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

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years to complete on average

13

business concentrations

11

MBA x concentrations offered through other Northeastern graduate schools

Meet some of our students

“I chose this program for two main reasons—the corporate residency and the university's excellent veterans' services. When I began as an undergraduate, I struggled to adjust to civilian life. The strong veteran community was, more than anything else, what got me through.” says John McGuinness, MBA‘21

“I'm about to start a full-time position completely aligned with my career goals. I want to work in sustainability and impact the world. This is just the first step in my career, but it's already in the right direction.” says Malou de Kergret, MBA'22

“Work consistently towards achieving the goals that you set for yourself. Sometimes you'll feel lost, but you have to believe in yourself. You need to realize that if you've made it to Northeastern University, you definitely have what it takes to succeed in business.” says Sanjay Lote, MBA'21

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 GRE scores. 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? Learn more here.
  • Interview required? Interview by invitation only.

Northeastern University's Student Financial Services website is your best resource for the most current and comprehensive information to help prepare you financially.

To view tuition rates, please visit the Northeastern Student Financial Services page. Click the dropdown under “Graduate Programs” and find the cost per credit for the current academic year listed next to “D'Amore-McKim School of Business Programs.”

There are a number of resources to help you finance your Northeastern graduate education, and the Student Financial Services team is here to guide you through the process and make it as simple as possible. Please visit the Graduate Financial Aid page.

Once you are a student, your financial aid advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your questions, point you to resources and provide valuable insight as you navigate the financial commitments of your program.

At Northeastern, we value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds community, which is vital to learning and discovery.

Scholarships and Fellowships

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.

Clubs and Organizations

Northeastern has many opportunities for you to be engaged with our community. Examples include the following:

Graduate Students of Color Collective

The purpose of the GSCC is to build community for graduate students of color at Northeastern University by promoting education, professionalism, and civic duty. The GSCC fosters student, staff, and faculty relationships to establish a campus home for higher education at Northeastern. Through civic engagement with surrounding communities, the GSCC recognizes the continued struggles of marginalized populations, and the need for those who have succeeded to give back.

Grad Q

Grad Q is a student organization for LGBTQ+ graduate students at Northeastern. Grad Q is focused on building community, social events, advocacy, and mentoring undergraduate students.

Campus Resources

We have a number of cultural centers on campus to support our campus community by providing programs, lectures, and events for students with a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource Center, Office of Global Services, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, and many more.

Curriculum

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

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

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 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

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 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

Spring and remaining semesters

In consultation with an advisor, complete 3 graduate-level semester hours. Review your options here.

In consultation with an advisor, complete 6 graduate-level semester hours for which prerequisites have been met.

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. Review your course options here.

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 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

Become a knowledgeable manager of assets for individuals or institutions, building your expertise in capital allocation, valuation, and risk management.

Forge a path for yourself as an innovative business leader in the complex and rapidly evolving biotechnology industry where the work has the potential to be lifesaving.

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 the D'Amore-McKim faculty. Course offerings may vary by semester.

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