June 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.

~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 5:  
July 13
Accounting Case Study 
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 11: 
August 24
Markets and Economies Case Study Presentation
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 18:  
October 12
Operations Management Fundamentals   
Project Management  
Week 19:
October 19
Operations Management Exam
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 28: 
December 21
Winter Break
Week 29: 
December 28
Winter Break
Week 30:
January 4
Leading Organizations Case Study
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 36:  
February 15
Capstone Project Kickoff  
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 41:  
March 22
Strategy Case Study Presentation
Week 42:  
March 29
Specialization Period 2
Week 43:  
April 5
Specialization Period 2
Week 44:  
April 12
Specialization Period 2 
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 49:  
May 17
Corporate Finance Case Study
Week 50: 
May 24

Corporate Finance Case Study Due
Week 51:  
May 31
Capstone Project 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 by end of week
Week 55:  
June 28
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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