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QTEM Experience and Life in Warwick

I chose to study at Warwick Business School for my QTEM exchange since Warwick has a great academic atmosphere, international background and accessible resources.

Written by: Liu Deyu

I am Liu, studying Business Analytics, QTEM programme at BI Norwegian Business School. I am currently on exchange at Warwick Business School as a part of my QTEM programme.

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Structure and Exchange Process

QTEM, Quantitative Techniques for Economics and Management, is an international network bringing together outstanding students, Academic Partners and International Corporations. QTEM was launched in September 2012 with financial support from the Bernheim Foundation. After spending time studying at BI, the QTEM programme involves a long-term exchange at one of BI’s QTEM partner schools.

Before every exchange, confirmation emails will go to students’ inbox. Every candidate has a list which allows candidates to select 5 ideal institutions in ordering. These 5 places will be gathered with other students‘ list and prioritized by the background of the students. The deadline to submit the list is the semester before the exchange semester.

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My QTEM experience

I chose to study at Warwick Business School for my QTEM exchange since Warwick has a great academic atmosphere, international background and accessible resources.

Warwick Business School gives us abundant opportunities, such as career plus services which instills practical skills on how to prepare with interviews, special seminar which provides a chilled place where students can discuss their ideas without fear and shorter term in only 3 months.

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These platforms provided by Warwick Business School are valuable and timesaving since students only need to stay in one place, but connecting to masters in every industry. For example, students will have the chance to receive face to face instruction from an engineer from NASA, The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (an independent agency of the United States Federal Government). Or perhaps having a talk with a fund manager who is currently working at the strategic department of the UK government. Sometime, the mystery “donut man” will show up and give you some donuts for free during these events.

Compared this to my experience at BI, the biggest difference is the percentage of students in each school. Just as the name of BI norwegian Business School, Norwegian students account for a large proportion in the composition of BI. On the contrary, international students, especially Chinese students, compose the majority at Warwick. As a Chinese student myself, I feel at home at some extracurricular programmes.