November 2018 EMBA Curriculum / Grading
Welcome to Smartly! 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.
To earn your EMBA degree, you must:
- Complete all courses in the EMBA curriculum within the required time frame.
- 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.)
- Complete the exams associated with each concentration.
- Complete the Accounting, Leading Organizations, and Capstone Projects.
- 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: 20%
- SMARTCASEs: 20%
- Concentration Exams: 60%
See below for more information on Projects, SMARTCASEs, Concentration Exams, and Specializations.
|Week 1: November 26|| Accounting I: Fundamentals
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses
|Week 2: December 3|| Stocks and Bonds
Accounting III: Financial Statements
|Week 3: December 10|| Accounting IV: Working with Ratios
|Week 4: December 17||Accounting Exam|
|Week 5: December 24||Winter Break|
|Week 6: December 31||Winter Break|
|Week 7: January 7|| Accounting Case Study
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (Optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
|Week 8: January 14|| Accounting Case Study Due
Submit your accounting case study by the end of the week.
|Week 9: January 21|| Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview
|Week 10: January 28|| Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations
|Week 11: February 4|| Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy
Macroeconomics: International Trade
|Week 12: February 11||Markets and Economies Exam|
|Week 13: February 18||One-Variable Statistics|
|Week 14: February 25|| Probability Fundamentals
|Week 15: March 4|| Two-Variable Statistics
|Week 16: March 11||Data Collection|
|Week 17: March 18||Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions|
|Week 18: March 25||Advanced Statistical Inference|
|Week 19: April 1||Data and Decisions Exam|
|Week 20: April 8||Specialization Period 1|
|Week 21: April 15||Specialization Period 1|
|Week 22: April 22||Specialization Period 1|
|Week 23: April 29|| Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams
Organizational Structure and Culture
|Week 24: May 6|| Theories of Leadership
Developing a Corporate Philosophy
|Week 25: May 13||Corporate Governance|
|Week 26: May 20|| Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
The Art of Negotiation
|Week 27: May 27||Leading Organizations Exam|
|Week 28: June 3||Leading Organizations Case Study|
|Week 29: June 10|| Marketing Fundamentals
|Week 30: June 17|| Brand Development and Management
A/B Testing for Marketers
|Week 31: June 24||Digital Marketing Fundamentals|
|Week 32: July 1|| Pricing I: Fundamentals
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit
|Week 33: July 8||Marketing and Pricing Exam|
|Week 34: July 15|| Capstone Project Kickoff
Developing a Business Plan
|Week 35: July 22|| Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy
|Week 36: July 29|| Strategy III: International Strategy
|Week 37: August 5||Strategy and Innovation Exam|
|Week 38: August 12||Strategy and Innovation Case Study|
|Week 39: August 19||Specialization Period 2|
|Week 40: August 26||Specialization Period 2|
|Week 41: September 2||Specialization Period 2|
|Week 42: September 9|| Finance: Time Value of Money
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure
|Week 43: September 16||Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem|
|Week 44: September 23|| Capital Budgeting
Modern Portfolio Theory
|Week 45: September 30||Finance Exam|
|Week 46: October 7||Capstone Project Check-In|
|Week 47: October 14|| Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (Optional, review if needed)
Operations Management Fundamentals
|Week 48: October 21||Project Management|
|Week 49: October 28||Operations Management Exam|
|Week 50: November 4||Specialization Period 3|
|Week 51: November 11||Specialization Period 3|
|Week 52: November 18||Specialization Period 3 and Capstone Project Due by end of week|
|Week 53: November 25||Specialization Period 3|
More about the Projects Grade - 20%
Over the course of this program, you will complete three projects: an Accounting Case Study, a Leading Organizations Case Study, and a Capstone Project. Each project 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 accounts for half of the project grade. The Accounting and Leading Organizations case studies make up 25% each.
More about SMARTCASE scores - 20%
As you progress through lessons in Smartly, 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 Concentration Exams - 60%
You will take eight Concentration Exams over the course of your program. These exams are made available after each concentration 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
Smartly 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 Smartly transcript. For more information on available specializations, click here.