MBA Class of July 2021

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 July 13, 2020
Accounting Project (group)  due by August 16, 
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
   
Markets and Economies Presentation (individual) due by Sept. 13,
11:59 PDT / UTC-7 hours
   
Break Week October 5 - 11    
Midterm Review & Practice  Oct. 31 - Nov. 3    
Midterm Exam  last day to begin exam - 
Nov. 16, 4 a.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
   
Leading Org. Case Study (individual) due by Dec. 20, 
11:59 p.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
   
Winter Break Dec. 21 - Jan. 3    
Break Week  Feb. 8 - 14    
Marketing Project & Presentation due (group) due by Feb. 21, 
11:59 p.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
   
Corp. Finance Case Study (group) due by March 28
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
   
Break Week 
Optional strategy group case study via Slack
April 26 - May 2    
Strategy Case Study Presentation (individual) due by May 23, 
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
   
Final Exam Review & Practice June 5 - 12
Final Exam  last day to begin exam - 
June 27, 4 a.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
Anticipated Graduation Date July 14, 2021

~ Full Course Schedule ~

Week 1:   
July 13
Accounting I: Fundamentals         
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses
Week 2:   
July 20
Stocks and Bonds          
Accounting III: Financial Statements 
Week 3:   
July 27
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios          
Managerial Accounting 
Week 4:   
August 3
Accounting Group Project       
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 5:  
August 10
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:   
August 17
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)         
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview 
Week 7:   
August 24
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities          
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations 
Week 8:   
August 31
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy          
Macroeconomics: International Trade 
Week 9:  
September 7
Markets & Economies Case Study Presentation (individual)
Submit your Markets & Economies presentation by the end of the week. 
Week 10:   
September 14
One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)          
Probability Fundamentals 
Week 11:   
September 21
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:   
September 28
Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)         
Regression Analysis 
Week 13:   
October 5
Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 14:   
October 12
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:    
October 19
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions  
Week 16:    
October 26-30
Advanced Statistical Inference 
Week 17:   
October 31 -
November 3
Midterm Review     
Midterm Exam Practice (optional)      
*Note: You can find the Midterm Exam Practice  here.
Week 18:  
November 4 - 15
Midterm Exam:   
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions  
Week 19:   
November 16
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams          
Organizational Structure and Culture
Week 20:   
November 23
Corporate Governance  
Week 21:   
November 30
Theories of Leadership          
Developing a Corporate Philosophy  
Week 22:   
December 7
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility          
The Art of Negotiation   
Week 23:   
December 14
Leading Organizations Case Study (individual)
Submit your Leading Org. case study by the end of the week. 
Week 24:   
December 21
Winter Break
Week 25:   
December 28
Winter Break
Week 26:   
January 4
Marketing Group Project 
Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)         
Marketing Mechanics
Week 27:    
January 11
Brand Development and Management                
A/B Testing for Marketers  
Week 28: 
January 18
Digital Marketing Fundamentals 
Week 29:   
January 25
Pricing I: Fundamentals    
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit 
Week 30:   
February 1
Pricing III: E-Commerce Pricing 
Week 31:  
February 8
Break Week
Week 32: 
February 15
Marketing Group Project & Presentation due
Submit your Marketing project & presentation by the end of the week. 
Week 33:   
February 22
Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)         
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure         
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem
Week 34:   
March 1
Capital Budgeting         
Modern Portfolio Theory
Week 35:   
March 8
Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow         
Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations    
Excel for Finance
Week 36:   
March 15
Corporate Finance Case Study (group)
Week 37:  
March 22
Corporate Finance Case Study Due   
Submit Corporate Finance Project by the end of the week
Week 38:  
March 29
Project Management
Week 39:   
April 5
Operations Management Fundamentals         
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand
Week 40:   
April 12
Forecasting Fundamentals         
Supply Chain Management
Week 41:   
April 19
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy         
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy
Week 42:   
April 26
Break Week
Optional strategy group case study via Slack
Week 43: 
May 3
Mergers & Acquisitions I: Theory and Practice    
Strategy III: International Strategy
Week 44:   
May 10
Innovation Fundamentals    
Balanced Scorecard
Week 45:    
May 17
Strategy Case Study Presentation due (individual)
Submit your Strategy presentation by the end of the week. 
Week 46:   
May 24
Customer Discovery    
Customer Validation
Week 47:   
May 31 - June 4
Developing a Business Plan    
Venture Capital
Week 48:
June 5-12
Final Exam Review     
Final Exam Practice: Operations Management (optional)
Week 49:
June 13-26
Final Exam:   
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy, Entrepreneurship
Anticipated
Graduation Date
July 14, 2021
   

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