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

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  1. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    That was very frustrating in my undergrad, where the textbook would use the 8th Ed., I'd buy the 6th Ed., and find out the only difference was the numbering. Or some of the stories in the margins! Quantic's book is "self-published" by Lulu though, so in this case I don't think they have the same motivation to churn out multiple editions, since students will buy the latest edition whatever it looks like.
     
  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    They may buy it, but they'll buy it used for less if used ones are available, which, from your description, Quantic is trying to ensure they're not.
     
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  3. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    The Corporate Finance prompt has come out. Basically we're looking at the financial variables involved in a business decision (where to locate a factory, given various tax incentives and other variables), and justifying where to put it based on the Net Present Value (NPV) and Internal Rate of Return (IRR) of each decision. Due by Sep 26.
     
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  4. TTS

    TTS New Member

    What you said is probably true. But since I got the full scholarship, I'm happy to buy a new one and scribble it with my notes, and keep it as a momento on my bookshelf after I am done. Considering it is just 1 book for the entire EMBA program, I think it is acceptable. Still a very expensive book at a "discounted" price of $60 for a paperback.

    After getting a Kindle, I still prefer the feel of an actual book, but at the same time I see the merits of Kindle and its backlight, since a book can't light itself up -- still need to find match sticks for that. Searching for keywords using Kindle is faster, but I enjoy flipping the pages or checking the index to look for something. Maybe I'm old school like that.
     
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  5. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    No update this week. I've been so focused on my machine learning course at Eastern I didn't do any Quantic.

    Supply Chain and Operations:
    45% complete (no change from last week)
    Program Total: 77% complete (no change from last week)
     
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  6. asianphd

    asianphd Active Member

    I just applied to Quantic. Let see if I will be accepted this round :D
     
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  7. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Got my marketing project back, 4/5.

    Curriculum:
    • Business Foundations: 100%
    • Accounting: 100%
    • Markets & Economies: 100%
    • Data & Decisions: 100%
    • Leading Organizations: 100%
    • Marketing and Pricing: 100%
    • Finance: 100%
    • Supply Chain & Operations: 53%
    • Strategy: 0%
    • Entrepreneurship: 0%
    Completed Projects:
    • Accounting Group Project (5/5)
    • Markets & Economies Individual Case Study (4/5)
    • Leading Organizations Individual Case Study (4/5)
    • Marketing Group Project and Presentation (4/5)
    Upcoming Projects:
    • Corporate Finance Group Case Study (in progress, due Sep 26)
    • Strategy Individual Case Study Presentation
    Program Total: 78% Completion
     
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  8. noojoisey

    noojoisey New Member

    A 2/5 on projects is worth just as much as a 5/5.. kinda interesting. For the written capstone, a 3/5 is needed. Capstone presentation is still 2/5.

    This is for EMBA.. not sure about MBA.

    For me.. 9/10 concentrations completed. 1/3 specializations completed. Overall 91% completed.
     
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  9. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    No updates in a while. I got behind and haven't submitted my Corporate Finance project. They granted me an extension and I was able to catch up on the required courses/modules. I need to complete it 2 weeks prior to graduation in order to ensure I graduate on time. Hoping to get it done this week.

    Curriculum:
    • Business Foundations: 100%
    • Accounting: 100%
    • Markets & Economies: 100%
    • Data & Decisions: 100%
    • Leading Organizations: 100%
    • Marketing and Pricing: 100%
    • Finance: 100%
    • Supply Chain & Operations: 100%
    • Strategy: 36%
    • Entrepreneurship: 0%
    Program Total: 87% Complete
     
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  10. Jahaza

    Jahaza Member

    It's funny... I did some of the Quantic courses before I did my MBA at UTPB. I was skeptical that Quantic's courses could really match the experience of the MBA, but having done the MBA, I'm now not so sure that the interactive courses aren't enough!
     
  11. TTS

    TTS New Member

    Started my Quantic EMBA last month. Some quick observations
    • The program works really well for me, it is bite sized, so you can do it at your convenience, in transit, having lunch, basically any free time you have.
    • The argument that "the idea of MBA is meeting people" isn't really a negative for Quantic, I noticed that you get what you put in. Sure you are not on campus, but Quantic organise a lot of zoom meeting sessions, reading groups, have slack groups etc. And individually you can setup your own WhatsApp group and slack for people in the same geographical area / time zone. It really is a question of how much you want to put in to network, but people are generally welcome and open.
     
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  12. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Submitted my Strategy assignment, that's the last project in the course. I still need to submit my Corporate Finance project (yikes, forgot about that one.) Otherwise on track. I need to have the Corporate Finance submitted by December 29 to graduate on time.

    Curriculum:
    • Business Foundations: 100%
    • Accounting: 100%
    • Markets & Economies: 100%
    • Data & Decisions: 100%
    • Leading Organizations: 100%
    • Marketing and Pricing: 100%
    • Finance: 100%
    • Supply Chain & Operations: 100%
    • Strategy: 100%
    • Entrepreneurship: 45%
    Final exam needs to be completed by December 26.
    Graduation is January 12, 2022.

    Almost there!
     
  13. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Finished the last modules in Entrepreneurship. Coursework done! Just need to finish the Corporate Finance project (working on that now) and then write the final exam. I assume it says 98% complete rather than 100% because of the final exam or because I haven't done the optional exam prep.
     

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  14. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Submitted my Corporate Finance project. Exam opens December 12.

    What a whirlwind of a year.
     
  15. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Well, that's a wrap!

    I'm still waiting for my Corporate Finance project to be graded but assuming I get a passing grade on that, I've completed my MBA at Quantic.

    Edit:

    My final scores in each module were:
    • Organizational Behavior - 92%
    • Leading Organizations - 96%
    • Marketing - 96%
    • Pricing - 88%
    • Finance - 73%
    • Supply Chain and Operations - 80%
    • Strategy - 88%
    • Entrepreneurship - 92%
     

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  16. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

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  17. cacoleman1983

    cacoleman1983 Active Member

    Congratulations Dustin! Would you say that the program was worth it?
     
  18. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    Congrats! There are only 8 modules or 8 courses? Hmm, I was thinking there would be 10. Just curious, was Finance that much harder than the rest of the courses/modules? Did the course material deviate from the exams or something? I also noticed Accounting wasn't part of any courses or modules. Anyways, congrats again, you're awesome any way you slice it, you've got that done fair and square! Woo hoo!
     
  19. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Sorry, to clarify those 8 tests made up the second exam. There are 10 concentrations (Quantic's equivalent to a course), and 2 exams.

    The first exam is on Accounting and Statistics. The second exam is on the rest. Those scores were on the exam I did tonight. You can see earlier in the thread the results from my first exam.

    Finance was a bit harder because I was behind during that part of the course schedule so I really sped through it. I don't think if I had studied properly it would have been harder than the others.
     
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  20. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    That's hard to say. I haven't really been advertising it. I think the content is really comprehensive but also it's easy to phone it in. You'll get out what you put into it.

    My favorite concentrations were the Data and Decisions (Statistics) and Strategy, but the book is chock full of useful info that I'm sure I'll reference as I move up in the corporate hierarchy.
     
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