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MET AD 800: Master's Thesis
Undergraduate Prerequisites: Six completed program courses.
Graduate Prerequisites: Six completed program courses.
An extensive research project culminating in a written paper and oral defense. Research is conducted under intensive faculty supervision. Requires department approval and thesis supervisor from full-time faculty. May be credited toward concentration elective.
MET AD 801: Master's Thesis
Undergraduate Prerequisites: Seven completed program courses including MET AD 800.
Graduate Prerequisites: MET AD 800; Seven completed program courses including MET AD 800.
The second course of an extensive research project culminating in a written paper and oral defense. Research is conducted under intensive faculty supervision. Requires department approval and thesis supervisor from full-time faculty. Considered a free elective.
MET AD 804: Capstone Project for Supply Chain Management
This course is one of the last courses that a student in the supply chain management program is required to take. Students are expected to carry out independent research on a relevant topic in the area of supply chain management under the supervision of the instructor for the course.
MET AD 805: Capstone Project in Enterprise Risk Management
A directed study course consisting of an applied research project that concerns a special topic of interest to an Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) student. The course is especially designed for working professionals who have special ERM- related interests that are not covered in existing courses. The project generally culminates with a written paper and oral presentation. Research is conducted under intensive faculty supervision. Requires department approval and project supervisor from full-time or part-time faculty.
MET AD 807: Principles and Best Practices in Project, Program, and Portfolio Management
This course is one of the last courses that a student in the master's degree project management program is required to take. Students are expected to carry out independent research on a relevant topic in the area of project management under the supervision of the instructor. This course focuses on emerging trends and reviews unique methodologies and approaches to project management. Students are exposed to research methods and practice that contributes to original research in the emerging project management areas. Students are required to submit a research proposal prior to registration. Approval of the instructor is required.
MET AD 855: Strategic Advantage
Strategy concerns the long-term direction, scope and performance of an organization within its specific context. While senior managers are normally responsible for strategic planning, the implementation of strategy is most effective if managers at all levels ensure that their actions, performance goals, resource applications, etc. are aligned with the efforts of other functions and departments, and with the major strategic orientation of the firm. This module aims to develop critical understandings and insights about strategy and strategic management at the business unit level.
MET AD 856: Market and Economic Research and Analysis
This course will provide a comprehensive discussion of market and economic research and analysis, their key concepts, process description, qualitative and quantitative techniques for market research and data analysis, and application scenarios. Students will gain an appreciation for some of the breadth and depth of this subject and its significance for the business enterprise -- both from start-up entrepreneurship as well as an established business organization. The structure of the course is based on the six steps of the market research process: problem definition, development of an approach to the problem; research design formulation; fieldwork and data collection; data preparation and qualitative and quantitative analysis; report preparation, and presentation.
MET AD 857: Marketing Strategies
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.
MET AD 893: Special Topics: Politics, Public Relations and Public Policy: The Boston Harbor Clean Up
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 Taiwan, Thailand, and Brazil.
MET AD 899: Capstone Project in Applied Business Analytics
The Business Analytics Capstone Project provides valuable learning experiences and opportunities to apply a set of techniques, competencies, and procedures acquired after the completion of all core and specialization courses within the MS in Applied Business Analytics program. The purpose of this course is to obtain insights about a business that results in improved data-driven decision-making to create value on different levels of an enterprise. The solving of real problems facing different size companies is assigned to small teams of students and is overseen by our curriculum advisory board, ABA faculty, and business partners from a range of industries.