EMBA Class of December 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
October 19, 2020
Accounting Exam last day to  begin exam - 
November 16, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Accounting Case Study  (group) due by November 29, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Winter Break
December 21 - January 3
Markets and Economies Exam
last day to  begin exam - 
January 11, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Markets and Economies Case Study Presentation  (individual) due by January 17,
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours

Data and Decisions Exam last day to  begin exam - 
March 1, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Operations Management Exam last day to  begin exam - 
March 15, 4 a.m.  PT / UTC-8 hours
Leading Org. Exam last day to  begin exam - 
May 10, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Leading Org. Case Study (individual) due by May 16,
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-8 hours
Marketing and Pricing Exam  last day to  begin exam - 
June 21, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Break Week
optional Strategy exercise on Slack
July 5-11
Strategy Exam last day to  begin exam, 
July 26, 4 a.m PT / UTC-7 hours
Strategy Case Study Presentation  (individual) due by August 1, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Capstone Check-in Week 
August 16-20
Finance Exam Last day to  begin exam - 
September 20, 4 a.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Corporate Finance Case Study  (group) due by October 3, 
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Capstone Financials Check-in Week  October 4-10
Capstone written portion  (group) due by October 31
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Capstone presentation  (group) due by November 14
11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Anticipated Graduation Date December 7, 2021

~Full Course Schedule~

Week 1:  
October 19
Accounting I: Fundamentals            
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses      
Week 2:  
October 26
Stocks and Bonds          
Accounting III: Financial Statements      
Week 3:  
November 2
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios             
Managerial Accounting   
Week 4: 
November 9
Accounting Exam Week
Week 5:  
November 16
Accounting Case Study (group project)
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (Optional, but recommended if you have Excel)    
Week 6: 
November 23
Accounting Case Study Due
Submit your accounting case study by the end of the week.  
Week 7:  
November 30
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand        
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview   
Week 8:  
December 7
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities           
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations  
Week 9:  
December 14
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy              
Macroeconomics: International Trade    
Week 10: 
December 21
Winter Break
Week 11: 
December 28
Winter Break
Week 12:  
January 4

Markets and Economies Exam Week
Week 13:  
January 11

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

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