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“I did not expect to enjoy some of my coursework as much as I have. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed courses such as economics and accounting. The professors taught the classes well and made the material engaging."

MMS: Foundations of Business

Class of 2021
Management Consulting

Prior Education:

Yale University
Psychology, 2019
Bowie, Maryland

Why I Chose Fuqua

Fuqua stood out to me from other business schools because of its emphasis on team-based learning. I quickly learned that Fuqua does not just focus on developing knowledge and skills in the classroom but also on growing interpersonal connections. My cohort includes students from all over the world who have a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. I have learned just as much from sharing experiences with my classmates as I have in the classroom. The balance of cultural and academic learning has allowed me to grow both personally and professionally.

Before Fuqua

I interned and then worked in human resources for the American Wind Energy Association in Washington D.C. I was inspired to pursue an MMS degree because I wanted to strengthen my knowledge of specific business functions.

After Fuqua

I intend to work in organizational management consulting with a focus on process improvement.

5 Things to Know About Durham

  1. There are a variety of cuisines and culinary choices; it’s worth exploring the options!
  2. The Eno River State Park is beautiful and a great place to go if you’re looking for a nice trail.
  3. Durham is a college town; even if you’re not a big sports fan, you will come to love Duke sports.
  4. Though Durham is fairly small, you will definitely want to have a car or be prepared to use another form of transportation to get around.
  5. Durham truly lives up to its nickname, the city of medicine. Health care is a major industry here, and there are many health and medical-related companies in the area.

What I Love About Fuqua

What I appreciate most about the Fuqua community and network is the value of being one team. From classmates to professors and even alumni, there is a shared desire to help and support one another. It is truly a collaborative and caring community that wants to help you develop your skills and grow as a person.

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

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Class of 2022
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MMS: Foundations of Business

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MMS: Foundations of Business

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MMS: Foundations of Business

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