Administrative Sciences

  • MET AD 709: Case Studies in Current Corporate Financial Topics
    Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731
    Finance 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 AD 711: Leadership and Strategy
    This course focuses on the role of the leadership of a corporation in determining and implementing the corporation?s strategy. Through the analysis and the discussion in class of a number of cases, the leadership styles, approaches and methods will be studied, as well as the implications for the strategies of the corporations concerned, and the resulting successes or failures.
  • MET AD 712: Financial Markets and Institutions
    Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731
    Investigation and analysis of organization, structure, and performance of U.S. money and capital markets, and institutions. Examines regulation of the financial industry and the role of financial instruments.
  • MET AD 713: Derivative Securities and Markets
    Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731
    Provides an overview of operation, mechanics, and structure of the derivative markets and covers the concepts of options and futures pricing, arbitrage, and risk management. Emphasizes the theory of risk management and hedging opportunities offered by derivative securities.
  • MET AD 714: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731
    This course examines the process by which takeovers and other corporate control transactions take place. Of particular interest will be the defensive measures by management against hostile bids, buyout transactions, the relation of takeovers to capital structure changes, and the insider trading in takeover contests.
  • MET AD 715: Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
    Explores decision making and policy formulation in organizations. Includes goal setting and the planning process, rational models of decision making, evaluation of alternatives, prediction of outcomes, cost-benefit analysis, decision trees, uncertainty and risk assessment, and procedures for evaluation of outcomes.
  • MET AD 716: Managing Financial Institutions
    Prereq: METAD630, MET AD731
    Course acquaints the student with the role of financial management in the new broad financial service industry. Topics include the changing legal/regulatory environment in which financial institutions operate liquidity and reserve positions, assist-liability management marketing issues as well as the tools necessary for managing financial institutions.
  • MET AD 717: Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
    Prereq: MET AD731
    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 (e.g., growth stocks).
  • MET AD 718: Overview of Mutual Funds Industry
    Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731
    Provides a comprehensive review of the operations of the mutual funds industry. The organization and management of a mutual funds firm, back office operations, accounting procedures and marketing processes are covered in depth. The course provides a historical context of mutual funds, their development and role of mutual funds in private, corporate and retirement accounts.
  • MET AD 719: Fixed Income Analysis
    Prereq: MET AD 630, MET AD 731
    This course covers the nature and analysis of fixed income securities and an in-depth examination of some of the particular features of some major classes of fixed income instruments, valuation, sensitivity to risks, and management of fixed income portfolios.
  • MET AD 720: Organizational Communication
    Theory and techniques for effective verbal and nonverbal communication in professional environments. Emphasis on application of communication theory in practical assignments and critique of student work.
  • MET AD 722: Legal and Regulatory Issues in the Financial Industry
    Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731
    A review of the legal and regulatory issues that govern the financial industry. The course reviews SEC regulations as well as the financial legal environments that affect the financial system, the operations of financial firms and protect shareholders and company employees. The course provides a historical context in which the legal and regulatory systems have evolved and relates that history to today's complex financial environment.
  • MET AD 725: Negotiations and Organizational Conflict Resolution
    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 AD 728: Understanding and Managing Heritage Tourism
    This course will examine the special characteristics of heritage tourism: how it differs from other forms of tourism in terms of product definition, development, audience, management, ethics, and relation to the local, national, and international communities. Topics will include historic preservation, product presentation and interpretation, and issues of sustainability and place-making.
  • MET AD 731: Corporate Finance
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET AD 630
    Emphasizes issues of accounting, finance, and economics that are important in most management contexts. Stresses understanding financial statements, planning and control, cost and benefit evaluation, cash flow analysis, and capital budgeting.
  • MET AD 733: Leadership in Management
    What does it mean to be a good leader? Can key elements of good leadership be identified? This dynamic course will start with an exploration of traditional and contemporary models of leadership, leadership development and management training. From there, participants will assess their own personal skills, preferences, aptitude and readiness to confront the challenges of leadership through a series of exercises, simulations and hands-on activities. Key elements of leadership, such as visiting, communicating, decision-making, team building and motivating will be studied and practiced. This course combines a thorough review of the theoretical aspects of leadership with the opportunity for "real world" applications through experiential learning.
  • MET AD 735: Marketing in Technology-Based Industries
    Using case studies and lectures, this course focuses on developing appropriate market mix strategies and sound competitive analysis for the goods and services industries. Emphasis is placed on understanding consumers' needs and wants, the competitive environment, effective market communications, and proper positioning techniques.
  • MET AD 736: Statistical Analysis
    Statistical and mathematical solutions to business and financial decision-making. Basic concepts of probability theory. Data analysis centers on descriptive and inferential statistics. Sampling estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, and correlation analysis.
  • MET AD 737: Innovative Marketing Techniques
    Prereq: MET AD648
    Marketing approaches have been significantly altered with the advent of the Internet. This course provides a view of marketing for the twenty- first century. Special emphasis is provided on the impact of new Internet marketing techniques, research using data mining and metrics, search engine optimization, reaching consumer markets through the new business models associated with social communities, blogs, and other Web 2.0 structures. 4cr.
  • MET AD 738: Data Analysis and Operations Management
    Students are exposed to the statistical and mathematical solutions to business and financial decision-making. The course deals with the basic concepts of probability theory. Data analysis focuses on descriptive and inferential statistics as they apply to gathering and organizing information. It includes modern sampling estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, and correlation analysis. The course examines concepts and applied techniques for managing the operations and projects of the service or manufacturing firm. Operations topics include areas of demand forecasting, quality determination, work flow and control techniques, cost-effective management of both long-term development programs and smaller short-term projects. The course provides an understanding of the important element of operations (service or production) the supply chain management process. Material is presented that relates to the major, and often competing, supply chain challenges concerning the simultaneous standardization and differentiation of consumer preferences for products and the continued minimization emphasis in supply chains and inventory management. The evolution of supply chains is studied, from those that focused on efficiencies and execution to those that use a more competitive, strategy-oriented approach, getting the "right" products to the consumer/marketplace at the right quality/price and quantity.