November 2018 MBA 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: November 12 Accounting I: Fundamentals      
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses
Week 2: November 19 Stocks and Bonds       
Accounting III: Financial Statements 
Week 3: November 26 Accounting IV: Working with Ratios       
Managerial Accounting 
Week 4: December 3 Accounting Group Project    
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 5: December 10 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: December 17 Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)      
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview 
Week 7: December 24 Winter Break
Week 8: December 31 Winter Break
Week 9: January 7 Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities       
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations 
Week 10: January 14 Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy       
Macroeconomics: International Trade 
Week 11: January 21 Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 12: January 28 One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)       
Probability Fundamentals 
Week 13: February 4 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 11 Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)      
Regression Analysis 
Week 15: February 18 Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 16: February 25 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 17: March 4
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions  
Week 18: March 11
Advanced Statistical Inference 
Week 19: March 16-20
Midterm Review  
Midterm Exam Practice (optional)   
*Note: You can find the Midterm Exam Practice  here.
Week 20: March 20
Midterm Exam:  
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions  
Week 21: April 1
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams       
Organizational Structure and Culture    
Week 22: April 8
Corporate Governance  
Week 23: April 15
Theories of Leadership       
Developing a Corporate Philosophy  
Week 24: April 22
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility       
The Art of Negotiation   
Week 25: April 29
Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)      
Marketing Mechanics  
Week 26: May 6
Brand Development and Management             
A/B Testing for Marketers  
Week 27: May 13
Digital Marketing Fundamentals 
Week 28: May 20
Pricing I: Fundamentals 
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit 
Week 29: May 27
Pricing III: E-Commerce Pricing 
Week 30: June 3 Marketing Group Project
Week 31: June 10 Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)      
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure      
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem 
Week 32: June 17
Capital Budgeting      
Modern Portfolio Theory 
Week 33: June 24
Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow      
Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations 
Excel for Finance 
Week 34: July 1 Break Week
Week 35: July 8 Marketing Group Project Due  
Submit Marketing Group Project by the end of the week 
Week 36: July 15
Project Management 
Marketing Project Presentation Due
Submit Marketing Group Project by the end of the week
Week 37: July 22
Operations Management Fundamentals      
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand 
Week 38: July 29
Forecasting Fundamentals      
Supply Chain Management 
Week 39: August 5
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy      
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy 
Week 40: August 12
Mergers & Acquisitions I: Theory and Practice 
Strategy III: International Strategy      
Week 41: August 19
Innovation Fundamentals 
Balanced Scorecard 
Week 42: August 26
Strategy Case Study
Week 43: September 2
Customer Discovery 
Customer Validation
Week 44: September 9
Developing a Business Plan 
Venture Capital
Week 45: September 14
Final Exam Review  
Final Exam Practice: Operations Management (optional)
Week 46: September 22 Final Exam:  
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy & Innovation 

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