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.”


Program snapshot


Full-time or part-time

Class Begins





Degrees are conferred in May, August, and December; a graduation ceremony is held in August for all graduates from that calendar year.

Class Schedule

Classes are held in the daytime Monday–Friday for full-time students and in the evenings Monday–Thursday for part-time students

GMAT Requirement

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.

Time to Complete

12 or 16 months full-time; 20 months part-time on average

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About our students

Entering class of 2020

Average Age27
Undergraduate GPA (Average)3.69
International Students50%

Work Experience by Industry

Consumer Products25%

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.

Julia Ivy

Executive Professor; Program Director, Master of Science in International Management

Elitsa Banalieva

Associate Professor, International Business and Strategy

Mark A. Huselid

Distinguished Professor of Workforce Analytics; Director, Center for Workforce Analytics

Christopher Robertson

Professor, International Business and Strategy

Paula Caligiuri

Distinguished Professor, International Business and Strategy

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