The D'Amore-McKim School of Business recently launched five new undergraduate concentrations: corporate innovation and venture, entrepreneurial startups, family business, fintech, and social innovation and entrepreneurship. Additionally, students completing their Bachelor of Science in Business Administration now have the ability to add international business as a second concentration.

Undergraduate business students at Northeastern University develop a broad foundation during their first year, and in their second and third years they begin to take concentration-level courses  tailored to their passions and career goals. While they must choose one concentration in order to complete degree requirements for Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration or International Business, there are now 16 options for them to choose from – many of which are interdisciplinary and focused on the future of work.

“Our deep industry connections enable us to consult and co-design cutting-edge curricula with corporate partners,” says Jeffery A. Born, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs. “As a result, our course offerings are continually expanding in order to adapt to a rapidly changing world and enable our students to stand out from their peers after graduation.”

Read below for details about each new concentration for Fall 2020:

Corporate Innovation and Venture

Prepares students to develop new businesses, products, services, or processes inside of an existing organization to create value and generate new revenue growth through entrepreneurial thought and action. This concentration serves students with co-op aspirations that involve positions within corporations such as entry-level product line management, project management, consulting, and new product and service development.

Entrepreneurial Startups

Equips students from any background or area of study with the perspective, knowledge, and skills necessary to conceptualize, launch, manage, and grow a new business. It will also help them understand the advantages and challenges of a startup they may work for someday. 

Family Business

Intended for students contemplating a career in a family business and for those who plan to consult or provide professional services to family businesses, this concentration provides insight and understanding of the distinct challenges, opportunities, and practices of family/owner-controlled companies. It covers family and business issues of family firms, including family values and culture, managing conflict, sibling rivalry, entitlement, hiring family and nonfamily employees, management of the family business, facilitating growth and change, and succession planning.


Provides a foundation for working in the field of finance while also leveraging technology to create and improve financial services. Students study new applications of financial technologies from both broad and in-depth views of various fintech topics like big data, machine learning, block chain, and algorithmic trading. Students can develop programming skills in R and Python in addition to learning other tools and knowledge valued by banks, consulting firms, financial technology, and investment firms.

Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Prepares students from any background or area of study with the knowledge, skills, and experience to launch a new venture or project focused on creating social change. Students accomplish this through partnering or working with innovation-driven nonprofits and for-profit social enterprises.

Learn more about all of D'Amore-McKim's undergraduate degree and concentration options by visiting our Undergraduate Programs page.