February 2020 Grading / Curriculum

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.

Projects & Presentations

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

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