A. About QTEM
1. What’s the advantage of QTEM?
Access to an outstanding network:
Excellent Academic Partners
Multinational Corporate Partners
Carefully selected QTEM Participants
Global alumni network
A flexible program that offers the opportunity to develop quant skills in academic and professional settings
2. Is there a cost to participate in QTEM?
Access to QTEM requires no additional fees than local master fees, which makes QTEM extremely attractive. Participants are responsible for their travel and accommodation costs during their exchanges.
3. Who are the targeted QTEM Participants?
QTEM Applicants are outstanding academic bachelor degree holders (in management, business or economics). They are interested in further developing rigorous quantitative and analytical skills that are directly relevant to multinationals companies and/or international institutions. Moreover, QTEM Applicants acquire a robust international experience through international exchanges and a company internship.
B. Selection procedure
1. How is my application evaluated?
The local jury at your home institution will take into account the following criteria:
Bachelor grades (with a special focus on quantitative courses)
Academic excellence (must have)
English proficiency (must have)
Quantitative proficiency (must have)
International experience (plus)
Professional/extra-academic experience (plus)
GMAT (strongly recommended >650) (Test taken within the last 3 years)
2. Do I need to take language exams?
No. QTEM courses abroad are fully in English. Therefore, no language exam is required. The knowledge and proficiency in English of QTEM candidates will be assessed by your home institution.
3. Could a GRE score replace a GMAT score?
Yes. But the score must be equivalent to the GMAT requirements, as determined through the official calculation system(www.ets.org).
4. If I am selected for QTEM, can I change my mind and get a “classic” Masters?
No. As soon, as your name is communicated to the central QTEM Team, a destination is reserved for you based on your preferences.
5. What’s the requirement of GMAT score?
GMAT score should be above 650. The student cannot be considered for QTEM if the student doesn’t meet the common acceptance for QTEM, except for maximum 3 students per year per Academic Partner.
C. Academic Courses
1. Can I have access to the course listing?
The major information about the QTEM course modules is on qtem.org. Registered students have access to more detailed course information on the QTEM intranet.
2. Can I choose the courses in the modules?
Yes, you can choose the ones you want to follow amongst all the proposed courses of the QTEM module (unless otherwise specified by your home university).
3. How many courses do I have to take abroad?
A minimum of 22 ECTS of quantitative courses need to be completed, on average per QTEM exchange. There is no maximum number of courses.
4. Will I follow courses in a language different from English?
QTEM courses are offered in English. However, depending on where you do your exchange, you may be eligible to take classes in the local language.
5. How to change QTEM credits to home institutional credits?
Within two weeks of receiving the course transcript from your exchange institution, fill in and submit the "Xiamen University Graduate Program Credits Recognition and Conversion Application Form" and the original transcript. If the course is the same as training plan of Xiamen university, the course may be exempted from the course. Credit recognition and conversion process please refer to:
1. Which rules apply to the QTEM internship?
It is an internship from our Corporate Partners’ network or any other Corporate contact at your initiative.
· Covers a period of minimum 240 working hours.
· Can be done at home or abroad
· Each QTEM student is responsible for finding his/her own QTEM internship and for completing the online "QTEM Paperless Internship Manager"
2. How do I find an internship?
When you are accepted into QTEM you will be asked to register and create an online profile and CV. This enables Corporate Partners to view your online profile and also allows you to view the internship and job opportunities they have posted.
3. Can I complete the internship at different companies?
Yes, the minimum duration can be achieved through more than one internship.
During QTEM exchange, whether to provide accommodation depends on academic partner, and students need to inquire themselves or consult with the exchange university.
F. About new rule of QDC. (QTEM Data Challenge)
1. What is QDC?
All QTEM students should successfully complete the QTEM Data Challenge. The QTEM Data Challenge consists of two online preparatory courses, and one global group work (including a final report). The expected workload amounts to around 150 hours.
2.When should I finish QDC?
It can be done in parallel with the exchange and during the same or different semesters.
G. Timing of implementation
From the selection of February 2020, all students will follow the new rules. For the selection of June 2019, each Academic Partner decides whether their students follow the new rules or the former rules.
1. Graduation time: September 30 or January 31 of the following year.
2. Each academic partner can send up to 20 students per semester, and maximum 7 students to another Partner
The information on this website is for reference only. If there is any inconsistency, please refer to the QTEM official website information: www.qtem.org