Experiential Learning

Experience deepens learning like nothing else can

At D’Amore-McKim, there’s nothing usual about business. What sets us apart is a renowned education model powered by experience.

Here, students do more than master fundamentals from accounting to finance. They put knowledge gained from a demanding curriculum to work at startups and leading corporations worldwide. They pursue research with faculty and service to nonprofit organizations.

And they emerge as leaders, armed with the technological, data, and human skills so vital for today’s digitally convergent world.

At every degree level—on campus or online, in full- and part-time programs—you’ll amplify classroom learning through experiences like these:

Co-op, Northeastern’s signature program, in which students work full time at leading companies and startups across the U.S. and in 40 countries, typically for six months
Corporate residency, similar to co-op, for full-time MBA candidates
Six-week projects at one of hundreds of companies within Northeastern’s Experiential Network, during which graduate students earn course credit while they’re mentored remotely by a senior manager
Undergraduate programs
International study, from spring-break projects to six-week, faculty-led Dialogue of Civilizations courses, to a year of work and study in London, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, and other business epicenters.

Graduate programs
Students have the option of participating in an International Field Study, a 3-credit elective course that is designed to give you knowledge in and new perspectives regarding international business. All courses involve a multinational faculty and are taught in English. Each program offers a unique opportunity to explore business outside the traditional classroom boundaries and to provide a unique addition to your resume.

The Global Consulting Project is a transformative, global experiential learning opportunity—one in which Full-Time MBA students not only travel abroad and polish their global acumen but work as a team to tackle a real business issue for a multinational company in their global office.
Research under the mentorship of professors whose studies illuminate problems and emerging trends
Service to nonprofits through projects with lasting impact on local communities
Clubs and activities, including Mosaic, an alliance of student-led service organizations that supports student, faculty, and alumni entrepreneurs, and IDEA, Northeastern’s student-led venture accelerator
Semester In programs offer you the opportunity to spend a semester at a Northeastern regional campus in an innovation-driven city while earning credit in courses taught by industry experts.

At D’Amore-McKim, students draw from experience to design their career path. Many major in business and another discipline that fulfills their unique interests. And all can build skills through Northeastern’s global university system, a web of locations—including Charlotte, Seattle, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Toronto—offering graduate degrees and certificates.

Today’s leaders must nimbly adapt in an ever-evolving, AI-driven world. When you experience a D’Amore-McKim education, you gain the skills you’ll need to thrive for a lifetime.