MBA Class of November 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


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 November 16, 2020

Winter Break
December 21 - January 3
Accounting Project (group) due by January 10, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Markets and Economies Presentation (individual) due by February 7
11:59 PT / UTC-7 hours
Break Week
March 1-7
Midterm Review & Practice March 27 - 30

Midterm Exam  last day to begin exam - 
April 12, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Leading Org. Case Study (individual) due by May 16
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Break Week  June 21-27
Marketing Project & Presentation due (group) due by July 4, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Corp. Finance Case Study (group) due by August 8,
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Break Week 
Optional strategy group case study via Slack
September 6-12
Strategy Case Study Presentation (individual) due by October 3
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Final Exam Review & Practice October 16-23
Final Exam  last day to begin exam - 
November 7, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Anticipated Graduation Date November 24, 2021

~ Full Course Schedule ~

Week 1:   
November 16
Cultural Intelligence
Week 2:   
November 23
Accounting I: Fundamentals         
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses
Week 3:   
November 30
Stocks and Bonds          
Accounting III: Financial Statements
Week 4:   
December 7
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios          
Managerial Accounting 
Week 5:  
December 14
Accounting Group Project       
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 6:   
December 21
Winter Break
Week 7:   
December 28
Winter Break
Week 8:   
January 4

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 9:  
January 11
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)         
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview
Week 10:   
January 18
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities          
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations
Week 11:   
January 25
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy          
Macroeconomics: International Trade 
Week 12:   
February 1

Markets & Economies Case Study Presentation (individual)
Submit your Markets & Economies presentation by the end of the week. 
Week 13:   
February 8
One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)          
Probability Fundamentals
Week 14:   
February 15
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 15:    
February 22
Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)         
Regression Analysis 
Week 16:    
March 1
Break week
Week 17:   
March 8
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 18:  
March 15
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions  
Week 19:   
March 22-26
Advanced Statistical Inference
Week 20:   
March 27-30
Midterm Review     
Midterm Exam Practice (optional)      
*Note: You can find the Midterm Exam Practice  here.
Week 21:   
March 31 - 
April 11
Midterm Exam:   
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions
Week 22:   
April 12
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams          
Organizational Structure and Culture
Week 23:  
April 19
Corporate Governance
Week 24:   
April 26
Theories of Leadership          
Developing a Corporate Philosophy
Week 25:   
May 3
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility          
The Art of Negotiation
Week 26:   
May 10
Leading Organizations Case Study (individual)
Submit your Leading Org. case study by the end of the week.
Week 27:    
May 17
Marketing Group Project 
Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)         
Marketing Mechanics
Week 28: 
May 24
Brand Development and Management                
A/B Testing for Marketers
Week 29:   
May 31
Digital Marketing Fundamentals 
Week 30:   
June 7
Pricing I: Fundamentals    
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit
Week 31:  
June 14
Pricing III: E-Commerce Pricing
Week 32: 
June 21
Break Week  
Week 33:   
June 28
Marketing Group Project & Presentation due
Submit your Marketing project & presentation by the end of the week.
Week 34:   
July 5
Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)         
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure         
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem

Week 35:   
July 12

Capital Budgeting         
Modern Portfolio Theory
Week 36:   
July 19
Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow         
Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations    
Excel for Finance
Week 37:  
July 26
Corporate Finance Case Study (group)
Week 38:
August 2

Corporate Finance Case Study Due   
Submit Corporate Finance Project by the end of the week
Week 39:   
August 9
Project Management
Week 40:   
August 16
Operations Management Fundamentals         
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand
Week 41:   
August 23
Forecasting Fundamentals         
Supply Chain Management
Week 42:   
August 30
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy         
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy
Week 43: 
September 6
Break Week
Optional strategy group case study via Slack
Week 44:   
September 13
Mergers & Acquisitions I: Theory and Practice    
Strategy III: International Strategy
Week 45:    
September 20
Innovation Fundamentals    
Balanced Scorecard
Week 46:   
September 27
Strategy Case Study Presentation due (individual)
Submit your Strategy presentation by the end of the week.
Week 47:   
October 4
Customer Discovery    
Customer Validation
Week 48:
October 11-15
Developing a Business Plan    
Venture Capital
Week 49:
October 16-23
Final Exam Review     
Final Exam Practice: Operations Management (optional)
Week 50:
October 24 -
November 6

Final Exam:   
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy, Entrepreneurship
Graduation Date
November 24, 2021

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