FAQ - Online Masters Degree (MSQM) - NYU Stern School of Business
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Online M.S. in Quantitative Management

Online Master of Science in Quantitative Management


Frequently Asked Questions

When is the MSQM program application due?

There are multiple application deadlines:

Monday, November 15th, 2021 (Priority Scholarship Deadline)
Friday, January 14th, 2022
Tuesday, March 15th, 2022
Monday, May 16th, 2022

Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on the day of the deadline. Any mailed application material must be postmarked by the deadline date.

Applications are reviewed and admissions decisions are given on an ongoing basis throughout the admissions cycle. We recommend submitting your application earlier in the cycle as admission becomes more competitive throughout the year.

Do I have to take the GMAT for admission into the MSQM program?

While the GMAT, GRE, or GMAC Executive Assessment exams are optional for the MSQM program, we encourage applicants to submit scores if they believe it will strengthen their applications or their academic and professional records do not provide sufficient evidence of their quantitative, verbal, and reasoning abilities.  

If you will not be submitting a test score, please provide a supplemental essay in which you explain how your academic and professional experience provide evidence of your quantitative, verbal, and reasoning abilities.

What are the application requirements for the MSQM program?

Please visit the Application Requirements Overview page for a list application requirements or the Application Instructions and Admission Policies page for more detail.  

Does the program have any math prerequisites?

Before beginning the program, students are expected to be comfortable with the concepts listed below. If you have any doubt about whether you meet the MSQM math prerequisites, we encourage you to enroll in a refresher course. Please reach out to an admissions counselor with any questions about math preparation.

  • Data Relations (equalities and inequalities, absolute value, ratios, fractions, summation notation)
  • 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)

Can the MSQM be completed on a part-time basis while I continue to work?

The MSQM is a part-time program, structured to accommodate working professionals. Students take one course at a time and can complete online courses largely on their own schedule. Students are, however, required to meet weekly deadlines for assignments. MSQM professors hold optional live sessions each week which are recorded for students who are unable to attend.

Learn more on the Curriculum page.

What is the structure of the MSQM program?

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

Learn more on the Curriculum page.

Will I ever need to go to the NYU campus?

The MSQM program includes two immersive four-day residencies on the the NYU Stern Campus in Greenwich Village. The residential immersions are a highlight of the program and take place over a long weekend to accommodate working professionals. In exceptional circumstances, we will consider waiving the residency requirement and provide alternatives for completing the orientation and coursework.

Please visit the Residential Immersions page for more information.

Additionally, we welcome students to come to campus for both the NYU Stern Graduate Convocation and NYU’s All-University Commencement at Yankee Stadium.

Do you accept international students?

Yes! We welcome participation from both domestic and international students. Please visit the International Applicants page for information about requirements.

Where do students stay during the residencies?

Students are responsible for finding and arranging their own lodging. We are happy to provide guidance on finding a place to stay near campus.

Will my diploma indicate that I earned the MSQM online?

Neither your diploma nor transcripts will reference the program’s format.

What are the program’s technical requirements?

  • A desktop or laptop computer
  • A webcam and headset (preferred) or microphone for online meetups
  • Broadband/high speed Internet (2 Mbps minimum/4 Mbps preferred) to ensure your ability to fully participate in online meetups using Zoom
  • Operating System: Mac OS 10.14 or Windows 10 or later
  • Browser Requirements
    • Windows: IE 11+,  Edge 12+, Firefox 77+,  Chrome 80+
    • Mac: Safari 11+, Firefox 77+,  Chrome 80+
  • This program does not support mobile devices, including iPads and tablets.

Do you accept transfer credits?

We do not accept transfer credits.

Are MSQM course credits transferable to any other NYU Stern programs?

Eligible MSQM students who have not completed the degree and wish to further their education with an MBA are able to transfer to Stern’s Langone Part-time MBA program and use the credits they have earned online toward the MBA degree if they meet eligibility requirements. For more information, click here.

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