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We know a graduate degree is a significant investment of your time, energy, and money—so we want to ensure that those accepted to the Master of Quantitative Management (MQM) program will excel at Fuqua and advance toward their long-term goals.

Strong candidates for the MQM program have shown success in their undergraduate coursework, have ambitions that would be well served by the program, and hold values that align with Fuqua’s.

We are accepting applications for the next MQM class, which begins in July 2018 and graduates in May 2019.

Master of Quantitative Management Deadlines

Round

Application Deadline

Interview Decision Sent

Decision Release

Early Action*

Sept. 13

Oct. 5

Oct. 24

Round 1

Oct. 26

Nov. 17

Dec. 11

Round 2

Jan. 17

Feb. 19

Mar. 12

Round 3

Feb. 28

Mar. 28

Apr. 17

Round 4

Apr. 4

Apr. 30

May 17

*Early Action is a binding round

If you are:

Looking for a merit-based scholarship: We encourage students to apply early for the best chance of receiving merit-based scholarships; however, we will still make awards to deserving candidates in every admission round.

Applying from another country: International students requiring an F-1 visa, who are not already studying in the U.S. and are eligible for a transfer, must apply no later than the Round 2 deadline to ensure sufficient time for visa processing.

Reapplying: You are strongly encouraged to apply by the Round 2 deadline.

Ready to commit to Fuqua: The Early Action option is ideal for applicants who have completed their graduate business school research and have decided that Fuqua is the best school for them. Applicants admitted in the Early Action round must withdraw any applications submitted to other schools and submit a tuition deposit and official transcript(s) by November 14, 2017.

Before you apply...

1. Complete all application components.

2. Make sure your references were sent.

3. Polish your essays.

4. Submit your best official GMAT/GRE scores.

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    Decide if we're a good fit

  2. Plan Ahead

    Contact recommenders, prep for GMAT/GRE

  3. Work on Application

    Create resume, draft essays

  4. Submit Best Application

    Share your story and goals

  5. Interview

    By invitation on campus or via Skype

  6. Receive a Decision

     

Selection Criteria

A good match is important from both sides—yours and ours—so we take a holistic approach to considering each candidate. All the components of your application give you the chance to demonstrate your strengths and your fit with Fuqua. You’ll be considered a strong applicant if:

  • We’re confident you will be successful in our program.
  • You’ll add value to your peers and to Fuqua throughout your academic, personal, and professional experiences.
  • You believe diversity in thought and background are important within your community.
  • You demonstrate competence, character, and purpose and have the strongest potential to be a leader who is a positive force for change.

Although not required for admission, your prior work experience helps us understand how you’ve developed, on both a professional and personal level.

  • There is no minimum work experience required for this program.
  • Any paid or unpaid work experience will be considered, including volunteer, part-time work, internships, and student clubs and activities.
  • You should have no more than 3 years of full-time, post-graduate work experience.
  • In your application, show us how your work experience has helped you mature, gain leadership and teamwork skills, and how it will help you be an active contributor in the Fuqua learning environment.

Fuqua admits candidates to the MQM program who have strong quantitative and analytical skills and who will excel in a demanding, fast-paced environment. We admit applicants with:

  • Undergraduate degrees from a 4-year accredited college or university in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business, economics, or an equivalent quantitative major
  • A strong performance in quantitative courses including math, statistics, and computer science
  • GPAs and GMAT/GRE scores that reflect your academic abilities, with particular attention paid to the quantitative segment

Applicants for whom English is a second language are encouraged to submit a score from an English proficiency test (TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE), but these scores are not required to complete your application.

In addition to ESL test scores, MQM applicants may provide an InitialView interview. Please visit the InitialView website for information about making reservations and sending your results to Fuqua.

Your resume, application essays, recommendations, and interview are what weave fit, passion, and impact together into your "story." No one part is more important than the other, so give each one your best. And most importantly, just be you.

Resume:

You must include a current 1-page professional resume. Please start with your current position and include employment information (full and part-time) and relevant volunteer work, internships, or student club or organization positions. Your education section should show dates of attendance and degrees received.

Essays:

Your essays allow us to get to know you as a person—what drives you and inspires you. You have the chance here to fill in any gaps or provide extra details on key areas of your application.

Recommendations:

Recommendations provide a third-party perspective on your ability to succeed at Fuqua. One recommendation should reflect your performance in a professional setting, and the other should come from a current or former professor and reflect your performance in an academic setting. Prepare your recommenders so they represent you well and showcase aspects of you that are not reflected in other areas of the application.

Interview:

We do not offer open interviews for MQM candidates. Interviews will be extended by invitation after careful review of your application materials. Most interviews will occur via Skype; North Carolina residents may have the opportunity to interview on campus by invitation. Both formats carry equal weight in the admissions process. Interviews are conducted with individual applicants by staff, alumni, or select second-year MBA students.

During your interview, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Show us your interpersonal skills
  • Discuss your educational background and personal interests
  • Demonstrate how you and Fuqua are a good fit

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our FAQ page for answers to our most frequently asked questions for the MQM program.

Frequently Asked Questions