Full-Time MBA Curriculum

Your 55-credit program begins with one semester of MBA foundation core courses and career management classes. You’ll complete this rigorous coursework as part of an intimate Full-Time MBA cohort. Together, you and your classmates will establish deep personal and professional connections, ensuring the learning spills out of the classroom and your network grows strong.

In your second term, your concentration, and elective courses begin. Ultimately, the first year coursework prepares you for D’Amore-McKim’s signature experience-powered learning opportunity: a paid corporate residency that lasts for 3-months or 6-months, or you could even undertake two 6-month residencies. For the remainder of your second year, you’ll also earn credits through interdisciplinary learning.

Students with particular academic backgrounds may be able to waive certain core classes. If you are interested in pursuing a waiver, the first step is to speak with your academic adviser.

Classes begin in September.

Download the Full-Time MBA curriculum map to view the typical timeline of the program.


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

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Upon completion of the program, you will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to demonstrate critical thinking in a business environment.