MET Hosts Meeting Featuring the Ambassador of Kazakhstan
On March 29, 2023, Dean Tanya Zlateva and members of BU Metropolitan College’s Kazakh student community welcomed to campus Mr. Yerzhan Ashikbayev, ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United States.
Latest MET Makes Conversation Podcast Highlights Importance of People Skills in Project Management
In the newest episode of MET Makes Conversation, the podcast where the Metropolitan College academic community lends perspectives on the real-world challenges facing their fields, our experts examine the newest trend in the field of project management: namely, the growing importance placed on what the Project Management Institute has dubbed “power” skills, like communication capability, […]
Never Too Late: BU’s Albrik Avanessian Earns His Master’s at 62
At 62 years of age, Albrik Avanessian (MET’22) may have more life experience than most BU students graduating with a master’s degree, but he is not unlike the average MET student: committed to lifelong learning, building knowledge and skills that can enhance a career, and thriving within a classroom environment that is a melting pot […]
Adherence to Organizational Mission, Values Emerging Keys to Project Management Success
According to the expert faculty in Project Management at Metropolitan College (MET), it’s time for project managers to take the long view.
In a recent PMWorld Journal interview, BU MET Master Lecturer Richard Maltzman made a distinction between the usual parameters by which project management success has historically been measured and an emerging and increasingly important metric: strategic value.
Project Management Certification More Significant than Ever, In Every Field, MET PM Director and Alum Say
Boston University Metropolitan College’s director of Project Management, Dr. Vijay Kanabar, first earned his PMP certification 25 years ago. In the time since, the credential, which confers a mastery of managing risk, quality, communications, resources and project scope has become an industry standard across the project management field. Over the last 20 years Dr. Kanabar […]
BU MET Online Programs Advance in U.S. News Rankings, Place in Top 10 For Eighth Year
Over eight years of U.S. News & World Report rankings, BU’s Metropolitan College (MET) has continued to place highly among the nation’s best online graduate programs. This year, despite unprecedented disruptions in 2020, each program has improved in its standing. MET’s online Master of Science in Criminal Justice advanced one spot to #2 (out of […]
MET Online Degrees Rank Among Top 10 for 7 Years in a Row
For the seventh year in a row, BU’s Metropolitan College (MET) tops the U.S. News & World Report rankings of the nation’s best online graduate programs. This steadfast position—alongside some of the nation’s most elite schools—underscores MET’s strong performance in the most competitive and high-growth areas of higher education, that of part-time, online graduate programs. […]
New Book from BU MET’s Carl Belack Introduces Cognitive Readiness for Project Managers and Teams
Lecturer Carl Belack, who teaches Project Risk and Cost Management (MET AD 644) and IT Project Management (MET CS 632), has published a book entitled Cognitive Readiness in Project Teams: Reducing Project Complexity and Increasing Success in Project Management (Productivity Press, 2019). Coauthored by Ivano Di Filippo and Daniele Di Filippo, the book takes a […]
Professor Kanabar Receives PMI® “Oscar”
Dr. Vijay Kanabar, associate professor and director of project management programs at Boston University’s Metropolitan College, has received the Project Management Institute’s new Teaching Excellence Award. The PMI® Teaching Excellence Award recognizes and honors an individual faculty member for outstanding teaching practices in project management; it also commends the recipient for a strong commitment to […]
World’s Project Managers Visit BU for Research Conference
This week, Boston University welcomes project managers from all over the planet as this year’s host of the International Research Network on Organizing by Projects (IRNOP) conference. Taking place from June 11–14 on the University’s Charles River Campus, this year’s conference focuses on “The Modern Project: Mindsets, Toolsets, and Theoretical Frameworks.” Organized by MET Director […]