The online MS in Quantitative Management (MSQM) blends business foundations with analytics. In our foundation courses, you gain knowledge of a broad array of business functions, practices, tools, and concepts. In our business analytics courses, you learn how to analyze data and use results to solve problems and drive success.
MSQM courses engage students through an innovative suite of individual and group activities, assignments, and offer optional live sessions each week with the instructor. Though MSQM coursework is rigorous, NYU Stern structured the part-time program to help you maintain work-life balance while completing your degree.
"We analyzed the competencies that are giving graduates of our MBA programs a measurable advantage in the marketplace and set out to develop a program that gives a similar edge to applicants with any undergraduate major who want or need the flexibility of an online degree. The MSQM is this program."
The MSQM is a cohort program, which means you learn with the same group of students throughout your time at NYU Stern. This model enhances learning and builds a strong sense of community.
Streamlined Program Structure
The part-time, 20-month program comprises 22 short courses, taken one at a time, for a total of 33 credits. Students take courses throughout their time in the program, with multiple long weekends off and other breaks of varied length including two weeks in December/January and a spring break.
The predominantly online MSQM program also includes two immersive four-day residencies, the first at the beginning of the program and the second a year later, on NYU Stern’s Greenwich Village campus.
Learn more about MSQM residential immersions.
Focused Courses with a Personal Touch
Each online course spans three weeks and includes two lessons each week. Lessons incorporate short videos, including mini-lectures, demonstrations, worked examples, and expert interviews. Videos are complemented by a variety of ungraded and graded activities, such as readings, forum discussions, self-tests and quizzes, case analyses, and group projects.
Each week, students may choose to participate in a 60- to 90-minute live online meetup with the instructor and classmates. These synchronous sessions are recorded and posted. Courses are largely self-paced during the week and generally require students to complete assignments by Sunday. Occasionally an exam or project due date will fall a few days after the last lesson.
Students can expect a faculty member, teaching fellow, or staff member to reply to their questions within 24 hours on a weekday.
Learn more about the online learning environment.
Courses offered in part during the residential immersions are: Communication, Professional Responsibility, and Collaboration, Conflict & Negotiation.
Possible MBA Pathway
MSQM students who have not completed the degree and wish to further their education with an MBA are eligible to apply to Stern’s Langone Part-time MBA program and use the credits they have earned online toward their MBA degree. For more information, please visit the MBA Academic Affairs & Advising website here and read the information under the “MSQM to Langone” tab.
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MSQM Course Highlights
Courses created by leading NYU Stern researchers, business professionals, and educators in partnership with our in-house learning science team.
Optional live sessions with professors that give students an opportunity to ask questions, discuss subjects of special interest, or address course topics in greater depth.
Coursework that engages students through an array of learning activities, such as group discussions, in-video quizzing, polls, self-assessments, reflections on readings, interactive games, team projects, and case studies.
Courses developed from the ground up and designed specifically for the online environment.
Assignments that emphasize real-world application of course concepts.
Ahead of the Curve
Courses that anticipate what you will need to succeed in the fast-changing business world.
Before beginning the MS in Quantitative Management program, students must complete the following:
- Math Proficiency
Students are expected to possess knowledge in the math topics below:
- Data Relations (equalities and inequalities, absolute value, ratios, fractions)
- Functions & Graphs (linear and nonlinear functions)
- Systems of Equations
- Exponents (laws of exponents, quadratic formula)
- Logarithms (compound interest and exponential growth, natural logarithms)
- Basic calculus (derivatives of polynomial expressions, using first-order conditions to determine maxima and minima)
- Business Writing Proficiency
The business writing proficiency requirement may be satisfied in any of three ways: 1) Earning a score of 4.0 or better on the analytical writing component (AWA) of a valid GMAT or GRE exam, 2) showing proof of having taken and passed an approved business writing course after the GMAT or GRE test date, or 3) passing a non-credit online Business Writing workshop at Stern before the end of the first semester.
Business Writing workshops are graded Pass/Fail. A passing grade fulfills Stern’s requirement to show proficiency in business writing. Students are automatically registered for the workshop if it is determined necessary, based on the above criteria. A non-refundable $400 fee is charged for the Business Writing Workshop. Students who have been enrolled in the workshop, but believe they have satisfied the proficiency requirement, should contact an MSQM advisor as soon as possible.
Students who do not satisfy this requirement within the allotted time are placed on academic “hold”, preventing them from being able to register for courses the following semester. Students are not permitted to graduate without satisfying this requirement. Students who have been enrolled in the workshop but do not pass are re-enrolled in the workshop and charged an additional non-refundable fee.
- Complete the Stern plagiarism tutorial (available on the admitted student website)
- Review and sign the NYU Stern Code of Conduct (available at orientation)
The Stern School does not accept transfer credits to the MSQM program.
Successful completion of orientation in its entirety is a prerequisite for enrollment in the MSQM program. The program orientation is delivered as part of the first residency.
In exceptional circumstances, we will consider waiving the residential requirement and provide an alternative for completing the orientation and residency coursework.
Default Policies for Stern Courses
Students should assume the following policies apply to all of their Stern courses unless explicitly stated otherwise by the instructor(s).
Courses taken during residencies
Laptops, Cell Phones, Smartphones, Recorders & Other Electronic Devices
May not be used in class.
Required and part of grade.
Faculty may excuse absences and consider requests to change exam and assignment due dates only in cases of documented serious illness, family emergency, religious observance, or civic obligation. If you will miss class for religious observance or civic obligation, you must inform program administration no later than 30 days prior to the immersion.
Arriving Late, Leaving Early, Coming & Going
Students are expected to arrive on time and be present for the entire class.
Arriving late or leaving class early may impact a student’s grade.
Students may show up to class late only if given permission by the instructor and can do so without disrupting the class.
(Note: instructors are not obliged to admit late students or readmit students who leave class early. Alternatively, instructors may choose to admit students only at specific times.)
Late Submission of Assignments
Late assignments are either not accepted or incur a grade penalty unless due to documented serious illness or family emergency. Instructors may make exceptions to this policy for reasons of religious observance or civic obligation only when the assignment cannot reasonably be completed by the due date and the student has made advance arrangements with the instructor for late submission of work.
Collaboration on Graded Assignments
Students may not work together on a graded assignment unless the instructor gives express permission. (NYU Stern Code of Conduct)
Students will conduct themselves with respect and professionalism toward faculty, students, and others present and will follow the rules laid down by the instructor for classroom and online behavior. Students who fail to do so may be asked to leave. (NYU Stern Code of Conduct)
At any time, your classes may be recorded for educational purposes. (Stern policy)
The grades below are without numerical value and are not included in the grade point average:
- IP – Incomplete Passing: Student was passing at time the grade was submitted and lapses to an “N” if not made up by the following deadlines: Fall classes – June 1; Spring classes – January 1.
- IF – Incomplete Failing: Student was failing at the time grade was submitted and lapses to an “F” by the following deadlines: Fall classes – June 1; Spring classes – January 1.
- N – No Credit. Used to indicate that an “IP” has lapsed.
- For MSQM students, all courses with incomplete grades (IP or IF) must be completed and graded by the first Friday of May in order to be eligible for graduation.
- W – Withdrawal. This means the student voluntarily and officially withdrew from the course. A “W” is a grade that carries no weight in the GPA. It does not reflect on the academic performance of a student but simply means that a student remained in the course past the drop deadline. Students who receive a “W” may retake the course for credit provided that they register and pay for the course a second time. The student pays for the credits associated with the “W” and it is recorded on the transcript as attempted credits.
If a student is unable to complete the coursework for a course by the end of the course, the student may request a grade of Incomplete.
The procedure for requesting an Incomplete Grade:
- A student should discuss the option for an incomplete grade with the course instructor before the last class.
- If the instructor agrees, the student and instructor should complete an Incomplete Grade Form. This multi-page form is obtained from the Office of Records and Registration and a copy of the form should be returned to the Office of Records & Registration.
- After receiving an incomplete grade, the student must complete the coursework by the required deadline in order to earn an official grade. The deadlines are: June 1 for Fall courses and January 1 for Spring or Summer courses. Extensions are not granted.
Students may be awarded one of two types of Incomplete grade:
- Incomplete Pass (IP)
An Incomplete Pass may be given if the student was passing at the time the incomplete was given. An “IP” lapses to an “N” or no credit, if not completed by the deadline.
- Incomplete Fail (IF)
An Incomplete Fail is given if the student was failing at the time the incomplete was given. An “IF” lapses to an “F” or fail if not completed by the deadline. A failed course must be retaken if needed for degree requirements. A grade of “F” figures into the GPA calculation.
Grade Point Average
To determine grade point average, divide the total number of credits completed into the total number of honor credits granted. Honor credits for each course are computed by multiplying the credit value of the course by the value (i.e., honor credits) of the grade assigned. For example, a 3-credit course with a grade of “A” (4 honor credits) contributes 3 x 4, for a total of 12 honor credits. Thus, a student completing 20 credits with 50 honor credits would have a grade point average of 2.5. The grade point average includes grades in all MSQM courses. Grades of “N” or “W” are not computed into the grade point average. A grade of “F” remains in the calculation, even if the student retakes the course and receives a passing grade.
An official grade report is available online through Albert once ALL of the student’s grades for the term have been recorded and the student’s record is not on any “hold.”
Grades of F (including those received from Incomplete Fail lapses) are included in the grade point average and remain on a student’s record even after the student has repeated the course and received a passing grade. Students may not repeat courses in which they have previously received passing grades.
Appealing a Grade
If you have a concern about a particular course and/or a grade, you should first address the issue with the course instructor. If the issue is not resolved, you may raise your concern to the chairperson of the academic department. If, after pursuing a resolution with the professor and then the department chair, the matter is still unresolved, it may be raised to the program academic director or vice dean.
Course Evaluations are administered at the end of each course. Students will receive emails informing them of the CE policy, timeline and how to complete the CE online. Students must pay careful attention to the deadlines of each individual CE as students are not permitted to fill out an evaluation after the deadline has passed.
All students must fill out an online Course Evaluation for each course for which they are registered. Because CEs are only effective if all students contribute their feedback, grades are withheld from students who do not complete CEs for one month from the closing of each evaluation period. This policy was recommended and approved by a committee of Stern students and faculty. Faculty are requested not to release final grades to students who fail to submit evaluations and students should not ask.
The responses to all online evaluations are completely anonymous and confidential. Students may fill out CEs online through Albert.
To remain in good academic standing, Stern MSQM students must:
- Satisfactorily complete one course in the semester for which they are admitted; those who do not, must reapply for admission in a subsequent semester.
- Satisfactorily complete at least 6 credits each academic year. This requirement of at least 6 credits each academic year (and only this requirement) may be suspended in cases of multiple Leaves of Absence.
- Satisfactorily complete at least 24 credits within the first three years.
- Satisfactorily complete all requirements for the degree within a maximum of six years from initial enrollment in the program.
- Students who are unable to maintain this pace will not be permitted to continue in their degree program.
To maintain satisfactory academic progress, students must maintain minimum grade point average standards. Specifically, students must earn cumulative GPAs according to the criteria outlined below:
- For graduation eligibility: 2.5000 and above
- To avoid Academic Probation: 2.3000 and above
- To avoid dismissal from NYU Stern: 2.1000 and above
Grade point averages include all coursework that appears on the Graduate Stern transcript.
A 2.5000 grade point average is required of all MSQM program students to meet eligibility requirements for graduation.
If a student’s GPA falls below 2.3000 at any point while matriculated in a degree program, he or she is placed on Academic Probation. Academic Probation signals that a student is not in good academic standing and that he or she is at risk of falling below the minimum program GPA requirements.
Regardless of GPA, students may also be placed on academic probation for earning a grade of “Incomplete” for multiple courses and/or failing to satisfactorily complete agreed upon program completion requirements.
If a student’s GPA falls below a 2.1000, he or she will be dismissed from the program.
Leave of Absence
Requesting a Leave of Absence
Students must petition the MSQM Academic Policy Board in advance of any Fall or Spring term for which they are unable to enroll or during which they drop or withdraw from all courses. Leaves of absence are included in the program completion deadline which is six years from the semester of first enrollment.
Leaves of Absence are not granted to students who find they cannot begin the program in the semester for which they were admitted or successfully complete one course in that first semester. These students must contact MSQM Admissions for information on the reapplication process for a subsequent semester.
Leave of Absence Request Process
- Submit Request
Students must submit their request for a Leave of Absence to the MSQM Academic Policy Board. The application must include:
- The reason a Leave of Absence is necessary.
- The term in which enrollment is expected to resume.
- A detailed academic action plan for degree completion upon return from the Leave of Absence.
If a leave of absence is granted:
- Pay Maintaining Matriculation Fee
Students must maintain matriculation by paying a fee to the Stern Bursar called a Maintaining Matriculation Fee. The fee is calculated on a per semester basis and must be paid at the time the leave is granted. Approved students receive an approval letter from with the fee amount and payment instructions. Students are not eligible to continue in their degree programs unless a Leave of Absence has been granted and the matriculation fee has been paid.
- Contact the Office of Financial Aid
Students must contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine how a Leave of Absence may affect their financial aid packages and repayment plans.
Degree candidates must maintain continuous matriculation throughout the duration of the program. Students may maintain matriculation by registering for courses or requesting a Leave of Absence during each semester in which they are enrolled in the MSQM program. Students who are unable to enroll or who drop or withdraw from all courses must request a leave of absence.
Maintaining matriculation reserves a student’s place in the degree program as a continuing student and ensures that the student will continue to receive registration materials and any other communications to enrolled students.
Withdrawing from the Program
In the rare cases when students need to withdraw from the Stern MSQM program, they must follow the procedure outlined below.
- Meet with MSQM Academic Affairs to discuss your circumstances and options.
- Meet with the program director or dean, if necessary.
- Submit a formal written notification of withdrawal to MSQM Academic Affairs. (Email is acceptable.)
- MSQM Academic Affairs will send a letter of confirmation of withdrawal to you and copy the Registrar, the Bursar, the Office of Financial Aid, and Admissions.
- You will be withdrawn from your courses.
- Direct any requests for tuition refunds to the MSQM Academic Policy Board.
All MSQM students must complete the degree requirements within six years of the first semester of enrollment. Students who do not meet this deadline must reapply through MSQM Admissions and will compete with the current pool of applicants. Students who are readmitted to the program must fulfill program requirements and all other policies of the school in effect for the semester for which they are readmitted. This may mean that additional coursework is required when a student is re-admitted. Only one re-admission is allowed. Students who do not complete the degree requirements within six years of the second admission will forego the opportunity to receive the MSQM from the Stern School of Business.
Application for Degree Candidacy
All MSQM students must file an Application for Degree Form with the Office of Records and Registration by logging into Albert. Candidates for January graduation must file the application by October 1 of the previous year. May candidates must file by February 1 and September candidates must file by June 1. Grades for outstanding course work from previous semesters MUST be submitted to the Office of Records & Registration and all financial obligations must be satisfied by the first Friday of May for May degree candidates and by the third Monday of January or September for January and September degree candidates respectively.
Candidates who wish to have their employers notified of their graduation should file an Employer Notification of Graduation request through Albert, along with their application for graduation. After logging in, look for Program Progress (under the LINKS column) then Graduation Application, then click on Employment Notification of Graduation.
Business Writing Requirement
All MSQM degree candidates must satisfy the business writing proficiency requirement to qualify for graduation.
All degree and certificate candidates must maintain continuous matriculation during their entire program. This is normally done by completing course work during each Fall and Spring semester. Students in good standing who are making satisfactory progress toward completion of their program but must be away for a Fall and/or Spring semester must request a Leave of Absence and maintain matriculation by paying a fee. Students permitted to complete a portion of their program at another accredited university must pay the matriculation fee for each Fall and/or Spring semester they are away from Stern.
All courses with incomplete grades (IP or IF) must be completed for a degree candidate to be eligible for graduation. For students graduating in May, all courses with incomplete grades must be completed and graded by the first Friday of May. For students graduating in January or September, all courses with incomplete grades must be completed and graded by the third Monday of the month in which they filed to graduate (ie: January or September).
Incompletes not made up by this deadline lapse to N in the case of an IP (Incomplete Passing) and F in the case of an IF (Incomplete Failing).
All MSQM candidates must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in order to graduate.
Tuition and Fees
All financial obligations must be met before a student may graduate. In addition, the University reserves the right to withhold all information regarding the record of any student who is in arrears in paying tuition, fees, loans, or other charges.
Stern awards the MSQM degree with Distinction to MSQM students in the top 10 percent of their graduating class. Courses taken at other universities are not included in the grade point average or in the calculation for distinction.
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State Authorization Information and Contact for Student Complaint Processes
For a student enrolled in a distance education program or course, please reference NYU’s state authorization website for information detailing the applicable complaint process. The NYU Stern School of Business distance education complaint contact is Evan Silberman. You may reach him/her at OnlineMSQM@stern.nyu.edu.