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MET AD 780: Ethics in Management
Those in leadership and managerial positions are often confronted with difficult decisions that have far-reaching implications and the ability to balance competing social and ethical values. This practical course explores different ways of approaching challenging ethical dilemmas through theories, cases, contemporary issues, and exercises -- and in the context of various cultures and business and organizational settings. 4 cr.
MET AD 783: International Investments
Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731, MET AD717
Topics include the concepts of investment and portfolio management applied to the complex multinational and multicurrency environment; analysis of international money, capital markets and foreign exchange markets, as well as foreign company evaluation. Students are exposed to the concepts and techniques of risk management, global equity investing, and the world's major stock markets.
MET AD 790: Data and Transaction Security
Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET AD 648, MET AD 660
Develops knowledge and skills for both Electronic Commerce Payment Mechanisms and Data Transactions Security of information and information systems within organizations. Payment options for electronic commerce such as E-Cash, SET, credit cards, systems design, and methods of dealing with risks are covered. Other topics include: designing, implementing, managing, and auditing security at all levels; techniques for assessing risk associated with accidental and international breaches of security; ethical uses of information and privacy consideration, encryption, and digital certificates.
MET AD 800: Master's Thesis
Undergraduate Prerequisites: Six completed program courses.
Graduate Prerequisites: Six completed program courses.
An extensive research project culminating in a written paper and oral defense. Research is conducted under intensive faculty supervision. Requires department approval and thesis supervisor from full-time faculty. May be credited toward concentration elective.
MET AD 801: Master's Thesis
Undergraduate Prerequisites: Seven completed program courses including MET AD 800.
Graduate Prerequisites: MET AD 800; Seven completed program courses including MET AD 800.
The second course of an extensive research project culminating in a written paper and oral defense. Research is conducted under intensive faculty supervision. Requires department approval and thesis supervisor from full-time faculty. Considered a free elective.
MET AD 810: Strategies for Electronic Commerce
This course focuses on a variety of issues ranging from strategic marketing and the economics of electronic commerce to opportunities and challenges for the government. Students from various industry sectors have an opportunity to specialize according to their area of need. A variety of learning tools such as lectures, case studies, group exercises, and discussions will be used. The course exposes participants to the various strategic implications of electronic commerce.
MET AD 850: Business Law
Historical background of the judicial system. The principles of law as they relate to business transactions; law of contracts, sales, agency, and property; legal aspects of business organizations; creation, corporate structure, and dissolution; securities, regulation, antitrust and labor laws.
MET AD 852: International Market Research
Examination of major marketing issues affecting companies operating in a global environment. Students will achieve an understanding of the economic, political, and cultural differences among nations as they affect marketing opportunities and operations. Develop skills to identify and evaluate international marketing opportunities. 4cr.
MET AD 855: Strategic Advantage
Strategy concerns the long-term direction, scope and performance of an organization within its specific context. While senior managers are normally responsible for strategic planning, the implementation of strategy is most effective if managers at all levels ensure that their actions, performance goals, resource applications, etc. are aligned with the efforts of other functions and departments, and with the major strategic orientation of the firm. This module aims to develop critical understandings and insights about strategy and strategic management at the business unit level.
MET AD 856: Market and Economic Research and Analysis
The course is designed to prepare the student to undertake a comprehensive survey of the regional or national economic, social, logistical/infrastructure and attraction market to determine the most appropriate allocation of resources and strategic positioning. Students are exposed to the development of tourism and regional development plan, the basis for segmentation and target markets. The methods and tools of market and economic research are presented and the role/interplay of private, local, national and international intuitions are discussed as they relate to data gathering and plan assessment and implementation.
MET AD 857: Marketing Strategies
Strategic and operational marketing issues arising in the firm's operations. Topics include market screening, decisions, entry strategies, product/service development, as well as designing the marketing plan and its implementation. 4 cr.
MET AD 860: International Advertising
Concepts, theories and practice of international, multinational and global advertising. A thorough and contemporary study of the impact of globalization on marketing communications and particularly advertising. The environment of worldwide advertising, the advertising mix and worldwide management.
MET AD 893: Special Topics: Politics, Public Relations and Public Policy: The Boston Harbor Clean Up
Examines various approaches to developing "high tech" innovation based economies as a route to self sufficiency and growth. Factors studied include both structural reforms in the political, legal and economic areas, and government sponsored initiatives in higher education, basic research, private venture capital, grants to support new product development by promising ventures, and the creation of science and technology parks and "incubators." Students independently research, write, and present studies of the strategies of various countries. This will be augmented by case studies, reading, and guest speakers on strategies being employed in such countries as Taiwan, Thailand, and Brazil.
MET AD 894: Seminar in Special Topics
AD894 is the designation for "Special Topics in Administrative Sciences". The subject matter for AD894 courses changes from semester to semester.
MET AH 111: Survey of Western Art I
This course examines the history of western art from ancient times through the Gothic Period in Western Europe. Through classroom discussions, assigned readings, and, should time allow, museum visits, students will become familiar with the development of a variety of early forms of art. With each new style or period, we will attempt both to describe the works themselves, and investigate the cultural, social, religious, political and personal contexts that surround the object.
MET AH 112: Survey of Western Art II
Continues MET AH 111, but can be taken separately. Chronological survey of European art from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasis on the relation of art to its historical and cultural context.
MET AH 216: Basic Digital Photography
Extensive practical application in basic aspects of digital photography. This course covers camera operation, image processing in black and white and an introduction to shooting color and color management at the end of the semester and the basics of Photoshop. Students will use their own digital 35mm camera. Single-lens reflex is standard. Cost of materials is approximately $200.
MET AH 233: Greece, Gods, and Art
Painting, sculpture, and architecture in Greece from early times to the end of the Hellenistic period. Interrelationships among art, mythology, religion, athletics, and history.
MET AH 234: Art of Rome
This course will provide an overview of Roman architecture and art as it developed from the founding of the city to the time of the emperor Constantine. We will examine many of the most famous monuments in addition to those that are less well known as we attempt to open a window onto Roman culture and thought through an examination of its art. These works will include not only architectural achievements, such as the Colosseum and the Pantheon, but also a range of sculpted and painted works. Roman art, largely as a result of the Roman army?s many conquests, can be seen as a combination of the art forms of a variety of cultures in a manner not unlike the art of contemporary America. As part of our exploration, we will try to understand the manner in which the art represents this kind of cultural interaction. We will also observe how the art changes depending on its archaeological context in former homes, temples and other spaces.
MET AH 315: History of Photography
This course offers an introduction to the study of European and American photography from its invention in 1839 to the present. The goal of this course is to understand the development of photography as an element of material culture and as an art form. The course will explore how a photograph communicates its visual message and its function as a historical tool. Lectures will focus on photographic movements, specific photographers and how their work can be viewed as documents, cultural artifacts and as art. In addition, discussion will incorporate theory and criticism of photography.