Master of Science in Applied Business Analytics Management

  • This specialized master’s degree is designed for existing and aspiring analytics professionals. Learn to leverage data to provide business solutions across all sectors.

Big Data Is Driving Business. You Drive Results.

Predictive analytics and data mining alone cannot replace the one characteristic all great businesses require—leadership. According to a McKinsey Global Institute assessment, by 2018 the U.S. faces a shortage of up to 190,000 professionals with deep analytical skills and 1.5 million data and analytics managers.

Across all business sectors, companies need leaders who can turn data into dollars. Business analytics is making its way into the C-suite, influencing operations, human resources, and decision-making.

Boston University’s Master of Science in Applied Business Analytics Management (MSABAM) online program is your opportunity to enhance your analytical expertise and develop a business acumen that transcends IT. Translate your skills beyond managing data so you can lead projects and people. Use your new BU credential to turn big data into big opportunities.

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VLADIMIR ZLATEV: What distinguishes Boston University Metropolitan College program from other programs is that we offer a unique combination of dynamic academic curricular taught by full-time, research-active faculty with the latest education on technologies and direct professional contacts with industry leaders in the Business Analytics area.

We work with real data-sets and advanced industrial tools and applications.

My advice to someone who is preparing an application of admission is:

Do not hesitate and get ready for a hard but interesting study in our Applied Business Analytics program. Good luck.

Why Choose the MS in Applied Business Analytics Management?

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CANAN GUNES CORLU: In our Applied Business Analytics Program, we provide a comprehensive coverage of data analytics concepts and techniques, and also students have an opportunity to work on different problems that arise in different corporate organizations.

Basically students can use the tools that they were introduced in the program directly in their daily work.

To lead, you need comprehensive yet practical knowledge of business analytics techniques and emerging technologies. A master’s degree in Applied Business Analytics Management from Boston University earns you the credential that sets you apart in today’s marketplace as an ambitious professional equipped with the highest-quality education from one of the world’s premier universities.

The MS in Applied Business Analytics Management curriculum is based on the latest application of business analytics, industry knowledge, and expert opinions. Business analytics software tools such as Frontline and Power BI will help you analyze big data on the most current platforms. Our internationally respected faculty evaluates our courses regularly to ensure what you’re learning directly reflects what’s happening in the field.

Gain key knowledge of analytical functions in marketing, management, operations, finance, and innovation. Broaden your understanding of how to use interlinked data inputs, models, and decision support tools so you can better understand your operations, customers, and markets.

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Interdisciplinary Curriculum

  • Focus on 1 course at a time and complete the program in as few as 24 months.
  • Enjoy a break between each semester.
  • Choose from 6 start dates per year in spring, summer, or fall.
  • Learn anywhere, anytime with tech support available 7 days a week.

Degree Requirements
A total of 12 courses (48 credits) is required as follows:

Core Courses (6 courses/24 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 715 – Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
  • MET AD 741 – The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services

Specialization Courses

Prerequisite:
As a prerequisite to the course MET AD 571 Business Analytics Foundations, students are required to complete MET AD 100 Pre-Analytics Laboratory or possess equivalent knowledge. This is a 7-week long, non-credit laboratory.

  • MET AD 571 – Business Analytics Foundations
  • MET AD 616 – Enterprise Risk Analytics
  • MET AD 654 – Marketing Analytics
  • MET AD 688 – Web Analytics for Business

Additional Courses (2 courses/8 credits)

  • MET AD 100 Pre-Analytics Laboratory
    A basic understanding of business analytics is the gateway to advanced analytical studies and to deep managerial insight. Offered online, this non-credit, hands-on laboratory will help ensure you have the fundamental knowledge of probability, statistics, and decision-support tools necessary for Business Analytics Foundations (MET AD 571) and subsequent courses. In addition to presentations and discussions, you’ll apply new concepts directly in an interactive, web-based learning environment that incorporates Microsoft Excel 2013 and Power BI. Pre-Analytics Laboratory covers essential tools and techniques for refining and visualizing numerical and categorical data: filtering and sorting, dashboards and scorecards, Power Query, Power Pivot, Power View, and Power Map. 0 cr.
  • MET AD 571 Business Analytics Foundations
    Prereq: AD100 Pre-Analytics Laboratory
    This course 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), prescriptive analytics (techniques for identification of best alternatives for maximizing or minimizing business objectives). Students will 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 will be applied within a proprietary business analytics shell and demonstrated with examples from different functional areas of the enterprise. 4 cr.
  • MET AD 616 Enterprise Risk Analytics
    Prereq: MET AD 571
    The course offers an overview of the key current and emerging enterprise risk analytical approaches used by corporations and governmental institutions and is focused 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 will be discussed, and risk analytics approaches for each of these risks will be covered. Students will learn how to use interlinked data inputs, analytics models, business statistics, optimization techniques, simulation, and decision support tools. An integrated enterprise risk analytics approach will be demonstrated with examples from different functional areas of the enterprise. 4 cr.
  • MET AD 632 Financial Concepts
    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.
  • MET AD 642 Project Management
    The course examines the concepts and applied techniques for cost-effective management of both long-term development programs and projects. Project management principles and methodology are provided with special focus on planning, controlling, and coordinating individual and group efforts. Key topics of focus include overview of modern project management, organization strategy and project selection, defining a project and developing a project plan, and scheduling resources, project risk analysis, work breakdown structures, and project networks. MS Project will be introduced in this course to provide hands-on practical skills with the above topics. Mastery of key tools and concepts introduced in this course provides a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace. 4 cr.
  • MET AD 648 Ecommerce
    Provides a detailed examination of how businesses can successfully use Internet and Web technology. Students are introduced to the concepts and issues of 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. 4 cr.
  • MET AD 654 Marketing Analytics
    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 will 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.
  • MET AD 655 International Business, Economics, and Cultures
    This course considers macroeconomic factors of relevance to the firm: aggregate economic activity, cyclical movements, and fiscal and monetary policies. The course reviews the problems of decision-making relating to demand, production, costs, market structure, and price, and 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 areas include the impact on the firm’s business transactions and trade due to taxation, regulation, legal environments and labor influences. This course additionally 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.
  • MET AD 688 Web Analytics for Business
    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 websites, how search works, and how results are ranked. Application areas mining the social web and game metrics will be extensively investigated. 4 cr.
  • MET AD 715 Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
    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.
  • 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; and bringing innovation to commercial reality. 4 cr.

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Full-Time Faculty

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

“In addition to teaching the basic foundations to our students, we constantly improve the content of our courses to keep up with the ever evolving industry trends,” says Assistant Professor Canan Gunes Corlu, faculty coordinator for MET’s applied business analytics programs.

Benefit from our real-world experience. Metropolitan College’s Administrative Sciences department designed the master’s in applied business analytics management to cover all knowledge areas with insight from internationally respected faculty.

Canan Gunes Corlu: Dr. Corlu teaches courses in supply chain management and innovation and new product development. Her research interests lie in the areas of the design and analysis of large-scale stochastic simulations.
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She also studies applications to inventory management, and the application of operations management techniques to logistical problems in the nonprofit sector. She has published in a variety of leading journals including Operations Research and Surveys in Operations Research and Management Science.
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Vladimir Zlatev: Dr. Zlatev is an experienced educator and entrepreneur, with an extensive background in industrial engineering and corporate management.
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He focuses on marketing research and competitive analysis based on specific industries and market segments, companies, and technologies. His interests include applications of system dynamics in areas such as decision management, performance management, process management, and international marketing; and researching and managing complex high-technology initiatives that involve international cooperation, intellectual property rights, and technology transfer.
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Vijay Kanabar: Dr. Kanabar has unique expertise spanning both business practices and computer science. A certified Project Management Professional, he has advised numerous organizations on training and technology needs, including Blue Cross Blue Shield, Staples, United Way, and Fidelity Investments.
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He is an internationally published scholar and is recognized by local and national media as an authority on IT project management, electronic commerce, and information security.
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Learn more about the distinguished Metropolitan College faculty.

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How Does the MSABAM Program
Compare to the MBA?

In a sense, our program can be thought of as an “MBA of analytics.” However, unlike a traditional business administration degree, students can graduate with the competencies of an analytics specialist and have the broad business knowledge to apply in future leadership roles.

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Rankings & Accreditation


BU’s Graduate Programs in Management rank 10th in the U.S. News & World Report 2017 Best Online Graduate Business Program rankings.

Boston University is accredited by the AACSB, an organization devoted to management education around the world.

The master’s in business analytics is internationally recognized by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Program Accreditation System (EPAS).

Boston University has been evaluated and accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

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Admissions Requirements

Here’s a brief overview of what you’ll need to apply for the MS in Applied Business Analytics Management.

  • You must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • While standardized test scores are not required for admission to programs at Metropolitan College, you can strengthen your application by submitting your GRE or GMAT scores.

Learn more about the admissions requirements and application process.

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Tuition

You’re a data-driven decision-maker, so we know cost is going to be a factor when choosing your graduate degree. As you think about tuition, keep in mind that adding a BU graduate degree to your resume is a privilege you earn and an accomplishment that can offer a lifelong return on investment. You should consider higher learning an investment in your future self. We do.

Fall 2016 to Summer 2017 Tuition and Fees

Tuition Fees
Application Fee*
Master of Science Degree
$85
Pre-Analytics Laboratory (AD 100) $75
Tuition Fee
AD 571 course – $1,740
All other courses – $3,320
$1,740 + ($3,320 x 11)
= $38,335
Student Services Fee
Total student services fees based on taking 2 courses per semester or 8 semesters to complete 12 courses (Summer counts as 2 semesters)
$60 per semester
8 x $60 = $480
Technology Fee
Total technology fees based on twelve, 4-credit courses
$60 per credit hour
12 x 4 x $60 = $2,880
Totals $38,335 $3,445
Total tuition and fees for 12-course degree based on 2016-2017 rates = $41,780

*Application Fee for a Graduate Certificate is $25
*Application Fee for a MS Degree and Certificate is $110

Career Outlook: What Can I Do with an MS in Applied Business Analytics Management?

Business analysis and data management capabilities are highly valued across all industries. Logistics. Marketing. Manufacturing. Retail. Finance. With big data, organizations must take advantage of the progress in analytics, and need qualified specialists at the management level to oversee the collection and use of data. As a society, we are creating data faster than we can produce qualified professionals to study it. Capitalize on this demand.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects accelerated growth of careers across the business analytics spectrum from 2014-2024:

  • Market Research Analyst — 19% growth
  • Operations Research Analyst — 30% growth
  • Management Analyst — 14% growth
  • Financial Analyst — 12% growth

Top-end earners for all of these roles can potentially earn well into six figures. Other careers you can pursue with an MS in Applied Business Analytics Management include:

  • Data Analyst
  • Budget Analyst
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Analytics Manager
  • Business Analytics Specialist

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Continuous Professional Education Model
Earn More Than a Master’s

Boston University’s Graduate Programs in Management are designed for motivated professionals. You have the opportunity to return to BU within four years of graduation (subject to review) to enhance your BU credentials with a graduate certificate. Each of the five graduate certificates works with the curricular requirements of the graduate programs in management. With the completion of two additional specialization courses, you can earn a graduate certificate in one of several areas.

We believe in a model of continuous professional learning, because the speed of modern business demands that you frequently update your skills and broaden your understanding.

Click below to view the course requirements for each or contact an Enrollment Advisor and learn even more.

Online Graduate Certificates:

Applied Business Analytics

This graduate certificate is recommended for individuals currently enrolled in, or alumni of, any of the Graduate Programs in Management. Learn how to leverage data analytics concepts, techniques, and state-of-the-art tools to monitor and identify performance issues, and propose optimal data-based solutions.

Applied Business Analytics

Required Curriculum
(4 courses/16 credits)

MET AD 571 Business Analytics Foundations

Prereq: AD100 Pre-Analytics Laboratory
This course 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), prescriptive analytics (techniques for identification of best alternatives for maximizing or minimizing business objectives). Students will 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 will be applied within a proprietary business analytics shell and demonstrated with examples from different functional areas of the enterprise. [ 4 cr.]

MET AD 616 Enterprise Risk Analytics

Prereq: METAD571
The course offers an overview of the key current and emerging enterprise risk analytical approaches used by corporations and governmental institutions and is focused 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 the enterprise risk management such as financial risk, strategic risk and operational risk will be discussed and risk analytics approaches for each of these risks will be covered. Students will learn how to use interlinked data-inputs, analytics models, business statistics, optimization techniques, simulation, and decision-support tools. An integrated enterprise risk analytics approach will be demonstrated with examples from different functional areas of the enterprise. [ 4 cr.]

MET AD 654 Marketing Analytics

Prereq: METAD571
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 will 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.]

MET AD 688 Web Analytics for Business

Prereq: METAD571
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.]

Contact your Enrollment Advisor to discuss your options and learn more about the advantages of pursuing graduate certificates at BU.

Financial Markets & Institutions

This graduate certificate is recommended for individuals currently enrolled in, or alumni of, the following master’s degree programs: International Marketing Management, Insurance Management, and Project Management.

Financial Markets & Institutions

Required Curriculum
(4 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.]

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.]

Plus two electives selected with advisor’s approval.

Contact your Enrollment Advisor to discuss your options and learn more about the advantages of pursuing graduate certificates at BU.

International Marketing

This graduate certificate is applicable to individuals enrolled in, or alumni of, any of the Graduate Programs in Management. Expand your knowledge of doing business in international markets by working in teams with students from several regions of the world and take courses offered by our foreign partners.

International Marketing

Required Curriculum
(4 courses/16 credits)

MET AD 648 Ecommerce

Provides a detailed examination of how businesses can successfully use Internet and Web technology. Students are introduced to the concepts and issues of 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. [ 4 cr.]

MET AD 737 Innovative Marketing Techniques

Prereq: MET AD648
Marketing approaches have been significantly altered with the advent of the Internet. This course provides a view of marketing for the twenty- first century. Special emphasis is provided on the impact of new Internet marketing techniques, research using data mining and metrics, search engine optimization, reaching consumer markets through the new business models associated with social communities, blogs, and other Web 2.0 structures. [ 4 cr.]

Plus select two of the following:
MET AD 773 International Business Simulation (intensive Boston University classroom option)
MET AD 752 Doing Business in Mexico & Latin America*
MET AD 895 Doing Business in and with India*
ITESM Integral Marketing Communications*

*Courses offered by our international partners.

Contact your Enrollment Advisor to discuss your options and learn more about the advantages of pursuing graduate certificates at BU.

Project Management

This graduate certificate is recommended for individuals enrolled in, or alumni of, any of the Graduate Programs in Management. Project managers are integral to the success of every company, in every industry. Learn a higher level of critical thinking to successfully deliver multiple projects on time and within budget. Students with PMI® certifications can earn up to 45 PDUs per course. View the course requirements.

Project Management

Required Curriculum
(4 courses/16 credits)

MET AD 642 Project Management

The course examines the concepts and applied techniques for cost effective management of both long-term development programs and projects. Project management principles and methodology are provided with special focus on planning, controlling, and coordinating individual and group efforts. Key topics of focus include overview of modern project management, organization strategy and project selection, defining a project and developing a project plan and scheduling resources, project risk analysis, work breakdown structures, and project networks. MS Project will be introduced in this course to provide hands-on practical skills with the above topics. Mastery of key tools and concepts introduced in this course provides a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace. [ 4 cr.]

MET AD 643 Project Communications Management

Prereq: MET AD642
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, you will develop enhanced leadership, communication, conflict management, and negotiation skills. [ 4 cr.]

And two additional courses chosen from the following*:

MET AD 644 Project Risk and Cost Management

Prereq: MET AD642
This course 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 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.]

MET AD 646 Program Management

Prereq: MET AD642
Programs and projects deliver benefits to organizations by enhancing current capabilities or developing new capabilities for the organization to use. This course will provide a detailed understanding of program management and will present 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. You will 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. This course introduces processes and knowledge areas from three new PMI standards: Program Management standard, OPM3, and Portfolio Management. [ 4 cr.]

MET AD 647 Project and Program Governance

Prereq: MET AD642
This is a comprehensive course on project and program monitoring, evaluation, and governance. Students will also understand enterprise wide-project interdependencies and determine the optimal pacing for a program to enable appropriate planning, scheduling, executing, monitoring, and controlling of the projects within a program in the future. It covers governance and evaluation methods that will be useful at various levels of large projects, including government and nonprofit organizations. This course will help project and program managers, analysts, consultants, educators, and managers in government, nonprofit, and private institutions to assess program results and identify ways to improve program performance. Other topics include: evaluation for small nonprofit organizations; assessing and improving planning, implementation and effectiveness; governance methodology and models; using evaluation tools and applications to assess factors linking projects under one program and provide the best allotment of resources between those projects; monitor complex, multi-project programs, and drill into current project details; enable collaboration and stakeholder alignment throughout a project life-cycle. Other topics include: creating a transparent and accountable organization with well-defined roles and one that is based on transparency, resource allocation and decision making and enterprise project management. [ 4 cr.]

MET AD 649 Agile Project Management

Prereq: MET AD642
The course provides an understanding of how new Agile principles and practices are changing the landscape of project management. The course is designed to give project managers fresh new insight into how to successfully blend Agile and traditional project management principles and practices in the right proportions to fit any business and project situation. The course provides a deep understanding of Agile project management principles and practices in order to see them as complementary rather than competitive to traditional project management. Topics include: Agile fundamentals, principles, and practices; roots of Agile in TQM and Lean Manufacturing; adapting an Agile approach to fit a business environment; planning and managing an enterprise-level Agile transformation; scaling agile to an enterprise level using enterprise-level Agile frameworks and Agile Project Management tools. [ 4 cr.]

*Or any approved IT Project Management course from the Metropolitan College Department of Computer Science.

Contact your Enrollment Advisor to discuss your options and learn more about the advantages of pursuing graduate certificates at BU.

Risk Management & Organizational Continuity

This graduate certificate is recommended for individuals currently enrolled in, or alumni of, the Master of Science in Project Management and Master of Science in Insurance Management online programs. Learn how to identify, mitigate, and respond to business disruptions –whether manmade or natural. Companies in every sector are looking for managers with this critical knowledge.

Risk Management & Organizational Continuity

Required Curriculum
(4 courses/16 credits)

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 risk assessment and operational continuity using the project management framework of planning, organizing, and control. 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; the security aspects of the firm; an overview of the system-wide structure?as well as the organizations within that structure?designed to plan for and respond to local or national crisis; 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.]
MET AD 612 COO-Public Emergency Management

This course examines emergency management from national, state, local, and family perspectives of prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. The course encompasses knowledge of the specific agencies, organizations, and individual behaviors in emergency management as well as the interlinking partnerships between/among these groups. Areas of discussion include: responsibilities at federal, state, community and individual levels; guidelines and procedures for operations and compliance such as the National response Plan; Incident Command Systems (ICS); exercises; plan development, command, and control; communication; partnership development and maintenance; leadership; and numerous other elements related to effective emergency management. The unique and critical roles of private and public partnerships are reviewed and particular attention is paid to the interplay and interdependency among national, state, community, business (public and private), and the individual. [ 4 cr.]
MET AD 613 Enterprise Risk Planning and Compliance

Prereq: MET AD610
Students are exposed to the important issues relating to corporate and organizational security and risk from both the perspective of systems designed to protect against disasters and aspects of emergency preparedness should systems fail. Security areas of study include information technology, terrorism, and other organization disruptions. Students study proactive risk assessment through management risk analysis techniques and simulations. Students will be able to design a company or agency global assurance plan, organize the strategy to make the plan operational, and implement control measures to assess the plan’s degree of success. The course also provides explanations of legal/regulatory, auditing, and industry- specific requirements related to compliance, control, and reporting issue sin business risk management. The role of establishing and maintaining standards by local, national, and international agencies is discussed, as is the importance of these agencies in certifying operations. [ 4 cr.]
MET AD 614 Disaster Management

Prereq: MET AD610
This course takes concepts covered in MET AD610 and MET AD613 and applies them in more detail mainly to the corporate-private sector environment. During this course, we will first review the organization and processes necessary to effectively respond to and manage incidents, including the transition from emergency response and incident management to business recovery. Finally, the course will focus on disaster recovery, with an emphasis on technology recovery, an absolutely essential but sometimes overlooked component of any successful corporate recovery program. [ 4 cr.]

Contact your Enrollment Advisor to discuss your options and learn more about the advantages of pursuing graduate certificates at BU.

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