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Metropolitan College provides students with an affordable, flexible learning environment, supporting the academic needs of working adults looking to advance their careers or to open up new opportunities for enriching their lives. With over 800 courses to choose from in more than 30 areas of study, students can pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees, diploma and certificate programs, or simply take courses to advance their knowledge in an interest area including: actuarial science, applied social sciences, advertising, computer science, gastronomy, and liberal studies. Classes are offered at convenient locations in Boston, Tyngsboro, Brussels, at corporate and military locations, and more, as well as online. Most classes are scheduled in the evening to accommodate our students' busy life and work schedules and are taught by our full-time and part-time faculty or professionals who are experts in their fields.

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  • Learning to improvise, or improvising to learn: knowledge generation and ‘innovative practice’ in project environments 

    Leybourne, Stephen; Kennedy, Monica (Wiley, 2015-01)
    This paper considers the links between knowledge management, improvisational working and project management, highlighting their confluence in a number of key dimensions and focusing on the way new knowledge is generated, shared, ...
  • Project knowledge into project practice: generational issues in the knowledge management process 

    Leybourne, Stephen; Bernardin, Emmanuelle
    This paper considers Learning and Knowledge Transfer within the project domain. Knowledge can be a tenuous and elusive concept, and is challenging to transfer within organizations and projects. This challenge is compounded ...
  • Doing time wisely: the social and personal benefits of higher education in prison 

    Baranger, Jillian; Rousseau, Danielle; Mastrorilli, Mary Ellen; Matesanz, James (SAGE Publications, 2018-09-01)
    Much of the research about the effects of postsecondary education for incarcerated individuals has focused on men. However, given the increase in rates of women’s imprisonment over the past two decades, it is imperative ...
  • Cohesiveness in financial news and its relation to market volatility 

    Piskorec, Matija; Antulov-Fantulin, Nino; Novak, Petra Kralj; Mozetic, Igor; Grcar, Miha; Vodenska, Irena; Smuc, Tomislav (NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2014-05-22)
    Motivated by recent financial crises, significant research efforts have been put into studying contagion effects and herding behaviour in financial markets. Much less has been said regarding the influence of financial news ...
  • Cascading failures in bi-partite graphs: model for systemic risk propagation 

    Huang, Xuqing; Vodenska, Irena; Havlin, Shlomo; Stanley, H. Eugene (NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2013-02-05)
    As economic entities become increasingly interconnected, a shock in a financial network can provoke significant cascading failures throughout the system. To study the systemic risk of financial systems, we create a bi-partite ...
  • Geographically weighted regression in the analysis of the development of information and communication technology in Indonesia 

    Pushpita Dwi, Sari; Jamilatuzzahro; Kanabar, Vijay (CEEOL (, 2018-11-30)
    The main purpose of this paper was to analyze the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Indonesia with Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR) to enable the identification of the variability of ...
  • Partial correlation analysis: applications for financial markets 

    Kenett, Dror Y.; Huang, Xuqing; Vodenska, Irena; Havlin, Shlomo; Stanley, H. Eugene (ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD, 2015-04-03)
    The presence of significant cross-correlations between the synchronous time evolution of a pair of equity returns is a well-known empirical fact. The Pearson correlation is commonly used to indicate the level of similarity ...
  • Interdependencies and causalities in coupled financial networks 

    Vodenska, Irena; Aoyama, Hideaki; Fujiwara, Yoshi; Iyetomi, Hiroshi; Arai, Yuta (PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2016-03-15)
    We explore the foreign exchange and stock market networks for 48 countries from 1999 to 2012 and propose a model, based on complex Hilbert principal component analysis, for extracting significant lead-lag relationships ...
  • Confidence and self-attribution bias in an artificial stock market 

    Bertella, Mario A.; Pires, Felipe R.; Rego, Henio H.A.; Silva, Jonathas N.; Vodenska, Irena; Stanley, H. Eugene (PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE, 2017-02-23)
    Using an agent-based model we examine the dynamics of stock price fluctuations and their rates of return in an artificial financial market composed of fundamentalist and chartist agents with and without confidence. We find ...
  • Inferring short-term volatility indicators from the Bitcoin blockchain 

    Antulov-Fantulin, Nino; Tolic, Dijana; Piskorec, Matija; Ce, Zhang; Vodenska, Irena (Springer International Publishing, 2019)
    In this paper, we study the possibility of inferring early warning indicators (EWIs) for periods of extreme bitcoin price volatility using features obtained from Bitcoin daily transaction graphs. We infer the low-dimensional ...

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