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

~ Important Dates ~

Starting date
August 24, 2020
Accounting Project (group)  due by September 27, 
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
   
Markets and Economies Presentation (individual) due by October 25,
11:59 PDT / UTC-7 hours
   
Break Week November 16-23
   
Midterm Review & Practice  December 14
   
Winter Break
December 21 - January 2
Midterm Exam  last day to begin exam - 
January 10, 4 a.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
   
Leading Org. Case Study (individual) due by February 14, 
11:59 p.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
   
Break Week  March 22-29
   
Marketing Project & Presentation due (group) due by April 4, 
11:59 p.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
   
Corp. Finance Case Study (group) due by May 9,
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
   
Break Week 
Optional strategy group case study via Slack
June 7-13
   
Strategy Case Study Presentation (individual) due by July 4, 
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
   
Final Exam Review & Practice July 17-23
Final Exam  last day to begin exam - 
August 7, 4 a.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
Anticipated Graduation Date
August 25, 2021

~ Full Course Schedule ~

Week 1:   
August 24
Accounting I: Fundamentals         
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses
Week 2:   
August 31
Stocks and Bonds          
Accounting III: Financial Statements 
Week 3:   
September 7
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios          
Managerial Accounting 
Week 4:   
September 14
Accounting Group Project       
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 5:  
September 21
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:   
September 28
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)         
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview 
Week 7:   
October 5
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities          
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations 
Week 8:   
October 12
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy          
Macroeconomics: International Trade 
Week 9:  
October 19
Markets & Economies Case Study Presentation (individual)
Submit your Markets & Economies presentation by the end of the week. 
Week 10:   
October 26
One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)          
Probability Fundamentals 
Week 11:   
November 2
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:   
November 9
Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)         
Regression Analysis 
Week 13:   
November 16
Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 14:   
November 23
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:    
November 30
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions  
Week 16:    
December 7
Advanced Statistical Inference 
Week 17:   
December 14
Midterm Review     
Midterm Exam Practice (optional)      
*Note: You can find the Midterm Exam Practice  here.
Week 18:  
December 21
Winter Break
 
Week 19:   
December 28
Winter Break
Week 20:   
January 4

Midterm Exam:   
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions
Week 21:   
January 11
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams          
Organizational Structure and Culture
Week 22:   
January 18
Corporate Governance  
Week 23:   
January 25
Theories of Leadership          
Developing a Corporate Philosophy
Week 24:   
February 1
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility          
The Art of Negotiation 
Week 25:   
February 8
Leading Organizations Case Study (individual)
Submit your Leading Org. case study by the end of the week. 
Week 26:   
February 15
Marketing Group Project 
Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)         
Marketing Mechanics
Week 27:    
February 22
Brand Development and Management                
A/B Testing for Marketers  
Week 28: 
March 1
Digital Marketing Fundamentals 
Week 29:   
March 8
Pricing I: Fundamentals    
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit 
Week 30:   
March 15
Pricing III: E-Commerce Pricing 
Week 31:  
March 22
Break Week
Week 32: 
March 29
Marketing Group Project & Presentation due
Submit your Marketing project & presentation by the end of the week. 
Week 33:   
April 5
Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)         
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure         
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem
Week 34:   
April 12
Capital Budgeting         
Modern Portfolio Theory
Week 35:   
April 19
Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow         
Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations    
Excel for Finance
Week 36:   
April 26
Corporate Finance Case Study (group)
Week 37:  
May 3
Corporate Finance Case Study Due   
Submit Corporate Finance Project by the end of the week
Week 38:  
May 10
Project Management
Week 39:   
May 17
Operations Management Fundamentals         
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand
Week 40:   
May 24
Forecasting Fundamentals         
Supply Chain Management
Week 41:   
May 31
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy         
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy
Week 42:   
June 7
Break Week
Optional strategy group case study via Slack
Week 43: 
June 14
Mergers & Acquisitions I: Theory and Practice    
Strategy III: International Strategy
Week 44:   
June 21
Innovation Fundamentals    
Balanced Scorecard
Week 45:    
June 28
Strategy Case Study Presentation due (individual)
Submit your Strategy presentation by the end of the week. 
Week 46:   
July 5
Customer Discovery    
Customer Validation
Week 47:   
July 12-16
Developing a Business Plan    
Venture Capital
Week 48:
July 17
Final Exam Review     
Final Exam Practice: Operations Management (optional)
Week 49:
July 25 - August 7
Final Exam:   
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy, Entrepreneurship
Anticipated
Graduation Date
August 25, 2021
   

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