My Favorite Fuqua Professor
Wesley Cohen teaches entrepreneurial strategy. There are two things that make this class a great experience. First, Professor Cohen has a highly interesting selection of cases to discuss during the term, covering each of the macro-ideas he wants to discuss. He combines very old cases, such as a Sun Microsystems case and a Beta Golf case, with more recent cases like DJI in the drone industry, Rent the Runway in clothing, and E-Ink supplying Kindle’s screens. Second, he requires every student to participate by answering in-class questions; one day before class, he puts a few case-related questions online from which he later builds charts. The idea is to stimulate the in-class discussion by having every student accountable for their answer. Having charts with all of our answers is awesome, as he can easily transition from idea to idea, asking different students why they chose a specific answer and making the discussion easy to follow.