EMBA Class of December 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 November 4, 2019
Accounting Exam last day to begin exam - 
Dec. 2, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Accounting Case Study (group) due by Dec. 15, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Winter Break Dec. 23 - Jan. 5  
Markets and Economies Exam last day to begin exam - 
Jan. 27, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Markets and Economies Case Study Presentation (individual) due by Feb. 2, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Data and Decisions Exam last day to begin exam - 
March 16, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Operations Management Exam last day to begin exam - 
March 30, 4 a.m.  PT / UTC-7 hours
Leading Org. Exam last day to begin exam - 
May 25, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Leading Org. Case Study (individual) due by May 31, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Marketing and Pricing Exam last day to begin exam - 
July 6, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Break Week
optional Strategy exercise on Slack
July 20 - 26  
Strategy Exam last day to begin exam - 
August 10, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Strategy Case Study Presentation (individual) due by August 16, 
11:59 p.m PT / UTC-7 hours
Finance Exam last day to begin exam - 
Oct. 5, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Corporate Finance Case Study (group) due by Oct. 18, 
11:59 p.m PT / UTC-7 hours
Capstone check-in week Oct. 19 - 23  
Capstone written portion (group) due by Nov. 15,
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC - 8 hours
Capstone presentation (group) due by Nov. 29,
11:59 p.m., PT / UTC - 8 hours
Anticipated Graduation Date December 22, 2020

~Full Course Schedule~

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

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