Elevate your expertise with real experience
Experience is the most powerful teacher of all. At Northeastern University, experience-powered learning is personalized and context-driven—empowering you to understand and solve consequential problems. Our Online MBA program sets itself apart by offering direct, real-life experience throughout the curriculum. You'll build hard business skills alongside invaluable human skills that prepare you for the complexities of today's workplace, making you more resilient, productive, and confident.
Experiential (EXPO) credits
Societal challenge credits
Optional electives and applied learning
We've taken the traditional MBA model—which offers classes with projects attached—and turned it on its head. Here, you'll take on projects with classes attached, which emphasizes your decision-making—how you gather and analyze information, whose input you need, and how you influence stakeholders. Very few OMBA programs can say they offer this.Mark Dockser, Professor of Practice, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Our signature EXPO courses
Through our EXPO courses, you'll solve a business challenge from a 30,000-foot view. You'll apply the principles you learn in class to solve relevant business challenges and learn what real companies value. You won't be taking a class that features a project—you'll be tackling a project with a course built around it, interacting with senior industry executives and leaders, and getting their insights and their candid feedback.
The projects you'll be undertaking are an unprecedented opportunity to learn from people you aspire to become in 10 years. You'll interact with mentors and industry experts who will give candid insights. It's a chance to learn live, on the spot, and change the way you approach problem-solving.John Bai, Associate Professor of Finance; Online MBA Faculty Director
Innovative societal challenge courses
By making business decisions that benefit communities, cultures, and our environment, business leaders have tremendous power to create positive change. Social and environmental concerns are top of mind for today's executives who are cognizant of their shareholders' goals and priorities. In your core course, you'll focus on the challenges businesses face as they embrace Corporate Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental and Sustainable Governance (ESG). You'll then choose one of two project-based EXPO electives where you'll put your core learnings into practice.
Earn elective credits—and travel while you learn
Consider applying for optional travel-based electives outside of the Online MBA curriculum courses, where you'll interact face-to-face with talented graduate business students from across programs, enriching your perspective and building your network.
Gain non-credit experience
Some of your most meaningful learning can happen outside your formal curriculum—take advantage of these non-credit opportunities to expand your knowledge base. You can engage in and short-term work experiences through the D'Amore-McKim Graduate Career Center.