Category: Administrative Sciences
U.S. News & World Report has announced its 2015 rankings of Best Online Programs—and Metropolitan College has placed high with the Master of Criminal Justice (#2); the Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (#3); and the master’s degree programs in management (#9). While the MSCIS and management programs were ranked last year, this is the publisher’s first ranking of Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice Programs.
In August, Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences Jay Halfond (former dean of MET) published two posts to his ongoing Huffington Post blog—“An Encore Professor” and “The Innovation Seesaw.” Professor Halfond has been blogging insights on higher education since October 2012—you can read the blog here.
MET’s former dean and current Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences, Jay A. Halfond, wrote an article for New England Journal of Higher Education called “From Arab Spring to Academic Blossoming? Transforming Nations after their Liberation.” The article examines notions of higher education in post-conflict societies such as Libya, and how Western models can serve as positive examples.
Read more at the New England Journal of Higher Education…
An expert in health care policy, finance, and asset valuation, Administrative Sciences Associate Professor John Sullivan was quoted in an article in Crain’s Chicago Business on April 3. In an analysis of Chicago-area Highland Park Hospital’s decision to get out of the outpatient dialysis business, Sullivan observed that “Hospitals have been shedding this service for years.”
WAER 88.3, Syracuse Public Media, mentioned a presentation by MET Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences Virginia Greiman. Invited to address a Syracuse audience as part of “I-81 Speaker Series”—a series of discussions on the future of the elevated highway dividing Syracuse—Greiman shared her experience as deputy chief legal counsel and risk manager on Boston’s “Big Dig” road project.
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Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences Virginia Greiman, an internationally recognized expert on mega-project management and infrastructure development, was invited to address a Syracuse audience as part of that city’s “I-81 Speaker Series.” Greiman offered insight on the Syracuse elevated highway project based on her experience as deputy chief legal counsel and risk manager on Boston’s “Big Dig.” Read the syracuse.com article.
Madrid, Spain: Six faculty from the Metropolitan College (MET) Department of Administrative Sciences travel to Madrid annually to lead three intensive business modules on campus at the Universidad CEU San Pablo. Part of a firmly established collaboration between the Administrative Sciences department, MET International, and CEU, the modules are attended by CEU business and advertising students who then travel to Boston University to complete MET courses in management, marketing, advertising, and finance. After successfully completing the three modules in Madrid and the full semester at BU, the CEU students receive an International Business Certificate (IBC) from MET.
Read an account of the program from CEU student Alexandra Kahr.
On January 6, Associate Professor and Chair of Administrative Sciences Kip Becker traveled to Shanghai, China, to speak at the Fudan MBA Forum at the School of Management, Fudan University. Becker’s presentation on “Social Networks and Innovative Marketing Strategy: Connecting Consumers, Developing Brands, and Protecting Image” was received enthusiastically by students and alumni in attendance. Fudan University is one of mainland China’s top 5 schools.
Virginia A. Greiman, MET’s assistant professor of administrative sciences, is scheduled to testify before the California Senate on November 13, on “Improving Megaproject Outcomes.” Professor Greiman will join Louis Thompson, chairman of the California High Speed Rail Peer Review Group, as well as faculty from Oxford University and the University of California, Berkeley, in an investigation into the issues that have adversely affected the construction of the eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge.
Assistant Professor of Administrative Sciences Virginia A. Greiman will speak at the PMI® PMO Symposium in San Diego on Tuesday, November 12, on the topic: “One Organization—Leading Complex Projects through an Integrated Project Organization (IPO).” The PMI PMO Symposium is a highly regarded conference where PMO executives discuss ideas and solutions in the hottest topics concerning project management.
Read more: PMI PMO Symposium site