Administrative Studies

Metropolitan College

Business Communication for International Students

MET AD 501

Techniques for effective written and verbal communications. This course is a special offering for students for whom English is a second language. Prerequisite course: credits cannot be used toward the MSAS degree. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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Business Analytics Foundations

MET AD 571

Prereq: (MET AD 100 Pre-Analytics Laboratory). Presents fundamental knowledge and skills for applying business analytics to managerial decision making in corporate environments. Topics include descriptive analytics (techniques for categorizing, characterizing, consolidation, and classifying data for conversion into useful information for the purposes of understanding and analyzing business performance); predictive analytics (techniques for detection of hidden patterns in large quantities of data to segment and group data into coherent sets in order to predict behavior and trends); and prescriptive analytics (techniques for identification of best alternatives for maximizing or minimizing business objectives). Students learn how to use data effectively to drive rapid, precise, and profitable analytics-based decisions. The framework of using interlinked data-inputs, analytics models, and decision-support tools are applied within a proprietary business analytics shell and demonstrated with examples from different functional areas of the enterprise. 4 cr. Tuition: $2800

Summer 1 (May 22-June 26)

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Operations Management: Business Process Fundamentals

MET AD 605

This course helps students to develop an understanding of the impact of business processes on the organization's performance and provides students the key tools to analyze and improve processes in both manufacturing and service sectors. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Enterprise Risk Analytics

MET AD 616

Prereq: (MET AD 571). Offers an overview of the key current and emerging enterprise risk analytical approaches used by corporations and governmental institutions. Focus is on understanding and implementing the enterprise risk management framework on how to leverage the opportunities around a firm to increase firm value. The major risk categories of enterprise risk management such as financial risk, strategic risk, and operational risk are discussed and risk analytics approaches for each of these risks are covered. Students learn how to use interlinked data-inputs, analytics models, business statistics, optimization techniques, simulation, and decision-support tools. An integrated enterprise risk analytics approach is demonstrated with examples from different functional areas of the enterprise. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Financial and Managerial Accounting

MET AD 630

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. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Financial Concepts

MET AD 632

Introduction to the concepts, methods, and problems of accounting and financial analysis. Includes accounting principles, measurement and disclosure issues, financial statement analysis, time value of money, cash flow projection and analysis, capital budgeting and project evaluation, bond and equity valuation, cost of capital, and capital structure. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Project Management

MET AD 642

Examines concepts and applied techniques for cost-effective management of both long-term development programs and smaller short-term projects. Special focus on planning, controlling, and coordinating efforts of multiple individuals and/or working groups. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Project Communications Management

MET AD 643

Prereq: (MET AD 642). To succeed in project management, you must be a strong leader and an effective communicator. This course examines the current philosophies of leadership as applied to project management and identifies various styles of communication and conflict resolution. Through case studies and various exercises, students develop enhanced leadership, communication, conflict management, and negotiation skills. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Project Risk and Cost Management

MET AD 644

Prereq: (MET AD 642). Introduces the art and science of project risk as well as continuity management and cost management. Managing the risk of a project as it relates to a three-part systematic process of identifying, analyzing, and responding is examined through actual case studies. Students learn how to manage the components of a project to assure it can be completed through both general and severe business disruptions on local, national, and international levels. Students learn the process of cost management, early cost estimation, detailed cost estimation, and cost control using the earned value method. Students study in depth the issues of project procurement management and the different types of contracts for various scope scenarios. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Program Management

MET AD 646

Prereq: (MET AD 642). Programs and projects deliver benefits to organizations by enhancing current capabilities or developing new capabilities for the organization to use. This course provides a detailed understanding of program management and presents concepts that promote efficient and effective communication and coordination among various groups. Students will understand PMI program management processes and use tools that automate and enforce processes for managing scope changes, risk, quality, issues, schedules, resources, releases, and costs. Students learn how to design a program and manage program costs, risk, and communication within the context of Project Portfolios. This course is targeted to senior executives, portfolio managers, program managers and their team members, members of a PMO, customers/stakeholders, educators, and consultants. The course introduces processes and knowledge areas from three new PMI standards: Program Management standard, OPM3, and Portfolio Management. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Ecommerce

MET AD 648

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. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Marketing Analytics

MET AD 654

Prereq: (MET AD 571). Become familiar with the foundations of modern marketing analytics and develop your ability to select, apply, and interpret readily available data on customer purchase behavior, new customer acquisition, current customer retention, and marketing mix optimization. This course explores approaches and techniques to support the managerial decision-making process and skills in using state-of-the-art statistical and analytics tools. Students have an opportunity to gain basic understanding of how transaction and descriptive data are used to construct customer segmentation schemas, build and calibrate predictive models, and quantify the incremental impact of specific marketing actions. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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International Business, Economics & Cultures

MET AD 655

Considers macroeconomic factors of relevance to the firm: aggregate economic activity, cyclical movements, and fiscal and monetary policies. Reviews the problems of decision-making related to demand, production, costs, market structure, and price. Provides an analysis of the interplay between governments, economic systems, labor, and multinational corporations (MNCs). Topics include the basis for the existence, organization, and growth of MNCs; a comparison of major economic and government systems; and the impact on the firm's business transactions and trade due to taxation, regulation, legal environment, and labor influences. Investigates the relationship between the interaction of national culture and development. Topics range from developing nations' rain forest and species management to pollution generated by developed nations. Culture, policy, and development are also discussed in relation to the impact of the business interactions (agriculture, fishing, technology transfer, etc.) among developing and developed nations. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Financial Regulation and Ethics

MET AD 678

Thoroughly reviews the important topics of financial regulations, policies, and ethics. Explores 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. Regulators and their authority will be identified, both domestically and internationally. Ethics, an extremely important aspect of finance, is 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. Tuition: $3520

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Global Supply Chains

MET AD 680

Analyzes the managerial activities required to support manufacturing and service industry international strategies to assure that products/services are delivered/provided in the quality and timely manner expected through the use of global supply chains, outsourcing relationships, and multi-country operations. The course focuses on contemporary strategic issues that affect both large and small corporations and includes: the strategic role of the internet, international trade and logistics, cross cultural teaming, supply chain dynamics, information management, inventory scheduling and control, international coordination, and transportation and customer service. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Quantitative Methods for Finance

MET AD 685

Finance is a highly competitive and dynamic industry that demands quantitative oriented professionals. This course equips 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 is 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; and volatility modeling. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Web Analytics for Business

MET AD 688

Prereq: (MET AD 571). Explore web analytics, text mining, web mining, and practical application domains. The web analytics part of the course studies the metrics of websites, their content, user behavior, and reporting. The Google analytics tool is used for collection of website data and doing the analysis. The text mining module covers the analysis of text including content extraction, string matching, clustering, classification, and recommendation systems. The web mining module presents how web crawlers process and index the content of web sites, how search works, and how results are ranked. Application areas mining the social web and game metrics will be extensively investigated. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Data Mining for Business Analytics

MET AD 699

Enterprises, organizations, and individuals are creating, collecting, and using massive amount of structured and unstructured data with the goal to convert the information into knowledge, to improve the quality and the efficiency of their decision-making process, and to better position themselves to the highly competitive marketplace. Data mining is the process of finding, extracting, visualizing, and reporting useful information and insights from both small and large datasets with the help of sophisticated data analysis methods. It is part of business analytics, which refers to the process of leveraging different forms of analytical techniques to achieve desired business outcomes through requiring business relevancy, actionable insight, performance management, and value management. Students in this course study the fundamental principles and techniques of data mining. They learn how to apply advanced models and software applications for data mining, and how to examine the overall business process of an organization or a project with the goal to understand (i) the business context where hidden internal and external value is to be identified and captured, and (ii) exactly what the selected data mining method does. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Financial Markets and Institutions

MET AD 712

Prereq: (MET AD 731). 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. Tuition: $3520

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Derivative Securities and Markets

MET AD 713

Prereq: (MET AD 731). Provides an overview of operation, mechanics, and structure of the derivative markets and covers the concepts of options and futures pricing, arbitrage, and risk management. Emphasizes the theory of risk management and hedging opportunities offered by derivative securities. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Mergers and Acquisitions

MET AD 714

Prereq: (MET AD 630 and MET AD 731). Examines the process by which takeovers and other corporate control transactions take place. Of particular interest are the defensive measures by management against hostile bids, buyout transactions, the relation of takeovers to capital structure changes, and insider trading in takeover contests. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making

MET AD 715

Explores decision making and policy formulation in organizations. Includes goal setting and the planning process, rational models of decision making, evaluation of alternatives, prediction of outcomes, cost-benefit analysis, decision trees, uncertainty and risk assessment, and procedures for evaluation of outcomes. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

MET AD 717

Prereq: (MET AD 731). Mechanics of securities markets, types of available investments, an introduction to determination of securities values, and portfolio optimization. Problems of investment policy are approached through studies of portfolio selection methods and the valuation of special classes of securities (e.g., growth stocks). 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Fixed Income Analysis

MET AD 719

Prereq: (MET AD 731). 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. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

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Negotiations and Organizational Conflict Resolution

MET AD 725

A communication skills course that explores the nature of conflict and its resolution through persuasion, collaboration, and negotiation. Students learn theories of interpersonal and organizational conflict and its resolution as applied to personal, corporate, historical, and political contexts. Students assess their own styles, skills, and values, and develop techniques to better resolve disputes, achieve objectives, and exert influence. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 21-June 27)

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Corporate Finance

MET AD 731

Prereq: (MET AD 630). 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. Tuition: $3520

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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Leadership in Management

MET AD 733

A comprehensive overview of leadership skills and abilities through an examination of traditional and contemporary models of leadership. Students examine personal attitudes and perceptions as they relate to their leadership abilities and explore such areas as team building, motivation, and reward. Includes a weekend at Nature's Classroom at Sargent Center in New Hampshire from June 7-9. The program fee includes room and board for this weekend of experiential learning. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520; program fee: $240; total charge: $3760

Summer 1 (May 22-June 19)

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The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services

MET AD 741

Studies the global challenge of innovation and the impact of marketing and management issues on the development of new products and services and their introduction. Concepts for creating added value are applied to a range of innovations, radical and incremental, technological and procedural, and in different settings such as start-up companies and large corporations. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Multinational Finance and Trade

MET AD 763

Prereq: (MET AD 731). Applies the concepts of corporate finance to the problems of multinational financial management. Major topics include private and public institutions, foreign exchange rates, capital flows, speculation, analysis of alternative foreign investments, analysis of sources and uses of corporate funds abroad, multinational tax and profit planning, international risk analysis, and capital budgeting. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)

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Market and Economic Research and Analysis

MET AD 856

Prepares students to undertake a comprehensive survey of the regional or national economic, social, logistical/infrastructure and attraction market to determine the most appropriate allocation of resources and strategic positioning. Students are exposed to the development of tourism and regional development plan, the basis for segmentation and target markets. The methods and tools of market and economic research are presented and the role/interplay of private, local, national and international intuitions are discussed as they relate to data gathering and plan assessment and implementation. 4 cr. Tuition: $3520

Summer 2 (July 2-August 8)

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