Innovation & Technology

The Innovation & Technology concentration focuses on unique aspects of technological and innovative firms ranging from start-ups to large multinational companies. Students are exposed to concepts needed to be effective managers in a wide variety of roles (from marketing to product development to project management to human resources) in high-tech and biotech companies as well as in more traditional environments such as consumer electronics and manufacturing, retail, health care, and financial services. Emphasis is placed on the challenges of rapidly changing markets and industries, high research and development costs, international competition, and highly mobile professional employees.

Internationally renowned for its quality curriculum, teaching, and faculty, the Administrative Sciences department has been recognized by the world’s leading accrediting bodies for its excellence in management education. The department’s programs are accredited by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and its Master of Science programs in Administrative Studies (Boston) and management (online) are accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Program Accreditation System (EPAS). In addition, the Master of Science program in Project Management is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).


All students must demonstrate proficiency in mathematical skills for management by taking MET AD 510 Mathematics for Management.

International students are required to demonstrate proficiency in written and oral English skills. International students must take MET AD 501 Business Communications for International Students unless waived by the department.

Department courses to satisfy the prerequisites are:

  • MET AD 501 Business Communications for International Students (4 cr)
  • MET AD 510 Mathematics for Management (2 cr)

Note that prerequisites cannot be applied toward degree requirements.

Waiver Policy

A waiver exam is available for AD 510 Mathematics for Management. Students must take this waiver exam prior to the start of classes or must sign up for AD 510 in the first semester.

Degree Core Courses

(five courses/20 credits)

  • MET AD 632 Financial Concepts
  • MET AD 642 Project Management
  • MET AD 648 E-commerce
  • MET AD 655 International Business, Economics, and Cultures
  • MET AD 741 The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services

Concentration Requirements

(four courses/16 credits)

  • MET AD 667 Innovation, Global Competitiveness, and National Economic Development
  • MET AD 737 Innovative Marketing Techniques
  • MET AD 740 Planning and Operating New Ventures
  • MET AD 746 Business Law and Regulation in a Global Environment

Concentration Electives

(select two courses/8 credits)

  • MET AD 571 Business Analytics Foundations
  • MET AD 600 Economic Development and Tourism Management
  • MET AD 610 Enterprise Risk Management
  • MET AD 654 Marketing Database Analytics
  • MET AD 673 Corporate and Social Responsibility
  • MET AD 680 Global Supply Chains
  • MET AD 715 Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
  • MET AD 722 Legal Issues in the Financial Industry
  • MET AD 725 Negotiations and Organizational Conflict Resolution
  • MET AD 733 Leadership in Management
  • MET AD 735 Marketing in Technology-Based Industries
  • MET AD 743 Managing Employees, Professionals, and Teams
  • MET AD 744 Venture Capital and Financing Innovation
  • MET AD 745 Global Competitiveness
  • MET AD 747 Service: Quality, Delivery, and Productivity
  • MET AD 748 Business Strategy and Commercialization in Biotech and Medical Companies
  • MET AD 757 International Business Law
  • MET AD 760 Going International: Importing and Exporting Operations
  • MET AD 764 Multinational Tactics, Strategies, and Positioning
  • MET AD 773 International Business Simulation
  • MET AD 780 Ethics in Management
  • MET AD 850 Business Law
  • MET AD 855 Strategic Advantage
  • MET AD 856 Market and Economic Research and Analysis


(select one graduate-level course/4 credits)

Students are encouraged to use this graduate-level course to broaden their understanding of business innovation and technology. This course can be selected from other Administrative Sciences department offerings or Metropolitan College departments as well as from other schools and colleges within Boston University, with an advisor’s approval.