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

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