The MBA for the world of digital ecosystems.
Our innovative Full-Time MBA is shaking up the MBA landscape with MBA x. MBA x seamlessly fuses three critical pieces of learning: a robust business education, an industry-specific concentration, and a complementary skill set that distinguishes you from your peers—in the same time it takes to get a traditional Full-Time MBA.
MBA x Design and Communication completely reimagines the traditional MBA by integrating broad business skills, deep industry knowledge, and a firm grounding in design thinking into a degree that can unlock doors in almost any field. Through a partnership between the D’Amore-McKim Schools of Business and the College of Arts, Media and Design, you’ll learn the skills that the modern business world demands: adopting a systems-based perspective, storytelling with data, designing immersive experiences, visualizing complex sets of data, and understanding gaming psychology, to name a few. By transforming the way you think and approach problems, you’ll distinguish yourself from your peers and boost your value to employers.
Accelerate your career. Redefine your potential.
In as little as two years, you’ll complete our MBA foundational coursework; a media/communication concentration of your choosing; a second concentration in one of our nine in-demand business fields; and your corporate residency—a distinctive component of the Northeastern Full-Time MBA program that is the hallmark of graduate experiential learning. Additionally, no prerequisites are required to participate. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds looking to build proficiency in a place where business and media intersect.
Design and Communication Concentrations
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 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.
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.
Build a sophisticated toolkit for decision-making based on data insights that can be applied to any industry or job function.
Explore how successful companies compete in the global marketplace through innovation by focusing on design thinking, creative product development, and emerging technologies.
Tap into Northeastern’s rich entrepreneurial ecosystem and get the skills and knowledge you’ll need to innovate and lead in new and evolving markets.
Develop powerful analytical skills and master the financial side of business markets with a focus in either Corporate Finance or Investments.
Prepare for a dynamic career in healthcare by examining the intricacies of this complex, growing, and transformative industry.
Lead across cultural boundaries by analyzing the global business landscape and studying the underlying mechanisms for developing and expanding multinational corporations.
Master human resources strategies while learning tactical tools and best practices to help you successfully manage a distributed workforce and achieve organizational goals.
Dissect market strategy and research, brand and advertising management, consumer behavior, and more in this ever-evolving discipline.
Learn how to manage the supply chain, drive innovation, establish market differentiation, and boost bottom lines in this high-demand field.
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