Power your learning with experience

D'Amore-McKim's Experience Powered Learning

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Integrating classroom instruction and experience-powered learning is central to D'Amore-McKim. It's an approach that expands your knowledge base, develops your creative mindset, and prepares you to meet the shifting demands of today's business world.

Benefit from the financial leadership experience of faculty who have started companies themselves or invested in or consulted startups. Under their guidance, you'll study real-world business cases that give you invaluable context for the tools and techniques you're learning in class. And then, you'll apply your learnings through project-based work using actual company data and discover diverse new industries.

I earned my Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) Certification through my Portfolio Management class. My professor encouraged us all to get the certification. The BMC Certification is an amazing asset to have on my resume. In the financial world, Bloomberg is utilized daily. I have used it at every job. Very few people are actually ‘certified.' My certification will benefit me throughout my career.

Daria Bolotnikova, MS in Finance/MBA‘21

Earn three credits—and travel or help solve a project for a client

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Global Field Study

Get intense exposure to the global business environment with this elective course, which immerses you in the business practices and culture of another country.
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Washington, DC Residency

In this elective week-long residency, you'll meet with members of Congress, senior civil servants, business executives, lobbyists, and other officials to learn firsthand how public policy affects the U.S. and global economies.

Earn one credit—and expand your horizons

360 Huntington Fund

Apply to join the management team of a real mutual fund. No matter what your experience level with managing stocks, you'll learn invaluable skills in an environment that no simulated fund exercise can match. By participating, you can earn 1 credit per semester up to three times.
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IDEA Student-Led Venture Accelerator

Apply to become a Ready Stage Coach or a Venture Mentor and lend your expertise to budding startups on finance, marketing, or business strategy. You'll support NU entrepreneurs as they work to bring their big idea to market. By participating, you can earn 1 credit per semester. Consecutive semester commitment is requested.

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.

Emalie Hermans and Bailey Kane, both college of engineering students graduating in 2019, work in the IDEA lab in Hayden Hall

IDEA Student-Led Venture Accelerator

Get comprehensive support to bring your big idea to market—or volunteer to coach budding startups on finance, marketing, or business strategy.
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Bloomberg Business Lab

Access almost any piece of information you need about global markets and business using the powerful research and analysis tools leveraged by the financial services industry.


Participate in real-world data challenges to strengthen your skills and connect with a powerful network of like-minded students as you explore data's infinite applications.
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Join a supportive network of students and engage in peer-to-peer mentorship to apply data to strategic business decision-making. Participate as an expert or as a member.

Female Leaders

Join a supportive group where women challenge convention, push boundaries, and lead with impact. Connect with them on WhatsApp.
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Student Club Leadership

Support D'Amore-McKim's mission to educate leaders who make a difference in the world by taking a leadership role for a student club. Lead a team to complete an initiative or launch an event that takes a minimum of three weeks to execute.


The search for meaningful work experience can be challenging, especially when juggling a busy class schedule. A micro-internship may be the answer you're looking for.
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Virtual Work Experience

Virtual work experiences allow you to “work” for a real firm, but in a simulated format—so you can build your skills and your personal brand and explore what your day-to-day could look like working in different industries.