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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 MQM: Business Analytics program will excel at Fuqua and advance toward their long-term goals.

Strong candidates for the MQM: Business Analytics 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.

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Our MQM: Business Analytics Admissions counselor, Grady Arnao, is standing by to help you learn more about the program and answer your questions throughout the admissions process.

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Master of Quantitative Management: Business Analytics Deadlines

Round

Application Deadline

Interview Decision Sent

Decision Release

First Deposit Deadline

Round 1

Oct. 21, 2019

Nov. 18, 2019

Dec. 10, 2019

Jan. 28, 2020

Round 2

Jan. 15, 2020

Feb. 12, 2020

Mar. 12, 2020

Apr. 6, 2020

Round 3

Feb. 27, 2020

Mar. 31, 2020

Apr. 21, 2020

May 13, 2020

Round 4

Apr. 6, 2020

Apr. 28, 2020

May 19, 2020

Jun. 1, 2020

 

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.

 

Before you apply...

1. Complete all application components.

2. Make sure your references have been notified.

3. Polish your essays.

4. Submit your best GMAT/GRE scores.

MQM: Business Analytics Round 2 Deadline

01/15/2020
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  1. Research Us

    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: Business Analytics 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.

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 letter of recommendation is required and should come from someone who knows you in a professional context, such as a supervisor at an internship or place of employment. If you are unable to provide a professional recommendation, please clarify in the Optional Information section. You may also choose to submit an additional recommendation from someone who knows you through school and can speak to 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: Business Analytics 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

 

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