's sign as he begins his master of management degree at Duke

Why would a software engineer who adores technology and is working at one of the biggest firms in the world drop that to pursue a master of management degree? Let me begin with my…

An Overview of MMS Student Leadership Positions

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August 19, 2015

The MMS Association is the student leadership body for the program at Duke Fuqua

Here at Fuqua, students can choose to take on leadership roles at the beginning of their respective programs. The Master of Management Studies program is no different. All students, both from the Foundations…

Q&A with Our Class President

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The Duke Basketball Experience - The MMS class president helps energize the student experience

As I mentioned in my overview of the MMS Association (MMSA), there were some changes that resulted in the roles available to my Class of 2015 being slightly different from what is in place for the…