Management Studies Undergraduate Courses

Click on any course title below to read its description. Courses offered in the upcoming semester include a schedule, and are indicated by a label to the right of the title.

NOTE: MET MG 202, 301, 302, 305, 315, 320, 515, 521, 522, 523, 545, and 570 cannot be used toward new bachelor’s degree.

Accounting

Basic principles of financial accounting underlying transaction analysis and the preparation of financial statements.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND CGS 525 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Financial accounting in more specialized areas, such as partnerships, corporations, and the statement of cash flows. Managerial accounting topics, including capital budgeting and manufacturing cost systems for planning and control.  [ 4 cr. ]

Finance

The development of personal investment strategies using money and credit. Securities and portfolio management, budgeting, insurance, taxes, retirement programs, and estate planning.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND EPC 206 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
D1 IND FLR 121 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Introduction to tools of financial analysis and the problems of financial management including cash, profitability, and capital budgeting. Various sources of corporate funds are considered- short-, intermediate-, and long-term arrangements. MA 120, MA 213, EC 101, and EC 102 are strongly recommended before taking this course.   [ 4 cr. ]

Introduction to international financial markets and institutions. Foreign exchange markets, capital flows; speculation and analysis of alternative foreign investment; financial planning for multinational corporations; and analysis of sources and uses of corporate funds abroad.   [ 4 cr. ]

Emphasizes issues of accounting, finance, and economics that are important in most management contexts. Introduction to tools of financial analysis and the problems of financial management including cash, profitability, and capital budgeting. Various sources of corporate funds are considered - short-, intermediate-, and long-term arrangements . Stresses understanding financial statements, planning and control, cost and benefit evaluation, cash flow analysis, and capital budgeting.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND EPC 204 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
C2 IND STH B19 W 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Financial 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.   [ 4 cr. ]

Investigation and analysis of organization, structure, and performance of U.S. money, capital, markets, and institutions. Examines regulation of the financial industry and the role of financial instruments.   [ 4 cr. ]

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 (i.e., growth stocks).   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND FLR 134 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Management

A look at the management of an enterprise from the perspective of the chief executive officer. Covers the functions of organizing for successful management. Survey of theories and techniques. Examination of case studies.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND CAS 237 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Provides an overview of American management, business organizations, and capitalism for the non-American student. An important aspect of this course is the inclusion of assignments designed to promote an understanding of the subject area as well as an improvement in English language and writing skills.   [ 4 cr. ]

Organization and techniques for effective verbal and written communication in the business environment. Emphasis on developing communication skills through practical written and oral assignments.  [ 4 cr. ]

Covers the four key elements of successful entrepreneurial management: choosing a business, organizing, financing, and marketing. Includes preparing a business plan, becoming an entrepreneur, raising venture capital, selling, negotiating, and building an effective organization. Topics given special consideration are the practice of innovation, the art of leadership, and how to relate talents to succeeding in an innovative managed venture and technology management.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND EPC 203 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A2 IND FLR 134 M 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

An examination of project management concepts, including organizational forms, planning and control techniques, and the role of the project manager. Develops the skills vital to effective management of multidisciplinary tasks through lectures, case studies, and business simulations.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND CAS 201 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This is a basic level course combining the elements of quantitative and qualitative decision making for business. The course exposes the student to practical quantitative approaches to mathematical decision making as well as a wind variety of qualitative approaches for both the services and product industries. Emphasis is placed on the definition of the problem, analysis of the approaches available to solve the problem, an understanding of the limitations and strengths of these approaches as well as the resources necessary. The course additionally prepares the student with design and presentation skills necessary to organize the communications of stating the problem and its different solution or outcome possibilities when the rational for taking a particular course of action needs to be presented to others or the material is being prepared for others who will make business decisions based on the information.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND CAS 235 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This course description is currently under construction.  [ 4 cr. ]

An examination of the management process and the social environment in which organizations operate, including a discussion of the manager's responsibilities to employees, customers, stockholders, and society.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND CAS 314 M 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
EX IND CAS 326 S 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.  [ 4 cr. ]

Environmental, economic, political, and social constraints on doing business abroad. Examines the effects of overseas business investments on domestic and foreign economics; foreign market analysis and operational strategy of a firm; and development potential of international operations.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND CAS 213 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
D2 IND STH B22 R 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Understanding relationships between individuals, social interaction patterns, technology, and organizational arrangements and their environmental context. Dimensions of effective organizational environments. Emphasis on analyzing and evaluating related contemporary theories and issues through case studies.   [ 4 cr. ]

Policy problems of business organizations. Integrates the areas of marketing, finance, accounting, economics, and personnel into a managerial concept of business decision making.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND SHA 206 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
C2 IND CGS 521 W 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This course is intended primarily for international students to introduce them to American institutions -- business, educational, and political in particular -- within the context of American history, popular culture, and society. Students will learn about the unique features of American management and enterprise. The Boston metropolitan area will play an important role in appreciating the overall historical and cultural context, as will contemporary issues, scholarship, and unfolding events in illustrating distinctive features of American life and commerce.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND CAS 314 T 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This course examines the international business, legal and regulatory environment. Topics include international legal comparisons, the international sale of goods, imports, and exports, technology transfer, intellectual property protection and forms, and regulations of foreign direct investment.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND CAS 426 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Explores the major areas of law as they relate to the business environment. The areas studied include personal injury law, contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, partnership law, corporate law, transactions, and property law. This course provides a broad background on the legal issues that influence daily business operations.   [ 4 cr. ]

Marketing

The organization and operation of marketing functions within individual firms. A look at methods of product determination, channels of distribution, and advertising and sales promotion. Administration of total marketing program. Readings, class discussions, lectures, and case analyses.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND CAS 233 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Examines the tools and techniques of communications used in marketing products, ideas, or services. Focus on analyzing, designing, selecting, and evaluating marketing communication strategies.   [ 4 cr. ]

Organization of the marketing function in international business. How government policies and practices affect marketing. Comparative marketing strategies for doing business abroad. Examination of case studies.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND SHA 206 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The structure and operating procedures of advertising agencies and corporate advertising departments in relation to marketing. Active student participation in learning how advertising strategies and concepts are developed and executed. Includes readings, development of advertising strategies, screenings, and analysis of contemporary advertising.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND CAS 222 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A broad view of consumer attitudes, behavior, and decision-making processes. Uses computer and case studies to supplement text readings.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND CAS 213 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Discusses marketing management situations as a basis for examining various marketing research techniques. Uses methods of social and behavioral science in gathering, analyzing, and interpreting facts necessary for making decisions. Applications in professional practice.   [ 4 cr. ]

Operations Management

Provides an overview of fundamental mathematical concepts, with emphasis on the solution of word problems. Topics covered include quadratic equations, signed numbers, polynomials, graphs, roots and radicals, and basic concepts of differential and integral calculus. Prerequisite course which may not be used for credit toward the MSAS degree.   [ 2 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
F1 IND CAS 208 SU 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
F2 IND CAS 208 SU 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Introduction to the operating functions of a firm. Emphasis on problem-solving skills using analytical techniques. Includes production planning and inventory control, quality control, forecasting, capacity planning, and work-study. Viewed from the aspect of management.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND CAS 227 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Quantitative procedures used to study underlying structure of decision-making problems in business and industry. Includes limitations of the management science methodology.  [ 4 cr. ]

Technology Management

This introductory course provides an introduction to PC, hardware, and software issues. Various types of software-applications and systems-are introduced. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Access are covered along with DOS and Windows operating systems. Detailed discussions of the latest PC hardware-motherboards, CPUs, memory boards, sound and video cards, CD-ROM drives, DVD drives, Video Capture boards, Zip drives, PCMCIA cards, USB and Firewire ports, and scores of other peripherals and multimedia devices. Instructions on how to use the Internet to upgrade PCs and peripherals. Students will also be able to upgrade/protect notebook computers and laser printers. (If students do not already own a PC, they are required to buy a PC.) Almost all students will buy components for upgrading a PC.  [ 4 cr. ]

The first course in a two course sequence. This course combines (1) the practical aspect of Web design through the use of application software such as Dreamweaver to construct a commercial Web site with (2) a general overview of the marketing, supporting services, systems, security and business strategy issues facing commercial enterprises.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND CAS B06B R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Addresses the specifics of new product and service development and factors such as market research and partnering that add value and bring innovation to commercial reality.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND CAS 428 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
B2 IND MET B02B T 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The second course in a two course sequence. This course combines: (1) The advanced aspects of Web design through the enhanced use of application software such as fireworks and flash for Dreamweaver to construct a commercial Web site with (2) an in-depth understanding of marketing, supporting services, systems, security and business strategy issues facing commercial enterprises.  [ 4 cr. ]