MBA Oct 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%: Projects: Accounting and Marketing Case Studies 
Learn more about how grades are calculated  here.
**Community**
Smartly will use Slack as a platform for getting to know your classmates and engaging in additional discussion. We will post exercises, articles, and videos each week in Slack to extend what you're learning and give you opportunities for extra practice. High participation on Slack will count as extra credit toward your final program score.
**Projects**
You will be graded on your performance on two projects, an Accounting Case Study and a Marketing Project. You can work alone or in groups of up to 5. Learn more about project grades  here.
**Exams**
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: October 30  Accounting I: Fundamentals (review if needed) 
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses
Week 2: November 6 Stocks and Bonds  
Accounting III: Financial Statements 
Week 3: November 13 Accounting IV: Working with Ratios  
Managerial Accounting 
Week 4: November 20 Accounting Group Project  
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 5: November 27 Accounting Group Project Due 
Submit Accounting Group Project by the end of the week
Week 6: December 4 Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed) 
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview 
Week 7: December 11 Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities  
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations 
Week 8: December 18 Winter Break
Week 9: December 25 Winter Break
Week 10: January 1 Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy  
Macroeconomics: International Trade 
Week 11: January 8 One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)  
Probability Fundamentals 
Week 12: January 15 Probability Distributions 
Excel for One-Variable Statistics (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)  
*Note: You can find the Excel course in your  Library.
Week 13: January 22 Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed) 
Regression Analysis 
Week 14: January 29 Excel for Two-Variable Statistics and Regression Analysis (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)  
Data Collection 
*Note: You can find the Excel course in your  Library.
Week 15: February 5 Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 16: February 12 Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions 
Week 17: February 19 Advanced Statistical Inference
Week 18: February 24 Midterm Review
Midterm Exam Practice (optional)
Week 19: February 28 Midterm Exam:
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions  
Week 20: March 12 Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams  
Organizational Structure and Culture  
Week 21: March 19 Theories of Leadership  
Developing a Corporate Philosophy 
Week 22: March 26 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility  
Negotiation Analysis and Strategy 
Week 23: April 2 Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed) 
Marketing Mechanics 
Week 24: April 9 Brand Development and Management  
Digital Marketing Fundamentals  
A/B Testing for Marketers 
Week 25: April 16 Pricing I: Fundamentals  
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit 
Week 26: April 23 Marketing Group Project
Week 27: April 30 Marketing Group Project Due
Submit Marketing Group Project by the end of the week
Week 28: May 7 Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed) 
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure 
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem
Week 29: May 14 Capital Budgeting 
Modern Portfolio Theory
Week 30: May 21 Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow 
Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations
Week 31: May 28 Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 32: June 4 Project Management
Week 33: June 11 Operations Management Fundamentals 
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand
Week 34: June 18 Forecasting Fundamentals 
Supply Chain Management
Week 35: June 25 Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy 
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy
Week 36: July 2 Strategy III: International Strategy 
Innovation Fundamentals
Week 37: July 9 Strategy Case Study
Week 38: July 14 Final Exam Review
Final Exam Practice: Operations Management (optional)
Week 39: July 22 Final Exam:
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy & Innovation 
   

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