March 2020 EMBA Curriculum / Grading

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%

A final overall score of 70% is the minimum to graduate. The distinction of Honors is awarded to the top 10% of each cohort upon graduation. Students who graduate behind schedule are not eligible to receive this distinction. Apart from the Honors distinction, as Quantic operates on a pass/fail basis, there are no class or personal ranks to provide.

See below for more information on projects, presentations, SMARTCASEs, exams, and Specializations.

~Important Dates~

Accounting Exam last day to begin exam - 
April 20, 4 a.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Accounting Case Study (group) due by May 3, 
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Markets and Economies Exam last day to begin exam - 
June 1, 11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Markets and Economies Case Study Presentation (individual) due by June 7, 
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Data and Decisions Exam last day to begin exam - 
July 20, 4 a.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Operations Management Exam last day to begin exam - 
August 3, 4 a.m.  PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Leading Org. Exam last day to begin exam - 
Sept. 28, 4 a.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Leading Org. Case Study (individual) due by Oct. 4, 
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Marketing and Pricing Exam last day to begin exam - 
Nov. 9, 4 a.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
 
Break Week
optional Strategy exercise on Slack
Nov. 23 - 29  
Strategy Exam last day to begin exam - 
Dec. 14, 4 a.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
 
Strategy Case Study Presentation (individual) due by Dec. 20, 
11:59 p.m PST / UTC-8 hours
 
Winter Break Dec. 21 - Jan. 3  
Finance Exam Last day to begin exam - 
Feb. 22, 4 a.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
 
Corporate Finance Case Study (group) due by March 7, 
11:59 p.m. PST / UTC-8 hours
 
Capstone Check-in Week  March 8 - 12  
Capstone written portion (group) due by April 4,
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
 
Capstone presentation (group) due by April 18,
11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
Graduation May 11

~Full Course Schedule~


Week 1:  
March 23
Accounting I: Fundamentals            
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses      
Week 2:  
March 30
Stocks and Bonds          
Accounting III: Financial Statements      
Week 3:  
April 6
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios             
Managerial Accounting   
Week 4: 
April 13
Accounting Exam Week
Week 5:  
April 20
Accounting Case Study (group project)
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (Optional, but recommended if you have Excel)    
Week 6: 
April 27
Accounting Case Study Due 
Submit your accounting case study by the end of the week.  
Week 7:  
May 4
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand        
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview   
Week 8:  
May 11
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities           
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations  
Week 9:  
May 18
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy              
Macroeconomics: International Trade    
Week 10: 
May 25
Markets and Economies Exam Week  
Week 11: 
June 1
Markets and Economies Case Study Presentation (individual project)
Submit your Markets & Economies case study presentation by the end of the week.
Week 12:  
June 8
One-Variable Statistics 
Week 13:  
June 15
Probability Fundamentals              
Probability Distributions  
Week 14:  
June 22
Two-Variable Statistics                 
Regression Analysis
Week 15:  
June 29
Data Collection 
Week 16:  
July 6
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions  
Week 17:  
July 13
Data and Decisions Exam Week 
Week 18:  
July 20
Operations Management Fundamentals   
Project Management  
Week 19: 
July 27
Operations Management Exam Week
Week 20:  
August 3
 Specialization Period 1 
Week 21:  
August 10
Specialization Period 1 
Week 22:  
August 17
Specialization Period 1
Week 23:  
August 24
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams        
Organizational Structure and Culture
Week 24:  
August 31
Theories of Leadership        
Developing a Corporate Philosophy  
Week 25:  
September 7
Corporate Governance
Week 26:  
September 14
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility           
The Art of Negotiation
Week 27:  
September 21
Leading Organizations Exam Week
Week 28: 
September 28
Leading Organizations Case Study (individual project)
Submit your Leading Org. case study by the end of the week. 
Week 29: 
October 5
Marketing Fundamentals            
Marketing Mechanics 
Week 30:
October 12
Brand Development and Management              
A/B Testing for Marketers 
Week 31:  
October 19
Digital Marketing Fundamentals 
Pricing I: Fundamentals 
Week 32:  
October 26
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit 
Pricing III: E-Commerce Pricing
Week 33:  
November 2
Marketing and Pricing Exam Week
Week 34: 
November 9
Capstone Project Kickoff  (group project)
Developing a Business Plan  
The Art of Presentation
Week 35:  
November 16
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy     
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy 
Week 36:  
November 23
Break Week 
Optional Strategy group case study project via Slack
Week 37:  
November 30
Strategy III: International Strategy     
Balanced Scorecard
Week 38:  
December 7
Strategy Exam Week
Week 39:  
December 14
Strategy Case Study Presentation (individual project)
Submit your Strategy case study presentation by the end of the week. 
Week 40:  
December 21
Winter Break
Week 41:  
December 28
Winter Break
Week 42:  
January 4
Specialization Period 2 
Week 43:  
January 11
Specialization Period 2
Week 44:  
January 18
Specialization Period 2   
Week 45:  
January 25
Finance: Time Value of Money          
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure  
Week 46:  
February1
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem
Week 47:  
February 8
Capital Budgeting 
Modern Portfolio Theory
Week 48: 
February 15
Finance Exam Week
Week 49:  
February 22
Corporate Finance Case Study (group project)
Week 50: 
March 1  
Corporate Finance Case Study Due
Submit your Corp. Finance case study by the end of the week.
Week 51:  
March 8
Capstone Project Check-In
Week 52:  
March 15
Specialization Period 3
Week 53:  
March 22
Specialization Period 3
Week 54: 
March 29
Specialization Period 3 
Capstone Project and Presentation Due on or before dates listed below:
*Written portion: due by April 4, 11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
*Presentation portion: due by April 18, 11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
Week 55: 
April 5
Specialization Period 3 
   

More about the Projects & Presentations Grade - 30%

Over the course of this program, you will complete four projects and three proctored oral examinations. Each project and presentation we assign will be accompanied by a prompt and grading rubric. Grading will be based on the thoroughness and accuracy of your response. The assignment and due dates for each project are listed on your curriculum above. The Capstone project and presentation accounts for half of the project grade. Learn more about how projects are graded here.

More about SMARTCASE scores - 10%

As you progress through lessons in Quantic, feel free to explore different answer options (both correct and incorrect) that trigger helpful feedback. You are not expected to get all "correct answers" while you are learning—mistakes are half of learning, after all—so, you aren't graded on regular lessons. You are graded on SMARTCASE lessons, as mentioned above. Only your top score in SMARTCASEs will count towards your final grade, so you can feel free to take SMARTCASEs as many times as you like.

More about the Exams - 60%

You will take eight Concentration Exams and three Specialization Exams over the course of your program. These exams are made available after each concentration or specialization has ended, according to your schedule. The exams are all open book, and each consists of several lessons. They're similar in format to SMARTCASEs, meaning there are no open response questions. For more about the concentration exams, click here.

More about Specializations

Quantic Specializations allow EMBA students to get a deeper understanding of topics they’re interested in. In order to graduate, each student needs to complete three specializations, with the option to complete more. If a student completes more than three specialization exams, only the top three specialization exam scores will be counted toward that student's final grade. All completed specializations, along with the earned exam score, may still be included on the student's Quantic transcript. For more information on available specializations, click here.

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