EMBA Class of October 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~

Starting Date
September 7, 2020
Accounting Exam last day to begin exam - 
October 5, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Accounting Case Study (group) due by October 18, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Markets and Economies Exam last day to begin exam - 
November 16, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Markets and Economies Case Study Presentation (individual) due by November 22, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Winter Break
December 21 - January 3
Data and Decisions Exam last day to begin exam - 
January 18, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Operations Management Exam last day to begin exam - 
February 1, 4 a.m.  PT / UTC-8 hours
Leading Org. Exam last day to begin exam - 
March 29, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Leading Org. Case Study (individual) due by April 4,
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Marketing and Pricing Exam  last day to begin exam - 
May 10, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Break Week
optional Strategy exercise on Slack
May 24-30
Strategy Exam last day to begin exam, 
June 14, 4 a.m PT / UTC-7 hours
Strategy Case Study Presentation (individual) due by June 20, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Capstone Check-in Week 
July 5-9
Finance Exam Last day to begin exam - 
August 9, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Corporate Finance Case Study (group) due by August 22, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Capstone Financials Check-in Week  August 23-29
Capstone written portion (group) due by September 19
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Capstone presentation (group) due by October 3, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Anticipated Graduation Date
October 26, 2021

~Full Course Schedule~

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

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