The Corporate Residency Experience

Open doors through an intensive work experience


corporate residency placement rate


hours per week

3, 6, or up to 12

months on corporate residency

varies per program

Yuliya's State Street Residency

Yuliya's State Street Residency Opens in Modal

The MS in Accounting/MBA Experience

The MS in Accounting/MBA Experience Opens in Modal

Your corporate residency at D'Amore-McKim will boost your confidence and build your network through an intense work experience that's unique to our program. If you're a Full-Time MBA or Full-Time MS in Finance/MBA student, you'll work full-time at a leading firm or startup in your field and earn a salary. If you are an MS in Accounting/MBA or JD/MS in Accounting/MBA student, you'll work full-time at a Big Four or other top accounting firm, gaining paid professional experience and making valuable industry connections.

In your residency, you'll have significant responsibilities from the moment you walk through the door and spend months immersed in the company, solving problems and building relationships with senior leadership. And you may find yourself with a job offer from your host company after your residency.

You simply won't find another MBA internship with this kind of impact. You'll make meaningful contributions to your host firm and be able to see your classroom learnings make a difference in real-time. And you'll graduate from the program with a powerful industry network already in place.

Your advisor will help you find the residency opportunity aligned with your goals. You'll choose from three residency durations:

  • 3 months—Accelerate your degree if you're experienced in your field and aren't changing careers. For MS in Accounting/MBA, this is the only available duration.
  • 6 months—Get the full residency experience and forge deep connections in your chosen field.
  • 12 months—Complete a long-term initiative with your host firm to build the unique skillset and network you need to advance your career.
Full-Time MBA Corporate Residency Process
MS in Accounting/MBA Corporate Residency Process
MSA/MBA Corporate Residency

Curricular Practical Training for F-1 international students

Integrated into the course curriculum, D'Amore-McKim's Full-Time MBA, Full-Time MS in Finance/MBA, MS in Accounting/MBA, and JD/MS in Accounting/MBA programs offer students the opportunity to engage in experience-powered learning opportunities, such as the corporate residency program.

F-1 international students must request and receive authorization to engage in Curricular Practical Training (CPT) before they can begin any experiential learning opportunity. Authorization for CPT can only be granted by Designated School Officials within Northeastern University's Office of Global Services, which offers international students resources and advice to help you maintain your F-1 non-immigrant status.

How to secure a corporate residency 

Landing a corporate residency is an important milestone. You'll need to be proactive in your planning, while taking advantage of all that advisors provide to assist in finding the right opportunity that aligns with your career goals.

The Graduate Career Center and the Graduate School of Public Accounting will leverage their knowledge of employers, assist with resumé and cover letters, as well as provide insight and guidance. You'll benefit from the relationships forged with our corporate partners who seek to hire Northeastern's corporate residents.

While most students secure their corporate residency with one of our corporate partners, students may have the option to work with a company that does not yet have a relationship with Northeastern. Students will need to work with their career advisor to introduce their target company and gain approval on the proposed job description to be able to move forward with a unique corporate residency experience.

Examples of past corporate residency employers  

Master in Accounting/MBA corporate residency

  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • PwC
  • BDO

MBA corporate residency

  • Accelare 
  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals
  • Biogen
  • BNY Mellon Data and Analytics Solutions
  • Charles River Laboratories
  • CIT Bank
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Dell
  • The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 
  • Glory Ventures 
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hasbro
  • Kronos Incorporated
  • Massa Products
  • Mercer Investments
  • Novartis
  • PA Consulting
  • PayPal
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Raytheon Technologies
  •  Starry Internet
  • Statera
  • Sturdy Memorial Hospital
  • Townsend Energy
  • Verde Farms
  • Vystar Corporation
  • Welch Foods Inc.
  • Wellington Management Company
  • Zebra Technologies

Explore job postings on GTS 

The Corporate Residency Experience

“I don't think I would have received this job offer without my corporate residency experience. My residency provided me with the foundation and connections that I needed to be qualified for this new position. Without my MBA education, I wouldn't be able to perform at the level needed for this role.”


“The residency has made all the difference in the world for a career-changer like me. The company I work for, Wellington Management, is awesome. I'm working in investment compliance, monitoring accounts to ensure they meet both internal client standards and the standards established by the SEC and foreign governments. Working at Wellington has opened my eyes to the entire finance ecosystem and how the elements interact.”

ROSS WHELTON, MS in Finance/MBA'22

“I have felt the effects of how the corporate residency put me a step ahead of others. In addition to the terminology and methodology that I was learning, the residency gave me an inside look into how the work was set up and organized. Through shadowing and aiding the associates, I felt more aware of my responsibilities going into my current position.” 

YURSA SYED, MS in Accounting/MBA'20

Meet some of our employers

“Students from the Northeastern MSA/MBA program do so well because liberal arts is part of their education. It's all about thinking, communicating, and problem-solving..When you combine the technical and soft skills, it results in a really good auditor.”

“The residency provides us a source of talent to hire, and it gives both the MBA student and the hiring manager the ability to get familiar with each other first to see if the relationship will be a good long-term fit. There's simply less risk for hiring a resident that we already know. This workforce development model has been a big success for my company.”

Meet some of our students

“I chose this program for two main reasons—the corporate residency and the university's excellent veterans' services. When I began as an undergraduate, I struggled to adjust to civilian life. The strong veteran community was, more than anything else, what got me through.” says John McGuinness, MBA‘21

“As I progress in my career, I'm interested in ESG consulting and helping companies become more environmentally effective, and make a positive social impact. I'm excited to be a part of this mission.” says Juliana Hadjiyane, MS in Accounting/MBA'22

Undergraduate Degree: Mathematical Economics

“Having background in [data analytics] will able me to make essential business decisions later on in my career…and I think that side of accounting will become more and more important as time goes on,” said Wesley Morris, MS in Accounting/MBA'21

Undergraduate Degree: Economics and Minor in Finance

Programs offering a corporate residency

Build the tech-focused business expertise employers want—and power your learning with unique experiences, such as our high-impact corporate residency. Choose from 24 in-demand concentrations, including our signature non-business MBA x concentrations.

Become a leader in the rapidly changing accounting field by building comprehensive accounting knowledge, critical business skills, and proficiency in data analytics—and gain professional experience through an intensive corporate residency. This degree is designed for students who did not major in accounting, or who studied accounting outside the U.S.

Build the core skills that prepare you to lead in business—along with advanced financial expertise that gives you unique insight into decision-making. Choose from 21 in-demand concentrations, including our signature non-business MBA x concentrations, and power your learning with unique experiences, such as our high-impact corporate residency.

Excel in the highly specialized fields of taxation law, corporate finance, or mergers and acquisitions—with a powerful dual degree that prepares you to succeed in a digital economy.

Full-Time Corporate Residency

Corporate residents make a true impact at leading companies across the business world. See how.

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MS in Accounting/MBA Corporate Residency

Corporate residents work for a Big 4 or leading accounting firm for three months during the busy season. Learn more.

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