June 2020 MBA Curriculum / Grading

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

Course Schedule

Week 1:   
June 1
Accounting I: Fundamentals         
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses
Week 2:   
June 8
Stocks and Bonds          
Accounting III: Financial Statements 
Week 3:   
June 15
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios          
Managerial Accounting 
Week 4:   
June 22
Accounting Group Project       
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 5:  
June 29
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:   
July 6
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)         
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview 
Week 7:   
July 13
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities          
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations 
Week 8:   
July 20
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy          
Macroeconomics: International Trade 
Week 9:  
July 27
Markets & Economies Case Study Presentation
Week 10:   
August 3
One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)          
Probability Fundamentals 
Week 11:   
August 10
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:   
August 17
Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)         
Regression Analysis 
Week 13:   
August 24
Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 14:   
August 31
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:    
September 7
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions  
Week 16:    
September 14-18
Advanced Statistical Inference 
Week 17:   
 September 19-22
Midterm Review     
Midterm Exam Practice (optional)      
*Note: You can find the Midterm Exam Practice  here.
Week 18:  
September 23 -
October 4
Midterm Exam:   
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions  
Week 19:   
October 5
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams          
Organizational Structure and Culture
Week 20:   
October 12
Corporate Governance  
Week 21:   
October 19
Theories of Leadership          
Developing a Corporate Philosophy  
Week 22:   
October 26
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility          
The Art of Negotiation   
Week 23:   
November 2
Leading Organizations Case Study
Week 24:   
November 9
Marketing Group Project 
Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)         
Marketing Mechanics  
Week 25:   
November 16
Brand Development and Management                
A/B Testing for Marketers  
Week 26:   
November 23
Digital Marketing Fundamentals 
Week 27:    
November 30
Pricing I: Fundamentals    
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit 
Week 28: 
December 7
Pricing III: E-Commerce Pricing 
Week 29:   
December 14
Break Week
Week 30:   
December 21
Winter Break
Week 31:  
December 28
Winter Break
Week 32: 
January 4
Marketing Group Project & Presentation due
Week 33:   
January 11
Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)         
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure         
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem
Week 34:   
January 18
Capital Budgeting         
Modern Portfolio Theory
Week 35:   
January 25
Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow         
Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations    
Excel for Finance
Week 36:   
February 1

Corporate Finance Case Study
Week 37:  
February 8
Corporate Finance Case Study Due   
Submit Corporate Finance Project by the end of the week
Week 38:  
February 15
Project Management
Week 39:   
February 22
Operations Management Fundamentals         
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand
Week 40:   
March 1
Forecasting Fundamentals         
Supply Chain Management
Week 41:   
March 8
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy         
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy
Week 42:   
March 15
Break Week
Optional strategy group case study via Slack
Week 43: 
March 22
Mergers & Acquisitions I: Theory and Practice    
Strategy III: International Strategy
Week 44:   
March 29
Innovation Fundamentals    
Balanced Scorecard
Week 45:    
April 5
Strategy Case Study Presentation due
Week 46:   
April 12
Customer Discovery    
Customer Validation
Week 47:   
April 19-23
Developing a Business Plan    
Venture Capital
Week 48:
April 24 - May 1
Final Exam Review     
Final Exam Practice: Operations Management (optional)
Week 49:
May 2-16

Final Exam:   
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy, Entrepreneurship
   

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