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. In our Full-Time MBA program, 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.

Full-Time MBA 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

Full-Time MBA program timeline

*Corporate residency example timeline is based on 6-month residency. Residency timing may vary, but typically begins in June.

Unique features

Acquire the critical skills for leading in today's complex business world

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  • Cultivate a global mindset and a profound understanding of the role of data and technology in decision-making
  • Choose two from a list of 24 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 our dynamic MBA program 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

Full-Time MBA program by the numbers

2

years to complete on average

13

business concentrations

11

MBA x concentrations offered through other Northeastern graduate schools

Meet our students

Alexander Cropley, MBA'24

Coast Guard officer creates a unique corporate residency

“My military time has translated to my education well. The military is structured and rigorous, and so is the Northeastern MBA program. The expectations from professors and the program are clear; you know what to expect each day, and you understand the learning objectives.”
Alexander Cropley, MBA'24
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A veteran with a passion for entrepreneurship pursues his MBA

“After two years in the workforce, I knew I wanted to be in the business world and build the skills to become an entrepreneur. Earning an MBA felt like a natural step for me to gain the education, network, and foundational business acumen to succeed in my career as an entrepreneur.”
Comus Hardman, MBA'22
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Admissions

  • GMAT/GRE required? Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business is currently test-optional and does not require applicants to submit GRE or GMAT scores. For more information watch this video, or 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? Learn more here.
  • Interview required? Interview by invitation only.
  • How long is an MBA program? On average, most students complete our Full-Time MBA program in 2 years. Learn more here.
  • What is the difference between an MBA and Master's in Management? Learn more here.
  • What is the difference between an MBA and Master's in Accounting? Learn more here.

Full-Time MBA

Application DeadlinesDecision NotificationsClasses Begin
Nov. 9, 2023Jan. 10September
Feb. 1, 2024March 21September
March 21, 2024*May 2September
May 9, 2024June 13September
*March 21, 2024 deadline is the final deadline for international candidates who require a new F-1 or J-1 visa

Tuition

Northeastern Student Financial Services publishes the tuition rates for the Full-Time MBA program. Under the “Graduate Programs” section, the cost per credit appears next to “D'Amore-McKim School of Business Programs.”

Financial Aid

Northeastern's Student Financial Services team will guide you through options to help you finance your graduate education. You can learn more about graduate financial aid options on their website.

Once you become a student, your financial aid advisor will work with you to answer your questions, and provide valuable insight as you navigate the financial commitments of your program.

Scholarships

D'Amore-McKim and Northeastern University offer a variety of scholarships. As a Full-Time MBA applicant, you'll automatically receive consideration for a merit scholarship. The following scholarships are also offered for the Full-Time MBA program: AmeriCorps/Teach for America, City Year, Latin American Achievers Scholarship, Prospansica MBA Scholarship, Posse MBA Scholarship, Reach Out MBA Fellowship, Returned Peace Corps, and The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Graduate Fellowship. 

You may qualify for funding support as an alum, U.S. servicemember, or veteran.

Application Fee Waivers

D'Amore-McKim offers application fee waivers to applicants that meet specific criteria. You can review the policy on the Graduate Application FAQ web page.

The D'Amore-McKim School of Business community stands with our university and its leadership in our dedication to cultivating equity and inclusion for all humankind. Understanding and solving our problems requires constant interaction among people who bring their own diverse contexts and experiences to the conversation. Therefore, we must be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that values the uniqueness of its members, recognizes the power and importance of diversity in our own and surrounding communities, and ensures their engaged participation.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Northeastern and D'Amore-McKim offers and partners with organizations that provide a variety of scholarships and fellowships to foster diversity and inclusion. Examples of these include The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Graduate Fellowship, Prospansica MBA Scholarship, Posse MBA Scholarship and Reach Out MBA Fellowship.

Graduate Student Clubs  

There are numerous university-wide and D'Amore-McKim-affiliated student groups that you may wish to join, and several are grounded in building inclusive communities and resiliency. Many of our graduate business students participate in the Graduate Students of Color Collective, Grad Q, and Out in Business.

Campus Resources

Participate in community-building programs, lectures, and events offered by Northeastern's cultural centers representing a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource Center, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, Office of Global Services, and many more.

Curriculum

Your global business education will be comprehensive and forward-looking, complemented by a specialized focus on an in-demand concentration of your choice—or two, if you like—and opportunities for gaining expertise in non-business topics. Seasoned business leaders and entrepreneurs as well as renowned researchers and educators will guide you on your academic journey.

You'll amplify your learning through experience, including our signature corporate residency where you apply your learnings at a real company, build relationships that form the core of your professional network, and develop the kind of confidence that comes only from experience.

The following is a sample curriculum and is subject to change. Enrolled students should reference the academic catalog for current program requirements.

Fall I

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 Hours

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 Hours

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 Hours

Introduces several 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.

INNO 6318 | 2 Hours

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 Hours

Begins with an introduction to the career planning process and to the services of the Graduate Career Center. Topics include resumé 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. May be repeated once.

BUSN 6200 | 0 Hours

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 Hours

Fall II

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 Hours

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 Hours

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 Hours

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 Hours

Provides eligible students with an opportunity for work experience. Explore our one-of-a-kind program.

BUSN 6964 | 0 Hours

Spring and remaining semesters

In consultation with advisor, complete 3 graduate-level semester hours for which prerequisites are met. Choose from the following subject codes:
ACCT, BUSN, ENTR, FINA, HRMG, INTB, MECN, MGMT, MKTG, SCHM, STRT, and TECE
Any graduate-level course at D'Amore-McKim | 3 credits

In consultation with an advisor, complete 6 graduate-level semester hours, for which requirements have been met, offered in partnership with other Northeastern University colleges. Explore interdisciplinary course options.

Provides eligible students with an opportunity for work experience. May be repeated up to five times.

BUSN 6964 | 0 Hours

Provides eligible students with an opportunity for work experience. May be repeated without limit.

BUSN 6954 | 0 Hours

Offers graduate students an opportunity to participate in flexible, professional work experiences through micro-internships, an alternative to a traditional corporate residency or co-op. Students demonstrate and enhance their career readiness competencies, explore career paths, and expand their network. These project-centered experiences are primarily remote, involve 10 to 40 hours of work, and are deadline driven as opposed to set during specific hours.

BUSN 6970 | 0 Hours

Concentrations: You can choose up to two

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

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