Selection procedure

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)
  • Level of English
  • Professional experience
  • International experience
  • Extra-academic activities
  • Motivation 
  • GMAT (strongly recommended >650) (Test taken within the last 3 years) 

These Criteria will be assessed through the application form and possibly an interview.

Do I need to take language exams?

  • The knowledge and proficiency in English of QTEM candidates will be assessed by their home institution (Cambridge C1 or IELTS 6.5 or equivalent)
  • The list of approved English tests/evidence is available upon request

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.

How to reach the 650 GMAT score?

  • Understanding the format, practicing sample questions, and reviewing one section at a time will ensure you arrive fully prepared on the day of your GMAT or GRE exam. The Graduate Management Admission Council® provides free test preparation software and preparation materials as well as suggestions about how to prepare for the exam. Start preparing at least a few months before the actual test date.
  • Additional information can be found on the GMAT FAQ:

The QTEM Offer

What is the difference between QTEM and a quantitative Masters?

Access to an outstanding network:

  • Excellent Academic Partners (2 exchanges)
  • 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

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.

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 multinational companies and/or international institutions.
Moreover, QTEM applicants gain a robust international experience through two international exchanges and a company internship.

What opportunities are offered by joining QTEM?

The QTEM degree is an ideal preparation for a career in a multinational company or international institution as it offers the skills, the network and the reputation. Therefore, QTEM offers the best quantitative courses from top Schools of Economics and Management worldwide and access to an international network (Academic Partners, Corporate Partners and Participants / Alumni).

Academic Courses

Can I have access to the course listing?

A great deal of information regarding the QTEM course modules can be found on our website:
Registered QTEM students have access to more detailed course information on the QTEM portal.

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).

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.

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.


Which rules apply to the QTEM internship?

  • It is an internship from our Corporate Partners’ network or any other Corporate contact at your initiative.
  • The timing is at your discretion, as long as at least 240 hours of internship are effectively completed, during or after your 2-year master, with at least 2 consecutive weeks.

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.

Can I complete the short term internship at different companies?

Yes, but each internship must contain a minimum of two consecutive weeks.


What if my home university does not offer any courses on taking the GMAT?

This page lists many online resources that QTEM students have found useful. Additionally, should your home institution not provide any group GMAT classes or private lessons, many students tend to go for the Official GMAT Guide (old or new versions do not actually change much), which is a bundle of three books: GMAT Official Guide, Verbal Review, Quantitative Review. This will also give access to online free tests. If you know of a previous QTEM student at your home institution, why not ask them if you can borrow or have their books? If not, search the web for best prices to purchase.

How long do students typically study for the GMAT?

On average, surveyed QTEM students took between two to three months prior their official GMAT exam to prepare, of which they spent between two to three hours per day studying.
Of course, this all depends on each person's availability; some students took a shorter time, taking only three weeks to prepare with a study time of six hours per day.

Are practice tests helpful?

Once prepared, students have found multiple ways to do their practice test and place themselves in a real exam environment where time pressure is key!
If you have purchased the Official GMAT Guide then there is a link to carry out sample questions. If not, the official website also offers free trial tests. Other useful sources used are available under the LINKS section.

What is a common problem encountered when taking the GMAT?

A common problem is time pressure.
Many QTEM students who focused on timing were able to calculate how much time should be spent on each question. Taking practice tests made students aware of their strengths and weaknesses, and the time needed for different questions. They could then focus on the areas and points they struggled most with, and study harder in those areas.

Should I leave questions blank?

When taking the GMAT exam, never leave a question blank as this can create more damage to your score.


If I am not an analytical geek, do I have a chance to win?

Yes! Your teams needs you for your other skills, such as leadership, communication and/or creativity.

What are the conditions to participate in the QDC?

You need to be a QTEM student and have all requirements as per a QTEM student (such as the GMAT, English proficiency, etc.)

Do I have to do the QDC to complete the QTEM program?

Students that have been selected to the QTEM program in February 2020 and onwards are obliged to do the QDC. Student that have been select prior to February 2020 can decide if they would like to participate.

Can I select in which semester to do the QDC?

Yes, you have the possibility to either do it in the Fall semester (Sept-Dec) or Spring semester (Jan-May). However, you cannot split between the two semesters, in other words the two online courses and the global group work all need to be taken in the same semester.

Can I select my team for the Global Group work?

No. QTEM selects the teams in terms of mixing the students from different schools and nationalities and grouping complimentary skills for an effective working cultural group.

Will I be able to manage the QDC with my exam projects and holidays?

Yes. The timing of the whole batch (2 online courses and global group work) is flexible and at your own planning and organisation. The two online courses takes a total of 50 hours for which you have the flexibility to taken when it suits your planning. The Global Group work is 100 hours.

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