EMBA class starting January 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 January 13, 2020
Accounting Exam last day to begin exam - 
Feb. 10, 4 a.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
 
Accounting Case Study (group) due by Feb. 23, 
11:59 p.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
 
Markets and Economies Exam last day to begin exam - 
March 23, 11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Markets and Economies Case Study Presentation (individual)
due by March 29, 
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Data and Decisions Exam
last day to begin exam - 
May 11, 4 a.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Operations Management Exam
last day to begin exam - 
May 25, 4 a.m.  PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Leading Org. Exam
last day to begin exam - 
July 20, 4 a.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Leading Org. Case Study (individual)
due by July 26, 
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Marketing and Pricing Exam
last day to begin exam - 
August 31, 4 a.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Break Week
optional Strategy exercise on Slack
Sept. 14 - 20  
Strategy Exam
last day to begin exam - 
Oct. 5, 4 a.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Strategy Case Study Presentation (individual)
due by Oct. 11, 
11:59 p.m PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Finance Exam
last day to begin exam - 
Nov. 30, 4 a.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
 
Corporate Finance Case Study (group)
due by Dec. 13, 
11:59 p.m PST / UTC-8 hours
 
Capstone check-in week
Dec. 14 - 18
 
Winter Break Dec. 21 - Jan. 3  
Capstone written portion (group) due by Jan. 24,
11:59 p.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
 
Capstone presentation (group) due by Feb. 7,
11:59 p.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
Anticipated Graduation Date March 2, 2021

~Full Course Schedule~


Week 1:  
January 13
Accounting I: Fundamentals            
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses      
Week 2:  
January 20
Stocks and Bonds          
Accounting III: Financial Statements      
Week 3:  
January 27
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios             
Managerial Accounting   
Week 4: 
February 3
Accounting Exam Week
Week 5:  
February 10
Accounting Case Study 
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (Optional, but recommended if you have Excel)    
Week 6: 
February 17
Accounting Case Study Due (group project)
Submit your accounting case study by the end of the week.  
Week 7:  
February 24
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand        
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview   
Week 8:  
March 2
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities           
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations  
Week 9:  
March 9
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy              
Macroeconomics: International Trade    
Week 10: 
March 16
Markets and Economies Exam Week

Week 11: 
March 23
Markets and Economies Case Study Presentation (individual project)
Submit your Markets & Economies case study by the end of the week.  
Week 12:  
March 30
One-Variable Statistics 
Week 13:  
April 6
Probability Fundamentals              
Probability Distributions  
Week 14:  
April 13
Two-Variable Statistics                 
Regression Analysis
Week 15:  
April 20
Data Collection 
Week 16:  
April 27
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions  
Week 17:  
May 4
Data and Decisions Exam Week
Week 18:  
May 11
Operations Management Fundamentals   
Project Management  
Week 19: 
May 18
Operations Management Exam Week
Week 20:  
May 25
 Specialization Period 1 
Week 21:  
June 1
Specialization Period 1 
Week 22:  
June 8
Specialization Period 1
Week 23:  
June 15
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams        
Organizational Structure and Culture
Week 24:  
June 22
Theories of Leadership        
Developing a Corporate Philosophy  
Week 25:  
June 29
Corporate Governance
Week 26:  
July 6
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility           
The Art of Negotiation
Week 27:  
July 13
Leading Organizations Exam Week
Week 28: 
July 20
Leading Organizations Case Study (individual project)
Submit your Leading Org. case study by the end of the week.  
Week 29: 
July 27
Marketing Fundamentals            
Marketing Mechanics 
Week 30:
August 3
Brand Development and Management              
A/B Testing for Marketers 
Week 31:  
August 10
Digital Marketing Fundamentals 
Pricing I: Fundamentals 
Week 32:  
August 17
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit 
Pricing III: E-Commerce Pricing
Week 33:  
August 24
Marketing and Pricing Exam Week 
Week 34: 
August 31
Capstone Project Kickoff  (group project)
Developing a Business Plan  
The Art of Presentation
Week 35:  
September 7
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy     
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy 
Week 36:  
September 14
Break Week
Optional Strategy group case study project via Slack 
Week 37:  
September 21
Strategy III: International Strategy     
Balanced Scorecard
Week 38:  
September 28
Strategy Exam Week
Week 39:  
October 5
Strategy Case Study Presentation (individual project)
Submit your Strategy case study presentation by the end of the week.  
Week 40:  
October 12
Specialization Period 2   
Week 41:  
October 19
Specialization Period 2
Week 42:  
October 26
Specialization Period 2 
Week 43:  
November 2
Finance: Time Value of Money          
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure  
Week 44:  
November 9
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem
Week 45:  
November 16
Capital Budgeting 
Modern Portfolio Theory
Week 46:  
November 23
Finance Exam Week
Week 47:  
November 30
Corporate Finance Case Study (group project)
Week 48: 
December 7
Corporate Finance Case Study Due
Submit your Corp. Finance case study by the end of the week.  
Week 49:  
December 14
Capstone Project Check-In
Week 50: 
December 21
Winter Break
Week 51:  
December 28
Winter Break
Week 52:  
January 4
Specialization Period 3
Week 53:  
January 11
Specialization Period 3
Week 54: 
January 18
Specialization Period 3 
Capstone Project and Presentation due on or before dates listed below:
*Written portion: due by Jan. 24, 11:59 p.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
*Presentation portion: due by Feb. 7, 11:59 p.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
Week 55: 
January 25
Specialization Period 3 
Anticipated
Graduation Date
March 2, 2021
       

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