Mitchell Sayasene
“Hailing from five different countries, the members of my team have done everything from groundbreaking work on Bitcoin visualization to athletics on an international level. This diversity not only makes for great conversation, it enables us to approach problems from a variety of perspectives.”

MMS: Foundations of Business

Class of 2017

Prior Education:

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Asian Studies & Global Studies, 2016
Gastonia, North Carolina

Why I Chose Fuqua

After discovering consulting, I recognized I needed to develop a skillset that would teach me to ask the most pertinent questions in even the most ambiguous scenarios. In today’s world, we are in a constant surplus of information. The only way to efficiently utilize this data is to recognize the most relevant pieces without sorting through all of it. I found the MMS: FOB Program to be a perfect fit given its breadth and world-class quality of education. I saw that many graduates of the program went on to work in highly analytical fields that required the skillset I sought to develop and knew that I wanted to follow in their footsteps.

Before Fuqua

I’ve worked a number of teaching positions and as an intern at a consulting firm. The consulting internship solidified the idea that consulting is the right fit for me and an MMS degree would be one step toward advancing my career in that direction.

After Fuqua

After graduation, I plan to enter the IT consulting industry as an entry-level analyst. I want to learn more about technology and gain an in-depth understanding of its potential applications.

5 Random Things About Me

  1. I love to play Ultimate Frisbee and played internationally. I’m on Duke’s Club team now.
  2. I spent nine months abroad in China. I learned the language, worked part-time, and ate way too much.
  3. I enjoy playing games, whether both board and video variety.
  4. I’m a first-generation college student! While the journey has been challenging, the resilience I’ve gained has certainly helped me succeed at Fuqua.
  5. I listen to a wide variety of music and enjoy going to shows. Lately, I’ve been listening to Frank Ocean, Bon Iver, and Modern Baseball. Always looking for a deal on Kanye tickets!

Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business

Undergraduate Majors

Liberal Arts (33%)
Business/Accounting (24%)
Engineering/Natural Sciences (18%)
Economics (17%)
Other (8%)

Typical Class Demographics
MMS: Foundations of Business

Average Age


Average Work Experience

6 months or less

Countries Represented


Non-US Citizenship



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