EMBA Class of October 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: September 12, 2022
  • Winter Break: December 19 - January 1, 2023
  • Capstone Project kickoff week: April 10-16
  • Capstone Project check-in week: July 3-9
  • Capstone Project Due date: Written project & recorded presentation both due by September 10 by 11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours
  • Anticipated Graduation Date: October 10, 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:
September 12
Theories of Leadership
Week 2:
September 19
Cultural Intelligence
Developing a Corporate Philosophy
Week 3:
September 26
Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
Talent Management
Week 4:
October 3

Leadership Foundations Exam
Last day to begin exam: October 9, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 5:
October 10
Leadership Foundations Project (individual project)
Week 6:
October 17

Leadership Foundations Project Due
Submit your Leadership Foundations project by October 23, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 7:
October 24
Power & Influence
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams
Week 8:
October 31
Organizational Structure & Culture
Week 9:
November 7
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Week 10:
November 14

Organization Behavior Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: November 20, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 11:
November 21
Organizational Behavior Project (group project)
Week 12:
November 28

Organizational Behavior Project Due (group project)
Submit your Organizational Behavior Project by December 4 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 13:
December 5
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy
Week 14:
December 12
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy
Implementing Strategy
Week 15:
December 19
Winter Break
Week 16:
December 26
Winter Break
Week 17:
January 2
Macroeconomics: International Trade
Strategy III: International Strategy
Week 18:
January 9

Strategy & Global Economics Exam
Last day to begin exam: January 15, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 19:
January 16

Strategy & Global Economics Presentation (individual project)
Submit your Strategy & Global Economics Presentation by January 22 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 20:
January 23
Marketing Fundamentals
Marketing Mechanics
Week 21:
January 30
Brand Development & Management
Week 22:
February 6
Digital Marketing Fundamentals
Week 23:
February 13
Pricing I: Fundamentals
Week 24:
February 20

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

Business Communication Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: April 2, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 30:
April 3

Business Communication Presentation (individual presentation)
Submit your Business Communication Presentation by April 9, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 31:
April 10

Capstone Kickoff
Week 32:
April 17
Introduction to Accounting
Week 33:
April 24
Finance: The Time Value of Money
Value Creation
Week 34:
May 1
Introduction to Business Analytics
Week 35:
May 8

Financial Management Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: May 14, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 36:
May 15
Break Week
Week 37:
May 22
Strategic Leadership
Strategic Frameworks
Week 38:
May 29
Strategic Decision-Making
Balanced Scorecard
Week 39:
June 5
Change Leadership
Week 40:
June 12

Strategic Leadership Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: June 18, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 41:
June 19
Strategic Leadership Project (group project)
Week 42:
June 26

Strategic Leadership Project due.
Submit your Strategic Leadership project by July 2, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 43:
July 3
Capstone check-in
Week 44:
July 10
M&A I: Theory and Practice
Vertical Integration
Week 45:
July 17
Diversification
Cooperative Strategy & Strategic Alliances
Week 46:
July 24
Corporate Governance
Week 47:
July 31

Advanced Corporate Strategy Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: August 6, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 48:
August 7
Design Thinking
Innovation Fundamentals
Week 49:
August 14
Opportunity Recognition
Blue Ocean Strategy
Week 50:
August 21

Creativity & Innovation Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: August 27, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 51:
August 28
Break week
Week 52:
September 4
Capstone Project and Presentation
Submit your written project and accompanying presentation recording by September 10 by 11:59 p.m. PDT / UTC-7 hours

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