Students who are permitted to study abroad(exchange program, Double Degree, etc.), need to submit application form the Graduate School of Economics office in designated period. Please refer to the following form for details.
For students who are receiving language training program in oversea institutions, need to conduct application procedures for “Leave of Absence” instead of “Studying Abroad”.
The QTEM was established in 2014 to nurture highly skilled Master’s students who can take an initiative in the international community. The QTEM Master offers a unique learning experience by providing participants with: strong foundations in management or economics, strong background in quantitative and analytical skills and the techniques applied to management or economics, strong international exposure through two study stays abroad at two prestigious institutions from the network of Academic Partners, and strong immersion in the reality of industry through a company internship. Through this program, students will acquire not only language skills but also specialized knowledge as well as working experience, which will make it possible for them to broaden their career options to work in international corporations.
QTEM students are able to take courses relevant to the following modules which are closely linked to the modern social issues.
Finance and Risk Management
・Controlling & Accounting
・Finance- Actuarial Sciences
・Finance-Banking and Management of Financial Institutions
・Finance- Corporate Finance
・Finance-Financial Markets and Derivatives
Applied Economics and Public Policy
・Micro-Economics, Contact & Auction Theory
・Policy-Making, Regulation and Pricing
・Public Finance & Tax
・Macro-Economic Models and Forecasting, Development Economics
Innovation and Strategy
・Entrepreneurship & innovation
・Strategy and Industrial Organization
Marketing and Supply Chain
・Marketing and Sales
・Supply Chain, Operations and Logistics Management
Only Students who will enroll in Graduate School of Economics with Special Admission, are allowed to apply for QTEM program before admission. For more inquires, please contact ([email protected])
Messages from WASEDA's QTEM Participants
【From Local Students】
QTEM was perfect for me since I was interested in business/finance and, I also wanted to have a chance to study in Europe. I have been studying data analysis in my school and, I was always interested in applying my knowledge to the field of business/finance. However, I have never studied these fields and there weren’t enough courses in my school. Therefore, I chose to participate in the QTEM program. During my exchange, I took basic courses of business/finance to get an overview of each fields. I also took some courses close to my interest, such as financial econometrics and empirical research in management. By taking these courses, I was able to learn the most important basics and also, how to apply my data analysis experience in these fields.
I have never lived or studied in Europe so I really enjoyed my time there. All courses were exciting and, I also enjoyed traveling around the continent during breaks. Through my trips, I was able to see world heritage sights and I also enjoyed learning the uniqueness of each countries.
Why EDHEC and TUM?
For my QTEM exchange, I studied in EDHEC Business School in France and Technical University of Munich in Germany. I chose these institutions since they were one of the top ranked schools in their field. EDHEC is one of the best schools in finance and TUM has a high reputation in its management programs. Since I was new to both finance and management, I wanted to learn the basics in the best environment. During my exchange, I took basic courses and also some advanced level courses. By taking these courses, I was able to learn the basics and also, the advanced topics in each field. In class, many professors introduced advanced studies or their research papers, and these were my favorite moments in class.
Message for potential candidates
Participating in the QTEM program is not easy. First you have to pass the GMAT exam to become a candidate. Even after you get selected, you have a lot of work to do. You have to actively participate in classes and work on your thesis remotely. Also, if you’re looking for a job, you have to do that while you are on an exchange. However, you will never regret from participating in the QTEM program. First, you can learn more about quantitative analysis and gain some international experience. Also, you can gain practical work experience by interning in corporate partners. But the most important is that you will make unforgettable memories with amazing new people, and this is why I recommend you to participate in the QTEM exchange program.
And if you have any questions please feel free to send an email to me([email protected]). I’d be happy to answer your questions.
【From International Students】
“As an international student in Japan, I was always interested in gaining more international experience, and QTEM was exactly what I was looking for. I did my exchange at Goethe University in Germany. My exchange experience improved my understanding of business in an international context, while the QTEM experience taught me great analytical skills that are critical in my everyday work, while bringing me many friends who have been very helpful both in my career and life even today.”
Messages from incoming exchange QTEM students
QTEM offers you everything that is needed for the future job market: academic partners, corporate partners and a great network. Academic partners offer you a variety of courses in economics, data science and IT within an international environment. This combination will let you stand out against others. You then have the opportunity to test your new quantitative and analytical skills within one of the corporate partners. Last and most important, your network will expand significantly. You will meet fellow QTEM students, alumni, local coordinators, student associations and QTEM staff all over the world. You are not just a “student number” within your home university, you are now part of the QTEM network.
As a European, I always wanted to discover a culture that was completely different from mine. I wanted to experience a big “culture shock”. Waseda, located in Tokyo, was able to make this happen. My exchange offered a unique view on the amazing, open, friendly, crazy, but respectful culture of Japan. You will never have the same experience as a tourist. In addition, Waseda offers QTEM students courses from the faculty of economics, commerce and the business school. There is enough choice, I highly recommend taking courses from the business school. Finally, Waseda has a great campus where you will meet people from different faculties and nationalities.
Messages for potential candidates
Explore as much as you can and expand your network. For example, take (extra) courses in a variety of fields, study topics that are different from your major. You are given the opportunity to live in 2 to 3 different countries, take this chance. It is a privilege to be in QTEM during your exchange, you are connected to many academic and corporate partners. If you see the QTEM network as another bachelor “party” exchange, I would highly recommend you to study something else. QTEM offers you everything that is needed for your future, make the most out of it.
Q1. Is it possible to obtain Master Degree by participating QTEM? A1. No, students could only obtain a Master Degree conferred by Waseda University and a QTEM degree which certificate the completion of QTEM program.
Q2．In which language the courses will be conducted? A2．All courses will be conducted in English.
Q3．Is there any training period for English during the QTEM exchange? A3．No, high English ability is required from the beginning since students need to take courses with local students.
Q4．What if I couldn’t submit the GMAT score by application deadline? A4．Please consult with Graduate School of Economics office.
Q5．Can I transfer the credits which I obtained during the QTEM exchange? A5．Yes, please conduct the application process right after you QTEM exchange.
Q6．Can I finish my Master program within 2 years? A6．You might need to extend your Master program in some cases. Please confirm with your affiliated graduate school office when you apply.
Q7．How about the tuition payment?
A7．Student only need to pay tuition fee of Waseda University, however you need to prepare living expense for QTEM exchange.
Q8．How do I find an internship?
A8．Usually students need to find an internship by themselves if they wish to obtain the QTEM degree. Some of the QTEM students do internship in the company where they get a job offer. QTEM degree is also able to be issued after students graduate from Waseda University.