June 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: 
- 10%: SmartCase scores (your best score for each SmartCase)
- 70%: Midterm and Final Exam scores
- 20%: 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: 
June 17
Accounting I: Fundamentals       
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses
Week 2: 
June 24
Stocks and Bonds        
Accounting III: Financial Statements 
Week 3: 
July 1
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios        
Managerial Accounting 
Week 4: 
July 8
Accounting Group Project     
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 5: 
July 15
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: 
July 22
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)       
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview 
Week 7: 
July 29
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities        
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations 
Week 8: 
August 5
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy        
Macroeconomics: International Trade 
Week 9: 
August 12
Markets & Economies Case Study Presentation
Week 10: 
August 19
One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)        
Probability Fundamentals 
Week 11: 
August 26
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 2
Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)       
Regression Analysis 
Week 13: 
September 9
Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 14: 
September 16
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:  
September 23
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions  
Week 16:  
September 30
Advanced Statistical Inference 
Week 17: 
October 5-8
Midterm Review   
Midterm Exam Practice (optional)    
*Note: You can find the Midterm Exam Practice  here.
Week 18: 
October 9-20
Midterm Exam:  
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions  
Week 19: 
October 21
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams        
Organizational Structure and Culture    
Week 20: 
October 28
Corporate Governance  
Week 21: 
November 4
Theories of Leadership        
Developing a Corporate Philosophy  
Week 22: 
November 11
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility        
The Art of Negotiation   
Week 23: 
November 18
Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)       
Marketing Mechanics  
Week 24: 
November 25
Brand Development and Management              
A/B Testing for Marketers  
Week 25: 
December 2
Digital Marketing Fundamentals 
Week 26: 
December 9
Pricing I: Fundamentals  
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit 
Week 27:  
December 16
Pricing III: E-Commerce Pricing 
Week 28: 
December 23
Winter Break
Week 29: 
December 30
Winter Break
Week 30: 
January 6
Marketing Group Project
Week 31: 
January 13
Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)       
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure       
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem 
Week 32: 
January 20
Capital Budgeting       
Modern Portfolio Theory 
Week 33: 
January 27
Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow       
Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations  
Excel for Finance 
Week 34: 
February 3
Break Week
Week 35: 
February 10
Marketing Group Project Due  
Submit Marketing Group Project by the end of the week 
Week 36: 
February 17
Project Management  
Marketing Project Presentation Due Submit Marketing Project Presentation by the end of the week 
Week 37: 
February 24
Operations Management Fundamentals       
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand 
Week 38: 
March 2
Forecasting Fundamentals       
Supply Chain Management  
Week 39: 
March 9
 Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy       
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy  
Week 40: 
March 16
 Mergers & Acquisitions I: Theory and Practice  
Strategy III: International Strategy    
Week 41: 
March 23
Innovation Fundamentals  
Balanced Scorecard 
Week 42:  
March 30
Strategy Case Study
Week 43: 
April 6
Customer Discovery  
Customer Validation
Week 44: 
April 13-17
Developing a Business Plan  
Venture Capital
Week 45: 
April 18-25
Final Exam Review   
Final Exam Practice: Operations Management (optional)  
Week 46:
April 26 - May 10
Final Exam:  
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy & Innovation
   

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