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Today’s businesses need leaders that possess business knowledge and a deep understanding of finance. Our Full-Time MS in Finance/MBA combined degree program uniquely prepares you to be a financially savvy business leader through intensive experience-powered learning and coursework that builds your expertise to thrive in a financial services industry that is changing rapidly with the introduction of new technology.

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, depending on the length of your corporate residency

Unique Features

CFA

prepare for the Chartered Financial Analyst exam

19

MBA concentration options in business and related industries

2.5

years to complete on average

  • Cultivate a global mindset and a profound understanding of the role of data and technology in financial decision-making
  • Prepare for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) exam with materials integrated into the curriculum
  • Earn a salary through a dynamic corporate residency with a leading firm or startup, where you’ll have an intensive multi-month work experience with significant responsibilities—which leads to a job offer for 90% of our graduates
  • Choose two from a list of 19 in-demand concentrations—including our one-of-a-kind interdisciplinary MBA x concentrations that allow you to learn and build a professional network in a non-business field
  • Get involved by managing the 360 Huntington Fund, working with the IDEA Venture Accelerator, or completing a transformative global or domestic consulting project

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? 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.”

Curriculum

Our Full-Time MS in Finance/MBA at Northeastern—flexibly offered with a choice between a Finance Track and a Quantitative Finance Track—is designed to give you a firm grounding in the essentials of finance along with the creative and entrepreneurial mindset you need to navigate the modern financial landscape. The Finance Track is laser-focused on financial theory and practice while the Quantitative Finance Track emphasizes the intersection of technology and business analytics with finance.

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

Finance Track Concentrations

Business Analytics is the recommended concentration for finance majors.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Core Curriculum

Your 67-credit combined degree program begins with one semester of MBA foundation 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.

Ultimately, the first year coursework prepares you for D’Amore-McKim’s signature experiential learning opportunity: a paid corporate residency. You can choose a 3-, 6-month, or two 6-month residencies.

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 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

Required Core Career Management Course

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 | 2 credits

Remaining Credits

In your second year, you will undertake a rigorous finance deep dive. You’ll also earn credits through interdisciplinary learning electives. You’ll complete the required courses for the study track that you selected—either Finance or Quantitative Finance.

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.

Meet some of our finance and MBA students

“The thing I enjoy the most about this program is the variety of tech skills that I’ve learned so far. And I’ve become close to the people in my cohort.”

“I am someone who learns best by a hands-on model so the decision to enroll in a program that not only educates me but gives me an opportunity to apply what I’ve learned in the corporate residency made the decision a no-brainer,” says Hoffman.

“A degree from a reputable school in the States is recognized worldwide and exposes students to more opportunities, so it will be beneficial no matter where I work later in life.”

“The real power of the residency is developing an ‘I’m ready to do it’ attitude. I never said, ‘I don’t know’ or ‘I’ve never done it.’ It was always, ‘I will try,’ and not rejecting something just because it’s new.”

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Dec 10

Join Associate Director of Admissions at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Alexandra Munroe and Professor of the Practice in Biotechnology Programs at the College of Science, Christa Dhimo as they share insights about the innovative MBA x concentrations that are offered in partnership with the College of Sciences.

Dec 11

Chat with Associate Director of Admissions, Alexandra Munroe, to learn what makes the D’Amore-McKim Full-Time MBA distinctive and the ins-and-outs of the application process.

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