Sandra Yang
“I used to be very detail-oriented and believed that working with same-minded people was the best way to get results. Now I know that while this might be the quickest way to solve a problem, it will never develop the greatest and most creative ideas.”

MMS: Foundations of Business

Class of 2017

Prior Education:

Shanghai International Studies University
German Studies / International Economics & Trade, 2015
Wuhan, Hubei

Why I Chose Fuqua

I was deeply impressed by one student blogger who wrote that “Team Fuqua goes beyond mere collaboration and extends to relationships and a support system that lasts a lifetime.” I wanted a top-notch degree, and I believed in the supportive community Fuqua provides. Even though I anticipated that this is what my Fuqua life would be like, my experience here and the people I meet still manage to amaze me every day.

Before Fuqua

For the past three summers, I did internships with the State of Georgia’s government in Atlanta, in both their Department of Economic Development and their Department of Labor.

After Fuqua

I want to work as an international management consultant. As a Chinese national with German expertise, I understand different cultures. Adding the skill set and case experience I’ve gained with MMS, I now have the necessary tools to solve business problems in global organizations.

What I’ve Learned from My Team

One of my teammates is originally from Florida, majored in public policy at Duke and is now a 5th-year baseball player here. We spend a lot of time together doing school work, but he is also a good friend and support system. Fuqua life is not easy—as an international student, there are a lot of things I need to adjust and adapt. My teammate has really influenced me by his positive attitude. And despite his crazy baseball training schedule, he is energetic and caring around us and is always available to our team

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




Student Network

Drew Sussman MMS: Foundations of Business

Drew Sussman

Class of 2018
Winnie Zhang MMS: Foundations of Business

Winnie Zhang

Class of 2017
Nadia Yusuf MMS: Foundations of Business

Nadia Yusuf

Class of 2017
Pritish Matai MMS: Foundations of Business

Pritish Matai

Class of 2018