MBA Sept 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.
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.
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.
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: September 18
Accounting I: Fundamentals (review if needed)
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses
Week 2: September 25  Stocks and Bonds 
Accounting III: Financial Statements
Week 3: October 2 Accounting IV: Working with Ratios 
Managerial Accounting
Week 4: October 9 Accounting Group Project  
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 5: October 16 Accounting Group Project Due
Submit Accounting Group Project by the end of the week
Week 6: October 23 Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview
Week 7: October 30 Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities 
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations
Week 8: November 6 Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy 
Macroeconomics: International Trade
Week 9: November 13 Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 10: November 20 One-Variable Statistics (review if needed) 
Probability Fundamentals
Week 11: November 27 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 12: December 4 Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)
Regression Analysis
Week 13: December 11 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 14: December 18 Winter Break
Week 15: December 25 Winter Break
Week 16: January 1 Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions
Week 17: January 8 Advanced Statistical Inference
Week 18: January 13 Midterm Review
Midterm Exam Practice (optional)
Week 19: January 17 Midterm Exam:
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions 
Week 20: January 29 Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams 
Organizational Structure and Culture 
Week 21: February 5 Theories of Leadership 
Developing a Corporate Philosophy
Week 22: February 12 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility 
Negotiation Analysis and Strategy
Week 23: February 19 Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)
Marketing Mechanics
Week 24: February 26 Brand Development and Management 
Digital Marketing Fundamentals 
A/B Testing for Marketers
Week 25: March 5 Pricing I: Fundamentals 
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit
Week 26: March 12 Marketing Group Project
Week 27: March 19 Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem
Week 28: March 26 Capital Budgeting
Modern Portfolio Theory
Week 29: April 2 Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow
Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations
Week 30: April 9 Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 31: April 16 Marketing Group Project Due
Submit Marketing Group Project by the end of the week
Week 32: April 23 Project Management
Week 33: April 30 Operations Management Fundamentals
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand
Week 34: May 7 Forecasting Fundamentals
Supply Chain Management
Week 35: May 14 Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy
Week 36: May 21 Strategy III: International Strategy
Innovation Fundamentals
Week 37: May 28 Strategy Case Study
Week 38: June 2 Final Exam Review
Final Exam Practice: Operations Management (optional)
Week 39: June 10 Final Exam:
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy & Innovation 

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