Overview

Applicants
596
Acceptance Rate
22%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.29
Years Work Experience
3
Average Age
26

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
600 - 690
GPA
3.03 - 3.69

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 1

Regular Application Deadline
April 15

Round 1
November 1

Round 2
January 15

Round 3
March 15

Round 4
April 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Letters of Recommendation
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience
Other Factors

SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
243

72
Full-time
28
Female
28
Part-time
5
Minority


Students Say

Northeastern offers both full-time and part-time MBA tracks, as well as online MBA options. The part-time program has three options: an Evening MBA, an Executive MBA, and a High Tech MBA. The biggest perk of a part-time MBA is “flexibility.” Students can keep their full-time jobs and organize their class schedules around them. The full-time program is two years long and includes the famous “Corporate Residency” in which students are given paid internships for six months with a business in the Boston area. Most students admit this is why they chose Northeastern for their MBA. “The opportunity to work with a company for six months will allow me to learn more about the company, be involved in a project from start to finish, and impress hiring managers.” Also, the program “has a great reputation.” Students who enter the school hoping for a career change find the internship indispensable. In addition to the opportunity to gain tangible field experience and get paid for it, many mention “Northeastern also provided more scholarship funds than any other school.” Other highlights of the program are “the required international field study” and the “manageable class sizes of around 35 students.” Also, “the quality of professors is very high.” “Northeastern has done an excellent job recruiting professors from top-tier schools.” “All of them have Ph.D.s, and the Boston area has such an academic wealth that many teachers are of very high quality.” Professors are “easy to approach” and incorporate a “great teaching style” in their classrooms. “Courses are designed to allow students to understand each discipline in a managerial/decision-making way.” Professors also “coordinate projects and exams with each other” and are “very available outside of class.”
Students do notice that some courses aren’t as engaging as others. “There is a noticeable difference in energy between the first-year, full-time classes and the second-year, evening classes (not nearly as strong).” Still, most students feel the school “deserves a better ranking.”


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
The School offers an "Understanding Sustainability Strategies" course that introduces students to the skills necessary to operate in the emerging environment of sustainability-focused management.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
The D'Amore-McKim School of Business recognizes the growing importance of and need to train business leaders who are sustainability-savvy. Our Business Sustainability Initiative encourages and supports programs that promote sustainability in research, teaching, and service as well as in collaborations with industry and other colleges in the university.

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$81,797
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
95%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
68%
School Facilitiated
32%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
100%
School Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

36%
Operations/Logistics
14%
Finance/Accounting
10%
Marketing
10%
Consulting
5%
General Management
2%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

83%
Northeast
5%
International
2%
Mid-Atlantic
2%
South
2%
West

Students Say

“There is a great deal of emphasis placed on each student’s career development. The career center team makes sure that every student has the opportunity to get placed in a six-month paid corporate residency position.” Students also praise the “variety of businesses” participating in the program. “You are given an executive-level mentor and even participate in six executive networking lunches during your first year.” The luncheons are limited to six students, so each gets “individual attention” from the executives, who are from “top companies.” In addition to the Executive Luncheon Series, there are “Insider Insight Sessions, guest speakers, and an alumni database.” These opportunities are why most students say they chose Northeastern. The career center doesn’t stop at internships; it also places students in full-time positions. Students say Northeastern has “high placement rates.”
Of the past year’s graduating class, 71 percent had accepted job offers by graduation, and 95 percent had accepted offers three months after graduation. Students were hired by the following companies: IBM Corporation, Raytheon, Staples, Inc., W.R. Grace & Co., and Ernst & Young.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Operations / Logistics 36% $76,000 $82,385 $55,000 $105,000
Finance / Accounting 14% $75,000 $83,333 $60,000 $115,000
Consulting 10% $87,500 $93,750 $75,000 $125,000
Marketing / Sales 10% $69,450 $71,725 $60,000 $88,000
General Management 5% $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000
Other 2% $55,000 $55,000 $55,000 $55,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 31% $85,000 $87,462 $125,000 $65,000
Consumer Products 10% $67,500 $69,500 $55,000 $88,000
Financial Services 10% $75,000 $81,986 $115,000 $60,000
Manufacturing 7% $73,000 $81,333 $66,000 $105,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 7% $70,000 $70,000 $75,000 $65,000
Other 7% $75,000 $80,000 $55,000 $110,000
Consulting 5% $87,500 $87,500 $80,000 $95,000
Media / Entertainment 2%
Petroleum / Energy 2% $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000

Prominent Alumni

Alan McKim
Chairman and CEO, Clean Harbors, Inc.

Richard D'Amore
Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners

Jeff Bornstein
CFO of General Electric

Manuel Henriquez
Founder, Chairman and CEO, Hercules Technology Growth Capital

Nikesh Arora
Vice Chairman, SoftBank Corporation & CEO, SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$37,456

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$31,192

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
83%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
78%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
100%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
100%

New Students Receiving Loans
34%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$44,280
Tuition (Out-State)
$44,280
Fees (In-State)
$325
Fees (Out-State)
$325

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,476
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,476

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$25,350

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
528
Part Time
68%

In State
61.0%
Out of State
39.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
66

Demographics

12.00%
Minorities
39.00%
International

31% female
69% male

Campus Life

Students Say

“The NEU MBA program is very social.” “There is a sense of friendly competition, but at the end of the day, everyone wants to see each other succeed.” “The students in my program opened up quickly to each other.” “Our class became one large group of friends by the end of the first year.” Students describe each other as “easy going, intelligent, spirited, inspirational, and fun.” Another says fellow classmates are “outgoing, realistic, pragmatic, and down to earth.” Some students did mention a social gap between those entering fresh from undergrad and more experienced students. However, they all tend to be “supportive of each other.” The small class size “leads to very strong bonds.”
Most students mention location as one of the main reasons why they chose Northeastern. “The location of the school within Boston cannot be better. It is next to the Museum of Fine Arts. It has its own stop on the subway and is connected to the greater Boston area via public transportation.” “Most students stay on campus all day.” The school is located in what is known as the Fenway Cultural District. Even though it’s in an urban setting, it has trees, green quads, and is a beautiful space.

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Evelyn Tate
Director, Recruitment and Admissions

Address
350 Dodge Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States

Phone
617-373-5992

Fax
617-373-8564

Email
gradbusiness@neu.edu