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

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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Yes! We welcome participation from both domestic and international students. Please visit the International Applicants page for information about requirements.
Students are responsible for finding and arranging their own lodging. We are happy to provide guidance on finding a place to stay near campus.
Neither your diploma nor transcripts will reference the program’s format.
  • 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.
We do not accept transfer credits.
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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