Daytime MBA Class of 2022 Student Iboro Ikene
“Everyone at Fuqua has a story that they are willing to share. I have had the privilege of learning and growing by connecting one-on-one with my classmates. The intersection of individual paths creates a universe of unique stories, and I am a better leader for learning to listen.”

Daytime MBA

Class of 2022
Industry:
Consulting/Health Care

Prior Education:

Northwestern University
Biomedical Engineering, 2014
Hometown:
South Bend, Indiana
Nationality:
Nigeria/USA

Why I Chose Fuqua

The people at Fuqua are always willing to help you and are genuinely curious about who you are as a person. I noticed this consistently at admissions events, during my admissions interview, and as I reached out to current and former students. I was also interested in the Health Sector Management certificate. I realized this would allow me the opportunity to explore areas within the field of health care that I hadn’t experienced yet while also gaining access to speakers and resources from Duke’s world-class health care and research system.

 

 

5 Favorite Places in Durham

  1. Rofhiwa Book Café: This black-owned bookstore in East Durham features BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) authors.
  2. Bar Virgile: A fantastic location for a date night! The bartenders are great, and so is the food!
  3. Bull City Community Fitness: This gym provides a fun and challenging workout with the nicest people and a great community. They are always asking about how my finals and recruiting journey are going!
  4. Durham County Main Library: Durham’s main library was recently renovated and is a beautiful space for studying downtown. I am on a budget while in business school; buying books isn’t always feasible, and this is a great spot to check out books.
  5. Midtown Yoga Durham: During my summer internship, I enjoyed going to yoga happy hour on Friday evenings. Bonus—You can walk around and take in the murals around University Hill, where Midtown Yoga is located.

My Life Before Fuqua

I completed an operations engineering development program at Baxter, a large pharmaceutical and medical device company. I then worked as a health care consultant for a provider staffing group and boutique management consulting firm, where I implemented a value-based care program and found ways to reduce health care spending for payors.

My Life After Fuqua

I will be working in management consulting at Boston Consulting Group, focusing on health care projects. Access to health care and appropriate health care delivery is a human right. My ultimate goal is to apply what I’ve learned in business, strategy, and operations to improve access and delivery of health care in the U.S. and internationally.

Center for Health Sector Management (HSM)

I feel more equipped and prepared to tackle a wide variety of health care problems from the resources available at Duke.

What I Love About My Classmates

Everyone at Fuqua has a dream about something they would like to accomplish at Fuqua, in their family, in the world, or in their community. The focus isn't only on individual accomplishments. I’ve also found that everyone has something to offer one another. I’ve never left a conversation with another Fuquan without receiving help or advice.

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