MBA Class starting October 2019

Welcome to Quantic! Here's the course syllabus for your program. It's strongly recommended that you follow the schedule below to complete your required lessons per week. 

Final Score

Your final score in Quantic will consist of a weighted average of the following: 
  • 10%: SmartCase scores (your best score for each SmartCase)
  • 70%: Midterm and Final Exam scores
  • 20%: Projects & Presentations
Learn more about how grades are calculated here.

Projects & Presentations

You will be graded on your performance on several projects, and presentations.  For the group projects, you can choose to work alone or in groups of up to 5. Learn more about how projects are graded  here


The Midterm will focus on the material learned in the first 3 concentrations (Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions). Learn more about the Midterm here.

The Final Exam will focus on the remaining 5 concentrations. See below for the midterm and final exam window dates. Learn more about the Final Exam here.

~ Important Dates ~

Accounting Project (group)  due by Nov. 24, 
11:59 p.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
Markets and Economies Presentation (individual) due by Dec. 22,
11:59 PST / UTC-8 hours
Winter Break Dec. 23 - Jan. 5 
Break Week  Jan. 27 - Feb. 2
Midterm Review & Practice Feb. 22 - 25
Midterm Exam  last day to begin exam - 
March 9, 4 a.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
Leading Org. Case Study (individual) due by April 12, 
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
Break Week  May 18 - 24
Marketing Project & Presentation (group) due by May 31, 
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
Corp. Finance Case Study (group) due by July 5, 
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
Break Week 
Optional Strategy group case study via Slack
August 3 - 9
Strategy Case Study Presentation (individual) due by August 30, 
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
Final Exam Review and Practice Sept. 12 - 19
Final Exam  last day to begin exam - 
Oct. 5, 4 a.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
Graduation  October 21

~ Full Course Schedule ~

Week 1:  
October 21
Accounting I: Fundamentals        
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses
Week 2:  
October 28
Stocks and Bonds         
Accounting III: Financial Statements 
Week 3:  
November 4
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios         
Managerial Accounting 
Week 4:  
November 11
Accounting Group Project      
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 5: 
November 18
Accounting Group Project Due   
Submit Accounting Group Project by the end of the week     
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 6:  
November 25
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)        
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview 
Week 7:  
December 2
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities         
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations 
Week 8:  
December 9
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy         
Macroeconomics: International Trade 
Week 9: 
December 16
Markets & Economies Case Study Presentation (individual project)
Submit your Markets and Economies presentation by the end of the week. 
Week 10:  
December 23
Winter Break
Week 11:  
December 30
Winter Break
Week 12:  
January 6
One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)         
Probability Fundamentals 
Week 13:  
January 13
Probability Distributions      
Excel for One-Variable Statistics (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)         
*Note: You can find the Excel course in your course library.
Week 14:  
January 20
Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)        
Regression Analysis 
Week 15:   
January 27
Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 16:   
February 3
Excel for Two-Variable Statistics and Regression Analysis (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)         
Data Collection        
*Note: You can find the Excel course in your course library.
Week 17:  
February 10
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions  
Week 18: 
February 17-21
Advanced Statistical Inference 
Week 19:  
February 22-25
Midterm Review    
Midterm Exam Practice (optional)     
*Note: You can find the Midterm Exam Practice  here.
Week 20:  
February 26 - March 8
Midterm Exam:  
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions  
Week 21:  
March 9
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams         
Organizational Structure and Culture    
Week 22:  
March 16
Corporate Governance  
Week 23:  
March 23
Theories of Leadership         
Developing a Corporate Philosophy  
Week 24:  
March 30
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility         
The Art of Negotiation   
Week 25:  
April 6
Leading Organizations Case Study (individual project)
Submit your Leading Org. Case Study by the end of the week. 
Week 26:  
April 13
Marketing Group Project 
Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)        
Marketing Mechanics  
Week 27:   
April 20
Brand Development and Management               
A/B Testing for Marketers  
Week 28:
April 27
Digital Marketing Fundamentals 
Week 29:  
May 4
Pricing I: Fundamentals   
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit 
Week 30:  
May 11
Pricing III: E-Commerce Pricing 
Week 31: 
May 18
Break Week
Week 32:
May 25
Marketing Group Project & Presentation due
Submit your Marketing project & presentation by the end of the week. 
Week 33:  
June 1
Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)        
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure        
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem  
Week 34:  
June 8
Capital Budgeting        
Modern Portfolio Theory  
Week 35:  
June 15
Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow        
Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations   
Excel for Finance  
Week 36:  
June 22
Corporate Finance Case Study (group project)
Week 37: 
June 29
Corporate Finance Case Study Due  
Submit Corporate Finance Project by the end of the week  
Week 38: 
July 6
Project Management  
Week 39:  
July 13
Operations Management Fundamentals        
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand 
Week 40:  
July 20
Forecasting Fundamentals        
Supply Chain Management  
Week 41:  
July 27
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy        
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy  
Week 42:  
August 3
Break Week
Optional Strategy group case study via Slack
Week 43:
August 10
Mergers & Acquisitions I: Theory and Practice   
Strategy III: International Strategy    
Week 44:  
August 17
Innovation Fundamentals   
Balanced Scorecard 
Week 45:   
August 24
Strategy Case Study Presentation due (individual project)
Submit Strategy case study presentation by the end of the week. 
Week 46:  
August 31
Customer Discovery   
Customer Validation
Week 47:  
September 7-11
Developing a Business Plan   
Venture Capital
Week 48:  
September 12-19
Final Exam Review    
Final Exam Practice: Operations Management (optional)  
Week 49: 
September 20 - October 4
Final Exam:  
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy, Entrepreneurship

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