Master of Science in International Marketing Management

  • Designed with a pioneering international focus, this globally diverse program prepares students for jobs that didn’t exist five years, or even one year, ago. Students learn to leverage dynamic data, analytics, real-time simulation, and deployment scenarios to make critical decisions in the changing ecommerce environment.

Going Beyond the Four Ps

The Master of Science in International Marketing Management online program does not subscribe to the traditional paradigm of marketing that most business programs follow. The ways in which consumers are engaging with products and services has changed, influencing the factors that shape buying decisions, and as a result, the methods marketers employ to reach consumers must change as well.

Traditional marketing considerations, such as barriers to entry, have been replaced by new ones, such as search engine optimization, SEM, and social media reputation management. Today’s marketing managers need to be innovative, multidisciplinary, and customer focused. Yet quick to respond in order to strategically position their products or services to meet the needs of an ever-changing consumer base.

In an age where the consumer rules, companies are forced to restructure and adapt to the evolving needs of the marketplace. As a result, businesses are creating new roles and jobs just to stay competitively positioned; this is necessary to not only survive, but thrive.


Vijay Kanabar: A lot of a degree programs at metropolitan college are absolutely cutting edge. The Masters in International Marketing Management comes to my interior.

Our students do real world projects, they do real world innovation stuff, they learn about e-mail marketing, they learn about using social media marketing techniques- tools like Facebook marketing and Google Adword advertising and they wrap it all up with analytics.

In our program all of these different avenues are investigated by all the different professors in various courses, we make sure that students learn absolutely the best techniques and they have the best tools upon graduation.

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Why Choose the MS in International Marketing Management?



KIP BECKER: One of the real values of the International Marketing Management degree is the ability to take courses that expand an individual’s understanding of regions around the world.

An online student that’s working has an opportunity to take courses from a university in France, a university in Mexico.

This puts them into the classroom with managers from those locations where they’re studying projects together, they’re learning together.

So, the value of being able to take courses at foreign institutions and combine that with the Boston University coursework probably is one of the most unique aspects of that international degree.

Today’s marketing managers are expected to lead at an operational level in the rapidly changing economy. That’s why our innovative curriculum blends 21st century topics in e-commerce, web design, and database analysis with a solid marketing core of advertising, research, and promotional skills.

Designed to reflect the global marketplace, this is truly an international program. Every student has the opportunity to interact directly with faculty members and peers enrolled in BU’s partner universities across Latin America, Mexico, and India. For example, students can join MBA candidates currently attending Mexico’s Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM)—ranked by the Financial Times as one of the top 15 business schools in the world—and participate in their management and marketing classes, discussion groups, and projects.

Participating students receive transcripts from our international partner universities as well as from Boston University.

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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) are 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 (4 courses/16 credits)

  • MET AD 737 Innovative Marketing Techniques
  • MET AD 856 Market and Economic Research and Analysis

Plus two of the following:

  • MET AD 755 Doing Business in North America (intensive Boston University classroom option)
  • MET AD 773 International Business Simulation (intensive Boston University classroom option)
  • MET AD 895 Doing Business in and with India (online from Boston and on-site in India)
  • *ITESM Integral Marketing Communications (online from Mexico)
  • *ITESM Doing Business in Mexico and Latin America (online from Mexico)

*Courses offered by our international partners

Additional Courses (2 courses/8 credits)

  • Choose two additional Administrative Sciences courses to be approved by the department coordinator. An option to consider is the Fixed Income Analysis (MET AD 719) course.
  • 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 projects. Project management principles and methodology are introduced. Key topics of focus include developing a project plan and scheduling resources, work breakdown structures, and project networks. 4 cr
  • MET AD 648 Ecommerce
    Provides a detailed examination of how businesses can successfully use Internet, wireless, and enhanced web technologies throughout the business structure to improve operations and communications with business partners and consumers. 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, supply chain issues, and business-to-business relationships. Students design a business-grade website using commercial application programs such as Dreamweaver and Fireworks. 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. Students will review the problems of decision-making related to demand, production, costs, market structure, and price; as well as analyze the interplay between governments, economic systems, labor, and multinational corporations (MNCs). Topics include the basis for the existence, organization, and growth of MNCs, and a comparison of major economic and government systems. Areas include the impact on the firm’s business transactions and trade due to taxation, regulation, legal environments, and labor influences. This course also investigates the relationship between the interaction of national culture and development. Topics range from rain forest and species management in developing nations to pollution generated by these countries. Culture, policy, and development are also discussed in relation to the impact of the business interactions (agriculture, fishing, technology transfer, etc.) on developing and developed nations. 4 cr
  • MET AD 715 Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
    The course exposes the student to practical quantitative approaches to mathematical decision-making, as well as a wide variety of qualitative approaches for both the service and product industries. Emphasis is placed on the definition of the problem, analysis of the approaches available to solve the problem, and an understanding of the limitations and strengths of these approaches as well as the necessary resources. The course also prepares the student with the design and presentation skills necessary to communicate the problem and the different solutions or outcome possibilities. 4 cr
  • 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
  • MET AD 737 Innovative Marketing Techniques
    Marketing approaches have significantly altered with the advent of the Internet. This course provides a view of marketing for the twenty-first century, with special emphasis 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
  • 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
  • MET AD 755 Doing Business in North America
    Students are introduced to the latest requirements, techniques, procedures, and practices for successfully ‘Doing Business in North America’. Emphasis is placed on managing in the most competitive business environment in the world; preparing, implementing, and maintaining sustainable international business transactions and operations. We begin with a description of driving forces and starting conditions for being a competitive and sustainable business enterprise including the role of the market integration in the NAFTA region. Included is consideration of corporate market entry strategies such as import and export agreements and transactions, contractual agreements, strategic alliances, and direct foreign investments. Factors of risk management, business continuity management, and performance management (on project and corporate levels) are considered. Regional policies, international trade development, opportunities in international trade development, and forward-looking challenges are examined. All participants attend live online lectures, partake in discussion boards and complete a group term project involving business simulation. The project is developed in stages (decision rounds) throughout the term and teams compete during each stage. 4 cr
  • MET AD 773 International Business Simulation
    Prereq: MET AD 630, MET AD 731. Includes an interactive computer-based simulation involving student teams performing analysis and decision-making for a company operating in a multinational environment. Team decisions are affected by exchange rates, tax rates, intercompany and local financing, and transfer pricing. Computer programming is not required. 4 cr
  • MET AD 856 Market and Economic Research and Analysis
    The course is designed to prepare the student 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 plans, 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 institutions are discussed as they relate to data gathering, plan assessment, and implementation. 4 cr
  • Integral Marketing Communications, ITESM (Online Course from Mexico)
    The discussion of labor practices in foreign countries, as addressed in one of the cases (Nike labor practices in Asia), is examined in the course. The diffusion of these practices in the media is used as an example of brand image deterioration. In the same class, an article on democratic inclusion of all stakeholders in corporate governance is presented as a means to solve this type of social conflict between the economic goals of the company and community interests.
  • Doing Business in Mexico and Latin America, ITESM (Online Course from Mexico)
    History and political environment of Mexico: from the formative period to present time. Cultural patterns and business protocol. Mexican economy in the 70s and 80s; under presidents Salinas, Zedillo and Fox. Structure and use of a Business Plan. General principles under Federal Labor Law, Mexican labor unions. Management styles, working behavior and attitudes. Foreign companies and foreign investment in Mexico. The “maquiladoras” industry. Infrastructure in communications and transportation. Mexico’s trade agreements.

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Full-Time Faculty

Metropolitan College’s Administrative Sciences department is globally attuned, forward thinking, and engaged in the constant evolution of international business. The department boasts a cadre of full-time faculty members who are prolific researchers with significant senior management experience in several industries, bringing a range of domestic and international perspectives to the classroom. As teachers and mentors, the faculty delivers experiential knowledge underpinned by classic theory, with the ultimate goal of developing agile managers.

Kip Becker: Dr. Becker has published more than sixty articles and book chapters, both nationally and internationally, in the areas of international management, electronic commerce, strategy, marketing, and global service sector issues.
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Dr. Becker is editor of the Journal of Transnational Management and technology and business editor of the Journal of Euromarketing. He serves on the editorial boards of Advances in Competitiveness Research, Strategic Outsourcing, the Journal of Teaching in International Business, the Journal of Business and Information Technology, the International Journal of Organizational Analysis, and PRAGYAA–Journal of Management. He is a member of the board of the International Management Development Association and is country director for the United States, Board of the European and Mediterranean (EuroMed) Research Business Institute (EMRBI). See Full Bio


  • MET AD 749 – International Economics
  • MET AD 764 – Multinational Tactics and Strategy
  • MET AD 648 – Introduction to e-Commerce
  • MET AD 773 –International Business Simulation
  • CEU SPAIN 2010
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. Zlatev’s 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. See Full Bio


  • MET AD 715 – Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
  • MET AD 856 – Market and Economic Research and Analysis

Learn more about the distinguished Metropolitan College faculty.

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How Does the MSIMM Degree
Compare to the MBA in Marketing?

In 21st century business, the customer is boss. Consumers have one-click access to data on more devices than ever before. Yet a typical MBA with a concentration in marketing still focuses on the old-fashioned, Four Ps analog model. Most MBA-driven marketing courses lack the foresight to generate practical skills for future application in today’s wired world. But the MS in International Marketing Management program offers a forward-thinking curriculum that goes beyond the Four Ps and teaches professionals how to think critically and leverage data at various customer touch points.

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What’s Different About BU’s
Learning Model?

Work together in class. Live a world apart.
Become a BU student, and you’ll interact directly with peers and professors from some of the world’s top business schools. You’ll take online courses with students enrolled in BU’s international partner universities across Asia, Latin America, and Mexico. If your schedule allows, you will also have the opportunity to travel to India or Mexico and learn firsthand the cultural differences that exist in the international marketing field.

Receive practical instruction for today.  Build relevant skills for tomorrow.
In a global economy ruled by consumers, today’s marketing managers must be focused and quick to respond. In this program, you’ll mostly study dashboards, not textbooks. The MS in International Marketing Management online program teaches you how to analyze streams of real-time data. Our research-oriented faculty shows you how to leverage analytics, in order to rapidly reposition products and quickly adjust strategies in the face of ever-changing customer demands.

Today’s best marketing managers are viewed as operational leaders, who utilize customer intelligence to do far more than inform marketing strategies. This program provides the knowledge and the skills to learn how customer data can fuel innovative thinking at the enterprise level. You can be sure this nimble management approach isn’t gleaned from the 1960′s Four Ps marketing model.

The economy’s future may be uncertain. But yours doesn’t have to be.
In today’s changing economy, every product or service is just a click away. As a BU student, you’ll learn how to think ahead, how to adapt, and how to keep pace with the evolving nature of the consumer-driven business world. The MS in International Marketing Management is a globally diverse program, designed to prepare marketing managers for opportunities and innovations—that are still on the horizon.

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Rankings & Accreditation

BU’s Graduate Programs in Management rank 6th in the U.S. News & World Report 2016 Best Online Graduate Business Program rankings

Choose this master’s in international marketing with confidence. Boston University is accredited by the AACSB, an organization devoted to management education around the world.

Boston University’s master’s in international marketing management has received accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Program Accreditation System (EPAS)

Boston University has a reputation for excellence and is proud to be regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

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Admissions Requirements

Here’s a brief overview of the admissions information for the MS in International Marketing Management program:

  • 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, candidates can strengthen their applications by submitting results of the GRE or GMAT.

Learn more about the admissions requirements and application process.

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Here at BU, we believe the rewards for earning an advanced degree are stronger than ever. When it comes to listing academic credentials on your resume, the face value of your degree is certainly influenced by the university’s brand. Earning your graduate degree from an iconic institution such as Boston University is an intelligent way to distinguish yourself in an increasingly competitive global economy.

Fall 2016 to Summer 2017 Tuition and Fees

Tuition Fees
Application Fee*
Master of Science Degree
Total tuition based on twelve 4-credit courses
$830 per credit hour
12 x 4 x $830 = $39,840
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 $39,840 $3,445
Total tuition & fees for 12-course degree based on 2016-2017 rates = $43,285

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

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Career Outlook

This globally diverse program is designed to prepare you for opportunities and innovations that are still on the horizon. We have recent grads working in high-level positions that didn’t even exist a few years ago. Possible career paths include:

  • International Marketing Management
  • Social Media Management
  • Marketing Analytics Management
  • Internet Marketing Management

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Continuous Professional Education Model
Earn More than a Master’s Degree

Boston University’s Graduate Programs in Management are designed for motivated professionals. Graduates have the opportunity to return within four years of graduation (subject to review) to enhance their BU credentials with a graduate certificate. Each of the four graduate certificates works with the curricular requirements of the Graduate Programs in Management. If you have completed two of four specialization courses as part of the master’s degree, then by completing just two additional specialization courses, you can earn a graduate certificate.

We believe in a model of continuous professional learning, because the speed of modern business demands that leaders frequently update their skills and broaden their understanding. Here at BU, our faculty exemplifies this type of agile leadership by actively participating in the field, researching, lecturing, and publishing their findings.

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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