Introduction to QTEM

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The QTEM Project
A new Network Master in
Quantitative Techniques for Economics and
Management
The QTEM team is grateful to the Bernheim Foundation for its crucial contribution to the QTEM project
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Outline
1.
Who?
Which students can access QTEM?
2.
What?
Content and learning experience
3.
Why?
Opportunities
4.
How?
Application & Selection
5.
Deadlines & Further information
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1. WHO?
WHICH STUDENTS CAN ACCESS QTEM?
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1. Which students can access QTEM?
The QTEM master is accessible to students
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Who are in the third year of the following bachelor
programmes at BI:
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Business (Sivøk)
Finance
Who will enroll in:
• The Master of Science in Business majors Finance or Economics
• Who pass a competitive selection procedure
• GPA of at least B
• GMAT
• Interview
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2. WHAT IS QTEM?
2A. QTEM NETWORK - COMMON RULES
2B. QTEM FOR BI PARTICIPANTS
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2A. QTEM Values
International
Partnership
Academic
Excellence
Business and
Policy Relevance
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2A. What is QTEM?
A new Network Master in
Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management
• A network program in
partnership with top Schools of
Economics and Management
• The QTEM master will educate
and provide future decision
makers
− Highly skilled with analytical
and quantitative techniques
− Experienced through concrete
business and policy challenges
− Comfortable in international
settings
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2A. Top Schools of Economics &
Management
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The Network is growing and additional Academic
Partners are expected soon
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Each academic partner brings in 4 corporate
partners to the network
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QTEM Academic Partners are prestigious and have
a very high overall score on the following
dimensions:
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Best programs in Business & Economics, with
top rankings and accreditations
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Availability of both Economics and
Management tracks
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Quantitative orientation in courses offered
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Quality of the international network
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2A. QTEM master structure
MA1 S1
Core courses
 Management
 Economics
Quantitative
courses
MA1 S2
MA2 S1
Home
Home
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MA2 S2

30 ECTS
QTEM
exchange #1
QTEM
exchange #2
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Min. 30 ECTS
Min. 30 ECTS
 30 ECTS
Master thesis
*
(Jun-Sept)
6 ECTS
Home
Company internship
Graduation
and
certification
Min. 2 months
Home
 Master
Degree
QTEM
 International
Certificate
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2A. 16 analytical functions* = 16 QTEM quantitative
modules
QTEM Modules
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1. Business Intelligence
9. Marketing and Sales
2. Controlling & Accounting
10. Microeconomics, Contract & Auction Theory
3. Entrepreneurship
11. Policy-Making, Regulation and Pricing
4. Finance - Actuarial Sciences
12. Quantitative Techniques & Tools
5. Finance - Banking and Management of Financial
Institutions
13. Risk Management
6. Finance - Corporate Finance
14. Strategy ; Industrial Organization; Applied Game
Theory
7. Finance - Financial Markets and Derivatives
15. Supply Chain, Operations and Logistics Management
8. Macroeconomic Models and Forecasting,
Computational Economics
16. Tax Management and International Optimization
Strategies
QTEM relies exclusively on existing courses at the Academic Partners
A QTEM Participant will be considered "specialized" in a QTEM module when he reaches 20 ECTS of courses belonging
to that module across 2 QTEM semesters
In this case, the QTEM module will appear on the final QTEM Certificate
* Sources: existing functional practices at consulting firms; existing specializations or programs at Business and Economics Schools (the10
list of
modules can evolve over time)
2A. Internships & Master thesis
• The internship (at least 2 months)
– In a top international company from the QTEM Corporate Partners’
network or any international corporation at the QTEM Participant’s
initiative (subject to prior approval of the QTEM team)
– Final report to be delivered to QTEM Team
– Timing at the discretion of each QTEM Participant (during or after the 2
years of the master with at least 2 consecutive weeks)
• The Master thesis
– Following the rules of the home institution (BI)
– Supervised by the home institution
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2. WHAT IS QTEM?
2A. QTEM NETWORK - COMMON RULES
2B. QTEM FOR BI PARTICIPANTS
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2B. QTEM- BI students
Program overview
MA1 S1 at
HOME
MA1 S2 at
Academic Partner 1
5 mandatory courses: 30 ECTS
Quantitative courses
(QTEM Elective Module)
Min 30 ECTS
MA2 S1 at
Academic Partner 2
Quantitative courses
(QTEM Elective Module)
Min 30 ECTS
MA2 S2 at
HOME
Master Thesis: 30 ECTS
Business Ethics: 6 ECTS
Min 126 ECTS
+ 2 months
internship
at least
3.WHY QTEM?
OPPORTUNITIES
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3. Opportunities of the QTEM (1/2)
• Knowledge:
– Program of top quality: the most relevant courses from the best schools
– Attractive specializations opportunities through QTEM Elective Modules
– Quantitative and analytical skills in high demand among attractive
employers
• Network:
– International experience: 2 terms abroad at 2 different Academic Partners
(one per year)
– Corporate exposure through the internship & Master thesis
– Future growing network of Academic Partners, Corporate Partners and
Alumni
– Expected Financial Times ranking within 4 years
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3. Opportunities of the QTEM (2/2)
• Career & reputation:
– Privileged access to attractive jobs in multinationals and public
institutions, in an international context
Thanks to:
– Quantitative skills dedicated to decision making in corporations and public
institutions
– Internship experience
– Master thesis achievement
– Personal network acquired
– Privileged links with multinational Corporates and Institutions
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4.HOW?
INTERNSHIP
APPLICATION & SELECTION
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4. Internship
• The internship (at least 2 months)
– In a top international company from the QTEM Corporate Partners’
network or any international corporation at the QTEM Participant’s
initiative (subject to prior approval of the QTEM team)
– Final report to be delivered to QTEM Team
– Timing at the discretion of each QTEM Participant (during or after the
2 years of the master with at least 2 consecutive weeks)
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4. QTEM access and recruitment process
• This year, BI QTEM Participants are limited to 15
• Students apply for both exchanges and rank schools
in order of preference
• Students are ranked based on their GPA, GMAT and
an interview
• The five best BI students are guaranteed their first
preferences
• The other students compete with students from the
other schools and might not get their first
preferences
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4. QTEM selection criteria
• Bachelor grades (with a special focus on quantitative
courses)
• At least B
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Level of English
Extra-curricular activities
Motivation
GMAT
– GMAT score of 650 strongly recommended
– Test taken within the last 3 years
– Deadline: the School must receive your official GMAT score by 1 March
2013
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4. GMAT (1/4)
The GMAT test has 4 steps:
1. Schedule a GMAT appointment
– Appointment on the website (www.mba.com)
– Price approx. 250 USD
– Make your appointment as early as possible in order to meet the
March 1 deadline
2. Prepare yourself
– GMAT course organised at BI
– Books, internet, …
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4. GMAT course at BI (2/4)
• Six days, intensive course
• January 4,5,6; 11,12,13.
• Free of Charge for pre-selected QTEM candidates
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4. GMAT (3/4)
3. Take the test
– Analytical written assessment + integrated reasoning + quantitative section +
verbal section
– Duration ≈ 3 hours, 30 min
– Assessment center in Drammen
– Select BI school code (0529) upon completion of the test
4. Improve your score if you want
– Preferred minimum GMAT score is 650
– Test taken within the last 3 years are accepted by QTEM
– You can take the GMAT once every 31 calendar days and no more than five times in
a 12-month period
 Plan and prepare your GMAT!!
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4. GMAT (4/4)
• Why should you pass the GMAT test?
– To have access to QTEM but also to …
– … more than 5,000 programs (MBA & Masters) offered by more than
1,900 schools in 82 countries where the GMAT® is part of the selection
criteria
– To challenge yourself
• Why do we ask the GMAT test?
– To identify and recruit high-potential analytically-skilled QTEM Participants
– To give a signal (program reputation) to
• Corporate Partners
• Partner Universities
• The “Club” of QTEM Participants (including future alumni network…)
– To provide an internationally-comparable and globally-recognized
standard
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5. DEADLINES & FURTHER
INFORMATION
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5. Key deadlines/dates
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10 Dec. 2012
QTEM applicants submit their
pre application to BI International Office (eligibility for GMAT course)
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GMAT course at BI
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4,5,6/11,12,13
Jan 2012
1 Feb. 2012
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1 Mar. 2013
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1 – 15 Mar. 2013
QTEM selected candidates ensure that
BI receives their official GMAT results
Interview and final ranking of candidates
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31 Mar. 2013
QTEM selected candidates and their
destinations are announced
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Aug. 2013
Start of the academic year
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Jan/Feb. 2014
First Exchange
Final application with preferred destinations
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5. Further information
• The website will be online soon, you will have
access to:
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Course catalogue at each Academic Partner
Academic Partner description
Student FAQ
QTEM leaflet
• For further information, contact [email protected] at BI’s
International Office or check @BI
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Bruno VAN POTTELSBERGHE
Michele CINCERA
Laurent GHEERAERT
Tamara SCHULLER
Eleonor DE GARCIA DE LA VEGA
The QTEM team thanks you for your attention …
… and is grateful to the Bernheim Foundation for
its strong support of the QTEM project
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