MBA Feb 2018 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. 

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

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