Accelerated Degree Completion Program

The two-year Accelerated Degree Completion Program (ADCP) leads to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer Science or Management Studies from Boston University.

The accelerated degree program is uniquely designed to match the energy and talents of professionals who have risen in the business environment without having completed their bachelor’s degree, offering a cohesive, traditional college experience for motivated adults. Students enter the program as part of a cohort, and graduate together as a class—meanwhile benefiting from strong personal and professional connections, career networking opportunities, and the University’s recreational resources.

The degree completion program’s concentrated, structured course of study makes it possible to complete a BU undergraduate degree in just two years—four semesters and two summers. To meet the needs of busy adults and reduce commuting time, this campus-based program includes a combination of traditional classroom, blended, and online course formats.

Additionally, students who achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the program are guaranteed admission—with advanced standing—to a MET graduate degree program in Computer Science or Administrative Sciences.

Application to the accelerated degree completion program requires 64 or more transferable college semester credits.

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Corporate Outreach

Boston University programs, including the Accelerated Degree Completion Program, are recognized by most corporations for tuition reimbursement or direct billing. Speak to your Human Resources department before you submit your application. In addition, Metropolitan College representatives can come to your workplace and conduct an information session on this and other degree programs.

Computer Science Major

The BS in Computer Science degree program provides a comprehensive foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, along with focused exploration of the various disciplines of information technology and the latest industry tools and techniques. The program develops valuable experience and professional skills in areas such as object-oriented programming and Java, and many graduates go on to rewarding computer-related careers in software engineering, system administration and management, and research and development in industrial and governmental laboratories. Others use their undergraduate computer science degree background (and analytical skills) to prepare for careers in medicine, law, education, physical and life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.

Students who complete the bachelor’s degree in Computer Science will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge of programming languages (C++ or Java), database management or computer networks, operating systems, and computer architecture, as well as web languages and software engineering.
  • Proficiency in programming and web development.
  • Competence sufficient to work on small and large programming projects.

Students who achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the program are guaranteed admission to MET’s Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science program with two courses of advanced standing.

Curriculum

Students must complete the following 16 courses (64 credits) to earn the BS in Computer Science degree.

MET CS 232 Programming with Java
Sprg ‘15

This course covers the elements of object-oriented programming and the Java Programming Language. Primitive data types, control structures, methods, classes, arrays and strings, inheritance and polymorphism, interfaces, creating user interfaces, applets, exceptions and streams. Laboratory course.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Sheehan SHA 201 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
C1 IND Abedinejad MCS B25 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 248 Discrete Mathematics
Sprg ‘15

Fundamentals of logic (the laws of logic, rules of inferences, quantifiers, proofs of theorems), Fundamental principles of counting (permutations, combinations), set theory, relations and functions, graphs, trees and sorting, shortest path and minimal spanning trees algorithms. Monoids and Groups.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Naidjate SMG 302 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 342 Data Structures with Java
Sprg ‘15

This course covers data structures using the Java Programming Language. Topics include data abstraction, encapsulation, information hiding, and the use of recursion, creation and manipulation of various data structures: lists, queues, tables, trees, heaps, and graphs, and searching and sorting algorithms. Laboratory course.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Berry MCS B23 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 401 Introduction to Web Application Development
Sprg ‘15

This course focuses on building core competencies in web design and development. It begins with a complete immersion into HTML essentially XHTML and Dynamic HTML (DHTML). Students are exposed to Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), as well as Dynamic CSS. The fundamentals of JavaScript language including object-oriented JavaScript is covered comprehensively. AJAX with XML and JSON are covered, as they are the primary means to transfer data from client and server. 4 credits  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Shahossini CAS 201 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 432 Introduction to IT Project Management
Sprg ‘15

This course provides comprehensive overview of IT Project Management and the key processes associated with planning, organizing and controlling of software Projects. The course will focus on various knowledge areas such as: project scope management, risk management, quality management, communications management and integration management. Students will be required to submit a term paper.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Heda FLR ARR R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Heda FLR ARR R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 472 Computer Architecture
Sprg ‘15

Computer organization with emphasis on processors, memory, and input/output. Includes pipelining, ALUs, caches, virtual memory, parallelism, measuring performance, and basic operating systems concepts. Discussion of assembly language instruction sets and programming as well as internal representation of instructions. Prerequisite: MET CS231 or CS232  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Hendrickson KCB 107 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 473 Introduction to Software Engineering
Sprg ‘15

Techniques for the construction of reliable, efficient, and cost-effective software. Requirement analysis, software design, programming methodologies, testing procedures, software development tools, and management issues. Students plan, design, implement, and test a system in a group project. Laboratory course.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Zhang 204 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 535 Computer Networks
Sprg ‘15

Overview of data communication and computer networks, including network hardware and software, as well as reference models, example networks, data communication services and network standardization. The OSI and the Internet (TCP/IP) network models are discussed. The course covers each network layer in details, starting from the Physical layer to towards the Application layer, and includes an overview of network security topics. Other topics covered include encoding digital and analog signals, transmission media, protocols. circuit, packet, message, switching techniques, internetworking devices, topologies. LANs/WANs, Ethernet, IP, TCP, UDP, and Web applications. Labs on network analysis.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Day MCS B25 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 565 Advanced Java Programming
Sprg ‘15

Comprehensive coverage of object-oriented programming with cooperating classes. Implementation of polymorphism with inheritance and interfaces and in Java library containers. Programming with exceptions, stream input/output and graphical AWT and Swing components. Threads, sockets, datagrams and database connectivity are also covered in this course. Laboratory course.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Abedinejad 204 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 575 Operating Systems
Sprg ‘15

Overview of operating system characteristics, design objectives, and structures. Topics include concurrent processes, coordination of asynchronous events, file systems, resource sharing, memory management, security, scheduling and deadlock problems.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Zhang FLR 121 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
BHA IND Nourai R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 579 Database Management
Sprg ‘15

This course provides a theoretical yet modern presentation of database topics ranging from Data and Object Modeling, relational algebra and normalization to advanced topics such as how to develop Web-based database applications. Other topics covered - relational data model, SQL and manipulating relational data; applications programming for relational databases; physical characteristics of databases; achieving performance and reliability with database systems; object-oriented database systems.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Russo CAS 323A T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET HU 400 Great Works of the Modern Era

The 20th century presented the most accelerated period of social evolution in human history: two World Wars were fought; technology developed at a dazzling pace; psychological exploration and scientific discovery assailed traditional conceptions of religion and the nature of reality; the relation of the individual to society fluctuated as new social and political models originated. Our main focus will be the literature and film within this time frame, but parallel developments in art and music will also be discussed.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET IS 400 Great Ideas

This course will complement HU 400 by focusing on the philosophical, scientific, and political concepts that underlie the foundations of modern western history.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET IS 401 Communication Skills I

This undergraduate communication course incorporates writing skills with academic research. Both business and academic writing expectations are covered. This skills-oriented course focuses on the development of oral and written communication techniques, small and large group dynamics, presentations, and negotiations. [4 undergraduate credits ]  [ 4 cr. ]

MET IS 403 Natural Science in Contemporary Society

This course will focus on controversial and critical social, environmental, business, and political issues in the various disciplines of science. The natural sciences will be explored in the context of public policy. [Var cr.]   [ 4 cr. ]

MET MA 123 Calculus I
Sprg ‘15

Students may receive credit for either MET MA 121 or MA 123 or CAS MA 121 or MA 123, but not both. Limits; derivatives; differentiation of algebraic functions. Applications to maxima, minima, and convexity of functions. The definite integral; the fundamental theorem of integral calculus; applications of integration.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Kohl MCS B25 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

*MET CS 575 and MET CS 579 Database Management may be applied toward the MS in Computer Science.

Management Studies Major

The BS in Management Studies degree program provides a comprehensive foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as state-of-the-art management theory and practice in a wide range of topics such as finance, e-commerce, market analysis, and project and operations management.

Students who complete the bachelor’s degree in Management Studies will be able to demonstrate:

  • A broad overview of the concepts, theories, and applications of management and liberal arts.
  • The insights to be creative and flexible so as to generate and apply critical thinking.
  • Preparedness to lead and manage in a wide range of employment scenarios.
  • The analytical and non-analytical tools necessary to address a wide range of general management problems.
  • The business skills and tools necessary to compete in a complicated, quickly changing global environment.

Students who achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the program are guaranteed admission to MET’s Master of Science in Administrative Studies program with two courses of advanced standing.

Curriculum

Students must complete the following 15 courses plus a four-credit strategy seminar (64 credits) to earn the BS in Management Studies degree.

MET HU 400 Great Works of the Modern Era

The 20th century presented the most accelerated period of social evolution in human history: two World Wars were fought; technology developed at a dazzling pace; psychological exploration and scientific discovery assailed traditional conceptions of religion and the nature of reality; the relation of the individual to society fluctuated as new social and political models originated. Our main focus will be the literature and film within this time frame, but parallel developments in art and music will also be discussed.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET IS 400 Great Ideas

This course will complement HU 400 by focusing on the philosophical, scientific, and political concepts that underlie the foundations of modern western history.   [ 4 cr. ]

MET IS 401 Communication Skills I

This undergraduate communication course incorporates writing skills with academic research. Both business and academic writing expectations are covered. This skills-oriented course focuses on the development of oral and written communication techniques, small and large group dynamics, presentations, and negotiations. [4 undergraduate credits ]  [ 4 cr. ]

MET IS 403 Natural Science in Contemporary Society

This course will focus on controversial and critical social, environmental, business, and political issues in the various disciplines of science. The natural sciences will be explored in the context of public policy. [Var cr.]   [ 4 cr. ]

MET MG 410 Entrepreneurial Management: Starting, Innovating, and Managing Small-, Medium-, and Large-Sized Ventures
Sprg ‘15

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
D1 IND Bonyhay CAS 225 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET MG 415 Project Management
Sprg ‘15

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
C1 IND Bernardin CAS 222 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
C2 IND Mendlinger FLR 134 W 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
MET MG 448 Electronic Commerce, Systems, and Web Design
Sprg ‘15

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  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Lee 203 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET MG 460 Senior Project I

The first course of two for completion of the senior project for the degree completion program.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET MG 472 Financial Concepts
Sprg ‘15

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
A1 IND Chambers SHA 210 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A2 IND Chambers SHA 201 M 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
MET MG 473 Quantitative and Qualitative Decision Making
Sprg ‘15

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.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Banasiewicz PHO 205 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET MG 503 Business in a Changing Society
Sprg ‘15

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
C1 IND Halfond SMG 220 W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET MG 515 Negotiations and Organizational Conflict Resolution
Sprg ‘15

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. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Marya SHA 206 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET MG 520 International Business Management
Sprg ‘15

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 Brodersen CAS 233 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET MG 541 The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services
Sprg ‘15

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  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
B1 IND Gunes Corlu SHA 202 T 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
B2 IND Gunes Corlu FLR 121 T 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
MET MG 550 International Business Law and Regulation
Sprg ‘15

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. 4cr.   [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Barry CAS B27 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

*MET MG 541 and MET MG 550 may be applied toward the MS in Administrative Studies.