Quantic School of Business and Technology

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

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  1. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    There's quite a drastic difference in cost between the MS in Data Science and the other online master's program. I looked at the master's in counseling and it was $743 per credit hour.
     
  2. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    Oh whoops, I just realized I made a math error. 15 credits is only one semester. $17K for 30 credits is actually $567 a credit hour. But still, that's quite high.
     
  3. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    Another revenue stream for Quantic is selling the course summaries textbooks. $150 for softcover and $200 for hardcover, but with a 68% discount on your first purchase. You must be a student or alumnus in order to buy the summaries. I bought hardcover, with the discount it came to $68. About the price of a textbook in any other field so not a bad price.
     

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  4. sube

    sube Member

    That's interesting. Is the book a summary of all the courses in the program or can you choose the courses you want in the book?
     
  5. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    It's all of them. In Quantic language, the MBA is made up of 10 concentrations. Each concentration is made up of courses. And each course is made up of lessons. So when you finish a course you get access to a course summary of 2-6 pages, and the textbook provides you with a bound copy of all of them, though you have access to each summary as you finish that course anyway. I just want to have a physical one for reference, especially with the midterm and final coming up.
     
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  6. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    Still chugging along.

    Finished Accounting and Economics. Now is "Data and Decisions", which is basic stats and probability along with hypothesis testing.

    The midterm in May is based on these 3 courses. The final is based on the next 7.

    I'm really appreciating the refresher because my next course at Eastern is a stats course with R.

    There are 2 or 3 projects in the degree. They're graded out of 5 but if you earn a 3 which is a pass, you get full credit. So it's pass-fail but it's graded to a rubric. Score under a 3 and you have to repeat until you get a 3.

    The projects are done in groups of up to 5. You get 2 weeks per project. I'll get the prompt and info for my group's project on Monday. We're using the Quantic slack to coordinate.

    One of my groupmates is a Data Scientist doing her MBA so I'm hoping I can get some tips on breaking into the field.
     
  7. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    The Accounting Project is a case study from the Ivey School of Business titled Highland Malt: Accounting Policy Choices in Financial Statements. Looks like a number of universities use this same case study. There's a "Creating Financial Statements in Excel" Quantic course that teaches us how to prepare the templates for the financial statements. The case study is 5 pages long and includes information about the forming of the company and a year of operation. Both the Case Study and the Project appear to be copyrighted so I won't provide specifics on those.

    The project involves taking the data in the case and preparing:
    • Balance Sheet
    • Income Statement
    • Cash Flow Statement
    • One page discussion, single-spaced including:
      • Financial ratio analyses
      • Recommendations to improve the financial health of the company
    There's a detailed rubric. I was mistaken above when I said a 3/5 is a pass, actually a 2/5 is a pass. To score a 2/5, in addition to providing recommendations, your financial statements can have:
    • 2 Major / Minor Errors
    • 1 Major / 6 Minor Errors
    • 0 Major / 9 Minor Errors
    An example of a major error is recording accounts of the wrong type (recording a 10-year bank note as a current liability instead of a long-term liability, which would throw off the ratios.) An example of a minor error is miscalculating the balance in an account or miscalculating a financial ratio like the acid test. An automatic failure is missing a financial statement, not balancing your Balance Sheet (lol) or having a credit balance in the Cash account - which means you're overdrawn.
     
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  8. Dustin

    Dustin Active Member

    Sorry for the double post in one day, but Quantic just emailed to let me know they now offer .edu email forwarding to all students. These are not inboxes themselves, but they're a .edu address ([email protected]) which will forward to an email of your choice so that you can access educational discounts that require you to have a .edu discount.

    I would have preferred [email protected] but instead it's first initial of first name, first initial of last name, and then a sequential number based on how many others have that same pair of initials. So, if you're the 34th person whose initials are JS your email will look like [email protected].
     
  9. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    Interesting that they do not provide an email inbox.
     
  10. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I don't blame them. It's not 1994, everyone already has an email account they already like to use.
     
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  11. JoshD

    JoshD Well-Known Member

    I think it is a nice touch to separate emails. I use my school email for solely school things and it ensures nothing is lost in my junk/spam on my personal email.
     
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  12. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Fair enough, I suppose my way doesn't have to be the only way.
     
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