In today's digital-first economy, you need new skills to succeed in financial services. In our Part-Time MS in Finance/MBA program, you'll gain far more than a conventional finance education. You'll unlock the interdisciplinary skills needed to identify and solve old and new business problems and create effective and innovative financial solutions. You'll also gain the knowledge and insight that will prepare you to navigate the complex, tech-driven business world while you prepare to lead in finance.
- Program Structure: 72 credits total with 33 credits from MBA curriculum, 12 finance credits, and 27 elective credits
- Class Schedule: Monday–Thursday evenings at 5:20 or 7:30 p.m.
- Classes Start: Begin classes in September or January
- Time to Complete: Less than four years, on average
Part-Time MS in Finance/MBA| Typical program timeline
build knowledge aligned with the Chartered Financial Analyst exams
powerful degrees combined
- Learn from financial experts at top firms and entrepreneurs who have led through times of rapid change
- Build skills to leverage data and technology in financial decision-making
- Choose a concentration in the specific area of finance that's aligned with your career goals
- Gain experience performing equity research and portfolio management with the student-managed 360 Huntington Fund
- Apply what you learn in class to actual business challenges through your class projects
- Benefit from personalized career guidance from the D'Amore-McKim Graduate Career Center
- Create a new schedule each semester to learn at a pace that fits your life
Meet some of our students
“It was important to me that I learn from professors who could integrate real-world applications into our lessons. I wanted a program where my class schedule was flexible enough to accommodate my interests, full-time job, and personal life. D'Amore-McKim checked all three boxes.” says Zoe Calianos, MS in Finance/ MBA'24
“I originally wanted to get my MBA, but when I learned about the combined degree option, for me it was a no-brainer. If you have the opportunity to do both, why not do both?” says Daria Bolotnikova, MS in Finance/ MBA'21
“I'm really looking to continue my career in finance and develop as a manager and leader. The Master's in Finance portion broadens my knowledge of finance and strengthens my day-to-day work at Acadian.” says Brian Whyte, MS in Finance/ MBA'22
- 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.
Part-Time MS in Finance/MBA
|Application Deadlines||Decision Notifications||Classes Begin|
|Oct. 5, 2023||Rolling Basis||January|
|Nov. 9, 2023||Rolling Basis||January|
|Dec. 7, 2023||Rolling Basis||January|
|Feb. 1, 2024||Rolling Basis||September|
|March 21, 2024||Rolling Basis||September|
|May 9, 2024||Rolling Basis||September|
|June 7, 2024||Rolling Basis||September|
|July 3, 2024||Rolling Basis||September|
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Northeastern Student Financial Services publishes the tuition rates for the Part-Time MS in Finance/MBA program. Under the “Graduate Programs” section, the cost per credit appears next to “D'Amore-McKim School of Business Programs.”
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. As a Part-Time MBA applicant, you'll automatically receive consideration for a merit scholarship. The following scholarships are also offered for the Part-Time MBA program: AmeriCorps/Teach for America, City Year, Prospansica MBA Scholarship, Posse MBA Scholarship, Reach Out MBA Fellowship, Returned Peace Corps, and The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Graduate Fellowship.
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.
Scholarships and Fellowships
Northeastern and D'Amore-McKim offers and partners with organizations that provide a variety of scholarships and fellowships to foster diversity and inclusion. Examples of these include The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Graduate Fellowship, Prospansica MBA Scholarship, Posse MBA Scholarship and Reach Out MBA Fellowship.
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.
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 Center, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, Office of Global Services, and many more.
In our Part-Time MS in Finance/MBA program, you'll integrate comprehensive business knowledge with a deep understanding of finance. If you want to pursue the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, your coursework will help you prepare for the exams. Choose from 15 highly relevant concentration options to customize your learning and focus. You'll customize your learning aligned with your professional goals so that you gain the financial and analytical knowledge you need to address the challenges of today's business landscape proactively.
The learning experience is intense and rigorous, but the format is flexible so that you can balance work and life responsibilities. Our world-class finance and business faculty will help you hone the in-demand skills you need to succeed. They'll support you as you apply classroom learnings to actual business challenges you encounter in-class projects and your professional life.
ACCT 6200 | 3 Hours
Continues ACCT 6200, offering the second of a two-course sequence that focuses on the acquisition, measurement, and management of firm resources. Critical to the effective planning, implementation, and management of successful business strategies is the ability to measure and manage the commitment and utilization of entity resources. Focuses on contemporary methods and frameworks used in the process of measuring, analyzing, and allocating firm resources to achieve strategic and operating objectives. Required course for co-op MBA/part-time MBA.
ACCT 6201 | 1.5 Hours
Examines today's evolving environment, in which effective utilization of human resources is a source of competitive advantage. To maximize the contribution of organizational members, managers must be able to understand, diagnose, and influence workplace behavior in the context of change. Topics include management of cross-functional teams and boundaryless organizations. Emphasis is on the role of corporate culture and distributed leadership.
HRMG 6200 | 3 Hours
Focuses on the international business environment, and examines the influence on global decision making of such areas as the international economy and trade issues, legal and political context differences, governmental actions, cultural and ethical system differences, exchange rates and international currency markets, international institutions like the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund, and regional agreements like the European Union, NAFTA, and Mercosur. Also analyzes why firms internationalize their operations, how they can internationalize, and key areas such as international manufacturing, marketing, human resource management, and strategy.
INTB 6200 | 3 Hours
Provides students with basic information analysis skills and tools needed to manage effectively in today's information-intensive business climate. Exposes students to analytical problems from different areas of business and the quantitative concepts and techniques that can analyze them. Course objectives are to improve the information analysis skills of the students, to provide students with a working knowledge of important statistical tools, to help students become more critical evaluators of studies and reports involving statistical and quantitative methods, and to improve skills in communicating the results of analyses. Offers students the opportunity to learn how to evaluate, analyze, and interpret data, and present their findings and conclusions that will be most useful for managerial decision making through the use of business applications and analytical software.
MGSC 6200 | 3 Hours
Focuses on issues of the strategic uses of information technology for competitive advantage, support of business processes, information and control, digital business, integration of business with technology, organizational communication, and data management. Information has become a key resource in doing business. Managers must understand that high-quality information adds value to existing products and services, enhances the creation of new products, changes the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes, and affects relationships with customers, suppliers, and competitors.
MGSC 6204 | 1.5 Hours
Focuses on the integrative management of processes and activities involved in transformation and delivery of goods and services. Offers students an opportunity to obtain foundational knowledge on operations and supply chain management concepts, techniques, and functions. Topics covered include sourcing and procurement, manufacturing and service operations, process design and control, quality management, capacity planning, demand planning and forecasting, inventory management, transportation and distribution management, interfirm relationship management, and attendant information flows.
SCHM 6201 | 3 Hours
Focuses on strategy development and implementation for a line of business and for the corporation as a whole by adopting a top management perspective. Beginning with developing a mission statement and goals for the firm, focuses on environmental scanning, incorporating economic, technological, sociopolitical, and legal trends in conducting industry analysis, thus assessing opportunities and threats and the firm's capabilities before formulating strategy that represents a fit between the environment and the firm. Discusses how to develop competitive advantage and assess competitive positioning, and studies how organizational structure and systems contribute to implementing strategy. Stresses the role of leadership and motivation before moving on to feedback mechanisms to assess success in strategy implementation, leading to revision of strategic plans as needed.
STRT 6200 | 3 Hours
Trains managers to understand the competitive implications of global economic policies, the business effects of technological change, and the commercial imperatives of alternative political systems at a macro level. At a micro level, it creates a framework for industry analysis in a global setting that combines economic analysis, competitive analysis, and business decision-making skills.
MECN 6200 | 3 Hours
Focuses on marketing analysis and planning. Emphasizes analysis of customer needs and company and competitor capabilities. This analysis forms the basis of a sound marketing strategy that provides value to customers in a way superior to competitors. Discusses how to deliver this strategy through the development of an intergrated marketing program covering product offerings, pricing, promotion, and distribution. Includes professional accounting students.
MKTG 6200 | 3 Hours
Explores the challenges and processes for harnessing technological innovation for new-business development. Integrates technology strategy, innovation in marketing, product development, and organization design for the purpose of enterprise growth. Through readings, cases, and exercises, studies how firms from different industries gain competitive advantage through distinctive products and services, and leverage their technologies and skills into new emerging markets. Also focuses on processes for conceiving, financing, and organizing new ventures.
INNO 6200 | 3 Hours
Highlights the role of financial management as a source of value creation in a competitive global environment characterized by rapid technological, personal, and market changes. Offers students an opportunity to develop tools and techniques of financial analysis and valuation to support financial decision making. Presents future managers with actual business problems to learn to apply the tools of financial analysis to strategic decisions faced by the firm, such as capital budgeting and capital structure.
FINA 6200 | 3 Hours
Familiarizes students with domestic and international financial markets and the securities traded therein. Discusses a variety of techniques for valuation of financial assets and relies heavily on quantitative methods. Critically analyzes such qualitative concepts as market efficiency, intrinsic value, and risk. The contents of this course, descriptive, theoretical, and applied, should provide students with the ability to build unique valuation models to suit the particular investment alternative they wish to scrutinize. Also provides students with an understanding of how investment theory and investment practice relate.
FINA 6203 | 3 Hours
Develops specific concepts, policies, and techniques for the financial management of the multinational firm. Topics include operation of the foreign exchange markets, foreign exchange risk management, sources and instruments of international financing, foreign direct investment and the management of political risk, multinational capital budgeting, and financing control systems for the multinational firm.
FINA 6204 | 3 Hours
Develops financial, analytical, and communication skills necessary to develop and implement a financial strategy consistent with firm value creation in a dynamic environment. Stresses the impact of ethical and legal considerations, global markets, and technological innovation on efficient economic outcomes. Emphasizes written and oral communication skills. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to identify and analyze a firm's strategic opportunities and propose a suitable financial strategy that is consistent with firm value creation.
FINA 6205 | 3 Hours
Structures discussion of current topics in the finance literature. Students read and present the works of leading researchers. Topics are broad and may cover various areas of corporate finance, investments, and institutions. Students also complete an original project emphasizing current methodologies of analysis.
FINA 6206 | 3 Hours
Complete 12 semester hours of graduate-level FINA courses.
D'Amore McKim School of Business electives selected in consultation with your advisor. Additional finance courses may be taken as electives.
The following is a sample curriculum and is subject to change. Enrolled students should reference the academic catalog for current program requirements.
Concentrations: You can choose up to two
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Master a range of financial, analytical, and communication skills for increasing profitability and shareholder value.
Develop the knowledge, perspective, and leadership skills needed to be an agent of change and renewal within established organizations.
Become a corporate turnaround specialist by learning to lead companies through bankruptcy, workouts, and restructuring to a successful outcome.
Develop the knowledge, skills, and perspective necessary to conceptualize, launch, manage, and grow a new business.
Master a range of financial, analytical, and communication skills for increasing profitability and shareholder value.
Become a knowledgeable manager of assets for individuals or institutions, building your expertise in capital allocation, valuation, and risk management.
Become a resilient and resourceful leader by learning to manage the human side of business.
Learn how to build relationships with your customers and create a brand or product that engages them.
Learn analytics skills taught from a marketing perspective—and create agile strategies that put your customers first.
Gain a holistic perspective on how markets and organizations function across economies—and master the technical skills for day-to-day management of mutual or hedge fund assets.
Learn to expertly manage the flow of goods and services in order to grow your company's bottom line.
Learn to create sound business strategies that make a positive impact on the world.
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