Thabi Ncube
"Business Communications opened a new way of thinking and taught me how to be confident, clear and polished - all qualities that are very valuable in business. I still apply the lessons and constructive feedback I received."

MMS: Foundations of Business

Class of 2017
Consulting (Finance)

Prior Education:

Colby College
Economics, 2015
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Why I Chose Fuqua

During my job search during my senior year, I reached out to two Fuqua MMS grads from my country. They helped me tremendously, and I was impressed by their willingness to give up their time for me. When I eventually thought of applying to graduate schools, Fuqua was at the top of my list. I wanted to go to a school that produced people who were selfless and eager to help their communities.


Before Fuqua

I worked as a Utility Operations Associate at EnerNOC, an energy intelligence software company in Boston, MA. I enjoyed working in an operations role as it enabled me to see a wider perspective of how different parts of a firm work together.


After Fuqua

When I graduate, I’ll be joining Deloitte as a consultant in their Advisory practice. I’ll be working with banks, mostly in New York, to help them with compliance issues and anything related to risks.


5 Best MMS Courses and Why

  1. Statistics because it will challenge you!
  2. Marketing, because it also helps you prepare for consulting case interviews.
  3. Business Economics, because the professor has a great sense of humor which makes the material very interesting.
  4. Capital Markets will help you make wise decisions with your money.
  5. Business Communication will make you a more engaging speaker. Professor Mark Brown is a very straightforward, tough-talking professor who cares tremendously about student growth.

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




Student Network

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