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Leading in today’s complex business world requires an entrepreneurial mindset, resilience in the face of change, and an ability to harness data and technology to make smart decisions. When you earn your Full-Time MBA at D’Amore-McKim, you’ll gain all of these things, plus a broad foundation of business expertise built through experience-powered learning.

You’ll also choose from a wide-ranging list of in-demand electives and concentrations, including our signature MBA x concentrations, which each allow you to develop a unique non-business skill set that makes you an asset to employers.

Program Overview

  • Program Structure: 55 credits, two concentrations plus a paid corporate residency of up to 12 months
  • MBA x: Interdisciplinary concentrations made up of graduate level coursework in highly relevant fields offered through partnerships with other Northeastern colleges
  • Class Schedule: Monday–Friday
  • Time to Complete: Two years, on average

Unique Features

  • Cultivate a global mindset and a profound understanding of the role of data and technology in decision-making
  • Choose two from a list of 19 in-demand concentrations—including an option to choose one of our first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary MBA x concentrations that allow you to learn and build a professional network in a non-business field
  • Earn a minimum of six interdisciplinary credits from outside the business school to broaden your expertise—a chance to customize your learning experience by choosing electives from other Northeastern graduate colleges
  • 100% of our students earn a salary through a dynamic corporate residency with a leading firm or startup, where you’ll have an intensive work experience with significant responsibilities
  • Learn from entrepreneurs and faculty with substantial industry experience who can teach you the principles of leading through times of rapid change
  • Get involved by managing the 360 Huntington Fund, working with the IDEA Venture Accelerator, or completing a transformative global or domestic consulting project

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years to complete on average

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business concentrations

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MBA x concentrations offered through other Northeastern graduate schools

Admissions

  • GMAT/GRE required? Northeastern has a test-optional policy for the 2021-2022 academic year and does not require a GMAT or GRE score to complete an application for admission. Under the new policy, you can decide whether to submit a GMAT or GRE score as part of your admission application. For more information, review our admissions policies.
  • English language proficiency: English proficiency, both written and verbal, is necessary for success in D’Amore-McKim classrooms. For more information, review our admissions policies.
  • Where do I apply? Apply using this application.
  • Interview required? Interview by invitation only.

Deadlines & Decisions

Find the deadlines and decision dates you need to know. Submit your application by the earliest date possible for priority consideration.

Please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs” and you’ll find the cost per credit listed next to “D’Amore-McKim School of Business Programs.”

Curriculum

Required Core 1: Managing the Business Courses

Highlights managerial decisions affecting a company’s performance in generating revenues, controlling costs, and producing profits. Begins with a brief review of financial accounting, then focuses on the development and use of information, especially financial information, for managerial decisions related to the firm’s planning—operations—control cycle.
ACCT 6318 | 2 credits
Focuses on the integrative management of processes and activities involved in transformation and delivery of goods and services. Emphasizes foundational knowledge on supply chain and operations management concepts, techniques, and functions. Topics covered include sourcing and procurement, manufacturing and service operations, logistics management, process design and control, inventory management, interfirm relationship management, and attendant information flows.
SCHM 6318 | 2 credits
Examines the role of marketing as an organizational function and a set of processes to manage offerings that provide superior value to customers. Focuses on developing student skill in analyzing the customer and business environment and using that analysis to build an effective marketing strategy. Emphasizes methods for the identification, acquisition, and retention of customers in a way that provides mutual value to the customer and the organization.
MKTG 6318 | 2 credits
Offers key insights every business professional should understand working in, managing, and leading organizations in today’s complex, diverse, and dynamic business environment. The primary goal of this course is to challenge—and improve—students’ understanding of human behavior in organizations so that they are better positioned to strategically leverage human capital. Introduces critical theories and concepts through case analyses, debates, TED Talks, and exercises that aim to help students understand, analyze, and ultimately address real business situations and problems.
HRMG 6318 | 2 credits
Required for the Co-op MBA program. Begins with an introduction to the career planning process and to the services of the MBA Career Center. Topics include résumé writing, videotaped practice interviewing, job search strategies, interview preparation, salary negotiation, marketing communication, and visa issues for international students seeking employment in the United States. May include additional topics depending on student interest. Requires admission to co-op MBA program. May be repeated once.
BUSN 6200 | 0 credits
Continues the full-time MBA orientation program. Offers students an opportunity to develop the management skills necessary to become effective managers, including communication skills, qualitative and quantitative business analysis, and ethics and values.
BUSN 6950 | 0 credits

Required Core 2: Creating Futures Courses

Introduces time value of money calculations and applications. Building upon a basis in accounting, offers students an opportunity to learn how to extract relevant information from the accounting statements for use in financial calculations and ratio analysis. Also examines capital planning, including determining relevant cash flows, calculating decision measures, and making the correct decisions.
FINA 6318 | 2 credits
Introduces a number of entrepreneurship and innovation topics, including innovation and entrepreneurship as a value-creating activity for economies and firms; types of innovation (technological, process, products, business models); fundamentals of product development (design thinking, rapid prototyping, ethnography); startup creation and articulating a value proposition; the role and traits of the entrepreneur; maximizing odds of success and minimizing odds of failure; growing the startup and creating a market; finding or creating the right niche; pivoting and judo strategy; lean startup approach; innovation in established firms and resistance to change; organizational inertia; business model change; and technological discontinuities.
ENTR 6318 | 2 credits
Provides the fundamental concepts for understanding and managing strategy in a competitive context. Focuses on analysis, critical thinking, and making strategic decisions. Discusses the analytical tools to understand the industry and firm context. Explores the design and execution of strategies to compete successfully. Investigates the strategic changes involved as firms grow and expand into new businesses and geographic markets.
STRT 6318 | 2 credits
Explores how business practices affect society and how society affects business practices. Addresses topics such as social impact investing, sustainable supply chains, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and global perspectives on corporate citizenship. Business and society have never been more intertwined. Executives are increasingly called upon to consider the larger societal impacts of their decisions and at the same time find themselves subject to demands from multiple societal stakeholders that include customers, suppliers, employees, governments, and interest groups, among others.
BUSN 6363 | 2 credits
Delivered by the Graduate Career Center, this course provides students with the tools to manage their careers and job searches. Topics include elevator pitch, resume preparation, career letter writing, types of interviews and successful preparation and networking. The class also addresses unique considerations of the job search for students studying on a visa. The class also includes a variety of employer panels/speakers to introduce students to various companies, industries and roles. The class is supplemented with networking opportunities organized by the Graduate Career Center. Must be in a full-time graduate business program to participate in the appropriate section of this class.
BUSN 6200 | 0 credits
Continues the full-time MBA orientation program. Offers students an opportunity to develop the management skills necessary to become effective managers, including communication skills, qualitative and quantitative business analysis, and ethics and values.
BUSN 6950 | 0 credits

Electives

Experience-powered learning opportunities. Learn more about experiential learning here.
3 credits
D’Amore McKim School of Business electives selected in consultation with your advisor.
6 credits
Courses are offered in partnership with select partnering Northeastern colleges. Please consult your advisor for course options. Learn more about interdisciplinary electives here.
6 credits

Concentrations: You can up to choose two

Choose two—including an option to choose one of our first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary MBA x concentrations

Tap into Northeastern’s rich entrepreneurial ecosystem and get the skills and knowledge you’ll need to innovate and lead in new and evolving markets.

Develop powerful analytical skills and master the financial side of business markets with a focus in either Corporate Finance or Investments.

Learn to apply the analytical principles of big data to biological challenges. The skills you’ll learn in this concentration will give you the tools you need to lead teams performing complex scientific analyses.

Learn the fundamentals of how biotechnology is revolutionizing today’s world, from molecular modeling to drug development. You’ll gain a thorough understanding of the entire biopharmaceutical development process and its implications—plus how to apply your knowledge in a business decision-making environment.

The ability to analyze and present information so that it can be clearly understood by your audience is a critical leadership skill. You’ll gain a firm grasp on best practices for information visualization and delivery systems-based on a deep understanding of the principles of human cognition.

Learn to lead with a knowledge base in experience design. This concentration will give you the chance to learn the tools, technologies, and processes for developing prototypes; and develop an understanding of human motivations and expectations.

Gain an understanding of the framework for analyzing and designing games based on a wide range of disciplines. You’ll synthesize tools and theories from psychology, sociology, anthropology, media studies, data analytics, biometrics, and other relevant fields to help you learn to design digital gaming environments that satisfy the user.

Deliver a message that moves your audience—no small feat in today’s fast-changing digital world. You’ll develop strategies for communicating a powerful message across a range of platforms via sound storytelling and design.

The curriculum is subject to change by D’Amore-McKim faculty. Course offerings may vary by semester.

Meet some of our students

“When I did my residency in finance, I was surprised by how much I liked the field…As a result of that experience, I have accepted a full-time job in finance.”

“This experience opened my mind to how people learn and operate differently. This is an important skill for someone like me who wants to become a leader in a smaller company.”

“Accepting this corporate residency position has been a life-changer for me. It’s a reaffirmation that I’m doing the right things and moving toward what I’ve been working for all this time.”

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