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1 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

2 Outline Who? Which students can access QTEM?
What? Content and learning experience Why? Opportunities How? Application & Selection Deadlines & Further information

3 1. Who? Which students can access QTEM?

4 1. Which students can access QTEM?
The QTEM master is accessible to students Who are in the third year of the following bachelor programmes at BI: 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

5 2. What is QTEM. 2A. QTEM Network - common rules. 2B
2. What is QTEM? 2A. QTEM Network - common rules 2B. QTEM for BI participants

6 2A. QTEM Values International Partnership Academic Excellence
Business and Policy Relevance

7 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

8 2A. Top Schools of Economics & Management
The Network is growing and additional Academic Partners are expected soon Each academic partner brings in 4 corporate partners to the network QTEM Academic Partners are prestigious and have a very high overall score on the following dimensions: Best programs in Business & Economics, with top rankings and accreditations Availability of both Economics and Management tracks Quantitative orientation in courses offered Quality of the international network ? ? ? ? ?

9 2A. QTEM master structure
Graduation and certification (Jun-Sept) Home 6 ECTS Core courses Management Economics Home 30 ECTS QTEM exchange #1 Min. 30 ECTS QTEM exchange #2 Min. 30 ECTS Quantitative courses Home 30 ECTS Master thesis Home Master Degree Company internship QTEM International Certificate Min. 2 months *

10 2A. 16 analytical functions* = 16 QTEM quantitative modules
QTEM Modules 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 (the list of modules can evolve over time)

11 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

12 2. What is QTEM. 2A. QTEM Network - common rules. 2B
2. What is QTEM? 2A. QTEM Network - common rules 2B. QTEM for BI participants

13 2B. QTEM- BI students Program overview
MA1 S1 at HOME 5 mandatory courses: 30 ECTS MA1 S2 at Academic Partner 1 Quantitative courses (QTEM Elective Module) Min 30 ECTS MA2 S1 at Academic Partner 2 MA2 S2 at Master Thesis: 30 ECTS Business Ethics: 6 ECTS Min 126 ECTS + 2 months internship at least

14 3.WHY qtem? OPPORTUNITIES

15 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

16 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

17 4.HoW? Internship APPLICATION & SELECTION

18 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)

19 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

20 4. QTEM selection criteria
Bachelor grades (with a special focus on quantitative courses) At least B 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

21 4. GMAT (1/4) The GMAT test has 4 steps: 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 Prepare yourself GMAT course organised at BI Books, internet, …

22 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

23 4. GMAT (3/4) Take the test Improve your score if you want
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 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!!

24 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

25 5. Deadlines & Further information

26 5. Key deadlines/dates 10 Dec QTEM applicants submit their pre application to BI International Office (eligibility for GMAT course) 4,5,6/11,12,13 GMAT course at BI Jan 2012 1 Feb Final application with preferred destinations 1 Mar QTEM selected candidates ensure that BI receives their official GMAT results 1 – 15 Mar Interview and final ranking of candidates 31 Mar QTEM selected candidates and their destinations are announced Aug Start of the academic year Jan/Feb First Exchange

27 5. Further information The website will be online soon, you will have access to: Course catalogue at each Academic Partner Academic Partner description Student FAQ QTEM leaflet For further information, contact at BI’s International Office or

28 The QTEM team thanks you for your attention …
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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