EMBA Class of August 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 June 15, 2020
Accounting Exam last day to begin exam - 
July 13, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Accounting Case Study  (group) due by July 26, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Markets and Economies Exam last day to begin exam - 
August 24, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Markets and Economies Case Study Presentation  (individual) due by August 30, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Data and Decisions Exam last day to begin exam - 
Oct. 12, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Operations Management Exam last day to begin exam - 
Oct. 26, 4 a.m.  PT / UTC-7 hours
Leading Org. Exam last day to begin exam - 
Dec. 21, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Winter Break Dec. 21 - Jan. 3  
Leading Org. Case Study  (individual)
due by Jan. 10, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Marketing and Pricing Exam  last day to begin exam - 
Feb. 15, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Break Week
optional Strategy exercise on Slack
March 1-7  
Strategy Exam last day to  begin exam, 
March 22, 4 a.m PT / UTC-7 hours
Strategy Case Study Presentation  (individual) due by March 28, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Capstone Check-in Week 
April 12 - 16
Finance Exam Last day to  begin exam - 
May 17, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Corporate Finance Case Study  (group) due by May 30, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Capstone Financials Check-in Week  May 31 - June 4  
Capstone written portion  (group) due by June 27,
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Capstone presentation  (group) due by July 11,
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Anticipated Graduation Date August 3, 2021

~Full Course Schedule~

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

Finance Exam Week
Week 49:  
May 17
Corporate Finance Case Study (group project)
Week 50: 
May 24

Corporate Finance Case Study Due
Submit your Corp. Finance case study by the end of the week. 
Week 51:  
May 31
Capstone Financials Check-In
Week 52:  
June 7
Specialization Period 3
Week 53:  
June 14
Specialization Period 3
Week 54:  
June 21
Specialization Period 3 
Capstone Project and Presentation Due on or before dates listed below:
*Written portion: due by June 27, 11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
*Presentation portion: due by July 11, 11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
Week 55:  
June 28
Specialization Period 3
Graduation Date
August 3, 2021

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