MBA Class of December 2020

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 6 concentrations. See below for the midterm and final exam window dates. Learn more about the Final Exam here.

~ Important Dates ~

Starting Date January 6, 2020
Accounting Project (group)  due by Feb. 9, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Markets and Economies Presentation (individual) due by March 8,
11:59 PT / UTC-7 hours
Break Week March 30 - April 5    
Midterm Review & Practice  April 25 - 28    
Midterm Exam  last day to begin exam - 
May 11, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Leading Org. Case Study (individual) due by June 14, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Break Week  July 20 - 26    
Marketing Project & Presentation (group) due by August 2, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Corp. Finance Case Study (group)
due by Sept. 6, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Break Week
Optional Strategy group case study via Slack
October 5 - 11    
Strategy Case Study Presentation (individual)
due by Nov. 1, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Final Exam Review and Practice
Nov. 14 - 22    
Final Exam 
last day to begin exam - 
Dec. 7, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Anticipated Graduation Date December 23, 2020    

~ Full Course Schedule ~

Week 1:  
January 6
Accounting I: Fundamentals        
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses
Week 2:  
January 13
Stocks and Bonds         
Accounting III: Financial Statements 
Week 3:  
January 20
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios         
Managerial Accounting 
Week 4:  
January 27
Accounting Group Project      
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 5: 
February 3
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:  
February 10
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)        
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview 
Week 7:  
February 17
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities         
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations 
Week 8:  
February 24
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy         
Macroeconomics: International Trade 
Week 9: 
March 2
Markets & Economies Case Study Presentation (individual)
Submit your Markets & Economies presentation by the end of the week. 
Week 10:  
March 9
One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)         
Probability Fundamentals 
Week 11:  
March 16
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 12:  
March 23
Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)        
Regression Analysis 
Week 13:  
March 30
Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 14:  
April 6
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 15:   
April 13
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions  
Week 16:   
April 20-24
Advanced Statistical Inference 
Week 17:  
April 25-28
Midterm Review    
Midterm Exam Practice (optional)     
*Note: You can find the Midterm Exam Practice  here.
Week 18: 
April 29 - May 10
Midterm Exam:  
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions  
Week 19:  
May 11
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams         
Organizational Structure and Culture
Week 20:  
May 18
Corporate Governance  
Week 21:  
May 25
Theories of Leadership         
Developing a Corporate Philosophy  
Week 22:  
June 1
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility         
The Art of Negotiation   
Week 23:  
June 8
Leading Organizations Case Study (individual)
Submit your Leading Org. Case Study by the end of the week. 
Week 24:  
June 15
Marketing Group Project
Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)        
Marketing Mechanics  
Week 25:  
June 22
Brand Development and Management               
A/B Testing for Marketers  
Week 26:  
June 29
Digital Marketing Fundamentals 
Week 27:   
July 6
Pricing I: Fundamentals   
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit 
Week 28:
July 13
Pricing III: E-Commerce Pricing 
Week 29:  
July 20
Break Week
Week 30:  
July 27
Marketing Group Project & Presentation due
Submit your Marketing project & presentation by the end of the week. 
Week 31: 
August 3
Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)        
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure        
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem  
Week 32:
August 10
Capital Budgeting        
Modern Portfolio Theory 
Week 33:  
August 17
Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow        
Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations   
Excel for Finance  
Week 34:  
August 24
 Corporate Finance Case Study (group)
Week 35:  
August 31
Corporate Finance Case Study Due  
Submit Corporate Finance Project by the end of the week  
Week 36:  
September 7
Project Management  
Week 37: 
September 14
Operations Management Fundamentals        
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand 
Week 38: 
September 21
Forecasting Fundamentals        
Supply Chain Management  
Week 39:  
September 28
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy        
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy  
Week 40:  
October 5
Break Week
Optional Strategy group case study via Slack
Week 41:  
October 12
Mergers & Acquisitions I: Theory and Practice   
Strategy III: International Strategy    
Week 42:  
October 19
Innovation Fundamentals   
Balanced Scorecard 
Week 43:
October 26
Strategy Case Study Presentation due (individual)
Submit your Strategy presentation by the end of the week. 
Week 44:  
November 2
Customer Discovery   
Customer Validation
Week 45:   
November 9-14
Developing a Business Plan   
Venture Capital
Week 46:  
November 14-22
Final Exam Review    
Final Exam Practice: Operations Management (optional)  
Week 47:  
November 22 - December 6
Final Exam:  
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy, Entrepreneurship
Graduation Date
December 23, 2020

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