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

Full-Time MS in Finance/MBA | Program timeline

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

Unique Features


build knowledge aligned with the Chartered Financial Analyst exams

2 finance tracks

select a study track in either finance or quantitative finance


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

Meet our students

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Putting experience into action by directing Northeastern's 360 Huntington Fund

“My goal throughout my time as director of the 360 Huntington Fund was to evolve the fund into a holistically managed portfolio and investment vehicle. I learned a lot in my time here and enjoyed the opportunity this experience gave me to sharpen my management skills.” says Nicholas Douglas, MS in Finance/MBA'23
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Army veteran pursues passion for finance

“I don't think I could have logically gone from construction to the Navy and then straight into corporate finance without the MS in Finance/MBA program—this degree made that transition possible,” says Ross Whelton, MS in Finance/MBA'22

Acquiring the necessary tools to become a leader in finance

“I'm really looking to continue my career in finance and develop as a manager and leader. The Master's in Finance portion broadens my knowledge of finance and strengthens my day-to-day work at Acadian.” says Brian Whyte, MS in Finance/ MBA'22
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  • 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? By invitation.

Full-Time MS in Finance/MBA

Application DeadlinesDecision NotificationsClasses Begin
Nov. 9, 2023Jan. 10September
Feb. 1, 2024March 21September
March 21, 2024*May 5September
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


Northeastern Student Financial Services publishes the tuition rates for the Full-Time MS in Finance/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.


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, and The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Graduate Fellowship. 

You may qualify for funding support as an alumU.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 CenterLatinx Student Cultural CenterAsian American CenterOffice of Global Services, and many more.


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. If you want to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, your coursework will help you prepare for the exams.

Choose Your Track

Core Curriculum


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

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 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


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

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

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

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 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

Career Management

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

Corporate Residency

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

BUSN 6954 or BUSN 6964 | 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

Three-month, six-month, or two six-month corporate residency placement options

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

Analytics is the recommended concentration for finance majors.

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

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