Innovation & Technology

The MS in Administrative Studies concentration in Innovation & Technology focuses on unique aspects of technological and innovative firms ranging from start-ups to large multinational companies. Students are exposed to concepts needed to be effective managers in a wide variety of roles (from marketing to product development to project management to human resources) in high-tech and biotech companies as well as in more traditional environments such as consumer electronics and manufacturing, retail, health care, and financial services. Emphasis is placed on the challenges of rapidly changing markets and industries, high research and development costs, international competition, and highly mobile professional employees.


International students are required to demonstrate proficiency in written and oral English skills. International students must take MET AD 501 Business Communications for International Students unless waived by the department.

The department course to satisfy the prerequisite:

  • MET AD 501 Business Communications for International Students (4 cr)

Note that prerequisites cannot be applied toward degree requirements.

Degree Core Courses

(five courses/20 credits)

  • MET AD 632 Financial Concepts
  • MET AD 642 Project Management
  • MET AD 648 Ecommerce
  • MET AD 655 International Business, Economics, and Cultures
  • MET AD 741 The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services

Concentration Requirements

(four courses/16 credits)

  • MET AD 667 Innovation, Global Competitiveness, and National Economic Development
  • MET AD 737 Innovative Marketing Techniques
  • MET AD 740 Planning and Operating New Ventures
  • MET AD 746 Business Law and Regulation in a Global Environment

Concentration Electives

(select two courses/8 credits)

  • MET AD 571 Business Analytics Foundations (prerequisite: AD 100 Pre-Analytics Lab)
  • MET AD 600 Economic Development and Tourism Management
  • MET AD 605 Operations Management: Business Process Fundamentals
  • MET AD 610 Enterprise Risk Management
  • MET AD 654 Marketing Analytics
  • MET AD 673 Corporate and Global Responsibility
  • MET AD 680 Global Supply Chains
  • MET AD 690 Strategic Logistics Management
  • MET AD 715 Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
  • MET AD 722 Legal and Regulatory Issues in the Financial Industry
  • MET AD 725 Negotiations and Organizational Conflict Resolution
  • MET AD 733 Leadership in Management
  • MET AD 735 Marketing in Technology-Based Industries
  • MET AD 743 Managing Employees, Professionals, and Teams
  • MET AD 744 Venture Capital and Financing Innovation
  • MET AD 745 Global Competitiveness
  • MET AD 747 Service: Quality, Delivery, and Productivity
  • MET AD 748 Business Strategy and Commercialization in Biotech and Medical Companies
  • MET AD 757 International Business Law
  • MET AD 760 International Trade and Logistics
  • MET AD 764 Multinational Tactics, Strategies, and Positioning
  • MET AD 773 International Business Simulation
  • MET AD 780 Ethics in Management
  • MET AD 850 Business Law
  • MET AD 855 Strategic Advantage
  • MET AD 856 Market and Economic Research and Analysis


(select one graduate-level course/4 credits)

Students are encouraged to use this graduate-level course to broaden their understanding of business innovation and technology. This course can be selected from other Administrative Sciences department offerings or Metropolitan College departments as well as from other schools and colleges within Boston University, with an advisor’s approval.