March 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 project grades 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:   
March 9
Accounting I: Fundamentals         
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses
Week 2:   
March 16
Stocks and Bonds          
Accounting III: Financial Statements 
Week 3:   
March 23
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios          
Managerial Accounting 
Week 4:   
March 30
Accounting Group Project       
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 5:  
April 6
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:   
April 13
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)         
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview 
Week 7:   
April 20
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities          
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations 
Week 8:   
April 27
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy          
Macroeconomics: International Trade 
Week 9:  
May 4
Markets & Economies Case Study Presentation
Week 10:   
May 11
One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)          
Probability Fundamentals 
Week 11:   
May 18
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:   
May 25
Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)         
Regression Analysis 
Week 13:   
June 1
Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 14:   
June 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 15:    
June 15
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions  
Week 16:    
June 22-27
Advanced Statistical Inference 
Week 17:   
June 27-30
Midterm Review     
Midterm Exam Practice (optional)      
*Note: You can find the Midterm Exam Practice  here.
Week 18:  
July 1-12
Midterm Exam:   
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions  
Week 19:   
July 13
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams          
Organizational Structure and Culture
Week 20:   
July 20
Corporate Governance  
Week 21:   
July 27
Theories of Leadership          
Developing a Corporate Philosophy  
Week 22:   
August 3
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility          
The Art of Negotiation   
Week 23:   
August 10
Leading Organizations Case Study
Week 24:   
August 17
Marketing Group Project 
Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)         
Marketing Mechanics  
Week 25:   
August 24
Brand Development and Management                
A/B Testing for Marketers  
Week 26:   
August 31
Digital Marketing Fundamentals 
Week 27:    
September 7
Pricing I: Fundamentals    
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit 
Week 28: 
September 14
Pricing III: E-Commerce Pricing 
Week 29:   
September 21
Break Week
Week 30:   
September 28
Marketing Group Project & Presentation due
Week 31:  
October 5
Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)         
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure         
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem  
Week 32: 
October 12
Capital Budgeting         
Modern Portfolio Theory 
Week 33:   
October 19
Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow         
Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations    
Excel for Finance  
Week 34:   
October 26
 Corporate Finance Case Study
Week 35:   
November 2
Corporate Finance Case Study Due   
Submit Corporate Finance Project by the end of the week  
Week 36:   
November 9
Project Management  
Week 37:  
November 16
Operations Management Fundamentals         
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand 
Week 38:  
November 23
Forecasting Fundamentals         
Supply Chain Management  
Week 39:   
November 30
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy         
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy  
Week 40:   
December 7
Strategy Case Study
Week 41:   
December 14
Mergers & Acquisitions I: Theory and Practice    
Strategy III: International Strategy    
Week 42:   
December 21
Winter Break
Week 43: 
December 28
Winter Break
Week 44:   
January 4
Innovation Fundamentals    
Balanced Scorecard 
Week 45:    
January 11
Strategy Case Study Presentation due
Week 46:   
January 18
Customer Discovery    
Customer Validation
Week 47:   
January 25-29
Developing a Business Plan    
Venture Capital
Week 48: January 30 - February 6 Final Exam Review     
Final Exam Practice: Operations Management (optional)  
Week 49: February 7-21 Final Exam:   
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy & Innovation, Entrepreneurship
   

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