Phoebe Fleming
“We did a lot of personal reflection and group discussion about leadership during the start of the program. Those exercises really helped me be more confident in the way I approach group problems and understand why I lead the way I do.”

MMS: Duke Kunshan University

Class of 2017
Industry:
Economic Development, Supply Chain Management

Prior Education:

University of Florida
Economics / Criminology and Law, 2016
Hometown:
Saint Augustine, Florida
Nationality:
USA

Why I Chose Fuqua

I wanted to be part of a program that exposed me to domestic and international markets, gave me opportunities to go abroad, and provided me with a sound foundation in business. This program offered all this—and in great locations. The Raleigh-Durham area is currently experiencing massive growth, with new ventures starting up all the time. Kunshan, just outside of Shanghai, is known as one of China’s key economic and technological development zones. Additionally, I was blown away by Fuqua’s team spirit, and I knew I wanted to be a part of such a diverse and motivated group of people.

Before Fuqua

My internship at the Gainesville Chamber in Gainesville, Florida, and experience working with regional companies exposed me to the power of business in shaping a community. But before I could help businesses succeed I felt I needed to learn more – an MMS degree was the perfect fit.

 

After Fuqua

I want to work in the economic development department of a chamber of commerce or city government. I love thinking about the strategic advantages of a region as a whole and leveraging those across multiple areas to attract businesses and improve the lives of existing residents.

What I Love About My Classmates

One of my favorite things has been learning about my classmates’ backgrounds. My peers at Fuqua run their own companies, went to boarding school around the world, are educated in neuroscience and engineering, go skydiving on a whim, speak multiple languages, and never seem afraid to try something new. I love being surprised by them, and I have so much more to learn in our time together. Considering that these accomplishments all exist within just my cohort of 50 students, I can’t even image what this diversity and talent look like across the entire Fuqua network.

Master of Management Studies: Duke Kunshan University

Undergraduate Majors

Business/Accounting (51%)
Economics (22%)
Liberal Arts (14%)
Engineering/Natural Sciences (10%)
Other (4%)

Typical Class Demographics
MMS: Duke Kunshan University

Average Age

23

Average Work Experience

6 months or less

Countries Represented

11

Non-US Citizenship

69%

Women

53%

Student Network


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Ashley McNeil

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Yusi Han

Class of 2017
Phoebe Fleming MMS: Duke Kunshan University

Phoebe Fleming

Class of 2017