Administrative Sciences

  • MET AD 708: Contemporary Issues In Public Finance
    Focusing on the vibrant and complex $4 trillion Municipal Bond Market, this course offers you a solid foundation in all aspects of analysis and investing in this capital market that funds some of the largest public-works infrastructure projects in the United States. You will gain a comprehensive analytic skill-set of techniques and methods currently used by analysts, bankers, and portfolio managers to evaluate large municipal projects. Upon completing this course, you will have a professional portfolio of work demonstrating a mastery of analytical skills as practiced and applied in this market today. Either new to the field or with existing professional experience, students studying finance, urban planning, public administration or similar disciplines will find this course engaging.
  • MET AD 709: Case Studies in Current Corporate Financial Topics
    Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731
    This course involves utilizing analytical methods for financial forecasting, cost of capital calculation, rate of return analysis, use of derivatives instruments, business growth management, discounted cash flow analysis, corporate valuation, mergers & acquisitions, and evaluation of bankruptcy proceedings.
  • 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 in-depth quantitative valuation of derivative instruments, such as options, futures, and swaps. The course involves risk analysis including risk arbitrage, and risk management. Emphasizes the theory and practice of derivatives-based trading strategies including hedging opportunities for risk mitigation.
  • MET AD 714: Mergers and Acquisitions
    Prereq: MET AD630, MET AD731
    This course examines the corporate valuation process by which takeovers and other corporate control transactions take place. It includes financial forecasting, based on expectation models, scenario analysis, and due diligence. 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
    The purpose of this course is to help improve business problem solving and managerial decision-making through the use of quantitative and qualitative decision-making tools and techniques. This course will provide the student with an overview of how decisions are made to solve management problems in the business environment. It introduces the fundamental concepts and methodologies of the decision-making process, problem-solving, decision analysis, data collection, probability distribution, evaluation, and prediction methods. Students will learn how to apply different quantitative and qualitative analytical tools commonly used in business to provide a depth of understanding and support to various decision-making activities within each subject area of management. Through the use of case studies of decisions made by managers in various production and service industries and a business simulation package specifically prepared for this course, the scope and breadth of decision-making in business will be described.
  • 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 AD 630, AD731
    This course develops a framework for understanding the various types of financial decision making faced by financial managers and provides students with analytical tools for evaluating portfolio construction and management problems in a systematic manner. Includes analysis and determination of securities values. Problems of investment policy are approached through studies of portfolio selection methods and the valuation of special classes of securities. It offers quantitative strategies for portfolio diversification and risk management.
  • 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.
  • MET AD 719: Fixed Income Analysis
    Prereq: MET AD 630, MET AD 731
    This course covers the nature and analysis of fixed income securities and an in-depth examination of some of the particular features of some major classes of fixed income instruments, valuation, sensitivity to risks, and management of fixed income portfolios.
  • MET AD 725: Negotiations and Organizational Conflict Resolution
    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.
  • MET AD 731: Corporate Finance
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: 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.
  • MET AD 733: Leadership in Management
    What does it mean to be a good leader? Can key elements of good leadership be identified? This dynamic course will start with an exploration of traditional and contemporary models of leadership, leadership development and management training. From there, participants will assess their own personal skills, preferences, aptitude and readiness to confront the challenges of leadership through a series of exercises, simulations and hands-on activities. Key elements of leadership, such as visiting, communicating, decision-making, team building and motivating will be studied and practiced. This course combines a thorough review of the theoretical aspects of leadership with the opportunity for "real world" applications through experiential learning.
  • MET AD 737: Innovative Marketing Techniques
    This course will provide you with the theoretical understanding of the Internet marketplace necessary to adapt to its many changes, while also equipping you with the skills you'll need to perform vital daily functions. The course includes discussions of both B2B and B2C and looks at marketing and communications from an integrated, business-wide perspective. The goal is to appreciate principles and practice of online marketing. Topics include integrated innovative marketing strategy, search engine marketing, email marketing, and social media. 4cr.
  • MET AD 740: Planning and Operating New Ventures
    Graduate Prerequisites: MET AD741
    Includes opportunity assessment and feasibility analysis, concept development, budgeting and financial operations, financial and human resource management, legal and organizational issues analysis, and comprehension and determination of the roles of boards and external advisors, all leading into the planning and operating of new ventures.
  • MET AD 741: The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services
    Addresses the specifics of new product and service development and fostering innovation and technology to increase performance. Topics include generating and screening initial ideas; assessing user needs and interests; forecasting results; launching, and improving products and programs; bringing innovation to commercial reality.
  • MET AD 745: Global Competitiveness
    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.
  • MET AD 746: Business Law and Regulation in a Global Environment
    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.
  • MET AD 747: Service: Quality, Delivery, and Productivity
    Topics include, the shift toward international service economies, the increasingly large service component in "non-service" industries, integrating service in the development of products and the critical role employees play in delivering service quality.