MBA June 2017 Curriculum/Grading

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:

  • 20%: SmartCase scores (your best score for each SmartCase)
  • 70%: Midterm and Final Exam scores
  • 10%: participation in the Slack group, including your responses to weekly exercises and case studies.

Learn more about how grades are calculated here.


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). Learn more about the Midterm  here.

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

~Course Schedule~

Week 1: June 19
Business Foundations
Accounting I: Fundamentals      
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand     
One-Variable Statistics     
Week 2: June 26
Business Foundations
Two-Variable Statistics     
Marketing Fundamentals     
Finance: Time Value of Money    
Week 3: July 3 Accounting I: Fundamentals (review if needed)      
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses       
Stocks and Bonds       
Week 4: July 10 Accounting III: Financial Statements       
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios       
Managerial Accounting        
Week 5: July 17 Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)     
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview       
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities
Week 6: July 24 Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations      
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy
Macroeconomics: International Trade
Week 7: July 31 Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 8: August 7 One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)     
Probability Fundamentals      
Probability Distributions  
Week 9: August 14 Excel for One-Variable Statistics and Probability (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)     
Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)     
Regression Analysis     
*Note: You can find the Excel course in your Library.
Week 10: August 21 Excel for Two-Variable Statistics and Regression Analysis (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)     
Data Collection
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions
*Note: You can find the Excel course in your  Library.      
Week 11: August 28 Advanced Statistical Inference   
Week 12: September 2 - September 5 Midterm Review  
Week 13: September 6- September 17 Midterm Exam:   
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions
Week 14: September 18 Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams       
Organizational Structure and Culture       
Week 15: September 25 Theories of Leadership
Developing a Corporate Philosophy      
Week 16: October 2 Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)
Marketing Mechanics          
Week 17: October 9 Brand Development and Management
Digital Marketing Fundamentals       
A/B Testing for Marketers
Week 18: October 16 Pricing I: Fundamentals       
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit    
Week 19: October 23       Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)      
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure       
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani Miller Theorem  
Week 20: October 30 Capital Budgeting
Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow        
Week 21: November 6 Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations       
Project Management      
Week 22: November 13 Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.        
Week 23: November 20 Operations Management Fundamentals 
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand  
Week 24: November 27 Forecasting Fundamentals
Supply Chain Management
Week 25: December 4 Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy       
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy       
Week 26: December 11 Strategy III: International Strategy       
Innovation Fundamentals
Week 27: December 16 - January 7 Final Exam Review Period
Week 28: January 8 - January 21 Final Exam:  
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy & Innovation   

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