Power your learning with experience
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.
Manage a real mutual fund and grow your expertise
As a Part-Time MS in Finance/MBA student, you'll have the opportunity to build applied investment experience through the 360 Huntington Fund, a student-managed mutual fund that manages more than $1.2 million of Northeastern's endowment. Learn the responsibilities of running a real mutual fund as you make investment decisions with real-world implications. You'll gain unparalleled experience analyzing the finances of a company and writing original research reports about potential investments.
You could hold a position on the management team or work your way up to a leadership role. No matter what your experience level with managing stocks, you'll be part of a diverse group of students who research, recommend, and choose the stocks that make up the fund. You can participate in two ways:
- For credit. Earn 1 credit per semester by participating in the Fund with the option to fulfill an elective course requirement by participating in the Fund for three terms.
- As a non-credit club member. Attend meetings, ask questions, and absorb all of the day-to-day intricacies of managing investments.
As a Part-Time MS in Finance/MBA student, you'll have ample opportunities to dive headfirst into experiences that will give you a fresh perspective and in-demand skills. In this program, you can . . .
Apply to be part of the team that recommends stocks and manages investments for the 360 Huntington Fund. Launched in 2008, this nearly $1 million student-managed mutual fund represents experiential learning in its purest form.
Starting your own business venture? Work with mentors and access financial, marketing, and communications support—or put your expertise into practice and mentor a startup yourself.
Get intense exposure to the global business environment with this elective course, which immerses you in the business practices and culture of another country.
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.
The ecosystem that bridges the gap between academics and the professional world.
“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