MBA Class starting October 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
October 5, 2020
Accounting Project (group)  due by November 8, 
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
   
Markets and Economies Presentation (individual) due by December 6,
11:59 PDT / UTC-7 hours
   
Winter Break December 21 - January 2
   
Midterm Review & Practice January 30 - February 2

Midterm Exam  last day to begin exam - 
February 15, 4 a.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
   
Leading Org. Case Study (individual) due by March 21,
11:59 p.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
   
Break Week  April 26 - May 2
   
Marketing Project & Presentation due (group) due by May 9, 
11:59 p.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
   
Corp. Finance Case Study (group) due by June 13,
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
   
Break Week 
Optional strategy group case study via Slack
July 12-19
   
Strategy Case Study Presentation (individual) due by August 8, 
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
   
Final Exam Review & Practice August 21-28
Final Exam  last day to begin exam - 
September 13, 4 a.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
Anticipated Graduation Date
September 29, 2021

~ Full Course Schedule ~

Week 1:   
October 5
Accounting I: Fundamentals         
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses
Week 2:   
October 12
Stocks and Bonds          
Accounting III: Financial Statements 
Week 3:   
October 19
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios          
Managerial Accounting 
Week 4:   
October 26
Accounting Group Project       
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 5:  
November 2
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:   
November 9
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)         
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview 
Week 7:   
November 16
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities          
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations 
Week 8:   
November 23
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy          
Macroeconomics: International Trade 
Week 9:  
November 30
Markets & Economies Case Study Presentation (individual)
Submit your Markets & Economies presentation by the end of the week. 
Week 10:   
December 7
One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)          
Probability Fundamentals 
Week 11:   
December 14
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:   
December 21
Winter Break
Week 13:   
December 28
Winter break
Week 14:   
January 4
Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)         
Regression Analysis 
Week 15:    
January 11
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 16:    
January 18
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions  
Week 17:   
January 25-29
Advanced Statistical Inference
Week 18:  
January 30 -
February 2
Midterm Review     
Midterm Exam Practice (optional)      
*Note: You can find the Midterm Exam Practice  here.
 
Week 19:   
February 3-14

Midterm Exam:   
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions
Week 20:   
February 15
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams          
Organizational Structure and Culture
Week 21:   
February 22
Corporate Governance
Week 22:   
March 1
Theories of Leadership          
Developing a Corporate Philosophy
Week 23:   
March 8
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility          
The Art of Negotiation
Week 24:   
March 15

Leading Organizations Case Study (individual)
Submit your Leading Org. case study by the end of the week. 
Week 25:   
March 22
Marketing Group Project 
Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)         
Marketing Mechanics
Week 26:   
March 29
Brand Development and Management                
A/B Testing for Marketers
Week 27:    
April 5
Digital Marketing Fundamentals 
Week 28: 
April 12
Pricing I: Fundamentals    
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit
Week 29:   
April 19
Pricing III: E-Commerce Pricing
Week 30:   
April 26
Break Week  
Week 31:  
May 3
Marketing Group Project & Presentation due
Submit your Marketing project & presentation by the end of the week.
Week 32: 
May 10
Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)         
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure         
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem
 
Week 33:   
May 17
Capital Budgeting         
Modern Portfolio Theory
Week 34:   
May 24
Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow         
Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations    
Excel for Finance
Week 35:   
May 31
Corporate Finance Case Study (group)
Week 36:   
June 7
Corporate Finance Case Study Due   
Submit Corporate Finance Project by the end of the week
Week 37:  
June 14
Project Management
Week 38:
June 21
Operations Management Fundamentals         
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand
Week 39:   
June 28
Forecasting Fundamentals         
Supply Chain Management
Week 40:   
July 5
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy         
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy
Week 41:   
July 12
Break Week
Optional strategy group case study via Slack
Week 42:   
July 19
Mergers & Acquisitions I: Theory and Practice    
Strategy III: International Strategy
Week 43: 
July 26
Innovation Fundamentals    
Balanced Scorecard
Week 44:   
August 2
Strategy Case Study Presentation due (individual)
Submit your Strategy presentation by the end of the week.
Week 45:    
August 9
Customer Discovery    
Customer Validation
Week 46:   
August 16-20
Developing a Business Plan    
Venture Capital
Week 47:   
August 21-28
Final Exam Review     
Final Exam Practice: Operations Management (optional)
Week 48:
August 29
Final Exam:   
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy, Entrepreneurship
Anticipated
Graduation Date
September 29, 2021
   

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