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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.

 Business Analytics Admissions counselor, Claire Garst

Our MQM: Business Analytics Admissions Assistant Director, Ben Boatwright, is standing by to help you learn more about the program and answer your questions throughout the admissions process.

The 2023-2024 MQM: BA application is now closed. The 2024-2025 application will be available in late July.

Master of Quantitative Management: Business Analytics Deadlines


Application Deadline

Interview Decision Sent

Decision Release

Deposit Deadline

Round 1

Oct. 11, 2023

Nov. 14, 2023

Dec. 5, 2023

Jan. 26, 2024

Round 2

Jan. 4, 2024

Jan. 31, 2024

Mar. 1, 2024

Apr. 12, 2024

Round 3

Mar. 6, 2024

Apr. 1, 2024

Apr. 23, 2024

May 17, 2024

Round 4

Apr. 17, 2024

May 3, 2024

May 23, 2024

Jun. 7, 2024

Round 5

May 15, 2024

May 29, 2024

Jun. 11, 2024

Jun. 20, 2024

*International MQM applicants should apply in Round 1 or 2 for visa processing reasons.
**International MQM applicants currently on student visas in the U.S. should apply by Round 3.
***MQM official transcript deadline is June 28 with degree conferred.

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.

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 test scores.

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  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 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 test scores that reflect your academic abilities, with particular attention paid to the quantitative segment

English Language Proficiency: English as a Second Language test scores are no longer accepted. Fuqua does not require scores for English tests; however, in the past we have allowed applicants to submit ESL scores at their discretion, which at times can slow the application verification process. To alleviate this potential delay, we will no longer be accepting ESL test scores, even as an optional material submission. We will continue to utilize all other aspects of the application – other standardized tests, essays, undergraduate record, recommendation, and the interview – to evaluate English language skills.

Your resume, application essays, recommendation, 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.


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 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 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, you may submit a recommendation from someone who knows you through school and can speak to your performance in an academic setting. Please clarify if you select this option in the Optional Essay. You may not submit more than one recommendation. 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 MQM: Business Analytics candidates. Interviews will be extended by invitation after careful review of your application materials. 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. 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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