Quantic School of Business and Technology

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

  1. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Passed the Finance Case Study, 3/5, the last hurdle. WOO. Now I can order my diploma frame without feeling presumptuous.
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  2. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

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  3. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    Congrats, Dustin! Thanks for keeping us abreast throughout your studies.
  4. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Got my Strategy Case Study feedback: 3/5. In the other projects, a 2/5 is considered passing but in Strategy you need a 3/5.

    Also interesting that in future cohorts (those who started in September of this year and are expected to graduate Oct 2022), they will be required to complete 9 concentration exams similar to the midterm and final, which is more like the EMBA. Also there's a reference to some students needing to complete 3 oral exams in addition to the other requirements to graduate. https://support.quantic.edu/article/515-how-are-mba-grades-calculated-class-of-september-2022-and-beyond

    I keep saying "that's the last hurdle" but this is really the last hurdle:

    • 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: 100%
    • 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)
    • Corporate Finance Group Case Study (3/5)
    • Strategy Individual Case Study Presentation (3/5)
    • Midterm Exam: 90%
    • Final Exam: 88%
    Program Total: 100% Completion

    Anticipated Graduation Date: January 12, 2022
  5. Michigan68

    Michigan68 Active Member

    Congrats on your hard work.

    I have enjoyed reading the posts of your degree journey.
  6. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Today is graduation day. We had a Zoom celebration with our cohort. It was about 40 minutes of congratulatory messages, videos, questions, and a reading of all our names (while "Pomp and Circumstance" played in the background), followed by a 20 minute breakout session where we got to talk to some of our cohort members about our future plans. As graduations go it was more fun than average.

    My Quantic app/dashboard doesn't officially record that I've graduated yet, which apparently happens late on graduation day. I took a screenshot of my name on screen (I censored the other names in black.)

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  7. Rachel83az

    Rachel83az Well-Known Member

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  8. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    My Quantic dashboard has now updated to reflect that I've graduated. I'll get my Parchment digital diploma in a "couple of days."

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  9. tadj

    tadj Well-Known Member

    Congratulations, Dustin!
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  10. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

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  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Way to go, Dustin!
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  12. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    "I Second That Emotion" - Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

  13. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Edit: Shoot I had a thank you post drafted and then forgot to post it. Thank you all for your encouragement. I couldn't have done this without you! And I hope this thread is useful to future students. They are still giving out 100% scholarships so I encourage people (especially in tech) to apply.

    I got my digital diploma, looks pretty fancy: https://www.parchment.com/u/award/fc1af9faf1259f82364dc629b35aedc4

    I also got an unofficial transcript. The degree is 36 credits, my average was 92%, or roughly a 3.7 GPA (they don't calculate GPA but only report percentages.) They use the National Student Clearinghouse for official transcripts.
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  14. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Congrats, Dustin! Saw your degree diploma on LinkedIn, well done! Next, is the University of the Cumberlands' Ph.D. in Business Administration?
  15. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    I'm targeting Old Dominion University's PhD in Public Policy but I'm also on the fence about Cumberland's PhD in IT or Florida Atlantic University's PhD in CS. I know that no matter what discipline I started with, I want to research and improve our understanding of state decision-making related to economic development using data science, but whether I start by extending my data science knowledge and applying it to policy later or start by extending my policy knowledge and apply it with data science later I'm not sure.
  16. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I would find interesting seeming faculty members in all three of those departments and reach out to tell them your goal and ask whether they think that program would get you there.

    Although I'd also say that FAU's program is probably the most useful in other areas should your goals change.
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  17. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    Good idea! I have a shortlist of ODU professors whose research I'm following and who I'd be interested in working with. I should also do the same with UC and FAU and make sure I talk to professors at each before settling on a program.
  18. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    My Quantic diploma arrived in the mail! Unfortunately I'm 1900 miles away from it on a business trip. But when I return on Friday I'll post a picture in the nice diploma frame.
  19. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

    @Dustin, what do you plan to do with two master's degrees?? :cool:
  20. Dustin

    Dustin Well-Known Member

    For now, the same thing I was doing last month with 0! But I appreciate the flexibility it gives me.

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