EMBA Class of November 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 September 23, 2019
Accounting Exam last day to begin exam -
Oct. 21, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Accounting Case Study (group) due by Nov. 3,
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Markets and Economies Exam last day to begin exam -
Dec. 2, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Markets and Economies Case Study (individual) due by Dec. 8,
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Winter Break Dec. 23 - Jan. 5  
Data and Decisions Exam last day to begin exam -
Feb. 3, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Operations Management Exam last day to begin exam -
Feb. 17, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Leading Org. Exam last day to begin exam -
April 13, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Leading Org. Case Study (individual) due by April 19, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Marketing and Pricing Exam last day to begin exam -
May 25, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Break Week
optional Strategy exercise on Slack
June 8 - 14  
Strategy Exam last day to begin exam -
June 29, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Strategy Case Study Presentation (individual) due by July 5, 
11:59 p.m PT / UTC-7 hours
Finance Exam last day to begin exam -
August 24, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Corporate Finance Case Study (group) due by Sept. 6,
11:59 p.m PT / UTC-7 hours
Capstone check-in week Sept. 14 - 18  
Capstone written portion (group) due by October 4, 
11:59 p.m PT / UTC-7 hours
Capstone presentation (group) due by October 18, 
11:59 p.m PT / UTC-7 hours
Anticipated Graduation Date November 10, 2020

~Full Course Schedule~

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

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