Who studies Energy & Environment at Fuqua? Meet our students!

Fuqua is well-known for its Energy & Environment (E&E) program offerings. But what does a “typical” student look like? Meet a few of our students and hear about their academic interests, their post-MBA (and MEM/MBA) career plans, and their favorite moments at Fuqua to date! — RELATED ARTICLES:

Prospective student questions answered

Are you a prospective MBA student interested in energy and/or sustainability issues?  Want to know more about how to get involved with EDGE and our related clubs? In this video Q&A recorded in Fall 2023, EDGE Managing Director Katie Kross and MEM/MBA’24 student Alexander Dobrinov the Energy & Environment program offerings at Fuqua. … AND, […]

José Ceballos (MBA ’15) reflects on transforming Mexico’s energy system

Jose Ceballos

José Ceballos graduated with an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business in 2015. After graduation, he joined Accenture Strategy in Mexico City as a Strategy Consultant in the energy practice, bringing a business focus as an analyst to projects, and leading client relationships. For José, working in the energy practice has been an […]

Duke students place 3rd in 2014 national Renewable Energy Case Competition

Student team, Renewable Energy Case Competition

Congratulations to five Duke MBA students who placed 3rd in the 2014 national Renewable Energy Case Competition (RECC)! In this year’s competition held at the University of Michigan on Dec. 4-5, sixteen MBA teams from around the country were challenged with creating a go-to-market strategy and implementation plan for GE in the battery storage market. […]

Fuqua focuses more on the business of energy

Richard Bethune

by Richard Bethune, MBA ’14 As Co-President of the Duke MBA Energy Club and a second-year MBA student with a passion for energy finance, I was thrilled to see two exciting developments occur this past summer. First, energy banker Ralph Eads donated $5.5 million to Duke, most of which will fund Duke Energy Initiative programs […]

Duke student entrepreneurs solve energy challenges

Dan Chow

by Dan Chow, MEM/MBA ’15 Dan Chow is a Duke graduate student pursuing dual Master’s degrees in Environmental Management and Business Administration. In this column, Dan shares his experiences pursuing environment-related entrepreneurial ventures at Duke. Ideation I first became interested in energy entrepreneurship while working on a geothermal-based start-up as an undergraduate at Middlebury College. […]

Three stages in corporate sustainability strategy

Dan Chow

by Daniel Chow, MEM/MBA ’14 At Duke, students are taught why companies across all industries are pursuing sustainability, what barriers exist for different businesses, and what tools are necessary for organizations to achieve their goals. Kristina Ronneberg (MEM ’14) explained a useful framework that she learned in Professor Dan Vermeer’s Sustainable Business Strategy class, which […]

Duke places third at 2012 Renewable Energy Case Competition

winning team

On February 3rd, the team of Jake Thomsen ’13 (MPP/MBA), Johnny Fu ’13 (MBA), Kent Truckor ’13 (MEM/MBA), Rotimi Thomas ’13 (MEM/MBA), and Tim Dertzbaugh ’12 (MEM/MBA) placed third (out of 16 teams nationally) at the 2012 Renewable Energy Case Competition organized by the University of Michigan’s Ross Schoolof Business.  The competition featured a business case challenging the team to […]