At a Glance: Full-Time MBA Changes Coming This Fall

  • Core class requirements were reduced to just the first fall semester to allow for more electives and experiences throughout your time at D’Amore-McKim.
  • A reduced core allows for more flexibility to learn things you’re interested in both inside and outside your concentrations. You can begin your elective coursework in the spring of your first year, and you’ll have 15 credits of free electives (including 3 credits of experiential learning other than your residency).
  • More concentrations, which currently include Business Analytics, Corporate Innovation & Venturing, Entrepreneurship, Finance (Corporate Finance or Investments), Healthcare Management, International Business, Leading People & Organizations, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management.
  • More residency options, including a three-month residency, a six-month residency, or up to twelve months of residency to suit many different needs.
  • Students are now required to take electives outside the business school, because our corporate partners have told us that graduates with interdisciplinary knowledge are highly desirable.
  • The credits required to complete your degree have been reduced from 60 to 55, resulting in an overall decrease in program costs for you.
Current ProgramRevised Program
Total Credits60 credits55 credits
Core Curriculum36 credits16 credits
Corporate Residency6-month or 2×6-month3-month, 6-month, 2×6-month
Concentrations15 credits
Select one 5-course
concentration

Entrepreneurship
Finance
Healthcare
Management
Marketing
Supply Chain
24 credits
Select two 4-course
concentrations:

Business Analytics
Corp. Innovation
& Venturing
Entrepreneurship
Finance
Healthcare
Management
International Business
Leading People &
Organizations
Marketing
Supply Chain
Free Electives9 credits15 credits
3 credits of experiential learning
6 credits outside
D’Amore-McKim

Sample Student Paths: Which Way to Your MBA?

Based on your residency needs, take one of the following to complete your MBA:

Traditional Residency

Fall Y1 (16 credits)

  • Required Core

Spring Y1 (12 Credits)

  • Two concentration courses
  • Free or Non-DMSB elective
  • Experiential learning opportunities

6-Month Residency

  • Complete one concentration course during residency.

Spring/Summer Y2 (24 credits)

  • Complete both concentrations
  • Non-DMSB electives
  • Free electives

Dual 28-Month Residency

Fall Y1 (16 credits)

  • Required Core

Spring Y1 (12 Credits)

  • Two concentration courses
  • Free or Non-DMSB elective
  • Experiential learning opportunities

2×6-Month Residency

  • Complete two concentration courses during residencies.

Spring/Summer Y2 (24 credits)

  • Complete both concentrations
  • Non-DMSB electives
  • Free electives

Accelerated Residency

Fall Y1 (16 credits)

  • Required Core

Spring Y1 (12 Credits)

  • Two concentration courses
  • Free or Non-DMSB elective
  • Experiential learning opportunities

3-Month Residency

Spring/Summer Y2 (24 credits)

  • Complete both concentrations
  • Non-DMSB electives
  • Free electives

Additional Questions?

Evelyn J. Tate

Assistant Dean, Graduate Recruitment and Admissions