Duke - The Fuqua School of Business

Learning Environment

Faculty Insight

"Data analysts need to be skilled communicators, capable of presenting to a large audience or explaining the nuances of an analysis to the CEO. They also need to work effectively with others. Our business communications courses are designed to help students refine their presentation and interpersonal skills, so that they can have an impact in any setting."

Jack Soll, Associate Professor of Management

The MQM's learning environment will take you out of your comfort zone to develop more than your quantitative skills. We'll put you in situations that will make you a better communicator, critical thinker, and team player. All data analysts are trained in gathering data and reporting findings. But with the MQM's balanced focus on building both your hard and soft skills, you'll feel equally comfortable analyzing the numbers, collaborating on teams, and convincing business leaders to take action.