Department of Administrative Sciences

With the rise of globalization and electronic commerce, the world of business has become much more interesting—and more complex. To be successful, you need not only to understand this complexity, but to acquire the skills to manage and embrace rapid change.

The Department of Administrative Sciences at Metropolitan College can help you remain competitive and rise to the top of your field. We respond to the educational needs of students by providing industry-specific academic programs that are innovative, scholarly, challenging, interdisciplinary, and practically focused. We design these programs to incorporate the technologies necessary so they can be delivered at times and places, and in formats, that meet a wide array of needs. Our teaching mission is to produce critical and innovative thinkers—broad in perspective, international in attitude, skilled in communications—who are competent, capable, and comfortable in their ability to make decisions either alone or in teams, and practiced in using the tools necessary to compete in their specialization. We prepare students to succeed in a global environment, within a professional and ethical framework.

Administrative Sciences department offers a variety of degrees and certificates evenings on campus, online, and in a blended format. In addition, the department’s relationships with international partner universities in Spain, Mexico, Korea, and Turkey provide valuable opportunities to engage online or on-site with students and scholars in those countries.

Online and Boston-based graduate students can participate in a variety of international study experiences through the Administrative Sciences department. These include obtaining a second degree from a foreign partner institution (dual-degree program); taking a partner institution’s online course (for our online students); participating in one of the department’s intensive courses abroad; or attending a foreign university. Dual-degree students (both campus-based and online) are able to earn a second degree from a foreign university with a reduction in that school’s graduation requirements; in most cases, a student can obtain a Department of Administrative Sciences master’s from Metropolitan College and an MBA from a foreign institution in two years of full-time study (with classes in English).

The department strongly believes that international opportunities are a vital part of today’s business education, and strives to make opportunities available to our students whether part-time, full-time, or online. MET partner institutions are located in a variety of countries, including England, France, Germany, Mexico, and Taipei. Information about a range of international opportunities is available from the department or, for online students, the online program coordinator.

Degree Programs

Graduate Certificates

Undergraduate Certificates


EPAS AccreditedBoston University Metropolitan College Master of Science programs in Administrative Studies and management are accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Program Accreditation System (EPAS). The College is a full member of EFMD.

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