MBA Class starting April 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

Exams

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 April 20, 2020
Accounting Project (group)  due by May 24, 
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
   
Markets and Economies Presentation (individual) due by June 21,
11:59 PDT / UTC-7 hours
   
Break Week July 13 - 19    
Midterm Review & Practice  August 8 - 11    
Midterm Exam  last day to begin exam - 
August 24, 4 a.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
   
Leading Org. Case Study (individual) due by Sept. 27, 
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
   
Break Week  November 2 - 8     
Marketing Project & Presentation (group) due by Nov. 15, 
11:59 p.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
   
Corp. Finance Case Study (group) due by Dec. 20, 
11:59 p.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
   
Winter Break Dec. 21. - Jan. 3    
Optional Strategy group case study via Slack
Feb. 1 - 7    
Strategy Case Study Presentation due (individual) due by Feb. 28, 
11:59 p.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
   
Final Exam Review and Practice March 13 - 20    
Final Exam  last day to begin exam - 
April 5, 4 a.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
Anticipated Graduation Date April 21, 2021

~ Full Course Schedule ~

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

Week 35:   
December 14
Corporate Finance Case Study Due   
Submit Corporate Finance Project by the end of the week  
Week 36:   
December 21
Winter Break
Week 37:  
December 28
Winter Break
Week 38:  
January 4
Project Management
Week 39:   
January 11
Operations Management Fundamentals         
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand
Week 40:   
January 18
Forecasting Fundamentals         
Supply Chain Management
Week 41:   
January 25
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy         
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy   
Week 42:   
February 1
Optional Strategy group case study via Slack
Week 43: 
February 8
Mergers & Acquisitions I: Theory and Practice    
Strategy III: International Strategy 
Week 44:   
February 15
Innovation Fundamentals    
Balanced Scorecard 
Week 45:    
February 22
Strategy Case Study Presentation due (individual)
Submit your Strategy presentation by the end of the week.
Week 46:   
March 1
Customer Discovery    
Customer Validation
Week 47:   
March 8-12
Developing a Business Plan    
Venture Capital
Week 48: March 13-20
Final Exam Review     
Final Exam Practice: Operations Management (optional)  
Week 49: March 21 - April 4 Final Exam:   
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy, Entrepreneurship
Anticipated
Graduation Date
April 21, 2021
   

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