If you think an MBA might be in your future, good news: many of D'Amore-McKim's graduate business programs and certificates can get you a head start. Join admissions officers Mary McNamara and Jelena Pejic, along with Associate Professor, Tucker Marion to learn about programs and certificates that can “stack” into our Part-Time MBA.

Commonly asked questions:

  • Learn what “stackability” means and how it can benefit your future goals
  • Explore graduate programs and certificates that offer “stackability”
  • Discover what makes the D'Amore-McKim Part-Time MBA unique.


Mary McNamara

Mary McNamara joined the D'Amore-McKim School of Business in July 2020 to lead the recruitment and admissions efforts for the Part-time MBA program after serving on the MBA admissions committee at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She is a co-chair of the McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network at Northeastern, a Professional Advisor at the MIT Trust Center for Entrepreneurship, and a Coach for Leadership and Teamwork at Babson.

An angel investor and portfolio manager for over two decades, Mary is Managing Director of Angel Healthcare Investors and was a founding member of the Angel Capital Association. Previously, she was COO of an early-stage digital health company and a marketing VP with Fidelity Investments. In her early career, Mary held marketing and technology roles in software development at John Hancock, NYNEX, Computer Sciences Corporation, and Bankers Trust Company.

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.

Tucker Marion

Tucker Marion is the Associate Professor for Technological Entrepreneurship. Tucker's research is centered on the new product development (NPD) process, for both startups and corporate ventures. Specifically, he researches critical attributes that can influence improvements in efficiency and efficacy from a process and organizational standpoint. These include lean processes used for innovation, Information Technology (IT) and design tools used in NPD, and sourcing and cost engineering. These three segments represent a comprehensive depiction of the total innovation process, with implications for business theory and practice.

Tucker joined Northeastern in 2007, where he developed core graduate courses for the new School of Technological Entrepreneurship. In 2013, he led the development and launch of the new Masters of Science in Innovation program and currently serves in the following roles: Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group Coordinator for Academic Programs, Director of the Innovation Masters programs, Co-Director of the Institute for Global Innovation Management. His custom executive education classes include design thinking, rapid design and development, corporate entrepreneurship, innovation strategy, and revitalizing organizational growth starting with empowered, entrepreneurial teams.