Courses

  • MET AD 657: Economic Sustainability, Development, and Competitiveness of a Tourist Destination
    This course allows the student to understand and learn how to develop and manage tourism destinations that have the capability to perform effectively in an increasingly competitive international marketplace in ways that are environmentally, socially, and culturally sustainable. Topics include: the evolving nature of competition and sustainability, dimensions of competitive destination and sustainable destination, the global macro-environment for tourism, the competitive micro-environment, core resources and attractors, supporting facilities, and destination policy, planning, and development.
  • MET AD 660: Databases, Security, and Web Design
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET AD 648.
    This course presents a complete immersion into Web Technology, Internet, World Wide Web architecture, search engines, and Web page creation using the standard HTML language. Other topics include Dynamic HTML; scripting using JavaScript, VBScript and XML; server-side components such as CGI, ASP, and PERL. Develops knowledge and skills for both electronic commerce payment mechanisms and data transactions security of information and information systems within organizations. Payment options for electronic commerce such as e-cash, SET, credit cards, systems design and methods of dealing with risks are covered. Other topics include: designing, implementing, managing, and auditing security at all levels; techniques for assessing risk associated with accidental and international breaches of security; ethical uses of information and privacy consideration; encryption; and digital certificates. (Not for computer science students).
  • MET AD 667: Innovation, Global Competitiveness, and National Economic Development
    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.
  • MET AD 670: Creative Multimedia: Tools, Design, and Application
    Prereq: MET AD648
    Introduces creative aspects of Web design using application programs such as Flash and Rixio/Adobe Multimedia. Students will have an opportunity to develop applications that integrate text content with video, digital photographs, computer animation, and computer graphics for website enhancement. This course will also focus on the exploration of a range of issues such as principles of good Web design and use of multimedia/Flash in major business applications. Students will create projects that integrate digital media, digital sound, and computer animation for e-learning, e-commerce, and related application areas.
  • MET AD 673: Corporate and Global Responsibility
    The course provides an introduction to the main concepts of Global Responsibility and its impact on management. It addresses many issues surrounding what are commonly referred to as Corporate and Social Responsibility as well as the issues of related sustainability. The course covers topics such as: Marketing, Finance, ethics, Risk Assessment, Communication and Strategy. The course is designed to help understand why corporate social responsibility is important in the public and private sectors and enable students to examine how the organizational can be impacted by CSR.
  • MET AD 678: Financial Regulation and Ethics
    Financial Regulation and Ethics is a course designed to thoroughly review the important topics of financial regulations, policies, and ethics. The course will explore an overview of the financial systems, their history, problems, and issues for the purpose of understanding the enactment of regulations as a method to protect the financial systems and investors. Also, regulators and their authority will be identified, both domestically and internationally.

    Ethics, an extremely important aspect of finance will be discussed and explored. Ethics is a difficult topic to define and can be impacted by social norms. During the ethics portion of the course, students will study where ethics have failed and caused major issues for the financial marketplace and individual companies.
  • MET AD 680: Global Supply Chains
    This course analyzes the managerial activities required to support manufacturing and service industry international strategies to assure that the products/services are delivered/provided in the quality and timely manner expected through the use of global supply chains, outsourcing relationships, and multi-country operations. The course focuses on contemporary strategic issues that affect both large and small corporations and includes: the strategic role of the internet, international trade and logistics, cross cultural teaming, supply chain dynamics, information management, inventory scheduling and control, international coordination, and transportation and customer service. 4cr.
  • MET AD 685: Quantitative Methods for Finance
    Finance is a highly competitive and dynamic industry that demands quantitative oriented professionals. This course will equip students with the empirical techniques which are used in the analysis of financial markets with a strong focus on financial applications using actual data.

    The goal of this course is to provide students with a number of econometric techniques which are used in the analysis of financial markets based on asset pricing and corporate finance models. In particular, the emphasis will be on classical linear regression models, time series analysis, and limited dependent variable models applied to the following topics: predictability of asset returns; event study analysis; econometric tests of the CAPM and multifactor models; volatility modelling, etc.
  • MET AD 688: Web Analytics for Business
    Prereq: METAD571
    Explore web analytics, text mining, web mining, and practical application domains. The web analytics part of the course studies the metrics of websites, their content, user behavior, and reporting. The Google analytics tool is used for collection of website data and doing the analysis. The text mining module covers the analysis of text including content extraction, string matching, clustering, classification, and recommendation systems. The web mining module presents how web crawlers process and index the content of web sites, how search works, and how results are ranked. Application areas mining the social web and game metrics will be extensively investigated.
  • MET AD 690: Strategic Logistics Management
    The course will provide students the qualitative and quantitative methods and tools used by today's logistics and transportation managers, and will use an applied problem-solving approach. Specifically, the course will emphasize decision-making in the areas of transportation management, warehouse and distribution center operations, and logistics network design that includes an understanding of key tradeoffs and the effect of variance in a logistics system.
  • MET AD 699: Data Mining for Business Analytics
    Enterprises, organizations and individuals are creating, collecting, and using massive amount of structured and unstructured data with the goal to convert the information into knowledge, to improve the quality and the efficiency of their decision-making process, and to better position themselves to the highly competitive marketplace. Data mining is the process of finding, extracting, visualizing and reporting useful information and insights from both small and large datasets with the help of sophisticated data analysis methods. It is part of the business analytics, which refers to the process of leveraging different forms of analytical techniques to achieve desired business outcomes through requiring business relevancy, actionable insight, performance management, and value management. The students in this course will study the fundamental principles and techniques of data mining. They will learn how to apply advanced models and software applications for data mining. Finally, students will learn how to examine the overall business process of an organization or a project with the goal to understand (i) the business context where hidden internal and external value is to be identified and captured, and (ii) exactly what the selected data mining method does.
  • MET AD 709: Case Studies in Current Corporate Financial Topics
    Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731
    Finance 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.
  • MET AD 711: Leadership and Strategy
    This course focuses on the role of the leadership of a corporation in determining and implementing the corporation?s strategy. Through the analysis and the discussion in class of a number of cases, the leadership styles, approaches and methods will be studied, as well as the implications for the strategies of the corporations concerned, and the resulting successes or failures.
  • MET AD 712: Financial Markets and Institutions
    Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731
    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.
  • MET AD 713: Derivative Securities and Markets
    Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731
    Provides an overview of operation, mechanics, and structure of the derivative markets and covers the concepts of options and futures pricing, arbitrage, and risk management. Emphasizes the theory of risk management and hedging opportunities offered by derivative securities.
  • MET AD 714: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731
    This course examines the process by which takeovers and other corporate control transactions take place. Of particular interest will be the defensive measures by management against hostile bids, buyout transactions, the relation of takeovers to capital structure changes, and the insider trading in takeover contests.
  • MET AD 715: Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
    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.
  • MET AD 716: Managing Financial Institutions
    Prereq: METAD630, MET AD731
    Course acquaints the student with the role of financial management in the new broad financial service industry. Topics include the changing legal/regulatory environment in which financial institutions operate liquidity and reserve positions, assist-liability management marketing issues as well as the tools necessary for managing financial institutions.
  • MET AD 717: Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
    Prereq: MET AD731
    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 (e.g., growth stocks).
  • MET AD 718: Overview of Mutual Funds Industry
    Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731
    Provides a comprehensive review of the operations of the mutual funds industry. The organization and management of a mutual funds firm, back office operations, accounting procedures and marketing processes are covered in depth. The course provides a historical context of mutual funds, their development and role of mutual funds in private, corporate and retirement accounts.