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“With the diverse range of backgrounds on my team, it has created an interesting working dynamic. We have learned to rely on each person’s strengths to complete our assignments. This has made me more aware of how others think and process concepts when tackling problems.”

MMS: Foundations of Business

Class of 2020

Prior Education:

Cambridge University
Natural Sciences, 2019
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Why I Chose Fuqua

I completed an academically rigorous undergraduate program in biology, however, I wanted to transition to business. At Fuqua, I knew that I would be able to get a slightly different business perspective than in the UK, which would be beneficial since I want to work in the U.S. I also had the opportunity to play field hockey on Duke’s team. Getting to play field hockey at the top collegiate level in the U.S. while getting a master’s degree was something I couldn’t pass up.

Before Fuqua

Hockey has played a major role in my life. I have played in local clubs, at university, and in the England Hockey development pathway. A highlight from my hockey career was being a captain of the Cambridge University team.

After Fuqua

I am leaning towards pursuing a career in consulting. Being passionate about sports and neuroscience/psychology research, I am keen to pursue a career at a company that is shaping the world of sport, or that is working towards biological scientific advancements.

5 Best Courses

  1. Business Communication – This course is taught by Professor Mark Brown, who has an infinite number of interesting stories that he loves to tell. It is also very practical – it’s all about building presentation skills.
  2. Finance – It’s great to have an understanding of financial concepts and calculations. It is helpful for my own financial decisions and when reading business articles, the content makes much more sense.
  3. Economics – This has been much more interesting than I suspected, and behavioral economics is particularly fascinating.
  4. Strategy – Since I potentially want to go into a career in strategic consulting, it’s safe to say this is a highly relevant course!
  5. Marketing Analysis – It’s pretty nice to get to watch TV commercials during class and very interesting to see how successful advertising campaigns can have an impact.

What I Love About My Classmates

I can’t quite believe the diverse backgrounds that my classmates have, and how different each of our educational systems were prior to Fuqua. It’s interesting that we each have had such different academic and work experiences and yet are all together learning the same courses and helping each other out.

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


Average Work Experience

6 months or less

Countries Represented


Non-US Citizenship



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