The Concentration Exams - March 2017 EMBA

What do the exams cover?

Exams are made available after each concentration has completed according to the schedule.

What are the exams like?

  • All the exams are open book exams. That means you can use any notes that you have, your Course Summaries, and reference any of the Smartly courses in order to complete the exams.
  • The exam consists of several lessons similar to SMARTCASEs. (No open response; the same format to what you are familiar with in Smartly.)
  • After completing the exams, you will not see your final scores.
  • Unlike SMARTCASEs, you will not be able to retake any part of the exams.

When are the exams? 

  • You’ll have 48 hours from the time you start an exam to complete it. 
  • You’ll need to finish each exam before the exam window closes (on the "End Date") for each
  • Each exam starts on the "Start Date" at 1 AM PT and ends on the "End Date" at 1 AM PT.
Concentration Start Date End Date
Accounting April 17, 2017 April 24, 2017
Markets & Economies May 15, 2017 May 22, 2017
Data & Decisions July 3, 2017 July 10, 2017
Specialization 1 July 31, 2017 August 7, 2017
Leading Organizations September 11, 2017 September 18, 2017
Marketing & Pricing October 9, 2017 October 15, 2017
Specialization 2 November 6, 2017 November 13, 2017
Finance December 4, 2017 December 11, 2017
Supply Chain & Operations January 8, 2018 January 15, 2018
Strategy & Innovation February 12, 2018 February 19, 2018
Specialization 3 March 12, 2018 March 19, 2018

How long are the exams?

It should take you about half an hour to an hour to complete each exam.

How should I study for the exams?

You should study by reviewing the relevant Smartly courses, SMARTCASEs, and Course Summaries.

Additionally, you might see review courses associated with some of the concentrations, like  this one for Accounting.  

How do I become eligible to take the exams?

In order to be eligible to take an exams, you will need to have completed all courses in that concentration before proceeding with the exam.


If you have any other questions about the exams, you can ask your classmates in the Slack group or send us an email at

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