MBA July 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.
**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. 

**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: July 9 Accounting I: Fundamentals     
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses
Week 2: July 16 Stocks and Bonds      
Accounting III: Financial Statements 
Week 3: July 23 Accounting IV: Working with Ratios      
Managerial Accounting 
Week 4: July 30 Accounting Group Project   
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 5: August 6 Accounting Group Project Due  
Submit Accounting Group Project by the end of the week  
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 6: August 13 Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)     
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview 
Week 7: August 20 Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities      
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations 
Week 8: August 27 Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy      
Macroeconomics: International Trade 
Week 9: September 3 Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 10: September 10 One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)      
Probability Fundamentals 
Week 11: September 17 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: September 24 Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)     
Regression Analysis 
Week 13: October 1 Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 14: October 8 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: October 15 Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions 
Week 16: October 22 Advanced Statistical Inference
Week 17: October 27 Midterm Review 
Midterm Exam Practice (optional)  
*Note: You can find the Midterm Exam Practice  here.
Week 18: October 31—November 11 Midterm Exam: 
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions  
Week 19: November 12 Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams      
Organizational Structure and Culture  
Week 20: November 19 Theories of Leadership      
Developing a Corporate Philosophy 
Week 21: November 26 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility      
The Art of Negotiation   
Week 22: December 3 Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)     
Marketing Mechanics 
Week 23: December 10 Brand Development and Management            
A/B Testing for Marketers 
Week 24: December 17 Digital Marketing Fundamentals
Week 25: December 24 Winter Break
Week 26: December 31 Pricing I: Fundamentals
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit
Week 27: January 7 Marketing Group Project
Week 28: January 14 Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)     
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure     
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem
Week 29: January 21 Capital Budgeting     
Modern Portfolio Theory
Week 30: January 28 Break Week
Week 31: February 4 Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow     
Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations
Week 32: February 11 Marketing Group Project Due 
Submit Marketing Group Project by the end of the week
Week 33: February 18 Project Management
Week 34: February 25 Operations Management Fundamentals     
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand
Week 35: March 4 Forecasting Fundamentals     
Supply Chain Management
Week 36: March 11 Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy     
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy
Week 37: March 18 Strategy III: International Strategy     
Innovation Fundamentals
Week 38: March 25 Strategy Case Study
Week 39: March 30 Final Exam Review 
Final Exam Practice: Operations Management (optional)
Week 40: April 7—April 21 Final Exam: 
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy & Innovation 
   

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