EMBA Class of July 2023

Welcome to Valar! 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.  In order to graduate and earn your degree, you must meet the course requirements as seen here.

Important Dates

  • Starting date: June 6 2022
  • Winter Break: December 19 - January 1, 2023
  • Capstone Project kickoff week: January 2-8
  • Capstone Project check-in week: March 27 - April 2
  • Capstone Project Due date: Written project & recorded presentation both due by June 4 by 11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
  • Anticipated Graduation Date: July 5, 2023

Individual concentration exam and case study due dates can be found in their respective sections below. Click on a concentration to expand into a week-by-week view.

Full Course Schedule


Week 1:
June 6
Theories of Leadership
Week 2:
June 13
Cultural Intelligence
Developing a Corporate Philosophy
Week 3:
June 20
Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
Talent Management
Week 4:
June 27

Leadership Foundations Exam
Last day to begin exam: July 3, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 5:
July 4
Leadership Foundations Project (individual project)
Week 6:
July 11

Leadership Foundations Project Due
Submit your Leadership Foundations project by July 17, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 7:
July 18
Power & Influence
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams
Week 8:
July 25
Organizational Structure & Culture
Week 9:
August 1
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Week 10:
August 8

Organization Behavior Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: August 14, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 11:
August 15
Organizational Behavior Project (group project)
Week 12:
August 22

Organizational Behavior Project Due (group project)
Submit your Organizational Behavior Project by August 28 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 13:
August 29
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy
Week 14:
September 5
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy
Implementing Strategy
Week 15:
September 12
Macroeconomics: International Trade
Strategy III: International Strategy
Week 16:
September 19

Strategy & Global Economics Exam
Last day to begin exam: September 25, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 17:
September 26

Strategy & Global Economics Presentation (individual project)
Submit your Strategy & Global Economics Presentation by October 2 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 18:
October 3
Marketing Fundamentals
Marketing Mechanics
Week 19:
October 10
Brand Development & Management
Week 20:
October 17
Digital Marketing Fundamentals
Week 21:
October 24
Pricing I: Fundamentals
Week 22:
October 31

Marketing & Pricing Exam
Last day to begin exam: November 6, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 23:
November 7
Effective Business Writing

Week 24:
November 14
Business Communications Slack Exercise
Week 25:
November 21
Business Storytelling
The Art of Negotiation
Week 26:
November 28
The Art of Presentation
Developing a Business Plan
Week 27:
December 5

Business Communications Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: December 12, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 28:
December 12

Business Communications Presentation (individual presentation)
Submit your Business Communications Presentation by December 18, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 29:
December 19
Winter Break
Week 30:
December 26
Winter Break
Week 31:
January 2

Capstone Kickoff
Week 32:
January 9
Introduction to Accounting
Week 33:
January 16
Finance: The Time Value of Money
Value Creation
Week 34:
January 23
Introduction to Business Analytics
Week 35:
January 30

Financial Management Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: February 5, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 36:
February 6
Break Week
Week 37:
February 13
Strategic Leadership
Strategic Frameworks
Week 38:
February 20
Strategic Decision-Making
Balanced Scorecard
Week 39:
February 27
Change Leadership
Week 40:
March 6

Strategic Leadership Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: March 12, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 41:
March 13
Strategic Leadership Project (group project)
Week 42:
March 20

Strategic Leadership Project due.
Submit your Strategic Leadership project by March 26, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 43:
March 27
Capstone check-in
Week 44:
April 3
M&A I: Theory and Practice
Vertical Integration
Week 45:
April 10
Diversification
Cooperative Strategy & Strategic Alliances
Week 46:
April 17
Corporate Governance
Week 47:
April 24

Advanced Corporate Strategy Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: April 30, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 48:
May 1
Design Thinking
Innovation Fundamentals
Week 49:
May 8
Opportunity Recognition
Blue Ocean Strategy
Week 50:
May 15

Creativity & Innovation Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: May 21, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 51:
May 22
Break week
Week 52:
May 29
Capstone Project and Presentation
Submit your written project and accompanying presentation recording  by June 4 by 11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours

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