Category: Administrative Sciences

Health Care Policy Expert and MET Chair Diagnoses Hidden Costs of Transplants

August 17th, 2016 in Administrative Sciences, Faculty News, John Sullivan, MET News

Health Care Policy Expert and MET Chair Diagnoses Hidden Costs of Transplants

MET Associate Professor John D. Sullivan says that managing the cost of health care and wellness faces a crossroads, and that the most remedying route is early action.

Dr. Sullivan, who chairs MET’s Department of Administrative Sciences and specializes in health care policy and finance, rebutted a recent op-ed relating to organ donation and transplants in the Boston Globe, writing that well-intentioned incentive programs can often lead to unintended consequences, where “the poor. . . ultimately pay the price.”

Read more of Dr. Sullivan’s perspective in the Boston Globe.

MET’s Mega-Project Expert Says Rhode Island’s Highway Plans “Easier” Than Big Dig

May 19th, 2016 in Administrative Sciences, Ginny Greiman, MET News

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Few know more about the challenges that accompany sprawling mega-projects than Metropolitan College Assistant Professor Virginia Greiman, who served as deputy chief legal counsel and risk manager on Boston’s years-long $15 billion Big Dig, and currently lends her significant expertise in grand-scale project coordination to MET’s Administrative Sciences faculty and students.

With Rhode Island facing down an ambitious highway overhaul of its own—one that has drawn comparisons to the Big Dig—the Associated Press caught up with Professor Greiman, who assessed that the Ocean State’s interstate effort is likely to be “a heckuva lot easier” than was Boston’s.

Read more at the Bellingham Herald.

MET Administrative Studies Alum Receives Prestigious Finance Award

April 1st, 2016 in Administrative Sciences, Alumni News, Finance, MET News

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Daniel Miele (MET’00) has been named a 2016 Five Star Wealth Manager, an honor awarded to those financial advisors that exhibit excellence in their field and meet requisite criteria which includes objective assessments of client retention rates, client assets administered, and a favorable regulatory and complaint history. Miele, an alumnus of Metropolitan College’s Administrative Studies program, serves as a financial advisor with Centinel Financial Group, LLC in Marshfield, Massachusetts. The recognition, which comes from the independent experts at Five Star Professional, was announced in the pages of Boston Magazine’s February issue.

MET to Host Global Cybersecurity Meet-Up

March 8th, 2016 in Academic Events, Administrative Sciences, Criminal Justice, Ginny Greiman, MET News, Networking, Risk Management, Tanya Zlateva


Information security has become a principal strategic concern of governments around the world, and with leading graduate programs in cybercrime investigation and cybersecurity offered at MET, BU has been selected to host the 11th International Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security. The conference, which unites academics, specialists, and officials from around the globe, will be held March 17-18, and chaired by MET Dean Tanya Zlateva, with Professor Virginia Greiman of the Department of Administrative Sciences serving as program chair.

Read the full press release

Continuing Education Essential to Evolving Universities, Says Former Dean

February 16th, 2016 in Administrative Sciences, Jay Halfond, MET News

Continuing Education Essential to Evolving Universities, Says Former Dean

Continuing education serves a key role for universities seeking to adapt to the evolving professional landscape, according to former MET dean and current Professor of the Practice Jay Halfond.

In an interview with The evoLLLution about challenges facing the higher education leadership of today, Halfond advocates for the importance of foundational learning like liberal arts studies, and for schools like Metropolitan College, which serve as the vital outreach arm of many universities.

“Continuing educators are in a unique position to bring greater student access to their institutions—by enhancing the generational, geographic, ethnic, international, and socio-economic mix of students,” he says.

Read more of Professor Halfond’s insights into the evolving educational landscape in The evoLLLution.

Analytics Scholar’s Findings Land in Top-Rated A.I. Journal

January 22nd, 2016 in Administrative Sciences, Canan Gunes Corlu, Data Analytics, MET News


Dr. Canan Gunes Corlu, a MET assistant professor in the Department of Administrative Sciences and faculty coordinator to the Applied Business Analytics programs, authored a paper that has been accepted for publication in a highly prestigious scientific journal.

Dr. Corlu’s paper, “Empirical Distributions of Daily Equity Index Returns: A Comparison,” will see publication in the pages of Expert Systems with Applications, which is rated as the top journal in the field of Artificial Intelligence by Google Scholar.

U.S. News & World Report Ranks BU Programs in Top 6

January 12th, 2016 in Administrative Sciences, Announcements, Computer Science and Information Technology, Criminal Justice, Featured News Post, MET News, Press Releases

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MET’s online Master of Criminal Justice has been ranked the #1 program of its kind by U.S. News & World Report. The 2016 rankings of Best Online Programs also included MET’s fully online master’s in Computer Information Systems—solid at #3 for the second year running—and master’s degree programs in management, now at the #6 position.

Read the full Press Release

Faculty Paper Accepted for Publication

January 7th, 2016 in Administrative Sciences, Canan Gunes Corlu, Conferences, MET News


“Subset Selection for Simulations Accounting for Input Uncertainty,” a paper by Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences Canan Gunes Corlu (who also serves as faculty coordinator for MET’s applied business analytics programs), was accepted for publication in the proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference. During the conference, which took place in Huntington Beach, Calif., Professor Corlu chaired the session on Accounting for Input Uncertainty in Stochastic Simulations.

Allston Railyard Development Discussion Trains Attention on Urban Future, Opportunity

November 9th, 2015 in Administrative Sciences, Featured News Post, Ginny Greiman, MET News


BU’s Initiative on Cities held a recent seminar in which Metropolitan College Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences Virginia Greiman and College of Arts & Sciences Professor of the History of Art & Architecture Daniel Bluestone were joined by representatives from the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Harvard Graduate School of Design for a forum discussion regarding the unique urban opportunities presented by the Allston railyard near BU’s campus. The sprawling conversation explored the precedent and possibilities of a large-scale project to repurpose the post-industrial space.

Learn more about the event.

New Applied Business Analytics Programs Delivers In-Demand Skills

October 28th, 2015 in Administrative Sciences, MET News

Business Analytics

MET is now offering three new graduate programs in Applied Business Analytics, providing a highly sought-after skill set—the ability to understand, analyze, and improve data-driven business processes. Offered through the Department of Administrative Sciences, the programs include the Graduate Certificate in Applied Business Analytics (online or on campus), the Master of Science in Applied Business Analytics Management (online), and a new Master of Science in Administrative Studies concentration in Applied Business Analytics (on campus).

See the news release »