Quantic CEO Mentions MS Degrees in Business Analytics and Software Engineering + Bachelors Degree

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by JoshD, Mar 1, 2024.

  1. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    I saw this posted on LinkedIn by Quantic CEO Bill Fisher:


    Looks like they are getting prepared to launch (with no date mentioned) a new Online MS in Business Analytics, MS in Software Engineering, and even an Online Bachelors Degree.

    I know @Dustin is a Quantic MBA grad and I’ve heard great reviews on it.

    It will be interesting to see how Quantic develops two programs that are coding heavy into their mobile delivery platform.
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  2. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Exciting! Yes I've seen them hiring software engineers in the past to develop content.

    I suspect that much of the education will be in the app with small exercises, but then major assignments (like the 5 large projects that made up the MBA) would be computer based.
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  3. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    That would make sense. I know I’d hate to do a large project via code on a mobile device. :)
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    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Does Quantic help graduates to find jobs, or just like other schools you are on your own?
  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    From what I've seen, I'd be willing to bet a higher-than-average proportion of Quantic grads are very good at self-direction. Probably a very high proportion already have jobs - and can find their way up to the next level. That's where the Quantic degree comes in.
  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    If a known good school grants you a degree - that's a BIG help in finding a job - or a new job. All the help I'd expect. It's a school - a University. Not an employment agency. There are "career schools" that say they do handle that function. Some of them are telling the truth - some are not.

    There are Universities like Duke, that offer exceptional networking opportunities - but those are not formal procedures where someone in the school offices hands you an interview slip. The school's job is to teach. The student's first job is to learn. The second job - find employment. They know where to look.

    Resume writing, cover letters etc.? Everybody's had years to bone up on that stuff. If they STILL need help - they can buy a book. And use Grammarly -- or something.
  7. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    It's extremely common for a school's student services department to include career services. I used to have that job myself, twenty years ago. Schools' attitudes towards this are almost never, "Well, good luck, kid!" and thank goodness.
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  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Mine were. All of them. Luckily, I didn't need help finding a job. At 46 I had one, at 62 I was long retired. But this is Canada, eh?

    My sons found their own jobs too. And second careers years later.
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  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    My younger son did job-hunting strictly on his own. He'd been out of school for a year after high school, already working part-time in the field he later studied at college. After College graduation, his work supervisor sais she was sorry that there was no F/T job for him, but gave him a very good reference. That was all he was expecting. He used that to find a full-time job in his field. Ten years later, he switched to a different career, trained for it and found a job on his own - fully licensed by the Province and with a good reference from the school which trained him.

    My older son got "negative help" from his High School. The Guidance counsellor said he shouldn't take the Media Writing course at College he had chosen -- there were just no jobs. Unfortunately, the guy was right - but it all worked out. My son won a public-service ad competition in college and the prize was four 2-week (paid, IIRC) stints at four different Toronto ad agencies. Valuable writing experience, but no job resulted. There were just zero entry-level jobs of that kind anywhere. So my son worked at what he could find - a computer graphic-design job. It wasn't much money, but it was steady. And that counted, because he was getting married around this time.

    Another man who worked at the graphic design place, had a niche side-business in the broadcasting industry. He took my son on, part-time as a helper, and he learned a pretty full set of broadcast skills, while there. Eventually he quit the graphic design place and worked several years at a University radio station, the last three or so as Program Director. And his writing ability also got some use there.

    At 30, he "got the call." No, Not to the Ministry! He'd been accepted to Teachers' College. So he transitioned from "The coolest job in the world " as he called his radio job. The station allowed him to continue working, part-time, during his Teachers' College year, which helped a lot. money-wise. He was in a special program for Tech teachers - there was a shortage of them at that time.

    The College did help with employment, during that year. With three weeks to go to graduation, the College was asked to find a likely replacement for a teacher out sick, till the end of the school year. The College recommended my son and enabled him to graduate early and take the job. In June, he was successful in landing a contract at another High school in the city - and spent his first 17 full years of teaching there.

    During those years, he also got to work on his "other love" - writing. He built a successful business writing on all sorts of topics, for businesses all across America and Canada. Then came AI - and everything got even better. All the lower-paying clients who really didn't care about quality, got their copy via AI. The better-paying ones wanted the REAL stuff - no AI.

    There was a bit of a lull while he re-honed his client list. But now, he's busier than ever - with the best clients ever! And teaching? He loves it, as much as ever. He qualifies for full retirement in 5-6 years, but I'm not sure when he'll actually quit. hwn he wants tro, I'm guessing. Writing? I wouldn't be surprised if he did that the rest of his life...
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2024
  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Sorry. Dang the timer. "When he wants to..."

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