Smartly MBA Winter 2016 Syllabus

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. 

~Final Score~

Your final score in Smartly will consist of a weighted average of the following: 

  • your SmartCase scores (your best score for each SmartCase)
  • your scores on the Midterm and Final Exams
  • participation in the Slack group, including your responses to weekly exercises and case studies

~Participation~

We will post exercises and case studies related to each week's assignment in Slack, so make sure you're keeping up with the schedule. These activities give you extra practice and contribute toward your participation score.

~Exams~

The Midterm will focus on the material learned in the first 3 concentrations (Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions). 

The Final Exam will focus on the remaining 5 concentrations. See below for the midterm and final exam window dates.

~Course Schedule~

Week 0: December 5  
Business Foundations
Accounting I: Fundamentals   
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand  
One-Variable Statistics  
Two-Variable Statistics  
Marketing Fundamentals  
Finance: Time Value of Money  
Percent Progress: 15%
Week 1: December 12 Accounting I: Fundamentals (review if needed)  
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses   
Stocks and Bonds 
Percent Progress: 20%
Week 2: December 19 Accounting III: Financial Statements   
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios   
Managerial Accounting 
Percent Progress: 27%
Week 3: December 26 Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)  
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview   
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities 
Percent Progress: 32%
Week 4: January 2 Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations   
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy   
Macroeconomics: International Trade 
Percent Progress: 39%
Week 5: January 9 One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)  
Probability Fundamentals   
Probability Distributions  
Percent Progress: 44%
Week 6: January 16 Excel for One-Variable Statistics and Probability (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)  
Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)  
Regression Analysis   
Percent Progress: 46%
*Note: You can find the Excel course in your  Library.   
Week 7: January 23 Excel for Two-Variable Statistics and Regression Analysis (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)  
Data Collection  
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions 
Percent Progress: 52%
*Note: You can find the Excel course in your  Library.   
Week 8: January 30 Advanced Statistical Inference  
Percent Progress: 56%
Week 9: February 4 - 7 Midterm Review
Week 10: February 8 - 19    Midterm Exam: 
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions 
Week 11: February 20 Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams    
Organizational Structure and Culture    
Theories of Leadership  
Percent Progress: 63%
Week 12: February 27  Developing a Corporate Philosophy    
Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)   
Marketing Mechanics 
Percent Progress: 66%
Week 13: March 6    Digital Marketing Fundamentals    
A/B Testing for Marketers     
Percent Progress: 71% 
March 10 Midterm Results Available
Week 14: March 13    Pricing I: Fundamentals    
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit 
Percent Progress: 77%
Week 15: March 20    Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)   
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure    
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani Miller Theorem    
Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow 
Percent Progress: 80%
Week 16: March 27    Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations    
Operations Management Fundamentals 
Percent Progress: 85%
Week 17: April 3    Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand    
Project Management 
Percent Progress: 91%
Week 18: April 10 Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy    
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy 
Percent Progress: 95%
Week 19: April 17 Strategy III: International Strategy    
Blue Ocean Strategy  
Percent Progress: 100%
Week 20: April 22 - April 29 Review Period 
Week 21: April 30 - May 10 Final Exam:
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance,   
Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy & Innovation

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