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“I had a very diverse team with members from Thailand, China, the United Arab Emirates, and South Korea. Getting to learn about each of their cultures and backgrounds was truly eye-opening for me and taught me a lot that I otherwise wouldn’t have known.”

MMS: Foundations of Business

Class of 2020
Finance or Brand Strategy

Prior Education:

Duke University
Public Policy/Economics, 2019
Wilton, Connecticut

Why I Chose Fuqua

I felt that the MMS: Foundations of Business program would prepare and equip me with a foundation of skills to take into any endeavor I choose to go into. I loved the diverse student body and was eager to learn through the group-based curriculum. I also really liked the team mentality that seemed to be permeating throughout the building. Everyone was eager to help one another learn and bring out the best in each other. Coming from the team-oriented background of Duke Football, the transition to Fuqua’s community was seamless.

Before Fuqua

I interned at JP Morgan, within credit sales and trading, and with a boutique real estate development company, Austin Lawrence Partners.

After Fuqua

I plan to either pursue a career in finance, working in credit sales and trading, or brand strategy at a company like ESPN or Nike.

5 Things to Know About Durham

  1. Durham is known as one of the food capitals of the south, offering a diverse mix of cuisines from around the world.
  2. Downtown is full of old tobacco warehouses and factories that have been restored. Be sure to check out the American Tobacco Campus and the Chesterfield building.
  3. One of the most storied minor league baseball teams—the Durham Bulls, calls Durham home. Be sure to attend a game!
  4. The Durham Performing Arts Center—also known as DPAC—features amazing shows and performances.
  5. Downtown Durham is extremely walkable and has an awesome farmer’s market!

What I Love About Fuqua

One of the defining features of Fuqua is the team mentality and collaborative culture. It can be stressful at times, especially when the job search begins, but your team members become like family and are people you can lean on in times of need. This also extends to the alumni network as alums are always happy to speak with you and help you in any way they can.

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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MMS: Foundations of Business

Yi Shu

Class of 2021
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MMS: Foundations of Business

Quentin Harris

Class of 2020
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MMS: Foundations of Business

Rishabh Poddar

Class of 2021
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MMS: Foundations of Business

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