What you need to know

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

Candidates eligible for the Accelerated MSQM: Business Analytics program must have an MBA degree from Fuqua, a similar MBA from an AACSB-accredited institution, or an MMS degree from Fuqua.  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.

Apply to Accelerated MSQM: BA

Application deadlines for the 2023-2024 application are:

Admissions Round Application Deadline
Round 1 November 1, 2023
Round 2 December 6, 2023
Round 3 January 4, 2024
Round 4 February 1, 2024
Round 5 March 6, 2024
Round 6 April 3, 2024
Round 7 May 1, 2024
Round 8 June 5, 2024
Round 9* July 3, 2024

*We will accept applications on a rolling basis after the Round 9 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 test scores.

Accelerated MSQM: Business Analytics Application Deadline

Now accepting applications on a rolling basis through:

August 19, 2024


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 video-conference

  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:

  • You have an MBA or a Master’s in Management (including Fuqua’s MMS) degree from a strong, accredited school
  • 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 Accelerated MSQM: Business Analytics program who have strong quantitative and business or data analytics 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
  • MBA or Master’s in Management (including Fuqua’s MMS) degree from a strong, accredited school
  • 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, 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.


A recommendation provides 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 s/he represents you well and showcases aspects of you that are not reflected in other areas of the application.


You can schedule an interview once you begin the application process. Most interviews will occur via video-conference; North Carolina residents may have the opportunity to interview on campus by invitation. Both formats carry equal weight in the admissions process, and is required before your application is complete. 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
Accelerated Master of Science in Quantitative Management

Admissions Information

Facts + Dates

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Application Instructions

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Admission Events

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Class Profile

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Tuition + Costs

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Financing Your Degree

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