Go beyond a conventional finance and business education with our intensive Full-Time MS in Finance/MBA program. As technological advances redefine how the world does business, you’ll unlock the interdisciplinary skills needed to identify and solve both old and new business problems and create effective and innovative financial solutions. You’ll also gain a deep understanding of game-changing technologies and fields, all while you prepare to lead in finance.

Program Overview

  • Program Structure: 67 credits plus a paid corporate residency of up to 12 months
  • Class Schedule: Monday–Friday
  • Time to Complete: Two and a half years on average

Unique Features

CFA

prepare for the Chartered Financial Analyst exam

2 finance tracks

select a study track in either finance or quantitative finance

2.5

years to complete on average

  • Leverage data and technology in financial decision-making
  • Select one of two study tracks: Finance or Quantitative Finance, and choose a concentration aligned with your professional goals
  • Earn a salary through your corporate residency, where you’ll apply what you’ve learned in an intensive work experience with significant responsibilities
  • Perform equity research and portfolio management with the student-managed 360 Huntington Fund responsible for over $1.2M of the School’s endowment
  • Apply what you’ve learned as you advise a startup through the IDEA Venture Accelerator
  • Complete a transformative global or domestic consulting project
  • Get personalized career guidance from the D’Amore-McKim Graduate Career Center

Admissions

  • GMAT/GRE required? For the 2021-22 and 2022-2023 academic years, Northeastern University is test-optional and does not require applicants to submit GMAT or GRE scores to be considered for admission. 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? By invitation.

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 will find the rate next to “Business Administration.”

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

The Full-Time MS in Finance/MBA program offers two curriculum tracks: Finance and Quantitative Finance. Choose the Finance track and gain advanced financial skills and high-level knowledge to drive financial strategy, increase shareholder value, support flexible operating models, minimize risk, and maximize revenue. Choose the Quantitative Finance track and develop advanced mathematical and technological skills through a challenging curriculum that integrates finance with other disciplines such as economics, mathematics, and computer science.

Regardless of which track you choose, you’ll develop your financial and analytical knowledge and participate in our corporate residency at a leading company or startup. You’ll learn from world-class finance scholars and business leaders who understand today’s challenges because they’ve experienced them firsthand.

Choose Your Track

Our Finance Track is laser-focused on financial theory and practice.

Our Quantitative Finance Track emphasizes the intersection of technology and business analytics with finance.

Core Curriculum

Marketing

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

Strategic Decision Making

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

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

Management

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

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

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

Innovation and Social Impact

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

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

Career Management

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

Corporate Residency

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

BUSN 6964 | 0 credits

Concentrations: You can choose one

The finance portion of your combined-degree curriculum fulfills the course requirements for one concentration and you may select your second concentration from the list below.

Quantitative Finance Track Concentrations

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

Finance Track Concentrations

Analytics is the recommended concentration for finance majors.

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