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“I never thought that I would be learning how to code. The MMS MSTeM track has offered insights into the technological aspect of business and has been very helpful in giving me a completely new perspective.”

MMS: Foundations of Business

Class of 2020

Prior Education:

Maastricht University
International Business, 2019
Hagen, Germany

Why I Chose Fuqua

I was at a point in my professional development, where I had figured out my strengths and knew what I wanted in a future job. To be able to assess more precisely where and in which industry I saw my future, I wanted to exchange experiences with people from different backgrounds. Fuqua’s focus on teamwork, it’s international outlook, program format, and small class sizes all gained my interest and seemed to be a perfect fit.

Before Fuqua

I interned for Lufthansa Consulting and worked on a variety of projects including the restructuring of an airport in Russia and establishing a transformational framework for future acquisitions. I also interned at a small private equity firm where I took a closer look at two targets in the surface technology business segment and their valuations.

After Fuqua

I would like to work in consulting, preferably financial consulting. After working in this sector for a few years and building up necessary skills, I am planning on becoming a senior manager at one of the S&P 500 firms.

5 Ways to Make Friends at Fuqua

  1. Attend events organized by the MMS program team. It’s a good way to get to know people outside of class.
  2. Go to sporting events. They’re fun and you get to learn more about the American culture (I still don’t understand the whole baseball hype though).
  3. Participate in Campout! Every year graduate students can camp out to enter a lottery for season basketball tickets.
  4. Go on trips! This winter, a group of students from the MMS and MQM programs went on a ski trip together.
  5. Host a party! It is a lot of work, but you will definitely get to know new people. Word of a good party spreads fast!

What I Love About Fuqua

I joined the tennis club and have met really interesting people from the Daytime MBA program. It makes it much easier and more fun to get to know people informally, rather than setting up a meeting or coffee chat. The open-minded and family-oriented culture throughout Fuqua and Duke makes networking even easier, as people care about you and want to know your story.

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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