What you need to know

A Master of Science in Quantitative Management: Business Analytics degree is a big commitment of your time and resources. If accepted to the MSQM: Business Analytics program, both you and Fuqua want to ensure you’ll do well in your coursework and in leveraging the skills you’ll build as you progress through your career.

Candidates who are a good fit for the MSQM: Business Analytics program have shown an aptitude for quantitative studies in their undergraduate coursework, have career goals that this program will help them achieve, and hold values in line with Fuqua’s. Our admissions team is ready to help you learn more about this program and answer your questions. You can reach a counselor by email or by calling +1.919.660.7705

We are accepting applications for the next MSQM: Business Analytics class, which starts in September 2020. Your coursework will be completed in April 2022, and your graduation ceremony is in May 2022.

Round 1   

Round 2    

Round 3    

Round 4    

Round 5     

Round 6    

Round 7    

Dec 4, 2019

Jan 22, 2020

Mar 18, 2020

May 1, 2020

May 27, 2020

Jun 30, 2020

Aug 1, 2020


For the final deadline of August 1, all materials, including interview and recommendations must be completed and received before the deadline to be considered for the program beginning in September 2020.

If you are seeking a merit-based scholarship:

While every admitted student is considered for a merit scholarship, it may be to your benefit to apply in the earliest round possible, as we have a set budget for scholarship funding.


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.

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Admissions Details

  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 your candidacy. Each of the components of your application gives you the chance to demonstrate your strengths and fit with Fuqua. You’ll be considered a strong applicant if:

  • We’re confident you will be successful in our program (which requires having a high English proficiency)
  • You’ll add value to Fuqua and your peers through your professional, personal, and academic experiences
  • You believe diversity in thought and background are important within your professional life and 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.
  • 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 online Fuqua learning environment.

Fuqua admits candidates to the MSQM: 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 or GRE scores that reflect your academic abilities, with particular attention paid to the quantitative segment (For mid-career candidates with concerns about taking the GMAT, please contact the admissions office to discuss alternatives.)

Your application essays, recommendations, resume, 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.

CV or 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.


Your essay lets you share your perspective and help us understand what drives and inspires you, personally and at work. Use your essay to fill in any gaps or provide extra details on key areas of your application.


Recommendations provide a third-party perspective on your ability to succeed at Fuqua. Your recommendation should reflect your performance in a professional setting. Prepare your recommender so they represent you well and showcase aspects of you that are not reflected in other areas of the application.


We do not offer open interviews for MSQM: 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 by Fuqua staff who will ask you a variety of questions about your work experience, educational background, and personal interests. At the conclusion, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions.

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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