Smartly MBA 17 Mar 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: March 6   
Business Foundations
Accounting I: Fundamentals    
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand   
One-Variable Statistics   
Percent Progress: 8%
Week 2: March 13  
Business Foundations
Two-Variable Statistics   
Marketing Fundamentals   
Finance: Time Value of Money  
Percent Progress: 15%
Week 3: March 20 Accounting I: Fundamentals (review if needed)   
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses    
Stocks and Bonds 
Percent Progress: 20%
Week 4: March 27 Accounting III: Financial Statements    
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios    
Managerial Accounting 
Percent Progress: 27%
Week 5: April 3 Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)   
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview    
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities 
Percent Progress: 32% 
Week 6: April 10 Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations    
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy    
Macroeconomics: International Trade 
Percent Progress: 39% 
Week 7: April 17 One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)   
Probability Fundamentals    
Probability Distributions   
Percent Progress: 44% 
Week 8: April 24 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: May 1 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: May 8 Advanced Statistical Inference  
Percent Progress: 56% 
*Note: You can find the Excel course in your  Library.   
Week 11: May 13 - 16 Midterm Review
Week 12: May 17 - 28    Midterm Exam: 
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions 
Week 13: May 29 Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams     
Organizational Structure and Culture     
Theories of Leadership   
Percent Progress: 63% 
Week 14: June 5  Developing a Corporate Philosophy     
Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)    
Marketing Mechanics  
Percent Progress: 66% 
Week 15: June 12    Digital Marketing Fundamentals     
A/B Testing for Marketers  
Percent Progress: 71% 
Week 16: June 19  Pricing I: Fundamentals     
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit  
Percent Progress: 77% 
Week 17: June 26    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: July 3    Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations     
Operations Management Fundamentals  
Percent Progress: 85% 
Week 19: July 10   Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand     
Project Management  
Percent Progress: 91%
Week 20: July 17 Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy     
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy  
Percent Progress:  95% 
Week 21: July 24 Strategy III: International Strategy     
Blue Ocean Strategy   
Percent Progress: 100% 
Week 22: July 29 - August 5 Review Period 
Week 23: August 6 - 20 Final Exam:
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance,    
Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy & Innovation

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