WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO GAIN FROM THE DUKE MBA? HOW DOES IT FIT INTO YOUR SHORT AND LONG TERMS GOALS? _________________________________________________
Duke’s Fuqua School of Business provides the ideal opportunity to cultivate my intellectual understanding of business management within a classroom setting, and explore innovative ideas with a diverse and global student body. My short-term goal is to transition into Strategic Management Consulting, is part and parcel of my ultimate objective, which is to design the business model for a multinational corporation. With the disappearance of economic borders and the emergence of transnational business networks and agreements, Duke’s rich curriculum and global perspective will furnish me with the educational training and practical skills to achieve my professional aspiration. I have developed world-class technical experience during my tenure at IBM. As a Software Engineer and Pre-Sales Specialist, I developed a diversified range of skill-sets that have garnered both distinction and praise. Specifically, my coordination of innovative product development, product management, and staff management has earned me a promotion, and two patents. In addition, my contribution as a Pre-Sales Specialist was awarded with IBM’s prestigious “Top Gun” award, which is given to a top 10% performer. In conjunction with my technical accomplishments, I actively cultivated my ability to interact with clients, lead and empower colleagues, and enable business projects. However, in order to become a consummate Strategic Consultant for IBM, I still require the fundamental acumen in finance, accounting, marketing, and other core business areas. The opportunity to enrich my knowledge of these fundamental disciplines, within an educational context that emphasis the importance of global business and internationalism, leads me squarely toward Duke. Duke’s unique curriculum is specifically tailored to meet my educational requirements. First, the four-...
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