Meet Babson College’s MBA Class Of 2020

Fupeng Pei

Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business

I will persist until I succeed.”

Hometown: Beijing China

Fun Fact About Yourself: Next year in April, I will become a father.

Undergraduate School and Major: Beijing University of Chinese Medicine Pharmaceutical Engineering.

Most Recent Employer and Job Title:  Eli Lilly pharmaceutical company, District Sales Manager

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I am one of the youngest sales manager in Eli Lilly China.

What quality best describes the MBA classmates you’ve met so far and why? Smarts, perseverance, and creativity. For example, recently in a class assignment, every group created smart ideas to promote their business in order to get more profit. All of us succeeded and got great results.

Aside from your classmates, what was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? Definitely the Entrepreneurship. Babson has the best entrepreneurship resources. I can learn the knowledge on how to run a company and how to become an entrepreneur. In the Babson academic center, I have so many opportunities to practice entrepreneurship, share the experience, and attend entrepreneurship programs and forums.

What club or activity are you looking most forward to in business school? Business Analytics

What led you to pursue an MBA at this point in your career? For my short-term career goal, I want to switch my job from sales to marketing and strategy. So during my MBA, I can get a lot of knowledge, such as finance, marketing, strategy, and data analytics to help me achieve my goal.

For my long-term goal, I want to start my own business so I chose the Babson MBA to help me increase my experience in entrepreneurship.

How did you decide if an MBA was worth the investment? Depends on the career goal. You have to think about whether the MBA can help you achieve your specific goals.

What other MBA programs did you apply to? Boston College.

How did you determine your fit at various schools? Campus visit is the most efficient way to understand a business school. You can talk with the current students and participate in a class. All of those experiences are first-hand information and help you gain a deep understand of the program and business school.

What was your defining moment and how did it shape who you are? Moving to Boston is one of my defining moments. A new country and new environment makea me better and gives me a deep understanding of the American culture.

What do you plan to do after you graduate? I am planning to find a job in marketing or strategy in healthcare industry.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Beijing

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