Advance Your Career in Investment Management
The Master of Science in Financial Management (MSFM) concentration in Investment Analysis at Boston University’s Metropolitan College (MET) is designed for professionals already working in, or seeking positions in, investment research, risk management, security selection, and portfolio management. The Investment Analysis concentration will provide you with in-depth knowledge of investment strategies, asset valuation, and investment management, preparing you to excel at a variety of careers in finance involving analysis and valuation of financial assets as well as risk management.
Program at a Glance
- Top 10 Online Program
- Online and On Campus
- Part-Time or Full-Time Study
- 40 Credits
- 12–20 Months to Completion
- 7 Core Faculty
- No GRE/GMAT
- Tuition & Fees Range—Part-Time Study*: $35,140–$38,500
*Based on 2023–2024 Boston University tuition and fees. Merit scholarship may reduce cost.
Explore the Key Elements of Investment
BU MET’s Investment Analysis concentration in the MSFM explores the overall investment process as well as the key elements involved, such as asset allocation and security selection. Along with obtaining a basic understanding of debt, equity, and derivatives securities, such as options and futures contracts, you will also learn about services provided by mutual funds and be able to construct portfolios with different risk levels.
The concentration in Investment Analysis provides an opportunity to learn sophisticated portfolio management approaches, including quantitative techniques for portfolio optimization and rebalancing. You will apply analytical methodologies within the overall investment process and utilize the critical elements, such as asset allocation and security selection, including specialized portfolios like ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) focused investments. Along with learning about services provided by mutual funds and developing the ability to construct portfolios with different risk levels, you will learn how to value a firm using constant growth or multistage dividend discount models, financial statements, and financial ratio analysis.
BU MET is also a participant in the Chartered Financial Analyst® Institute University Affiliation Program. The Financial Management master’s degree curriculum embeds a significant portion of the CFA® Program Candidate Body of Knowledge™ (CBOK) and covers the Standards of Practice Handbook, offering excellent preparation for the internationally recognized CFA® Program exams. In addition, scholarships for the CFA Program exam are available to enrolled students.
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“My favorite course was Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (MET AD 717), because it is so useful for finance practitioners in a variety of positions, and I believe it will help me earn my CFA certification. Even though I have finished the course, I continue to study it deeply. It involved knowledge of financial institutions, equity evaluation, fixed income analysis, and portfolio management for financial institutions and high net-worth individuals. I used much of what I learned in this course during my summer internship. One of my responsibilities was to develop and implement investment strategies for clients. My senior manager was satisfied with my work writing an IPS (Investment Policy Statement) and strategizing asset allocation and portfolio management plans for clients.”—Rui Wang (MET’19), MS in Financial Management concentration in Investment Analysis
Why BU’s Financial Management Degree is Ranked in the Top 10
- Active Learning Environment: BU MET’s Financial Management program focuses on practical, hands-on education, ensuring you are immersed in all aspects of financial management and related research—education you can apply on the job.
- Engaged Faculty: In BU MET’s Financial Management master’s program, you benefit from working closely with highly qualified faculty who draw from active research and substantial professional achievements in areas such as international finance, financial analysis, portfolio management, systemic risk analysis, investment analysis, mergers and acquisitions, economics, financial markets and institutions, and more.
- Extensive Network: Study principles of finance alongside peers with solid business experience, learn from faculty who have valuable business contacts, and benefit from an alumni community with strong professional connections.
- Exam Preparation: As a participant in the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program, the MS in Financial Management curriculum provides excellent preparation for the CFA Program exams. Scholarships for the CFA Program exam are available to enrolled students.
- Waivers for CFA Charterholders: Upon acceptance into the MS in Financial Management program, CFA Charterholders may waive two courses (8 credits), including Corporate Finance (MET AD 731) and one elective course, enabling them to earn the degree by completing just 32 credits.
- Complimentary Analytics Labs: Two levels of self-paced analytics laboratories offer access to advanced tools and provide opportunities to hone analytics skills using cases that are populated with realistic data.
- OPT Designated: Eligible graduates on student visas have access to an Optional Practical Training (OPT) of 12 months.
- 15:1 Class Ratio: Enjoy an exceptional student-to-instructor ratio, ensuring close interaction with faculty and access to support.
- Valuable Resources: Make use of Boston University’s extensive resources, including the Center for Career Development, Educational Resource Center, Fitness & Recreation Center, IT Help Centers, Mugar Memorial Library, Center for Antiracist Research, Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, George Sherman Union, and many others.
- Flexible Options: Study at the pace that works for you, evenings on campus or fully online. Courses begin fall, spring, and summer; online courses have two starts per term.
- Track Record: Learn from the best—since 2014, BU MET’s part-time master’s programs in business and management have been ranked among the top in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
- Merit Scholarships: All applicants are automatically considered, and admitted students are nominated based on eligibility.
Master the Concepts of Investment Analysis
The Investment Analysis concentration is part of BU MET’s MS in Financial Management (MSFM) degree program. The MSFM expands upon classic theory taught in traditional MBA courses, providing the insights, critical thinking, and analytical skills needed to solve problems in today’s changing financial landscape.
Graduate with Finance Expertise
Metropolitan College’s Financial Management master’s degree concentration in Investment Analysis will equip you with:
- Proficiency in constructing and managing investment portfolios with different risk levels, and quantitatively assessing and adjusting portfolio risk-return profiles.
- The ability to apply mathematical and statistical modeling in financial analytics in the context of equity and fixed income portfolios.
- Mastery in forecasting techniques to the analysis of macroeconomic factors and monetary and fiscal policy effects on security selection and portfolio evaluation.
- Comprehension and quantitative evaluation of derivative instruments to assess their role in portfolio risk adjustment and risk hedging to reduce portfolio volatility.
- Knowledge and ability to perform data organization, analysis, and visualization for domestic and global portfolio management.
You can also earn the master’s in Financial Management with a concentration in Investment Analysis by completing the Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance and the Graduate Certificate in Investment Analysis, plus two courses selected from the MSFM general electives. To be eligible for the degree, you must apply for admission and be accepted into the degree program. Consult with a graduate admissions advisor to learn more about these options.
Master’s in Financial Management Curriculum
A total 40 credits is required.
Students must complete the degree core courses, Investment Analysis concentration requirements, and electives. CFA Charterholders may waive two courses (8 credits), including Corporate Finance (MET AD 731) and one elective course.
Degree Core Courses
(Four courses/16 credits)
MET AD 630 Financial and Managerial Accounting
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. ]Sum1 2023
|SA1||IND||Mcgue||HAR 228||TR||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Sam-Kwachie||CAS B06B||M||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A2||IND||Mendlinger||SOC B63||T||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
|A3||IND||Rinaldi||CAS 229||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A4||IND||Sumani||STH B20||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A5||IND||Mendlinger||MCS B33||F||11:15 am – 2:00 pm|
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. [ 4 cr. ]
|A1||IND||Athaide||STH B22||M||2:30 pm – 5:15 pm|
|A2||IND||Athaide||COM 217||M||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A3||IND||Desmond||EPC 206||T||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A4||IND||Kirwin||EPC 206||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A5||IND||Shimer||CAS 227||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
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. [ 4 cr. ]
|SA1||IND||Law||CAS 213||TR||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Villanueva||STH B20||M||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A2||IND||Julio||PSY B55||T||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
|A3||IND||Law||CAS 235||T||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A4||IND||Villanueva||MCS B37||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A5||IND||Law||STH B22||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
MET AD 731 Corporate Finance
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. ]Sum2 2023
|SB1||IND||Mendlinger||SOC B57||TR||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Englander||PSY B55||M||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A2||IND||Chee||EPC 206||T||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
|A3||IND||Julio||PHO 201||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A4||IND||Chee||SOC B57||R||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
|A5||IND||Barazi||CAS B06B||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
Investment Analysis Concentration Requirements
(Four courses/16 credits)
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. [ 4 cr. ]
|SA1||IND||Holmes||CDS 262||TR||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Holmes||STH B22||W||2:30 pm – 5:15 pm|
|A2||IND||Holmes||CAS 229||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
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. [ 4 cr. ]
|SA1||IND||Chee||HAR 211||MW||1:00 pm – 4:30 pm|
|SB1||IND||McLaughlin||CAS 426||TR||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|A1||IND||McLaughlin||STH B20||T||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A2||IND||Becker||CAS 229||R||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
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. [ 4 cr. ]
|SA1||IND||Chee||HAR 211||MW||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Lee||COM 217||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A2||IND||Chee||SHA 201||F||11:15 am – 2:00 pm|
Plus one of the following:
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. [ 4 cr. ]
|SB1||IND||Zafiropoulos||FLR 123||TR||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Lipiner||STH B22||M||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
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. [ 4 cr. ]
|SA1||IND||Ahmed||SCI 115||TR||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Noorian||MCS B37||M||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A2||IND||Ahmed||CAS 214||T||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
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. [ 4 cr. ]
|SB1||IND||Sullivan||MET 122||MW||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Sullivan||EPC 206||T||9:00 am – 11:45 am|
|A2||IND||Sullivan||KCB 104||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
MET AD 763 Multinational Finance and Trade
Prereqs: AD 630, AD731
Applies the concepts of corporate finance and risk mitigation to the problems of multinational financial management. Major topics include foreign exchange risk, and construction of hedging strategies using derivative instruments such as forwards, futures, and swaps to reduce multinational corporate risk. Addresses international financial flows and their impact on foreign exchange rates, capital flows, speculation, analysis of alternative foreign investments, analysis of sources and uses of corporate funds abroad, multinational tax and profit. [ 4 cr. ]
|SB1||IND||Sherman||FLR 123||MW||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Sherman||CAS 208||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
(Two courses/8 credits)
Select two from the following list:
MET AD 528 Blockchain Finance
Cryptocurrencies and the underlying distributed ledger technology (blockchain), have exploded into public consciousness over the last few years, with many industry practitioners arguing that the blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt business and financial services in the way the Internet disrupted off-line commerce. This course covers digital currencies, blockchains, and related topics in the FinTech area using the analytical tools provided by economics, investments and corporate finance. [ 4 cr. ]
MET AD 587 Interdisciplinary Methods for Quantitative Finance
This course expands upon the foundations of finance theory with interdisciplinary approaches from statistical physics and machine learning. The course equips the students with the Python tools to tackle a broad range of problems in quantitative financial analysis and combines the study of relevant financial concepts with computational implementations. Students will learn to use packages like Numpy, Pandas, Statsmodels and Scikit, which are commonly used in research and in the industry. Prerequisites: MET AD 685 or PY 355 or equivalent or consent by the instructor. [ 4 cr. ]
MET AD 605 Operations Management: Business Process Fundamentals
This course will provide students with the analytical tools to analyze, manage, and improve manufacturing, service, and business processes. Coverage includes various options to lower operational costs and improve responsiveness to customers' needs, including operating system design, product & service design, capacity analysis & buffering, waiting line optimization, and process quality analysis using statistical approaches. Quantitative methods include application of stochastic simulation, analysis of random outcomes, statistical analysis routines (confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, machine learning), system reliability analysis, and statistical process control. The Deming philosophy of management, Lean operations principles, and Six Sigma process improvement methodologies form the underlying foundation of the course coverage. [ 4 cr. ]Sum1 2023
|SA1||IND||Courtney||MET 101||MW||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Maleyeff||CAS 233||M||2:30 pm – 5:15 pm|
|A2||IND||Staff||EPC 204||T||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A3||IND||Cashton||CAS 201||W||2:30 pm – 5:15 pm|
|A4||IND||Cashton||FLR 121||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A5||IND||Courtney||FLR 121||R||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
|A6||IND||Staff||MCS B29||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
MET AD 610 Enterprise Risk Management
This overview course examines the management issues involved with assessing the security and risk environments in both the private and public sectors in order to assure continuous system-wide operations. The course studies the elements of operational and technological risk assessment and operational continuity using a project management framework and quantitative risk metrics. Students are exposed to the role of the firm in crisis response and management as well as the terms, systems, and interactions necessary to assure continuous operations. Topics include: the role and need for comprehensive assurance strategy and planning; information security; an overview of the system-wide structure; the social and emotional impact on the workforce as well as its effect on productivity; and the organizational infrastructure relating to national, regional, and international compliance. [ 4 cr. ]Sum1 2023
|SA1||IND||Carroll||CDS 262||MW||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Pereirahenri||HAR 220||M||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A2||IND||Weidman||HAR 326||T||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
|A3||IND||Carroll||HAR 408||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
MET AD 642 Project Management
The course explores modern project management by providing an enterprise- level, experiential view of the discipline focused on connecting projects to the organization's mission, vision, and values. The theme of the course is applying key project management tools and techniques, through case-based group work, which will help students identify, analyze, and develop practical proposals to real-world issues. Groups select, plan, report, and then present on their project's scope, schedule, cost, risk, quality, and communications elements using tools such as the WBS, network diagram, PERT estimate, Gantt chart (including the use of MS Project), risk register, and heat map. Students also gain familiarity with important new concepts in project management: Agile frameworks, actionable sustainability thinking, and Benefits Realization Management, all of which will be important for their success not only in other graduate courses, but as they lead projects for their organizations so as to provide lasting, triple-bottom-line value. The course is aligned with the latest PMBOK? Guide from the Project Management Institute. [ 4 cr. ]Sum1 2023
|SA1||IND||Keegan||MET 101||MW||1:00 pm – 4:30 pm|
|SA2||IND||Cipriano||PSY B55||MW||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|SB1||IND||Keegan||MET 122||TR||1:00 pm – 4:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Kanabar||CAS 426||M||9:05 am – 11:50 am|
|A2||IND||Cipriano||STH B22||T||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A3||IND||Maltzman||CAS 324||W||2:30 pm – 5:15 pm|
|A4||IND||Keegan||SOC B63||R||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
|A5||IND||Wong||PSY B53||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A6||IND||Keegan||CAS 218||F||11:15 am – 2:00 pm|
MET AD 644 Project Risk and Cost Management
Prereq: MET PM100
This course introduces students to macro and micro approaches to project cost estimation. Case studies of both pre-project and in- process estimating examine some of the more common perils of human irrationality associated with project estimation to help develop more sensible, achievable project outcomes. Students learn how to manage both project cost and schedule objectives throughout their projects using the Earned Value and Earned Schedule Measurement Systems. Students then study risk management through an examination of both individual and overall project risk and apply their learnings using advanced risk management software in an actual case study. Students also study project quality management, procurement/contract management, and project ethics and professional conduct using case study scenarios. [ 4 cr. ]
|SA1||IND||Osagiede||HAR 240||MW||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Osagiede||KCB 104||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
MET AD 648 Ecommerce
The course provides a detailed examination of the history of e-commerce, along with important concepts related to the ways that businesses can successfully use Internet and Web technology. Students are introduced to the concepts and problems associated with 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. The development of a WordPress-themed website is a minor feature of the course. 4cr. [ 4 cr. ]Sum1 2023
|SA1||IND||Rajagopal||MET 122||MW||1:00 pm – 4:30 pm|
|SB1||IND||Chatterton||CAS 218||MW||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Tomic||SHA 202||T||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
|A2||IND||Rajagopal||CAS 222||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A3||IND||Tomic||PHO 201||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A4||IND||Appeltans||SHA 202||F||11:15 am – 2:00 pm|
MET AD 680 Global Supply Chains
This course covers the quantitative analysis tools to support operations management for a supply chain that is geographically dispersed and culturally diverse. The tools necessary to assure that the products/services are delivered/provided in the quality and timely manner include demand forecasting, inventory and capacity buffer optimization, delayed differentiation, statistical risk pooling, and stochastic inventory optimization. These tools are applied to decisions such as offshoring, multi-country outsourcing, push-pull, reverse supply chains, and risk mitigation. Particular attention is given to sustainability, information technology and digitalization, and creating resiliency. [ 4 cr. ]Sum1 2023
|SB1||IND||Mayer||PSY B51||TR||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Mayer||MCS B37||T||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A2||IND||Mayer||SOC B63||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A3||IND||Gunes Corlu||MET 101||R||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
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. [ 4 cr. ]Sum1 2023
|SA1||IND||Dickson||CAS 233||MW||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|SB1||IND||Rajagopal||FLR 152||TR||1:00 pm – 4:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Mayer||KCB 102||M||2:30 pm – 5:15 pm|
|A2||IND||Tomic||KCB 107||M||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A3||IND||Dickson||CAS 229||T||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
|A4||IND||Rajagopal||KCB 102||T||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A5||IND||Zlatev||WED 140||W||2:30 pm – 5:15 pm|
|A6||IND||Dickson||CDS 263||W||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A7||IND||Nocivelli||KCB 102||R||12:30 pm – 3:15 pm|
|A8||IND||Lindley||CAS 116||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
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. [ 4 cr. ]Sum1 2023
|SA1||IND||Arffa||FLR 123||MW||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|SB1||IND||Lopez||FLR 121||MW||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Lopez||KCB 102||M||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A2||IND||Park||SOC B57||T||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A3||IND||Lopez||PSY B55||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
MET CJ 632 White-Collar Crime
This course introduces students to the concept of white collar crime as an area of scientific inquiry and theory formation. It critically examines the latest scholarship on the subject by looking at white collar crime through a multiplicity of perspectives and reference points. These range from focus on the offense, offender, legal structure, organizational structure, individual, and organizational behavior, to victimization and guardianship, with special attention on the interaction between these components. The course also assesses the nature, extent, and consequences of white collar crime nationally and internationally. To enhance the understanding of white collar crime in today's Information Technology development, the course will pay special attention to roles of IT including fintech and cryptocurrency connections within white collar crime. It will also introduce rapidly emerging cybercrime issues while discussing various challenges of cybercrime investigation and limited digital forensics tools. Finally, the course examines current criminal justice system efforts at controlling white collar crime. Given the relative ineffectiveness of traditional criminal justice responses, alternative systems of control will be examined, ranging from compliance and regulations, private security, and public opinion, to prevention. Students will visit the websites of various government agencies or professional organizations to explore their functions and their current efforts to fight white collar crimes. Finally, many tangible research- based suggestions will be made regarding actions that organizations and businesses can take to reduce losses accrued due to white collar crime. [ 4 cr. ]
MET CS 555 Foundations of Machine Learning
Formerly titled CS 555 Data Analysis and Visualization with R.
This course provides an overview of the statistical tools most commonly used to process, analyze, and visualize data. Topics include simple linear regression, multiple regression, logistic regression, analysis of variance, and survival analysis. These topics are explored using the statistical package R, with a focus on understanding how to use and interpret output from this software as well as how to visualize results. In each topic area, the methodology, including underlying assumptions and the mechanics of how it all works along with appropriate interpretation of the results, are discussed. Concepts are presented in context of real world examples. Recommended Prerequisite: MET CS 544 or equivalent knowledge, or instructor's consent. [ 4 cr. ]
|SB1||IND||Raghu||MCS B37||MW||6:00 pm – 9:30 pm|
|A1||IND||Staff||CAS 233||M||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A2||IND||Alizadeh-Sha||EPC 204||R||6:00 pm – 8:45 pm|
|A3||IND||Alizadeh-Sha||MET 101||R||9:00 am – 11:45 am|
Or choose any other graduate-level course selected from other Administrative Sciences offerings or Metropolitan College departments as well as from other Boston University schools and colleges, with an advisor’s approval.
*Degree requirements may vary for those students transferring credits from previous coursework at Boston University or receiving course waivers due to professional designations.
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