Administrative Studies

Metropolitan College

Business Communication for International Students

MET AD 501

Techniques for effective written and verbal communications. Course is a special offering for students for whom English is a second language. Departmental approval required for non-MSAS students. Prerequisite course: credits can not be used toward the MSAS degree. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Mathematics for Management

MET AD 510

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 toward graduate credit. 2 cr. Tuition: $1200

Summer 1 (June 14-June 22)

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Financial and Managerial Accounting

MET AD 630

Introduction to the concepts, methods, and problems of financial and managerial accounting. Includes data accumulation, accounting principles, financial statement analysis, measurement and disclosure issues, cost analysis, budgeting and control, production costs, and standard costs. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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Financial Concepts

MET AD 632

Introduction to the concepts, methods, and problems of accounting and financial analysis. Includes accounting principles, measurement and disclosure issues, financial statement analysis, time value of money, cash flow projection and analysis, capital budgeting and project evaluation, bond and equity valuation, cost of capital, and capital structure. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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Project Management

MET AD 642

Examines concepts and applied techniques for cost-effective management of both long-term development programs and smaller short-term projects. Special focus on planning, controlling, and coordinating efforts of multiple individuals and/or working groups. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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Project Risk and Cost Management

MET AD 644

This course introduces the art and science of project risk as well as continuity management and cost management. Managing the risk of a project as it relates to a three-part systematic process of identifying, analyzing, and responding is examined through actual case studies. Students learn how to manage the components of a project to assure it can be completed through both general and severe business disruptions on local, national, and international levels. Students learn the process of cost management, early cost estimation, detailed cost estimation, and cost control using earned value method. Students study in depth the issues of project procurement management and the different types of contracts for various scope scenarios. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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Introduction to Electronic Commerce, Systems, and Web Design

MET AD 648

A detailed examination of how businesses can successfully use Internet and web technology. Students are introduced to the concepts and issues of electronic commerce. Topics include comparison of e-commerce procedures, payment mechanisms, applications in different industry sectors, security, the challenges of starting and maintaining an electronic business site, as well as a comparison with traditional business practices. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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International Business, Economics & Cultures

MET AD 655

Considers macroeconomic factors of relevance to the firm: aggregate economic activity, cyclical movements, and fiscal and monetary policies. Reviews the problems of decision-making related to demand, production, costs, market structure, and price; as well as provides an analysis of the interplay between governments, economic systems, labor, and multinational corporations (MNCs). Topics include the basis for the existence, organization, and growth of MNCs; a comparison of major economic and government systems; areas include the impact on the firm's business transactions and trade due to taxation, regulation, legal environment, and labor influences. Additionally investigates the relationship between the interaction of national culture and development. Topics range from developing nations' rain forest and species management to pollution generated by developed nations. Culture, policy, and development are also discussed in relation to the impact of the business interactions (agriculture, fishing, technology transfer, etc.) among developing and developed nations. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Innovation, Global Competitiveness, and National Economic Development

MET AD 667

Examines various approaches to developing high tech innovation-based economies as a route to self sufficiency and growth. Factors studied include both structural reforms in the political, legal and economic areas, and government sponsored initiatives in higher education, basic research, private venture capital, grants to support new product development by promising ventures, and the creation of science and technology parks and incubators. Students independently research, write, and present studies of the strategies of various countries. This will be augmented by case studies, reading, and guest speakers on strategies being employed in such countries as Taiwan, Thailand, and Brazil. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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Financial Markets and Institutions

MET AD 712

Prereq: MET AD 731. Investigation and analysis of organization, structure, and performance of U.S. money and capital markets and institutions. Examines regulation of the financial industry and the role of financial instruments. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Mergers and Acquisitions

MET AD 714

Examines the process by which takeovers and other corporate control transactions take place. Of particular interest are the defensive measures by management against hostile bids, buyout transactions, the relation of takeovers to capital structure changes, and insider trading in takeover contests. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making

MET AD 715

Explores decision-making and policy formulation in organizations. Includes goal setting and the planning process, rational models of decision-making, evaluation of alternatives, prediction of outcomes, cost-benefit analysis, decision trees, uncertainty and risk assessment, and procedures for evaluation of outcomes. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

MET AD 717

Prereq: MET AD 731. Mechanics of securities markets, types of available investments, an introduction to determination of securities values, and portfolio optimization. Problems of investment policy are approached through studies of portfolio selection methods and the valuation of special classes of securities (e.g., growth stocks). 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 1 (May 21-June 25)

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Negotiations and Organizational Conflict Resolution

MET AD 725

Communication skills course designed to better understand the nature of conflict and its resolution through persuasion, collaboration, and negotiation. Students learn theories of interpersonal and organizational conflict and their resolution as applied to personal, corporate, historical, and political contexts. Students assess their own styles, skills, and values, and develop techniques to better resolve disputes, achieve objectives, and exert influence. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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Corporate Finance

MET AD 731

Prereq: MET AD 630. Emphasizes issues of accounting, finance, and economics that are important in most management contexts. Stresses understanding financial statements, planning and control, cost and benefit evaluation, cash flow analysis, and capital budgeting. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Leadership in Management

MET AD 733

A comprehensive overview of leadership skills and abilities through an examination of traditional and contemporary models of leadership. Students examine personal attitudes and perceptions as they relate to their leadership abilities and explore such areas as team building, motivation, and reward. This course includes a weekend at Nature's Classroom at Sargent Center in New Hampshire from June 6-8. The program fee includes room and board for this weekend of experiential learning. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120; program fee: $240; total charge: $3360

Summer 1 (May 21-June 18)

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The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services

MET AD 741

Studies the global challenge of innovation and the impact of marketing and management issues on the development of new products and services and their introduction. Concepts for creating added value are applied to a range of innovations, radical and incremental, technological and procedural, and in different settings such as start-up companies and large corporations. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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Venture Capital and Financing Innovation

MET AD 744

Prereq: MET AD 731. An analysis of the economics of innovation and the means by which firms secure the necessary capital to begin or expand operations. Discusses procedures for raising venture capital through investment institutions and individuals. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Competitive Strategies for Dynamic Environments

MET AD 745

Reviews the process whereby organizations establish and pursue goals within internal and external constraints, resources, and opportunities. Topics include strategy and tactics; the process of strategic choice and adjustment; resource assessment; environmental and competitor analysis; stakeholders and values; and strategy implementation, control, and valuation. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Business Law and Regulation in a Global Environment

MET AD 746

Examines legal issues that affect high-technology firms. Topics include copyright, reverse engineering, trade secrets, patents, international legal differences, the Uniform Commercial Code, and product liability. Cases drawn from high-tech industries are used to emphasize current and future developments. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Multinational Finance and Trade

MET AD 763

Grad Prereq: (MET AD 731). Applies the concepts of corporate finance to the problems of multinational financial management. Major topics include private and public institutions, foreign exchange rates, capital flows, speculation, analysis of alternative foreign investments, analysis of sources and uses of corporate funds abroad, multinational tax and profit planning, international risk analysis, and capital budgeting. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

Summer 2 (June 30-August 6)

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International Business Simulation

MET AD 773

Through the use of an international business simulation, students develop the ability to manage in the shifting international environment by integrating finance, strategy, and marketing skills to expand their company globally. By selling, exporting, or manufacturing in up to fourteen countries the simulation is intended to provide the student with a "real life" approach to international expansion, environmental stability, inflation and currency issues, financial operations, as well as international sales and manufacturing issues. The objective of the course is to offer an overview of the factors affecting global business operations in a stimulating learning environment that is enjoyable and challenging. Intensive course. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 1 (April 28-May 16)

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Marketing Strategies

MET AD 857

eLive offering. Strategic and operational marketing issues arising in the firm's operations. Topics include market screening, decisions, entry strategies, product/service development, as well as designing the marketing plan and its implementation. 4 cr. Tuition: $3120

Summer 1 (May 28-June 22)

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