May 2019 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 & Presentations
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 & Presentations**
You will be graded on your performance on two projects, an Accounting Case Study and a Marketing Project.  You will also participate in two presentations, a Markets & Economies presentation, and a presentation of your written 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:
May 6
Accounting I: Fundamentals      
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses
Week 2:
May 13
Stocks and Bonds       
Accounting III: Financial Statements 
Week 3:
May 20
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios       
Managerial Accounting 
Week 4:
May 27
Accounting Group Project    
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 5:
June 3
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:
June 10
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)      
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview 
Week 7:
June 17
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities       
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations 
Week 8:
June 24
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy       
Macroeconomics: International Trade 
Week 9:
July 1
Markets & Economies Case Study Presentation
Week 10:
July 8
One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)       
Probability Fundamentals 
Week 11:
July 15
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:
July 22
Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)      
Regression Analysis 
Week 13:
July 29
Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 14:
August 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 15: 
August 12
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions  
Week 16: 
August 19
Advanced Statistical Inference 
Week 17:
August 24-27
Midterm Review  
Midterm Exam Practice (optional)   
*Note: You can find the Midterm Exam Practice  here.
Week 18:
August 28 - September 8
Midterm Exam:  
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions  
Week 19:
September 9
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams       
Organizational Structure and Culture    
Week 20:
September 16
Corporate Governance  
Week 21:
September 23
Theories of Leadership       
Developing a Corporate Philosophy  
Week 22:
September 30
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility       
The Art of Negotiation   
Week 23:
October 7
Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)      
Marketing Mechanics  
Week 24:
October 14
Brand Development and Management             
A/B Testing for Marketers  
Week 25:
October 21
Digital Marketing Fundamentals 
Week 26:
October 28
Pricing I: Fundamentals 
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit 
Week 27: 
November 4
Pricing III: E-Commerce Pricing 
Week 28:
November 11
Marketing Group Project
Week 29:
November 18
Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)      
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure      
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem 
Week 30:
November 25
Capital Budgeting      
Modern Portfolio Theory 
Week 31:
December 2
Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow      
Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations 
Excel for Finance 
Week 32:
December 9
Break Week
Week 33:
December 16
Marketing Group Project Due  
Submit Marketing Group Project by the end of the week 
Week 34:
December 23
Winter Break
Week 35:
December 30
Winter Break
Week 36:
January 6
Project Management  
Marketing Project Presentation Due Submit Marketing Project Presentation by the end of the week 
Week 37:
January 13
Operations Management Fundamentals       
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand 
Week 38:
January 20
Forecasting Fundamentals      
Supply Chain Management 
Week 39: January 27  Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy      
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy 
Week 40:
February 3
 Mergers & Acquisitions I: Theory and Practice 
Strategy III: International Strategy    
Week 41:
February 10
Innovation Fundamentals 
Balanced Scorecard
Week 42: 
February 17
Strategy Case Study
Week 43:
February 24
Customer Discovery 
Customer Validation
Week 44:
March 2-6
Developing a Business Plan 
Venture Capital
Week 45:
March 7
Final Exam Review  
Final Exam Practice: Operations Management (optional) 
Week 46: March 15-29 Final Exam:  
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy & Innovation
   

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