Global Executive MBA Student Ziqiao Wang
“Having a high-level global leadership network in both the public and private sectors is an essential element to my success at work. The Duke and Fuqua communities have a wide global network across public, private, and academic sectors. Duke alumni support each other, and the Duke Fuqua communities recognize the importance of intelligence, emotion, and decency (IQ, EQ and DQ)."”
Business Engagement Lead, Greater China
World Economic Forum

Global Executive MBA

Class of 2022
Industry:
International Organization

Prior Education:

University of Oxford
Organizational Leadership, 2019
Hometown:
Shanghai, China
Nationality:
China

Reflections

My work duties require intense strategic thinking and analysis, as well as engaging and communicating with C-suite executives, senior corporate executives, and leading unicorn founders. Fuqua's Global Executive MBA provided me with a comprehensive, solid, and practical knowledge base. I can make connections and communicate how global public interest links to a corporation’s strategy and operations more effectively, because we regularly connect global challenges - such as digital transformation, climate, etc. - and regional political agendas to corporations’ strategies and operations through class discussions, case studies, and qualitative and quantitative analysis in the GEMBA program.

Before Fuqua

I spent seven years in Information Technology at Apple, Inc., expanding their business in a number of strategic areas in Eastern China. I held various managerial roles, leading large diverse teams including business solutions sales, retail consumers sales, and operations. I also worked at Latch, Inc., as a director of operations, responsible for international markets expansion and operations.

After Fuqua

I work for the World Economic Forum as business engagement lead for Greater China. I plan to use the skill sets I’ve acquired in my past professional and academic journeys to enhance the effectiveness of public and private corporations with critical global agendas, and to contribute to facilitating strategic connections between global and Greater China business communities.

5 Tips for Working Across Different Cultures

  1. Be the first person to say hello, and keep smiling.
  2. Participate in personal story-telling, and really listen to others’ stories.
  3. Define your personal values and find common shared values with others.
  4. Join after-class activities to get to know others, and acknowledge aspects of others’ cultures such as sending seasonal greeting messages for their cultural holidays and celebrations.
  5. Prepare good questions, in order to give others opportunities to shine.

Global Executive MBA

Top Areas of Career Focus

Financial Services (20%)
Consulting (5%)
Sales/Business Development (5%)
Energy/Chemical/Gas (9%)
Marketing/PR/Advertising (6%)
Consumer Goods (3%)

Typical Class Demographics
Global Executive MBA

Age Range

28-45

Work Experience

5-20 years

Countries Represented

17

Women

35%

Non-US Citizenship

30%
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