Why Quantic is the Best Online MBA for ADD…and Maybe Everyone Else, Too
The Problems with Business School
When I think about business school in general, I don’t like it, for the following reasons:
- It’s costly
- It’s boring
- It doesn’t fit my schedule
- It means countless hours reading redundant material when I only need to know the basics
- It won’t hold my attention (see #2 and 4)
- It won’t be directly applicable to my real life
- To learn what you need to have gainful employment
- To learn the skills you need for real-life work
- To get credentials to qualify for a job
- To follow the path that’s expected of you
My personal ‘jobs’, as I’ve explored business school the last couple years, are as follows:
- Learn basic business concepts so that I can understand what others are talking about, without going SME-deep (i.e., exposing me to critical concepts, without spending time making me muddle through redundant or irrelevant material)
- Learn practical skills I can utilize in practical ways throughout my career
- Provide a 360° overview of frameworks that guide effective startups (helpful for what I’m working on at Jobedo)
- Determine if I want to work for Quantic someday (since revolutionizing the education system has been a dream since childhood, and starting with would be a great way to do it, since it’s an area more ripe for disruption)
- Show my siblings I can get a Master’s degree, too. ← This one is not real, but my sister thinks it is, so we’ll go along with it for now
A Personal Review
I found the content relevant, timely, and practical — not once did I find myself wondering, “What’s the point of this?” — which is a question I often pondered when considering course schedules and requirements at more traditional schools. In addition, it was uber-compatible with my ADD-ness — if I was hyperfocus mode, I could wrap up a module in an hour; if I wasn’t, I could pace myself as needed. Such stop-and-go, on-demand learning was significantly helpful, and allowed me to learn when I was naturally in the zone.
In addition, it almost felt like playing a video game — the UI helps a lot (although I personally don’t appreciate unnecessary animations…no need to have the flash-cards rotate-in in the quizzes).
My experience taking Quantic’s Business Foundations course affirmed what Michael B. Horn said:
“In my 10 years in the education world, Quantic offers the best, most engaging learning experience of anything I’ve seen…incredible disruptive potential.”
In summary, the format is engaging, keeps me interested, and can even be addictive (in a good way).
Above all, I like Quantic for what it isn’t — bloated, irrelevant, academic riff-raff — offered at a price that doesn’t make start thinking of what I learned about opportunity cost. This is a step forward for education, most notably for us generalists; the people that want to want exposure to good concepts, without any encumbrances of extracurriculars.
To my ADD friends, I say — here’s a great way to learn about business.
To my MBA friends, I say — here’s a great option.
To my academician friends, I say — don’t take any of this harshly; we all get disrupted sometimes.