March 2017 EMBA Schedule / Curriculum

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 concentration exams
  • participation in the Slack group, including your responses to weekly exercises and case studies
  • your Capstone Project score

~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~

See below for exam dates.

~Course Schedule~

Week 1: March 20, 2017 Accounting I: Fundamentals (review if needed)    
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses     
Week 2: March 27, 2017 Stocks and Bonds  
Accounting III: Financial Statements     
Week 3: April 3, 2017 Accounting IV: Working with Ratios     
Managerial Accounting  
Week 4: April 10, 2017 Case Study
Week 5: April 17, 2017 Accounting Exam
Week 6: April 24, 2017 Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)    
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview     
Week 7: May 1, 2017 Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities  
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations     
Week 8: May 8, 2017 Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy     
Macroeconomics: International Trade  
Week 9: May 15, 2017 Markets and Economies Exam
Week 10: May 22, 2017 One-Variable Statistics 
Week 11: May 29, 2017 Probability Fundamentals     
Probability Distributions    
Week 12: June 5, 2017 Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)    
Regression Analysis    
Week 13: June 12, 2017 Data Collection    
Week 14: June 19, 2017 Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions   
Week 15: June 26, 2017 Advanced Statistical Inference   
Week 16: July 3, 2017 Data and Decisions Exam
Week 17: July 10, 2017 Specialization Period 1
Week 18: July 17, 2017 Specialization Period 1
Week 19: July 24, 2017 Specialization Period 1
Week 20: July 31, 2017 Specialization Period 1
Week 21: August 7, 2017 Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams
Organizational Structure and Culture
Week 22: August 14, 2017 Theories of Leadership
Developing a Corporate Philosophy      
Week 23: August 21, 2017 Corporate Governance
Week 24: August 28, 2017 Corporate and Personal Ethics
Negotiation Analysis and Strategy
Week 25: September 4, 2017 Leading Organizations Case Study
Week 26: September 11, 2017 Leading Organizations Exam
**September 15-17 Optional Onsite Weekend**
Week 27: September 18, 2017 Marketing Fundamentals    
Marketing Mechanics   
Week 28: September 25, 2017 Digital Marketing Fundamentals      
A/B Testing for Marketers   
Week 29: October 2, 2017 Pricing I: Fundamentals      
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit   
Week 30: October 9, 2017 Marketing and Pricing Exam
Week 31: October 16, 2017 Capstone Project Kickoff
Week 32: October 23, 2017 Specialization Period 2
Week 33: October 30, 2017 Specialization Period 2
Week 34: November 6, 2017 Specialization Period 2
Week 35: November 13, 2017 Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)     
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure      
Week 36: November 20, 2017 Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem      
Week 37: November 27, 2017 Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow   
Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations      
Week 38: December 4, 2017 Finance Exam
Week 39: December 11, 2017 Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)
Operations Management Fundamentals   
Week 40: December 18, 2017
Project Management   
Week 41: December 25, 2017
Winter Break
Week 42: January 1, 2018
Winter Break
Week 43: January 8, 2018
Supply Chain and Operations Exam
Week 44: January 15, 2018
Capstone Project Check-In
**January 19-21 Optional Onsite Weekend**
Week 45: January 22, 2018
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy      
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy   
Week 46: January 29, 2018
Strategy III: International Strategy   
Mergers and Acquisitions   
Week 47: February 5, 2018
Strategy and Innovation Case Study
Week 48: February 12, 2018
Strategy and Innovation Exam
Week 49: February 19, 2018
Specialization Period 3
Week 50: February 26, 2018
Specialization Period 3
Week 51: March 5, 2018
Capstone Project Due
Specialization Period 3
Week 52: March 12, 2018 Specialization Period 3

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