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The MSQM is a part-time, 20-month program which comprises 22 short courses, taken one at a time. Each course is 1.5 credits, for a total of 33 credits. 

The program starts every year in August and students take courses continuously, with multiple long weekends off and other breaks of varied length, including two weeks in December/January and a spring break. The program is lock-step, meaning students follow a prescribed schedule and take all courses together as a cohort.

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Residential Immersions

The predominantly online MSQM program also includes two immersive four-day residencies, one each August on NYU’s Greenwich Village campus. During each residency, students will take classes in person as well as participate in social and networking events.

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Program Structure

Each course 1.5 credits and is offered over a period of around 3-3.5 weeks, and typically, students take one at a time (except during the second residential immersion.) Below is a sample schedule of the courses taken each semester of the program. Please note that this schedule is tentative and is subject to change.

List of first and second year's courses and breaks

First year’s courses and breaks - Fall Semester: Communication*, R Programming for Data, Probability & Statistics, Statistical Modeling, Thanksgiving Break, Microeconomics, Winter Break. Spring Semester: The Global Economy, Financial Accounting 1, Financial Accounting 2, Spring Break, Leadership. Summer Semester: Databases for Business Analytics, May Break, Foundations of Finance, Corporate Finance.
Second year’s courses and breaks - Fall Semester: Negotiation*, Professional Responsibility*, Marketing, Customer Insights, Thanksgiving Break, Data Science & Predictive Analytics, Data Visualization, Winter Break. Spring Semester: Operations, Decision Models & Analytics, Business Strategy, Corporate Strategy

*Denotes a course taken in-person during the Residential Immersions

Click here for a PDF version of the above table.

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Course Structure

Each online course spans three weeks and includes two lessons each week. Students may choose to participate in a weekly 60- to 90-minute live online meetup with the instructor. Students can expect a faculty member, teaching fellow, or staff member to reply to their questions within 24 hours on a regular school weekday