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MET MG 505: Quantitative Methods in Management
Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MA120 & MET MA213 or equivalent.
Quantitative procedures used to study underlying structure of decision-making problems in business and industry. Includes limitations of the management science methodology.
MET MG 509: Case Studies in Current Corporate Financial Topics
Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MG 304
Financial forecasting and planning: capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, rate of return, and financial aspects of growth. Readings and extensive use of case studies.
MET MG 512: Financial Markets and Institutions
Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MG 472
Investigation and analysis of organization, structure, and performance of U.S. money, capital, markets, and institutions. Examines regulation of the financial industry and the role of financial instruments.
MET MG 515: Negotiations and Organizational Conflict Resolution
Graduate Prerequisites: advanced standing or consent of instructor.
A communications skills course designed to better understand the nature of conflict and its resolution through persuasion, collaboration, and negotiation. Students will learn theories of interpersonal and organizational conflict and its resolution as applied to personal, corporate, historical, and political contexts. Students will assess their own styles, skills, and values, and develop techniques to better resolve disputes, achieve objectives, and exert influence.
MET MG 517: Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MG472
Mechanics of securities markets, types of available investments, and an introduction to determination of securities values. Problems of investment policy are approached through studies of portfolio selection methods, and the valuation of special classes of securities (i.e., growth stocks).
MET MG 520: International Business Management
Environmental, economic, political, and social constraints on doing business abroad. Examines the effects of overseas business investments on domestic and foreign economics; foreign market analysis and operational strategy of a firm; and development potential of international operations.
MET MG 521: Organizational Behavior and Development
Understanding relationships between individuals, social interaction patterns, technology, and organizational arrangements and their environmental context. Dimensions of effective organizational environments. Emphasis on analyzing and evaluating related contemporary theories and issues through case studies.
MET MG 522: Consumer Behavior
A broad view of consumer attitudes, behavior, and decision-making processes. Uses computer and case studies to supplement text readings.
MET MG 523: Marketing Research
Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MG305 & MET MA213
Discusses marketing management situations as a basis for examining various marketing research techniques. Uses methods of social and behavioral science in gathering, analyzing, and interpreting facts necessary for making decisions. Applications in professional practice.
MET MG 530: Business Strategy
Policy problems of business organizations. Integrates the areas of marketing, finance, accounting, economics, and personnel into a managerial concept of business decision making.
MET MG 541: The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services
Addresses the specifics of new product and service development and factors such as market research and partnering that add value and bring innovation to commercial reality. 4 cr
MET MG 545: Introduction to American Management, Culture and Institutions
This course is intended primarily for international students to introduce them to American institutions -- business, educational, and political in particular -- within the context of American history, popular culture, and society. Students will learn about the unique features of American management and enterprise. The Boston metropolitan area will play an important role in appreciating the overall historical and cultural context, as will contemporary issues, scholarship, and unfolding events in illustrating distinctive features of American life and commerce.
MET MG 548: Electronic Commerce and Web Design II
Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET MG448
The second course in a two course sequence. This course combines: (1) The advanced aspects of Web design through the enhanced use of application software such as fireworks and flash for Dreamweaver to construct a commercial Web site with (2) an in-depth understanding of marketing, supporting services, systems, security and business strategy issues facing commercial enterprises.
MET MG 550: International Business Law and Regulation
This course examines the international business, legal and regulatory environment. Topics include international legal comparisons, the international sale of goods, imports, and exports, technology transfer, intellectual property protection and forms, and regulations of foreign direct investment. 4cr.
MET MG 560: Web Technology and Languages
MET MG 570: Business Law
Explores the major areas of law as they relate to the business environment. The areas studied include personal injury law, contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, partnership law, corporate law, transactions, and property law. This course provides a broad background on the legal issues that influence daily business operations.
MET ML 565: Food Marketing
The course applies the fundamental concepts and tools of marketing and brand management to the food industry, with a particular focus on the burgeoning New England culinary scene. This class will focus on marketing throughout key stages of the food-to-table supply chain, from raw ingredients and processing equipment in early production stages, through immersive culinary experiences targeted to distinct consumer segments. An additional emphasis of the course will be on marketing food products vs. services, and the strategic challenges and strategies that each portion of the food industry requires.
MET ML 589: Nature's Past: Histories of Environment and Society
Historians? approaches to environmental history, including human elements of technology, demography, local knowledge, political ecology, and social organization. Geographical foci include North America, Atlantic World, Asia, and Africa.
MET ML 610: Special Topics in Gastronomy
ML610 is the designation for "Special Topics in Gastronomy". The subject matter for ML610 courses changes from semester to semester, and more than one ML610 can be offered in a given semester. Course descriptions for all ML610 sections are listed below. For more information, please contact the department Graduate Student Advisor.
Fall 2015: Topics - TBA.
Spring 2015 - MET ML610 C1 - "Food Memoir" (Dr. Karen Pepper):
Meals are eaten; memories remain: the memories of meals or dishes may serve writers as an armature over which other memories are draped, giving them, in turn, shape and substance. In this course, students--as both readers and writers-- will have the chance to savor the pleasure of food memoir as a literary genre. Both creative writing (a memoir of one's own) and critical writing will be assigned.
Spring 2015 - MET ML610 D1 -"Cookbooks and History" (Dr. Karen Metheny):
What can cookbooks and recipes tell us about an individual? A community? A culture? What does the language of the recipe say about systems of knowledge and ways of thinking about the world? The movement of ingredients and food technology? The transmission of cooking knowledge? In this course, students will consider these questions through a survey of historical cooking texts. We will examine cookbooks as a source of culinary history and a window into the changing material culture, practices, spaces, and relationships associated with food consumption. In addition, students will examine cookbooks and recipes as social documents that reveal the presence of social and economic hierarchies, networks and alliances, and political, economic, and religious structures. We will also examine these documents as cultural texts that reveal the construction of ethnic, gendered, and other identities. Students will study and analyze a selection of cookbooks from different historical periods and geographic regions leading to a final project and paper.
MET ML 611: Archaeology of Food in Ancient Times
How people have obtained and processed a wide range of foods through time, beginning with early humans. Food used by hunter/gatherers; changes in diet and nutrition through time to early farmers. Examines archaeological evidence for types of plants and animals exploited for food, as well as human skeletal evidence for ancient nutrition and diseases related to diet and food stress. Consideration of early historical periods, especially in terms of how certain foods such as wine have played a significant role in culture beyond basic dietary needs.