Smartly MBA 17 Jan Schedule

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


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.


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 1: January 23  
Business Foundations
Accounting I: Fundamentals   
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand  
One-Variable Statistics  
Percent Progress: 8%
Week 2: January 30 
Business Foundations
Two-Variable Statistics  
Marketing Fundamentals  
Finance: Time Value of Money 
Percent Progress: 15%
Week 3: February 6 Accounting I: Fundamentals (review if needed)  
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses   
Stocks and Bonds
Percent Progress: 20%
Week 4: February 13 Accounting III: Financial Statements   
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios   
Managerial Accounting
Percent Progress: 27%
Week 5: February 20 Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)  
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview   
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities
Percent Progress: 32%
Week 6: February 27 Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations   
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy   
Macroeconomics: International Trade
Percent Progress: 39%
Week 7: March 6 One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)  
Probability Fundamentals   
Probability Distributions  
Percent Progress: 44%
Week 8: March 13 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 9: March 20 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 10: March 27 Advanced Statistical Inference 
Percent Progress: 56%
Week 11: April 1 - 4 Midterm Review
Week 12: April 5 - 16    Midterm Exam: 
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions 
Midterm Results Available on April 26
Week 13: April 17 Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams    
Organizational Structure and Culture    
Theories of Leadership  
Percent Progress: 63%
Week 14: April 24  Developing a Corporate Philosophy    
Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)   
Marketing Mechanics 
Percent Progress: 66%
Week 15: May 1    Digital Marketing Fundamentals    
A/B Testing for Marketers 
Percent Progress: 71%
Week 16: May 8   Pricing I: Fundamentals    
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit 
Percent Progress: 77%
Week 17: May 15    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 18: May 22    Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations    
Operations Management Fundamentals 
Percent Progress: 85%
Week 19: May 29    Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand    
Project Management 
Percent Progress: 91%
Week 20: June 5 Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy    
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy 
Percent Progress:  95%
Week 21: June 12 Strategy III: International Strategy    
Blue Ocean Strategy  
Percent Progress: 100%
Week 22: June 17 - 24 Review Period 
Week 23: June 25 - July 5 Final Exam:
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance,   
Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy & Innovation

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