MBA 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 3-10
  • Capstone Project check-in week: June 26 - July 2
  • 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 11, 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
Manager Mindset
Essentials of Management
Week 2:
September 19
Cultural Intelligence
Week 3:
September 26
Developing a Corporate Philosophy
Strategic Decision-Making
Week 4:
October 3

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

Management Foundations Project Due
Submit your Management Foundations project by October 23, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 7:
October 24
Effective Business Writing
Week 8:
October 31
Business Storytelling
The Art of Negotiation
Week 9:
November 7
The Art of Presentation
Developing a Business Plan
Week 10:
November 14

Business Communications Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: November 20, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 11:
November 21
Business Communications Presentations (Individual project)
Submit your Business Communications Presentation by November 27, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 12:
November 28
Introduction to Business Analytics
One-Variable Statistics
Week 13:
December 5
Two-Variable Statistics
Week 14:
December 12
Data Collection
A/B Testing
Week 15:
December 19
Winter Break
Week 16:
December 26
Winter Break
Week 17:
January 2

Data & Decision Exam
Last day to begin exam: January 8, 11:50 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 18:
January 9
Recognizing a Business Opportunity
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy
Week 19:
January 16
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy
Strategy III: International Strategy
Week 20:
January 23
Strategic Frameworks
Implementing Strategy
Week 21:
January 30

Strategy Exam
Last day to begin exam: February 5, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 22:
February 6
Strategy Project (group project)
Week 23:
February 13

Strategy Project Due
Submit your Strategy Project by February 19, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 24:
February 20
Break week

Week 25:
February 27
Power & Influence
Networks & Social Capital for Managers
Week 26:
March 6
Organizational Behavior: Working Together in Groups & Teams
Talent Management
Week 27:
March 13
Organizational Structure & Culture
Week 28:
March 20

Organizational Behavior Exam
Last day to begin exam: March 26, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 29:
March 27

Organizational Behavior Presentation (individual)
Submit your Organizational Behavior Presentation by April 2, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 30:
April 3

Capstone Kickoff
Week 31:
April 10
Modern Theories of Leadership
Strategic Leadership
Week 32:
April 17
Change Leadership
Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
Week 33:
April 24
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Positive Leadership
Week 34:
May 1

Modern Management Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: May 7, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 35:
May 8
Modern Management Project (group project)

Week 36:
May 15

Modern Management Project Due
Submit your Modern Management Project by May 21, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 37:
May 22
Break Week
Week 38:
May 29
Operations Management Fundamentals
Week 39:
June 5
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand
Week 40:
June 12
Forecasting Fundamentals
Supply Chains & Procurement
Week 41:
June 19

Operations Management Exam
Last day to begin exam: June 25, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 42:
June 26
Capstone check-in
Week 43:
July 3
Marketing Fundamentals
Marketing Mechanics
Week 44:
July 10
Brand Development & Management
Week 45:
July 17
Pricing I: Fundamentals
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit
Week 46:
July 24

Marketing & Pricing Exam Week
Last day to begin exam: July 30, 11:59 p.m. PT / UTC-7 hours
Week 47:
July 31
Finance: Time Value of Money
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure
Value Creation
Week 48:
August 7
Capital Budgeting
Introduction to Accounting
Week 49:
August 14
Managerial Accounting
Week 50:
August 21

Finance & Accounting 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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