Prepare for the next step in your career on your own terms with our innovative and flexible MS in Management—we call this MS x. You'll build deep knowledge in your area of concentration and become empowered to deliver successful business solutions quickly and confidently, with coursework aligned to your experiences and goals.

MS in Management Program Overview

  • Program Structure: 10 courses, comprised of four flexible core courses each in a key business domain and six electives
  • Class Schedule: Full- and part-time students can customize a schedule of evening classes Monday–Thursday at 5:20 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. For Full-time students, a limited number of daytime courses may be available. Online students will complete coursework on their own schedule with optional live sessions and faculty office hours.
  • Time to Complete: 12 or 16 months full-time; less than two years part-time or online, on average

Unique Features


core courses in key business domains


in-demand concentrations


diverse electives to choose from

  • Acquire foundational skills or elevate your existing knowledge of business fundamentals in core areas
  • Personalize all aspects of your master's degree, including core coursework, to align with your specific career goals
  • Choose from 16 in-demand concentrations to develop deep expertise in a specific area
  • Leverage the global expertise and cutting-edge perspective of the D'Amore-McKim faculty—many of whom are startup founders, executives, and consultants at leading firms.


  • 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? Interview by invitation only for on-campus applicants, no interviews for online applicants.

Full-Time MS in Management (MS x)

Application DeadlinesDecision NotificationsClasses Begin
Nov. 9, 2023Jan. 10September
Feb. 1, 2024Mar. 21September
March 21*, 2024May 2September
May 9, 2024Jun. 13September
*March 21, 2024 deadline is the final deadline for international candidates who require a new F-1 or J-1 visa

Part-Time MS in Management (MS x)

Application DeadlinesDecision NotificationsClasses Begin
Feb. 1, 2024Rolling BasisSeptember
March 21, 2024Rolling BasisSeptember
May 9, 2024Rolling BasisSeptember
June 7, 2024Rolling BasisSeptember
July 3, 2024Rolling BasisSeptember
Aug. 1, 2024Rolling BasisSeptember

Online MS in Management

Application DeadlinesDecision NotificationsClasses Begin
Dec. 11, 2023Dec. 18January
Feb. 5, 2024 Feb. 12February
April 15, 2024April 22May
June 10, 2024June 17July
Aug. 12, 2024Aug. 19September
Sep. 30, 2024Oct. 7October
Dec. 9, 2024Dec. 16January
Feb. 3, 2025Feb. 10February
April 14, 2025April 21May
June 9, 2025June 16June


Northeastern Student Financial Services publishes the tuition rates for the MS in Management (MS x) 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. On-campus students will automatically receive consideration for a merit scholarship. You may also 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.

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 MS in Management (MS x) is taught in three locations and designed to give you strong core of business knowledge and skills, plus specialized expertise based on your specific career goals and interests.  Our Oakland program offers a focus in entrepreneurship in the heart of the Bay Area, our Online format is tailored to the healthcare industry through a unique partnership with the Mayo College of Science and Medicine, and our Boston program offers a list of 14 distinct concentrations for a highly flexible curriculum. 

Choose your format

Studying on our Boston campus, you'll benefit from a fully customized curriculum tailored to your specific goals.

Studying on our Oakland campus, you'll build your entrepreneurial skillset and network to launch your own venture.

Studying online, you'll have a curriculum tailored exclusively to being successful in healthcare management.

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