Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business Student Chirag Bellani
"I hoped to become a better leader. So far, as the Class President, I’ve taken the advice of my peers and our amazing program leadership to develop a softer leadership style. I work to steer the ship of a group of MMS Fellows who want our Fuqua experience to be as fulfilling as possible."

MMS: Foundations of Business

Class of 2022
Industry:
Management Consulting

Prior Education:

Duke University
Public Policy, 2021
Hometown:
Hong Kong SAR
Nationality:
USA

Why I Chose Fuqua

I began my journey at Duke as a freshman with his heart set on becoming a surgeon. The more new classes and topics I discovered, the more I realized my real interest lay in social policy, specifically health policy. I kept working towards my pre-med requirements, but also declared as a Public Policy major. In my junior year, I finally admitted to myself that I didn’t want to pursue medicine right out of college. But because I decided so late, I never got a chance to take undergraduate quantitative and entrepreneurial classes. So, when I heard about the MMS program and that it included those courses, I pounced on the opportunity and here I am today!

Before Fuqua

I worked as a consultant for OT&P Healthcare, one of Hong Kong’s largest private medical providers. I was tasked with creating and leading an internship program that took interns on an 8-week journey through the firm’s divisions. I realized there was so much to learn on a more formal basis with regard to business operations.

After Fuqua

I will be working at EY in their Technology Consulting service line. The consulting space is fascinating, fast-paced, addresses multiple industries, and solves the most unique problems. EY is committed to leveraging new technologies and has a global presence. EY’s consulting potential comes from their core business practice, and they are well-suited to provide experience-based recommendations.

 

5 Best Places to Study

  1. Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club – Commonly referred to as the ‘WaDuke’, the outdoor patio overlooking the golf course is a great place to study while enjoying the view.
  2. Von der Hayden Pavilion – This glass-encased pavilion at the entrance to Perkins Library is a hot spot for students to grab a coffee and work on projects.
  3. Foster St. Coffee – Located downtown, Foster St. Coffee has a great study nook that students can use after they grab one of Durham’s best lattes!
  4. Carpenter Reading Room – Tucked away on the 3rd floor of Bostock Library, what makes this room a great place to study is guaranteed silence.
  5. Duke Gardens – Perfect for when you have a bit of reading to do, the Sarah P. Duke Gardens offers peace, tranquility, and a much-needed dose of fresh air.

Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business

Undergraduate Majors

Liberal Arts (33%)
Business/Accounting (24%)
Engineering/Natural Sciences (18%)
Economics (17%)
Other (8%)

Typical Class Demographics
MMS: Foundations of Business

Average Age

23

Average Work Experience

6 months or less

Countries Represented

27

Non-US Citizenship

43%

Women

49%
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MMS: Foundations of Business

Audreya Metz

Class of 2021
Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business Student Marko Pandilovski
MMS: Foundations of Business

Marko Pandilovski

Class of 2022
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MMS: Foundations of Business

Rishabh Poddar

Class of 2021
Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business Student Caty Stanko
MMS: Foundations of Business

Caty Stanko

Class of 2022