Congratulations on your acceptance!

The Graduate Admissions team is thrilled to welcome you to our SMS in Business Analytics. Congratulations on taking the next step in your career. First, let’s get you started with your next steps. Below is an outline of important dates and details to help make your transition to D’Amore-McKim as smooth as possible. The admissions team and current students are also available to answer any questions you have. We can’t wait to see you here!


Confirm your enrollment today!

To reserve your place in the next class, you must confirm your enrollment. Simply log in through the link below to confirm and pay your tuition deposit.


What are my next steps?

Join the Admitted Student WeChat group by scanning the QR code below or WhatsApp group. Several current students will be available to connect and answer any questions you have about the program, Northeastern, or life in Boston. This will also be a great place to connect with future classmates. Just make sure to include your name in the request.

Submitting Your Transcript

If you have not already sent your official transcript to Northeastern, please request that the National Student Clearinghouse (www.studentclearinghouse.org), Parchment (www.parchment.com), or eSCRIP-SAFE (www.escrip-safe.com) email it to gradbusiness@northeastern.edu.

Please note that transcripts send by any other sender will be considered unofficial, but may be submitted in advance of the official documents. We recognize that there may be delays in receiving official documentation right now from your previous academic institutions.

If you earned a degree outside of the United States, a course-by-course international credential evaluation is required. Many of our students go through World Education Services (www.wes.org) to have this evaluation performed. There are additional organizations that perform this service and we will accept an evaluation by any organization recognized by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

As always, if you have questions about this, please email us at gradbusiness@northeastern.edu.

Submitting Your Test Scores

GRE/GMAT

Northeastern has a test-optional policy for the 2021-2022 academic year and does not require a GMAT or GRE score to complete an application for admission. Under the new policy, you can decide whether to submit a GMAT or GRE score as part of your admission application. For more information, review our admissions policies.

If choosing to submit, please contact either MBA.com or ETS.org to have your official test scores sent directly to the D’Amore-McKim Graduate School of Business. Please use the following program codes:

ProgramGMAT CodeGRE Code
MS in Business Analytics276-C0-517508

English Skills

English proficiency, both written and verbal, is necessary for success in D’Amore-McKim classrooms. If you are not a native English speaker, we require a standardized test of English language proficiency unless you completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree at an accredited institution where English is the language of instruction, or you have worked full-time for two years in the United States or other native English-speaking environment.

We accept the following English language proficiency test scores: TOEFL iBT®IELTSDuolingo, and PTE Academic. Enter your scores and upload a scanned copy of your results as a document in your online application. Tests results are valid for two years.

ProgramTOEFL iBTIELTSPTE AcademicDuolingo
MS in Business Analytics3671 (program code); 02 (department code)There is no IELTS code. When you register there is a drop-down where you can select Northeastern University – D’Amore-McKim.W9H-K8-65There is no Duolingo code. To have your results shared with us, please select “Northeastern University D’Amore-McKim School of Business” from the graduate school list.

All admitted students who will be studying with an F-1 visa need to complete an I-20 request form in order to move forward with the visa process to come to the United States to study. If you have not already submitted an I-20 request form, please submit your form right away as they are processed in the order received. You will need to use your Northeastern online account to login.

If you haven’t already, it’s time to claim your myNortheastern online student account. This is an important step that will ensure you have access to the many university services, systems, and resources you’ll use every day as a member of the Northeastern community. You should have received an email titled “Claim Your Northeastern University Online Account” with instructions and a unique and personalized link for you to use.

Your Northeastern email address will be created when you claim your myNortheastern online student account.


If you need assistance or have questions about claiming your online account, or for any of your Northeastern technology needs, the university’s IT Service Desk is available to support you 24/7 by phone at 617.373.HELP (4357) or email at help@northeastern.edu.

Complete the University Health Report

Massachusetts law requires all University students to provide documentation of vaccination against Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Meningitis, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis and Varicella. Please complete the University Health Report, sign the consent (page 1), and have your primary care clinician complete the state-mandated immunization form (page 2).

The completed University Health Report can be returned to University Health and Counseling Services by email UHCS@northeastern.edu or fax 617-373-2601.

Health Insurance Coverage

Full-time students in Massachusetts are legally required to have health insurance. Northeastern offers comprehensive student health insurance that that all students will automatically be enrolled into. You may waive the university health plan if you have comparable, U.S. based coverage.

Below are highlights of the Northeastern University Student Health Plan (NUSHP). This is a high-quality, affordable health plan.

  • Coverage anywhere: Comprehensive healthcare coverage at school, at home, while traveling, on co-op or study abroad
  • Savings: Affordable coverage, low co-payments, caps on annual out-of-pocket costs, and access to reduced dental, vision and pharmacy
  • Global protection: 24/7 emergency medical care and assistance anywhere in the world.

Hello!

Welcome to the MS in Business Analytics program at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business! All of us in the Graduate Career Center look forward to preparing you to lead in business in a world driven by big data.

As you deepen your ability to analyze data and use it to make strategic business decisions, your Graduate Career Center will help you leverage your new experiences for career success. You’ll be invited to participate in coaching, skill-building, and networking opportunities. A robust calendar of events is planned to help you meet fellow students, staff, and faculty in informal ways to broaden your community of support.

Our Graduate Career Center team members have passion and deep experience that will benefit you as you navigate your career path. You’ll have a dedicated career advisor that will meet with you one-on-one in coaching sessions to help you develop the personal and professional skills to manage your lifelong career. Whether you are a seasoned professional or looking to advance your career, an advisor will help you map your next steps.

You’ll be invited to participate at no cost in a Career Management class developed by the Graduate Career Center advisors to help you prepare for employment in the United States. You’ll develop your personal career search strategy, build a strong professional network, and gain valuable skills so that you can approach the job search process with confidence. During class, you’ll meet with our employer partners to hear their insider insights.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Northeastern community this fall.


Sincerely,

Susan Antonelli, EdD
SENIOR DIRECTOR, D’AMORE-MCKIM GRADUATE CAREER CENTER

Northeastern University
D’Amore-McKim School of Business
312 Dodge Hall, 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Hi there!

Congratulations on your acceptance to the MS in Business Analytics program at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University.  On behalf of our colleagues at the Business School, we welcome you to the Northeastern community.

Your class will be comprised of a diverse group of students with strong academic backgrounds and rich experience. The faculty has prepared for you a cutting-edge set of courses that have been designed from the ground-up to deliver the most advanced curriculum that will maximize preparedness for the real-world. Success in the program will require a significant commitment of your time and energy, not only during class but outside of class as well. We are counting on you to contribute your experience, knowledge, and inquiring minds to your courses during the MS in Business Analytics program.

You will be taught by faculty who have deep experience in the analytics sector and have published world-renowned research. You will be exposed to a state-of-the-art education in machine learning, quantitative modeling, strategic analysis, analytics decision making and behavioral response.  In addition to technical knowledge of coding and statistics, the curriculum incorporates deep considerations of how analytics impacts strategy, people and practice. These perspectives and tools will enhance your ability to: diagnose where analytics efforts are stalling and recommend actions to regain traction, recognize and recruit talent to enhance a firm’s analytics capability, and accelerate opportunity identification across industries and disciplines. Through an ability to see both the big picture and appreciate technical challenges, your unique skillset will equip you to manage teams in data science and analytics. You can be confident that upon graduation you will be ready to meet industry challenges in analytics implementation and integration.

Whether you have been in the analytics field for some time and are looking to update and expand your knowledge base or are new to the domain and want to gain new insights, the MS in Business Analytics program will teach you the skills to advance your career to the next level. Our faculty is committed to providing you with the latest knowledge in a dynamic, practice-oriented, student-centered learning environment.

We certainly hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to Boston this fall as a member of the Northeastern University community.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Congratulations, once again.

Sincerely,

Kwong Chan

c.chan@northeastern.edu

Academic Specialist and MS in Business Analytics Director
D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Helpful resources

Our MS in Business Analytics is designed to deepen your data analysis expertise—and prepare you to use data to make strategic decisions in times of uncertainty.

You’ll master critical data analytics concepts and essential tools including Python, R programming, SPSS, SQL, and Tableau. And use raw data from real companies to explore critical business challenges including how to build sales, enhance marketing, or strengthen a company’s infrastructure.

Master's in Business Analytics timeline

All incoming students admitted to our MS in Business Analytics program are required to attend this orientation. Your orientation will provide you with an overview of your MS in Business Analytics program and review resources available to you as a student. On-campus students will attend orientation in two parts:

Part 1 – Thursday, September 2nd – Virtual; 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. ET

Part 2 – Tuesday, September 7th – On-Campus; Time TBD

International students will also be required to attend an orientation arranged by the Northeastern Office of Global Services (OGS). You should plan to attend the OGS orientation when it will not conflict with your MS in Business Analytics orientation. For more information on dates, please monitor the International Student Orientation home page, here: https://international.northeastern.edu/ogs/new-students/arrival/international-student-orientation/

We know that many future students have questions about how best to finance their MS in Business Analytics. We believe that financing your education doesn’t need to be complicated and have collected the following resources to help you.

*You may choose to waive the university health plan if you are already covered. Full-time students in Massachusetts are legally required to have health insurance.

Please note: all tuition and fees are subject to revision by Northeastern University’s Board of Trustees. Figures above based on 2020-21 estimates.

Northeastern University’s Student Financial Services website is your best resource for the most current and comprehensive information to help prepare you financially.

Your financial aid advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions, point you to resources and provide valuable insight as you navigate the financial commitments of your program. Your advisor will be your partner in understanding the forms, terminology, numbers, and deadlines. Together, you’ll create a financial plan that makes sense for you and your family’s unique financial circumstances.

Northeastern University and the Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers (CAVS) in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are honored to offer the Yellow Ribbon program.

Graduate classes will start on September 8, 2021. View the 2021-22 Northeastern graduate programs academic calendar for full details.  Your academic advisor will enroll you into your fall term classes in August. You do not need to do anything! Your advisor will notify you when your registration is complete. Please review your full-time or online curriculum map. It will outline the course requirements and sequencing that you can expect in this program.

Once you are registered for classes, a tuition bill will be generated which you will access via the myNortheastern portal.

An important step in preparing to make Boston your home while you are a student is to determine where you will live. If you are relocating to the Boston area or are exploring new housing options, Northeastern offers resources to support you. Most of our students choose to live off-campus, but there are also a limited number of on-campus residences offered to full-time students.

Off-campus Housing

Our off-campus student services website offers a multitude of resources for students who are looking for apartments, including information on different neighborhoods (descriptions, costs, parking, and transportation information), leasing information and tenant rights. There is also an off-campus apartment and roommate search website available.

Most students live within a three mile radius of the campus in the neighborhoods of Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill, and South End, however some of our students choose to commute from other areas of Boston.

For further information or questions about off-campus housing, please contact:

Off-campus Student Services Office
226 Curry Student Center
P: 617.373.8480
E: offcampus@northeastern.edu

On-campus Graduate Housing

Full-time students may apply to live in on-campus residences. Some buildings are dedicated to only graduate students, others welcome both undergraduate and graduate students. Our apartment style accomodations include studio single bedroom apartments, single bedroom apartments, shared apartments with private single bedrooms and shared common spaces. Because space is extremely limited, housing is not guaranteed.

For further information or questions about on-campus housing, please contact:

Housing & Residential Life Office
4 Speare Commons
P: 617.373.2814
E: housing@northeastern.edu

If you are relocating to the Boston area or are exploring new housing options, determining your best commuting plan is essential. Northeastern has compiled a list of helpful resources to help you find the option that works best for you.

Access expert and personalized career guidance, coaching, job search strategy assistance from your dedicated D’Amore-McKim Graduate Career Center advisor. The Career Center team partners with employers to identify opportunities for full-time employment.

Full-time students will hone interpersonal skills and learn how to operate in the U.S. business environment through our unique Career Management Class taught by our Graduate Career Center advisors. This course meets regularly and includes dedicated coaching.

A breadth of resources is available to help support and guide you as a student within the D’Amore-McKim community. Get all of the tools and information you need to help make your experience the best it can be.

I-20 Instructions

As an international student studying at Northeastern, there are vast resources available to guide you as you settle into an American education environment. Our community is made up of more than 7,500 international students and scholars from 140 different countries—bringing unique and diverse perspectives to the classroom and campus life. Here are some of the tools available to you during your time at D’Amore-McKim:

All admitted students who will be studying with an F-1 visa need to complete an I-20 form in order to move forward with the visa process to come to the United States to study.

Campus Resources

Global Student Success (GSS) is dedicated to helping international and non-native English speaking students, as well as scholars, staff, and faculty, at Northeastern through a variety of services and resources.

The Office of Global Services provides the professional expertise and support you need to maintain compliance through immigration, academic, and your employment experiences—helping you remain a valuable member of the Northeastern community.

During an Academic Skills Advising appointment, you’ll get to meet with a professional staff member, discuss your academic journey, and build on your strengths. You’ll develop a personalized plan for your academic success and leave with tangible strategies to use moving forward. We believe there’s always room to grow academically and encourage you to be proactive about developing good habits – schedule an appointment today!

Webinars

Current International Student Panel Q&A. Recording Passcode: L@GeEd6.

Discover more about Hybrid NUflex–a model designed to comply with density restrictions and provide flexibility to our faculty and students starting in Fall 2020.

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Virtual opportunities to connect

Upcoming Events

November 10, 2021

Chat with D’Amore-McKim’s admissions representatives at the Global Entrepreneurship Week Panel for an engaging discussion exploring internal and external storytelling for early stage startups.

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Meet Some of Our Students

“I feel like I know my fellow classmates and I have gotten to know my professors as well, in many ways better than I might have in a classroom-based course,” says Remley, “there is constant interaction that really supports and enhances the learning.”

“Data technology and business needs are changing so fast that you can’t be good at just one thing. There’s always going to be a new tool, a new framework. The MS in Business Analytics program will push you to pick up new skills”