Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Dustin, Jan 6, 2021.
That's a wrap. Thanks again for your support everyone.
I've applied to Quantic School of Business and Technology after being accepted back in Sept. of 2020 for the Executive Business of Administration program. I was awarded a scholarship for about 1500 but with a tuition left over that was $7000 plus, I felt that it wasn't enough at the time and did not attend. I've been invited for an interview for the second time to take place on Monday Sept. 21. Since my last application, I have completed my thesis for my PhD in Education from Azteca/UCN and have changed careers from higher education to healthcare IT with a recent certification as an Epic Ambulatory Analyst and Core Analyst Badge.
I will let you all know what the outcome of this will be. Quantic has a list of scholarships on their site now but they did not have this a couple of years back. Hopefully my progress since my last application will be enough of an influence to grant me a full or close to a full scholarship.
Somehow I missed this! Congratulations, Dustin!
Thanks! If it wasn't for this board I wouldn't be attending Quantic or Eastern.
I got accepted to Quantic again with the exact same scholarship amount of $1800 I received when I was accepted back in Sept. 2020. Still won't attend as $7800 for me is too much with an already earned Masters degree.
Inspired by @Dustin , I am now halfway through my EMBA @ Quantic
Going to graduate by December 2022 - 8 months to go.
EMBA Curriculum - 9 Concentrations - 64% Complete
Business Foundations 100%
Markets & Economies 100%
Data & Decisions 100%
Operations Management 100%
Leading Organisations 97%
Marketing & Pricing 9%
Specializations 3 or more required
Startup Entrepreneurship 100% (I enjoyed this, learned about all how stuff works with start ups, VCs, fundings etc.)
Strategic Leadership 0%
Strategic Thinking 36%
I think I will do more than the required 3 specializations as the topics interests me, there are currently 11 available for the EMBA program, previously there were only 7.
My thoughts so far:
I did fall behind by a week, and I set aside time during the weekends and studied to cover 3 weeks worth of material ahead. The flexibility really allows me to be able to live my life, or slack a little. It is not as rigid as face to face classes. So take it as both a pro & con.
Networking really depends on YOU. There are really active people organising things and participating in the Zoom sessions, which admittedly I do not participate that much. But I network with 2 very active course mates, so they become my directory to the rest of the cohort. For people who say online courses such as this diminishes the networking factor, I will say you are wrong. If anything, you are exposed to even more people due to the size of the intakes.
I enjoy the material, it is very well written, punny and memorable. The content interacts with you instead of a lecturer teaching you -- not a one way street. Think of it as you have a lecturer teaching you the material 1:1 and asking you for feedback as he goes. So when he explains things he will get you to fill in the blanks. Back when I did my bachelor's degree it was me and 20 other people in the hall listening to the lecturer present the materials and then we raise hands to ask questions -- not sure if that has changed now. I personally consider that dry and I tend to lack the attention span.
Looking back, if I had enrolled for a "traditional" MBA program, be it on campus or online, the fixed schedule would make my life less flexible. Now I can travel, take up activities as and when I like, instead of saying "oh I can't do it, got class that day", and this is Quantic's #1 value proposition. Education on demand.
So far, I love it. I am really learning.
@Dustin That's a very nice frame for the degree, where did you get it? Can you private message me the link?
Hi @TTS, the frame is from Church Hill Classics: https://www.diplomaframe.com/qnti
I keep telling myself I should have spent the extra for the red Presidential frame, but maybe I'll save something like that for my Eastern degree.
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