EMBA Class of October 2020

Welcome to Quantic! Here's the course syllabus for your program. It's strongly recommended that you follow the schedule below to complete your required lessons per week. 

~Course Requirements~

To earn your EMBA degree, you must: 

  1. Complete all courses in the EMBA curriculum within the required time frame.
  2. Achieve scores of at least 80% in the graded SMARTCASE lessons. (SMARTCASEs can be taken as many times as you want. Only the best score will be counted towards your final grade.)
  3. Complete the exams associated with each concentration and your chosen Specializations
  4. Complete the written projects and proctored oral examinations.
  5. Complete the Capstone Project and Presentation. In order to graduate, you must submit and pass both your written Capstone project (with a score of 3 or higher) and your Capstone presentation (with a score of 2 or higher).
  6. Submit the required documents that confirm your identity, eligibility and past academic performance as referenced in your EMBA application. 

Your grade is weighted in the following way:

  • Projects & Presentations: 30%
  • SMARTCASEs: 10%
  • Exams: 60%

For more detailed information on how grades are calculated, click here.  

~Important Dates~

Starting Date August 19, 2019
Accounting Exam last day to begin exam -
Sept. 16, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Accounting Case Study (group) due by Sept. 29,
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Markets and Economies Exam last day to begin exam -
Oct. 28, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Markets and Economies Case Study (individual) due by Nov. 3,
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Data and Decisions Exam last day to begin exam -
Dec. 16, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Winter Break Dec. 23 - Jan. 5
Operations Management Exam last day to begin exam -
Jan. 13, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Leading Org. Exam last day to begin exam - 
March 9, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Leading Org. Case Study (individual) due by March 15, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Marketing and Pricing Exam last day to begin exam - 
April 20, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Spring Break
optional Strategy exercise on Slack
May 4-10
Strategy Exam last day to begin exam - 
May 25, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Strategy Case Study Presentation (individual) due by May 31, 
11:59 p.m PT / UTC-7 hours
Finance Exam last day to begin exam - 
July 20, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Corporate Finance Case Study (group) due by August 2,
11:59 p.m PT / UTC-7 hours
Capstone check-in week August 3-7
Capstone written portion (group) due by August 30, 
11:59 p.m PT / UTC-7 hours
Capstone presentation (group) due by Sept. 13, 
11:59 p.m PT / UTC-7 hours
Anticipated Graduation Date October 6, 2020

~Full Course Schedule~

Week 1: 
August 19
Accounting I: Fundamentals           
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses      
Week 2: 
August 26
Stocks and Bonds         
Accounting III: Financial Statements      
Week 3: 
September 2
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios            
Managerial Accounting   
Week 4: 
September 9
Accounting Exam Week
Week 5: 
September 16
Accounting Case Study (group project) 
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (Optional, but recommended if you have Excel)    
Week 6: 
September 23
Accounting Case Study Due
Submit your accounting case study by the end of the week.  
Week 7: 
September 30
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand       
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview   
Week 8: 
October 7
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities          
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations  
Week 9: 
October 14
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy             
Macroeconomics: International Trade    
Week 10: 
October 21
Markets and Economies Exam Week
Week 11: 
October 28
Markets and Economies Case Study Presentation (individual project)
Submit your Markets & Economies case study by the end of the week. 
Week 12: 
November 4
One-Variable Statistics 
Week 13: 
November 11
Probability Fundamentals             
Probability Distributions  
Week 14: 
November 18
Two-Variable Statistics                
Regression Analysis   
Week 15: 
November 25
Data Collection
Week 16: 
December 2
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions 
Week 17: 
December 9
Data and Decisions Exam Week
Week 18: 
December 16
Operations Management Fundamentals  
Project Management  
Week 19: 
December 23
Winter Break
Week 20: 
December 30
Winter Break
Week 21: 
January 6
Operations Management Exam Week
Week 22: 
January 13
Specialization Period 1
Week 23: 
January 20
Specialization Period 1 
Week 24: 
January 27
Specialization Period 1 
Week 25: 
February 3
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams       
Organizational Structure and Culture
Week 26: 
February 10
Theories of Leadership       
Developing a Corporate Philosophy    
Week 27: 
February 17
Corporate Governance
Week 28:
February 24
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility          
The Art of Negotiation
Week 29: 
March 2
Leading Organizations Exam Week
Week 30:
March 9
Leading Organizations Case Study (individual project)
Submit your Leading Org. case study by the end of the week. 
Week 31: 
March 16
Marketing Fundamentals           
Marketing Mechanics 
Week 32: 
March 23
Brand Development and Management             
A/B Testing for Marketers 
Week 33: 
March 30
Digital Marketing Fundamentals
Pricing I: Fundamentals 
Week 34:
April 6
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit
Pricing III: E-Commerce Pricing
Week 35: 
April 13
Marketing and Pricing Exam Week
Week 36: 
April 20
Capstone Project Kickoff  (group project)
Developing a Business Plan 
The Art of Presentation
Week 37: 
April 27
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy    
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy 
Week 38:
May 4
Break Week
Optional Strategy group case study project via Slack
Week 39: 
May 11
Strategy III: International Strategy    
Balanced Scorecard
Week 40: 
May 18
Strategy Exam Week
Week 41: 
May 25
Strategy Case Study Presentation (individual project)
Submit your Strategy case study presentation by the end of the week.
Week 42: 
June 1
Specialization Period 2 
Week 43: 
June 8
Specialization Period 2    
Week 44: 
June 15
Specialization Period 2   
Week 45: 
June 22
 Finance: Time Value of Money         
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure  
Week 46: 
June 29
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem
Week 47: 
July 6
Capital Budgeting
Modern Portfolio Theory
Week 48: 
July 13
Finance Exam Week
Week 49: 
July 20
 Corporate Finance Case Study (group project)
Week 50: 
July 27
Corporate Finance Case Study Due
Submit your Corp. Finance case study by the end of the week. 
Week 51: 
August 3
Capstone Project Check-In
Week 52: 
August 10
 Specialization Period 3
Week 53: 
August 17
Specialization Period 3
Week 54:
August 24
Specialization Period 3
Capstone Project & Presentation Due on or before dates listed below: 
Written portion - August 30 by 11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
Presentation - September 13 by 11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours   
Week 55:
August 31
Specialization Period 3 
Graduation Date
October 6, 2020

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