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Steven Ma, Duke Fuqua MBA

Who I am

My name is Steven Ma and I'm a recent graduate from the MBA program at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business (Class of 2015). I am passionate about health care commercialization and entrepreneurship. In the summer of 2014 I was a commercial intern at Bristol-Myers Squibb and I'm currently a Product Manager there.

Prior to school I was in the science world. I did research at the National Institutes of Health for 3 years studying HIV and the human immune system. Before that I studied biology at Oregon State University.

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Why I blog

As you can see I've made the transition from a non-traditional background (the life sciences) into a business role (marketing). When I made the leap into the MBA world, there weren't a lot of resources out there to help me, given my specific interests. Since I loved to write, I started blogging about my experiences and learnings to help others who were interested in getting an MBA without having a traditional business background.

In addition, there is a lot of biased and oftentimes incorrect information out there regarding the MBA. Given my science background, I love to think rationally and make decisions based on cold, hard facts and solid data. This blog is also my attempt to use a data-driven approach to help people decide if the MBA is right for them. I'm a big fan of LifeSciVC and also enjoy publishing posts that are informative and based on the analysis of data.

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Engagement with you, my readers, is what keeps me writing. If you like my content, please subscribe, share and comment. I usually will respond within a day or two. I also love to take suggestions on my next blog post.

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You can reach me via email with any questions or comments at steven <at> stevensma.com.
Prospective students interested in the Duke MBA: please read the FAQ I helped write for GMATClub before reaching out, thanks!