Quantic School of Business and Technology

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by Dustin, Jan 6, 2021.

  1. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    But -- isn't there usually a filter for that - e.g. statement and verification of applicant's income? Certainly, there should be.
  2. Elbulk

    Elbulk Active Member

    People lie
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  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    That's why you verify. Documentation. Proof.
  4. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

    People lie to their governments, too. You can't prove a negative (lack of income), you can only prove what you told the government. And, depending on circumstances, it may or may not match up to reality.

    I know of someone who was bitten by this in university. Their parents owned a small shop. The shop made just enough for them all to live relatively comfortably, but they still qualified for lower-income dorms for the university. But tax fraud was rampant in their country at the time. So the people who were in charge of the program looked at the official tax forms and other documentation they were given and told this person point blank that they obviously didn't qualify because "everyone cheats on their taxes" and, "obviously" the shop probably made at least 2x as much as reported on the tax statements. This person's parents never lied on their taxes about how much the shop was earning, because they didn't think it was worth it, but they were still penalized anyway.

    How far do you go to "verify" that students are "low income enough" to be "worthy" of a scholarship or discount? The less income a person has, the less able they're going to be to provide proof of this fact.
  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    It's not about "worthy." Don't try to put words in my mouth. "Qualifying" is different to "worthy." Judging "worthiness" is an offense to dignity. "Not qualifying" - much less so. Then, the deficiency is just a number - impersonal. Here, the tax assessment form one gets from the Government after a tax return has been processed, is sufficient income proof for most purposes - renting an apartment, getting a loan etc. No system is foolproof, but it cuts down the scope for liars - a LOT.

    Admittedly. I only know our system. Perhaps other countries have a verification system that is just as effective.
    And perhaps some do not. And maybe you know -- or maybe not.
  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I'd live in my parents' house - till well after 40 - along with my wife and kids. I'd not bother with university. Instead I'd learn some sleazy dodge that would make me a minimal living - selling used cars - or repairing computers, which is the most fraud-prone job I can think of. Easy money.

    One fine day in late middle age, I'd invest some of my hoarded "Privilege" money in a seaworthy sailboat - and bury the rest in a Caribbean bank. I'd wave goobye to the family forever and right now, I'd be living in exotic ʻĀfareaitu, the capital of Mo'orea, Tahiti, with a young Polynesian woman (22) of exquisite beauty...

    That's the best I can do, and the best I can hope for, at this hour of the morning.
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  7. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I got an email from Quantic recently,

    It linked to a short Qualtrics survey. Initially I started the survey which included questions about whether you have a business idea, what would be the most difficult elements of starting one if you were going to, etc. Then it moved into really specific questions about my experience with consulting services, how much I would pay, have I ever hired a consultant before and would I be willing to, and so on. I started to feel like this wasn't a survey to understand Quantic alumni's future needs in a general sense, but to turn me specifically into a lead and revenue for a Quantic-hired consultant. It gave me the ick, so I exited out without completing it. Unfortunately no option to discard the answers I did give.

    Interestingly, Quantic is not hiring at all right now. I wonder if they're tightening their belts after a runaway expansion. 42% would recommend working at Quantic to a friend, and only 31% have a positive outlook as per Glassdoor. Additionally, their ratings are pretty stagnant, at 3.1, then declining to around 2.2 in December 2022 and now back up to 3.1 out of 5. For Glassdoor, those are all bad scores. Positive reviews seem to be primarily Admissions Counselors and temps, while negative reviews are from others in the organization (especially content writers and instructional designers.) One review stated the company is "basically bankrupt" and benefits are being cut, yikes.
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  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Hmm. The people who want 80-90% discounts might get their wish after all. Apply on Black Friday. Might be a good time for a "Desperation Sale." If you enrol, I hope you have the time you need to finish your degree. I smell trouble.

    From "I Smell Trouble" - (Buddy Guy)

    And from now on
    I will not run and hide
    I'll face trouble with a smile
    And hope it pass me by

    'Cause I smell a mean trouble
    Way over yonder, I say I heard a mean
    Yes, we're always in trouble
    They just won't, they just won't
    Lord, they just won't let me be, oh yeah...
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  9. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Same song. Bobby Blue Bland - my preferred version. J.
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  10. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I have zero sympathy for ANY business school that gets itself into financial hot water. That's precisely what they're supposed to teach students to prevent, avoid - or at least overcome. If they can't do that for themselves .....Блять! smh...
  11. pueblopicasso

    pueblopicasso Member

  12. Xspect

    Xspect Member non grata

    Ministry of Education ??? Impressive
  13. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    That's what happens when you reject an application from me. Neener-neener!!!
  14. b4cz28

    b4cz28 Active Member

    They are a deac school? That's pricey
  15. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    They award lots of scholarships so very few students pay sticker. I paid nothing and there's at least one other person on the board who got a 100% scholarship.
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