MSQM: Health Analytics
Business Administration, 2016
I wanted to have an innovative and internationally focused program with three main pillars. First, health care, because I work in the diabetes industry and see daily how important data analytics is in health care. Second, to have data analytics / information technology as it is a promising field both presently and for the future, changing and reshaping every field of modern economy and the way humans live. Third, I wanted to build on my previous experience with my BBA that I have obtained in Germany, so Fuqua with their promising team spirit and the renowned Duke in general seemed to be the perfect match to achieve my goal.
I currently work as a sales rep for Abbott Diabetes Care in Germany, selling the global leading glucose management system for diabetics, Freestyle Libre. In addition to sales calls and meetings, I lead workshops for medical professionals about our product, and serve as the expert for our digital diabetes management software.
Soon, I will move to a new role as a Digital Key Account Manager, where I will build on my knowledge and work on the digitalization of the diabetes industry in Germany. I want to increase my data management skills and knowledge to achieve my long-term goal of a senior management role in sales or digital development, using my analytical skills and keeping my innovative spirit.
Advice to Prospective Students
- The pace is sometimes high, but you get out what you put in.
- Try to be focused from the beginning and throughout the entire program but do not overstress, and trust in yourself – you can handle it
- Do not be afraid to ask questions in class or to reach out to the professors or TA´s, everyone is friendly and willing to help