Specialized global leadership focus

You’ll set goals for personal strategy for the global market in one of your first classes (Global Leadership)

Flexible curriculum for different career paths

Then you’ll have high flexibility in taking those courses that help you build your pathway towards your space in the global market. 

Holistic approach for employability across industries

And finally, in your final course (a capstone project) you’ll reflect and capitalize on your efforts in a real-life consulting project.

“I developed the skills to be more resilient and creative through my graduate project-based work that allowed me to apply my knowledge right away. In one class I wrote a case study on a business owned by a family friend in Barcelona.”

STEPHANIE MANNA, BS INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, MS INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT‘20

Program snapshot

Format

Full-time, Boston campus

Class Begins

September

Credits

30

Class Schedule

Classes are held in the daytime Monday–Friday

Time to Complete

12 or 16 months 

Graduation

Degrees are conferred in May, August, and December with a graduation ceremony held at the end of the spring term. Learn more about commencement.

GMAT/GRE Requirement

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.

F-1 visa compliant?

Yes, full-time study is compliant with F-1 visa requirements.

Stem designated?

No.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

No. CPT is not offered at this time, but you’ll have opportunities to gain valuable U.S. professional experience through select courses.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Yes, International students on an F-1 visa may become eligible to work in the U.S. for up to 12 months after completing their program.

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Format

Part-time, Boston Campus

Class Begins

September

Credits

30

Class Schedule

Classes are held in the evenings Monday–Thursday

Time to Complete

20 months, on average

Graduation

Degrees are conferred in May, August, and December with a graduation ceremony held at the end of the spring term. Learn more about commencement.

GMAT/GRE Requirement

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.

F-1 visa compliant?

No.

STEM designated?

No.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

No. CPT is not offered at this time, but you’ll have opportunities to gain valuable professional experience through select courses.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

No.

Ready to apply? Start here.

About our students

Entering class of 2020

Women50%
Men50%
Average Age27
Undergraduate GPA (Average)3.69
International Students50%

Work Experience by Industry

Technology12.5%
Non-Profit12.5%
Consumer Products25%
Other50%

Featured Faculty

Many of our international business faculty are experts that are defining the field today. They are the thought leaders in cultural agility, developing workforce strength across the globe, and strategic operational execution. Your faculty will use their experiences driving innovation in a variety of industries from the global context to inspire you.

Paula Caligiuri

Distinguished Professor, International Business and Strategy

Christopher Robertson

Professor, International Business and Strategy

Elitsa Banalieva

Associate Professor, International Business and Strategy

Julia Ivy

Executive Professor; Teaching Professor, International Business and Strategy

Mark A. Huselid

Distinguished Professor of Workforce Analytics; Director, Center for Workforce Analytics; Group Chair, International Business and Strategy

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