Function-specific. Future-driven.

The format of the MQM: Business Analytics program is designed to provide a deep dive into the quantitative tools necessary for a chosen function while refining your skills in collaboration and communication. With the opportunity to develop new skills across different subjects, your new technical capabilities will be informed by industry context as you develop the interpersonal skills that set you apart.

Prepare to launch

The 10-month sequence motivates your learning. In July, your program starts with a launch experience that prepares you for the curriculum. The rest of the experience is organized into five 6-week terms.

During the first term, your class takes foundational courses before moving into focused tracks for the remainder of the program. Over the next four terms, you'll complete courses in your selected focus along with the opportunity to take curricular and co-curricular courses spanning the MQM: Business Analytics program. You'll be able to push your limits and broaden your industry exposure.

Our Faculty

All Fuqua degree programs are taught by the same world-renowned faculty, scholars recognized for excellence in both teaching and research. The classes they teach are academically challenging and relevant to business today. In spite of their world-class credentials, your professors are highly accessible—with an open-door policy, they’re often happy to continue a classroom debate over coffee or lunch.

Team-Based Learning

What sets Fuqua apart is the way we structure our programs—as learning teams. You’ll collaborate on coursework and projects with a team of 4–6 students hand-picked to ensure you learn from people with different backgrounds. Replicating a corporate environment, you’ll learn as much from your team experience as you do from your courses—gaining an understanding of the ways drawing strength from others leads to stronger results.

  • Over five terms you can complete up to 19 courses and a Capstone Project. Each term, required courses cover topics in data, statistics, and analytics as well as business context, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. Starting in Term 2, you will also take at least one course per term in your  functional track, as well as optional electives from the other tracks. 

You'll apply for a functional track in either Finance, Marketing, Information Risk Management, or Strategy as part of the admissions process. Each class generally meets twice a week for 2 hours and 15 minutes. Here is a representative class schedule:

Term 1 (6 weeks)
  • Programming for Data Analytics
  • Applied Probability & Statistics
  • Business Communications
  • Business Fundamentals
Term 2 (6 weeks)
  • Data Science for Business
  • Data Infrastructure


Finance Track

  • Introductory Finance

Marketing Track

  • Customer Relationship Management

Risk Track

  • Managing Operational and Informational Risks

Strategy Track

  • Strategic Management
    Term 3 (6 weeks)
    • Modern Analytics
    • Critical Thinking and Collaboration


    Finance Track

    • Intermediate Finance
    • Derivatives

    Marketing Track

    • Digital Marketing

    Risk Track

    • Fraud Analytics

    Strategy Track

    • Operations Analytics

      TERM 4  (6 WEEKS)

      • Decision Analytics and Modeling
      • Data Visualization


      Finance Track

      • Fixed Income Securities

      Marketing Track

      • Market Intelligence

      Risk Track

      • Empirical Economic Analysis

      Strategy Track

      • Empirical Economic Analysis
        Term 5 (6 weeks)
        • Capstone Project
        • Navigating Organizations


        Finance Track

        • Financial Risk Management

        Marketing Track

        • Pricing

        Risk Track

        • Managing Cybersecurity Risk

        Strategy Track

        • People Analytics



            Print Calendar

            Month Date Event
            July 2022 11-14 Business, Communications, and Culture (BCC) (as required by admissions)
              16 Orientation (mandatory for all students)
              18 Summer Term classes begin
            August 2022 26 Summer Term classes end
              29-31 Summer Term exam period
            September 2022 8 Fall Term 1 classes begin
              17-18 Teambuilding
            October 2022 18 Fall Term 1 classes end
              20-22 Fall Term 1 exams
              23-30 FALL BREAK
              31 Fall Term 2 classes begin
            November 2022 23-25 THANKSGIVING BREAK
            December 2022 13 Fall Term 2 classes end
              15-17 Fall Term 2 exams
              18 WINTER BREAK BEGINS
            January 2023 18 Team Changeover (mandatory for all students)
              19 Spring Term 1 classes begin
            February 2023 28 Spring Term 1 classes end
            March 2023 2-4 Spring Term 1 exams
              5-19 SPRING BREAK
              20 Spring Term 2 classes begin
            April 2023 28 Spring Term 2 classes end
            May 2023 1-3 Spring Term 2 exams
              14 Class of 2023 Duke-wide Commencement Ceremony

            Print Calendar

            Month Date Event
            July 2023 10-13 Business, Communications, and Culture (BCC) (as required by admissions)
              15 Orientation (mandatory for all students)
              17 Summer Term classes begin
            August 2023 25 Summer Term classes end
              28-30 Summer Term exam period
            September 2023 7 Fall Term 1 classes begin
              9-10 Teambuilding
            October 2023 17 Fall Term 1 classes end
              19-21 Fall Term 1 exam period
              22-29 FALL BREAK
              30 Fall Term 2 classes begin
            November 2023 22-24 THANKSGIVING BREAK
            December 2023 12 Fall Term 2 classes end
              14-16 Fall Term 2 exam period
              17 WINTER BREAK BEGINS
            January 2024 17 Team Changeover (mandatory for all students)
              18 Spring Term 1 classes begin
            February 2024 27 Spring Term 1 classes end
            February-March 2024 29-2 Spring Term 1 exam period
            March 2024 3-17 SPRING BREAK
              18 Spring Term 2 classes begin
            April 2024 26 Spring Term 2 classes end
            April-May 2024 29-1 Spring Term 2 exam period
              12 Class of 2024 Duke-wide Commencement Ceremony

            MQM:BA Quick Facts

            Start Date: July 2023
            Duration: 10 months
            Location: Durham, NC
            Style: Cohort-based
            Curriculum: Business analytics​​​
            Elective Course Options: 18 

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