In this interactive session, Recruitment Manager, Jelena Pejic, is joined by Graduate Certificate in Business Administration alumna and current MS in Business Analytics student, Zinaida Dvoskina, who will highlight her experience applying her certificate credits toward a master's degree at D'Amore-McKim.

This informal chat is a great opportunity for you to learn more about how our graduate certificate programs stack into master's degrees, including our Part-Time MBA and other eligible graduate-level programs at Northeastern. Hear first hand about the application process, the value of a graduate certificate as a standalone credential, and how D'Amore-McKim encourages lifelong learning.

Key Discussion Topics:

  • Stackability – Discover how Zinaida turned her Graduate Certificate in Business Administration into an MS in Business Analytics
  • The application process – Find out how to apply your certificate credits into an eligible master's program
  • Student experience – Learn more about why other students have chosen a graduate certificate from D'Amore-McKim and how it is helping them further their career goals

As a thank you for participating in this event, attendees will receive an application fee waiver code valued at $100.


Zinaida Dvoskina completed her graduate certificate in Business Administration in 2020 and is now pursuing her MS in Business Analytics. Zi is from Moscow, Russia and has organized events for Budweiser during the FIFA World Cup 2018. Working there, she made a digital transformation and created a CRM system to overcome data silos and paperwork inefficiency.

Zi is interested in retail or FMCG industries and enjoys working for companies that produce goods & services that she personally uses. This helps create a sense of belonging and motivation to contribute.

Jelena Pejic

Jelena Pejic is an international higher education professional who is motivated to meaningfully influence students at a pivotal time in their lives. She has 10 years of experience recruiting and advising graduate applicants and students. Jelena currently manages the graduate certificate portfolio of programs at D'Amore-McKim School of Business. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston University and is currently pursuing a graduate program in global studies at Northeastern University. She grew up in former Yugoslavia and relocated to the United States in 1997.