Quantic MBA Review: Curriculum, Admissions, Pros & Cons

The Quantic MBA is a free, entirely online, accredited MBA. So how does it compare to a traditional MBA?

The Quantic MBA offers a solution to two major challenges that business education is facing. 

First, in light of scrutiny over the cost of an MBA, the Quantic MBA is completely free. Secondly, their MBA is entirely online, capitalizing on demands for online, distance learning programs which offer greater flexibility than campus-based programs. 

So what is the Quantic MBA, and is it worth the same as a traditional MBA?  

Quantic MBA | Curriculum and structure

Quantic School of Business & Technology offers what it claims to be the first app-based MBA. It takes around 11 months to complete, with between 150-to-200 students per intake.

The program is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC), listed by the US Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency. 

Tuition is delivered through an interactive app, using what Quantic dubs the ‘Active Learning’ method, designed by professors from top MBA programs. The curriculum is self-oriented, allowing you to go through the reading, assignments, and learning at your own pace in your own time. 

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It is designed to be more interactive and dynamic than traditional MBA teaching methods—“no boring lecture videos, no tedious textbooks”, as the website reads. The interactive platform prompts users for interactions roughly every eight seconds, an interface which ‘tests not to confirm comprehension, but rather as an opportunity to teach’.

Students are often directed to other learning materials, such as studies from different schools, offering the option to read in greater depth on certain topics. 

Studying isn’t an entirely solitary experience. On top of the learning platform, students take part in virtual discussions, case studies, and group projects over the course of the program. 

Quantic MBA | Admissions

Applying for the Quantic MBA has three stages.

First, candidates must complete a short online application, which includes information on academic qualifications and work experience. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, at least two years work experience, and english language proficiency. 

The online application includes the following five questions:

1. Why are you pursuing an MBA and why Quantic?

2. How do you plan to use the MBA skills to advance your career?

3. What do you consider to be your greatest achievement and why?

4. If you could ask anyone for professional advice, who would it be, what would you ask them and why?

5. Is there anything else you'd like to tell us?

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