From the School

Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business provides its students undergraduate, graduate and executive with the education, tools, and experience necessary to launch and accelerate successful business careers. The school credits its success to expert faculty, close partnerships with the business community, and its emphasis on rigorous academics combined with experiential learning.

Overview

Applicants
601
Acceptance Rate
24%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.24
Years Work Experience
2.9
Average Age
26

Test Scores

GMAT
610 - 700
GPA
2.87 - 3.61

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

Overall

From the School

Degrees Offered

Northeastern University offers a full-time MBA program, a full-time dual-degree MBA/Master of Science in Finance, and a full-time Master of Science in Accounting/MBA program. The school also provides a range of programs for working professionals: the Part-time MBA, Master of Science in Finance, Master of Science in Accounting, Master of Science in Taxation, High Tech MBA program and Executive MBA program. Students may also pursue a JD/MBA program and a Master of Science in Nursing/MBA. All programs are offered on campus.

Academic Programs

The full-fime MBA curriculum at Northeastern University offers an integrated approach to business training. Throughout the first year students will work on developing content knowledge in key business disciplines and essential managerial skills in areas such as communications, negotiation and persuasion, project management and teamwork, and ethical decision-making. These skills are developed and reinforced through a series of modules and integrative exercises that occur in concert with specific core courses. MBA students will also fulfill a globalization requirement, which may be met by taking a course in global business and economics or by completing an overseas field experience. The six-month corporate residency work experience will run over the summer and fall following the first year and will give students the opportunity for full-time professional MBA-level employment with a corporate partner. These positions enable students to apply their newly acquired business skills, as well as to clarify and refine, or even redefine, career goals. In the second year, students will specialize in one of three career tracks by completing elective courses in an area of finance, marketing, or supply chain management/operations.

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.”


Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
233

66
Full-time
34
Part-time
25
Female
5
Minority

Specialities of faculty

Academic specialties of faculty
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Management and Organizational Development

Supply Chain and Information Management


International Business and Strategy

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

From The School

The Career Center's primary goal is to create opportunities for students to “connect” with employers by developing jobs, co-op assignments, industry briefings, corporate site visits, and strengthening the school's relationship with alumni. The Career Center offers individual assistance to students as they develop their career strategy. Advising sessions with a seasoned professional staff member provides students with the tools and contacts to expand their professional networks. In addition, the Career Center uses an on-line recruiting system which provides students access to internship and full-time positions offered by corporate partners. In the first year, MBA students complete a career management course designed to help students refine their interviewing and resume-writing skills, further develop their portfolios and career development plans. The Career Center works in partnership with the school's corporate partners to offer many networking events throughout the year.

Career Rating
95
Average Starting Salary
$76,038

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
82%
School Facilitiated
18%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
82%
School Facilitiated
18%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

33%
Marketing
31%
Finance/Accounting
22%
Operations/Logistics
7%
Information Technology
4%
Consulting
2%
Other

Graduates Employed by Region

91%
Northeast
7%
South
2%
Mid-Atlantic

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
Marketing / Sales 33% $74,000 $72,846 $55,000 $90,000
Finance / Accounting 31% $75,000 $75,885 $63,000 $89,000
Operations / Logistics 22% $76,500 $76,625 $70,000 $85,000
Information Technology 7% $75,000 $76,667 $70,000 $85,000
Consulting 4% $95,000 $95,000 $65,000 $125,000
Other 2% $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 $75,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Consumer Products 31% $73,500 $74,583 $63,000 $85,000
Technology 20% $85,000 $83,056 $55,000 $125,000
Financial Services 18% $75,000 $72,571 $63,000 $85,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 9% $76,500 $77,500 $72,000 $85,000
Manufacturing 7% $81,000 $82,000 $80,000 $85,000
Consulting 2% $65,000 $65,000 $65,000 $65,000
Non-profit 2%

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.

Overview

From The School

The tuition for the Full-time MBA program is $29,770. The tuition for the full-time MS in Accounting/MBA and MS in Finance/MBA programs is $42,587. Tuition for graduate programs for working professionals MS in Accounting: $12,530/term Part-time MBA, MS in Finance, MS in Taxation: $990/credit High Tech MBA: $1,105/credit Executive MBA: $68,250 Fees Medical insurance: $1,692 Student Activities Fee: $11 Student Recreation Fees: $40 (full-time), $15 (part-time) Housing, textbook and personal living costs for full-time students are approximately $18,000 per year. We offer merit-based scholarships and graduate assistantships to outstanding candidates each year. The criteria for these awards include a candidate's work history, leadership experience and potential, test scores and academic achievement. Scholarship awards range from $10,000 to full-tuition. Graduate assistantships award one-half of tuition or full-tuition with a stipend. Full-time MBA students also earn on average $25,000 during their six-month corporate residency.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Mar 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$38,432

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$24,997

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
91%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
72%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
99%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
94%

New Students Receiving Loans
47%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$42,990
Tuition (Out-State)
$42,990
Fees (In-State)
$622
Fees (Out-State)
$622

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,433
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,433
Fees (In-State)
$115
Fees (Out-State)
$115

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$22,000
Academic Expenses
$2,500

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
625
Out of State
45%

In State
100%
Foreign Countries Represented
26

Demographics

13.00%
Minorities
28.00%
International

37% female
63% male

Campus Life

From The School

MBA student clubs provide many opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills and put the theories they learn in the classroom to the test. The MBA Connection, the umbrella organization, coordinates clubs focused on key business disciplines. They frequently host social and networking events and bring in high-profile speakers—often Northeastern alumni. The clubs provide real-world experience. The Entrepreneurship Club, for example, runs a growth venture fund that provides early-stage funding to startup businesses. Students may also participate in business cases and business plan competitions throughout the year. In addition, students are active in the Communications and Leadership Club
Northeastern's campus includes nearly 40 research and education centers. The school's graduate business programs are housed in Dodge Hall, which offers wireless technology in its classrooms and throughout the building. In addition to case-study style classrooms, Dodge Hall features work-study rooms for students as well as a student lounge. Snell Library offers a cyber café with 24-hour computer access and wireless Internet. It houses over one million volumes and belongs to the Boston Library Consortium, a cooperative with the libraries of nineteen academic and research institutions. When students need to wind down, they can access first-class athletic and fitness facilities, including the state-of-the-art Marino Center, the Badger and Rosen SquashBusters building, and more.

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

From The School


Campus and Location

MBA student clubs provide many opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills and put the theories they learn in the classroom to the test. The MBA Connection, the umbrella organization, coordinates clubs focused on key business disciplines. They frequently host social and networking events and bring in high-profile speakers—often Northeastern alumni. The clubs provide real-world experience. The Entrepreneurship Club, for example, runs a growth venture fund that provides early-stage funding to startup businesses. Students may also participate in business cases and business plan competitions throughout the year. In addition, students are active in the Communications and Leadership Club

Facilities

Northeastern's campus includes nearly 40 research and education centers. The school's graduate business programs are housed in Dodge Hall, which offers wireless technology in its classrooms and throughout the building. In addition to case-study style classrooms, Dodge Hall features work-study rooms for students as well as a student lounge. Snell Library offers a cyber café with 24-hour computer access and wireless Internet. It houses over one million volumes and belongs to the Boston Library Consortium, a cooperative with the libraries of nineteen academic and research institutions. When students need to wind down, they can access first-class athletic and fitness facilities, including the state-of-the-art Marino Center, the Badger and Rosen SquashBusters building, and more.

Contact
Evelyn Tate
Director, Recruitment and Admissions

Address
350 Dodge Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Phone
617-373-5992

Email
gradbusiness@neu.edu
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Key Stats

601
Applicants
625
Size
24%
Acceptance Rate

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