Cosmin Panait studied Economics at Emory University and graduated with a bachelor's degree. He went on to the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He earned a Master's degree in Management Studies from Duke University.
He graduate education was a life-changing event for him, and he is thankful for not just the knowledge he obtained but also the network of individuals he met there. He keeps in touch with numerous graduates and considers their friendships to be as as important as the formal teachings he gained at Duke.