EMBA Class of June 2021

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~

Start Date May 4, 2020
Accounting Exam last day to  begin exam - 
June 1, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Accounting Case Study  (group) due by June 14, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Markets and Economies Exam last day to  begin exam - 
July 13, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Markets and Economies Case Study Presentation  (individual) due by July 19, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Data and Decisions Exam last day to  begin exam - 
August 31, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Operations Management Exam last day to  begin exam - 
Sept. 14, 4 a.m.  PT / UTC-7 hours
Leading Org. Exam last day to  begin exam - 
Nov. 9, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Leading Org. Case Study  (individual) due by Nov. 15, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Marketing and Pricing Exam last day to  begin exam - 
Dec. 21, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Winter Break Dec. 21 - Jan. 3  
Break Week
optional Strategy exercise on Slack
Jan. 18 - 24  
Strategy Exam last day to begin exam, 
Feb. 8, 4 a.m PT / UTC-8 hours
Strategy Case Study Presentation  (individual)
due by Feb. 14, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Capstone Check-in Week
March 1 - 7
Finance Exam Last day to  begin exam - 
April 5, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Corporate Finance Case Study  (group) due by April 18, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Capstone Financials Check-in Week  April 19 - 23  
Capstone written portion  (group) due by May 16,
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Capstone presentation  (group) due by May 30,
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Anticipated Graduation Date June 22, 2021

~Full Course Schedule~

Week 1:  
May 4
Accounting I: Fundamentals            
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses      
Week 2:  
May 11
Stocks and Bonds          
Accounting III: Financial Statements      
Week 3:  
May 18
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios             
Managerial Accounting   
Week 4: 
May 25
Accounting Exam Week
Week 5:  
June 1
Accounting Case Study (group project)
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (Optional, but recommended if you have Excel)    
Week 6: 
June 8
Accounting Case Study Due
Submit your accounting case study by the end of the week.  
Week 7:  
June 15
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand        
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview   
Week 8:  
June 22
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities           
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations  
Week 9:  
June 29
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy              
Macroeconomics: International Trade    
Week 10: 
July 6
Markets and Economies Exam Week   
Week 11: 
July 13
Markets and Economies Case Study Presentation (individual project)
Submit your Markets & Economies case study presentation by the end of the week. 
Week 12:  
July 20
One-Variable Statistics 
Week 13:  
July 27
Probability Fundamentals              
Probability Distributions  
Week 14:  
August 3
Two-Variable Statistics                 
Regression Analysis
Week 15:  
August 10
Data Collection 
Week 16:  
August 17
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions  
Week 17:  
August 24
Data and Decisions Exam Week
Week 18:  
August 31
Operations Management Fundamentals   
Project Management  
Week 19: 
September 7
Operations Management Exam Week
Week 20:  
September 14
Specialization Period 1 
Week 21:  
September 21
Specialization Period 1 
Week 22:  
September 28
Specialization Period 1
Week 23:  
October 5
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams        
Organizational Structure and Culture
Week 24:  
October 12
Theories of Leadership        
Developing a Corporate Philosophy  
Week 25:  
October 19
Corporate Governance
Week 26:  
October 26
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility           
The Art of Negotiation
Week 27:  
November 2
Leading Organizations Exam Week
Week 28: 
November 9
Leading Organizations Case Study (individual project)
Submit your Leading Org. case study by the end of the week. 
Week 29: 
November 16
Marketing Fundamentals            
Marketing Mechanics 
Week 30:
November 23
Brand Development and Management              
A/B Testing for Marketers 
Week 31:  
November 30
Digital Marketing Fundamentals 
Pricing I: Fundamentals 
Week 32:  
December 7
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit 
Pricing III: E-Commerce Pricing
Week 33:  
December 14
Marketing and Pricing Exam Week
Week 34: 
December 21
Winter Break
Week 35:  
December 28
Winter Break
Week 36:  
January 4
Capstone Project Kickoff  (group project)
Developing a Business Plan  
The Art of Presentation
Week 37:  
January 11
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy     
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy
Week 38:  
January 18
Break Week
Optional Strategy group case study project via Slack
Week 39:  
January 25
Strategy III: International Strategy     
Balanced Scorecard
Week 40:  
February 1

Strategy Exam Week
Week 41:  
February 8

Strategy Case Study Presentation (individual project)
Submit your Strategy case study presentation by the end of the week.
Week 42:  
February 15
Specialization Period 2 
Week 43:  
February 22
Specialization Period 2
Week 44:  
March 1
Specialization Period 2   
Capstone Project Check-In
Week 45:  
March 8
Finance: Time Value of Money          
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure  
Week 46:  
March 15
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem
Week 47:  
March 22
Capital Budgeting 
Modern Portfolio Theory
Week 48: 
March 29
Finance Exam Week
Week 49:  
April 5
Corporate Finance Case Study (group project)
Week 50: 
April 12 
Corporate Finance Case Study Due
Submit your Corp. Finance case study by the end of the week.
Week 51:  
April 19
Capstone Financials Check-In
Week 52:  
April 26
Specialization Period 3
Week 53:  
May 3
Specialization Period 3
Week 54: 
May 10
Specialization Period 3 
Capstone Project and Presentation due on or before dates listed below:
*Written portion: due by May 16, 11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
*Presentation portion: due by May 30, 11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
Week 55: 
May 17
Specialization Period 3 
graduation date
June 22, 2021

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