EMBA Class of September 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: August 15, 2022
  • Winter Break: December 19 - January 1, 2023
  • Capstone Project kickoff week: March 13-16
  • Capstone Project check-in week: June 5-12
  • Capstone Project Due date: Written project & recorded presentation both due by August 13 by 11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
  • Anticipated Graduation Date: September 12, 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:
August 15
Theories of Leadership
Week 2:
August 22
Cultural Intelligence
Developing a Corporate Philosophy
Week 3:
August 29
Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
Talent Management
Week 4:
September 5

Leadership Foundations Exam
Last day to begin exam: September 11, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 5:
September 12
Leadership Foundations Project (individual project)
Week 6:
September 19

Leadership Foundations Project Due
Submit your Leadership Foundations project by September 25, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 7:
September 26
Power & Influence
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams
Week 8:
October 3
Organizational Structure & Culture
Week 9:
October 10
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Week 10:
October 17

Organization Behavior Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: October 23, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 11:
October 24
Organizational Behavior Project (group project)
Week 12:
October 31

Organizational Behavior Project Due (group project)
Submit your Organizational Behavior Project by November 6 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 13:
November 7
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy
Week 14:
November 14
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy
Implementing Strategy
Week 15:
November 21
Macroeconomics: International Trade
Strategy III: International Strategy
Week 16:
November 28 

Strategy & Global Economics Exam
Last day to begin exam: December 4, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 17:
December 5

Strategy & Global Economics Presentation (individual project)
Submit your Strategy & Global Economics Presentation by December 11 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 18:
December 12
Marketing Fundamentals
Marketing Mechanics
Week 19:
December 19
Winter Break
Week 20:
December 26
Winter Break
Week 21:
January 2
Brand Development & Management
Week 22:
January 9
Digital Marketing Fundamentals
Week 23:
January 16
Pricing I: Fundamentals
Week 24:
January 23

Marketing & Pricing Exam
Last day to begin exam: January 29, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 25:
January 30
Break week
Week 26:
February 6
Effective Business Writing
Executive Presence
Week 27:
February 13
Business Storytelling
The Art of Negotiation
Week 28:
February 20
The Art of Presentation
Developing a Business Plan
Week 29:
February 27

Business Communication Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: March 5, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 30:
March 6

Business Communication Presentation (individual presentation)
Submit your Business Communication Presentation by March 12, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 31:
March 13

Capstone Kickoff
Week 32:
March 20
Introduction to Accounting
Week 33:
March 27
Finance: The Time Value of Money
Value Creation
Week 34:
April 3
Introduction to Business Analytics
Week 35:
April 10 

Financial Management Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: April 16, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 36:
April 17 
Break Week
Week 37:
April 24
Strategic Leadership
Strategic Frameworks
Week 38:
May 1
Strategic Decision-Making
Balanced Scorecard
Week 39:
May 8
Change Leadership
Week 40:
May 15

Strategic Leadership Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: May 21, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 41:
May 22
Strategic Leadership Project (group project)
Week 42:
May 29

Strategic Leadership Project due.
Submit your Strategic Leadership project by June 4, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 43:
June 5
Capstone check-in
Week 44:
June 12
M&A I: Theory and Practice
Vertical Integration
Week 45:
June 19
Diversification
Cooperative Strategy & Strategic Alliances
Week 46:
June 26
Corporate Governance
Week 47:
July 3

Advanced Corporate Strategy Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: July 9, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 48:
July 10
Design Thinking
Innovation Fundamentals
Week 49:
July 17
Opportunity Recognition
Blue Ocean Strategy
Week 50:
July 24

Creativity & Innovation Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: July 30, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 51:
July 31
Break week
Week 52:
August 7
Capstone Project and Presentation
Submit your written project and accompanying presentation recording by August 13 by 11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours

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