July 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 several projects, and presentations.  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 29
Accounting I: Fundamentals        
Accounting II: Revenues and Expenses
Week 2:  
August 5
Stocks and Bonds         
Accounting III: Financial Statements 
Week 3:  
August 12
Accounting IV: Working with Ratios         
Managerial Accounting 
Week 4:  
August 19
Accounting Group Project      
Creating Financial Statements in Excel (optional, but recommended if you have Excel)
Week 5: 
August 26
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:  
September 2
Microeconomics I: Supply and Demand (review if needed)        
Microeconomics II: Shape Your Economic Worldview 
Week 7:  
September 9
Microeconomics III: Markets and Externalities         
Macroeconomics: Economic Fluctuations 
Week 8:  
September 16
Macroeconomics: US Fiscal and Monetary Policy         
Macroeconomics: International Trade 
Week 9: 
September 23
Markets & Economies Case Study Presentation
Week 10:  
September 30
One-Variable Statistics (review if needed)         
Probability Fundamentals 
Week 11:  
October 7
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:  
October 14
Two-Variable Statistics (review if needed)        
Regression Analysis 
Week 13:  
October 21
Break - Spend this time getting caught up with the schedule, if needed.
Week 14:  
October 28
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:   
November 4
Statistical Inference: Making Data-Driven Decisions  
Week 16:   
November 11-15
Advanced Statistical Inference 
Week 17:  
November 16-19
Midterm Review    
Midterm Exam Practice (optional)     
*Note: You can find the Midterm Exam Practice  here.
Week 18: 
November 20 - December 1     
Midterm Exam:  
Accounting, Markets & Economies, and Data & Decisions  
Week 19:  
December 2
Organizational Behavior: Working in Groups and Teams         
Organizational Structure and Culture    
Week 20:  
December 9
Corporate Governance  
Week 21:  
December 16
Theories of Leadership         
Developing a Corporate Philosophy  
Week 22:  
December 23
Winter Break
Week 23:  
December 20
Winter Break
Week 24:  
January 6
Business Ethics and Social Responsibility         
The Art of Negotiation   
Week 25:  
January 13
Leading Organizations Case Study
Week 26:  
January 20
Marketing Group Project
Marketing Fundamentals (review if needed)        
Marketing Mechanics  
Week 27:   
January 27
Brand Development and Management               
A/B Testing for Marketers  
Week 28:
February 3
Digital Marketing Fundamentals 
Week 29:  
February 10
Pricing I: Fundamentals   
Pricing II: Price Segmentation to Maximize Profit 
Week 30:  
February 17
Pricing III: E-Commerce Pricing 
Week 31: 
February 24
Break Week
Week 32:
March 2
Marketing Group Project & Presentation due
Week 33:  
March 9
Finance: Time Value of Money (review if needed)        
Cost of Capital I: Capital Structure        
Cost of Capital II: The Modigliani-Miller Theorem  
Week 34:  
March 16
Capital Budgeting        
Modern Portfolio Theory  
Week 35:  
March 23
Valuation I: Discounted Free Cash Flow        
Valuation II: Equity & Market Valuations   
Excel for Finance  
Week 36:  
March 30
Corporate Finance Case Study
Week 37: 
April 6
Corporate Finance Case Study Due  
Submit Corporate Finance Project by the end of the week  
Week 38: 
April 13
Project Management  
Week 39:  
April 20
Operations Management Fundamentals        
Operations Management: Managing Uncertainty of Demand 
Week 40:  
April 27
Forecasting Fundamentals        
Supply Chain Management  
Week 41:  
May 4
Strategy I: Business-Level Strategy        
Strategy II: Corporate-Level Strategy  
Week 42:  
May 11
Strategy Case Study
Week 43:
May 18
Mergers & Acquisitions I: Theory and Practice   
Strategy III: International Strategy    
Week 44:  
May 25
Innovation Fundamentals   
Balanced Scorecard 
Week 45:   
June 1
Strategy Case Study Presentation due
Week 46:  
June 8
Customer Discovery   
Customer Validation
Week 47:  
June 15-20
Developing a Business Plan   
Venture Capital
Week 48:  
June 20-27
Final Exam Review    
Final Exam Practice: Operations Management (optional)  
Week 49: 
June 28 - July 12
Final Exam:  
Leading Organizations, Marketing & Pricing, Finance, Supply Chain & Operations, Strategy & Innovation
   

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