D’Amore-McKim School of Business – Northeastern University

Northeastern University Full-Time MBA Program Structure

Northeastern University full-time MBA at D’Amore-McKim School of Business is intended to be completed within two consecutive academic years, including a six-month paid corporate residency and a global consulting project.

Curriculum

The 60-credit Northeastern University full-time MBA program begins with MBA foundation courses and a career management course. Students fulfill their globalization requirement during their first year through the Global Projects consulting course, a field-based experience overseas. Students also take a non-credit Career Management course and a MBA Skills Workshop as prerequisites for the corporate residency program. The courses prepares students for the career planning process by covering topics such as résumé writing, mock interviews, job search strategy, salary negotiation, communication skills, business analysis, ethics, etc.

Between their first and second years, students take a three unit course called the Global Project Consulting Course. The course includes pairs students up with a global partner organization to solve problems based on current issues. The class also includes a trip abroad to give students hands-on experience working in an international capacity. On each trip, students attend talks by guest speakers, meet with regional officials, and visit various business firms in order to gain practical exposure to the global business theory taught in the classroom. They spend the rest of the summer and the following fall semester—June through December—in their Corporate Residency, a six-month paid internship with one of Northeastern’s corporate partners.

When they return from their Corporate Residency, students take two additional required courses, “Innovation and Enterprise Growth” and “Global Management,” and focus their academic work in one of five career tracks—Entrepreneurship, Finance, Healthcare Management, Marketing, or Supply Chain Management—by taking a rigorous five-course sequence within their chosen track. Each track has an advisory board of executives who help shape the curriculum and student experience, and each student is paired with a mentor who offers advice to guide students in their chosen careers. Students also take two electives during their last semester.

Class Profile

The Northeastern University full-time MBA class has an average of 70 students with an average GMAT score of 633 and an average undergraduate GPA of 3.3. About 46 percent of the classes are female, with international students comprising 31 percent. Members of the class generally have an average of 3.3 years of professional experience before matriculating at Northeastern.

Careers

Northeastern D’Amore-McKim offers a Graduate Career Center specific to its MBA programs through which students can work with a career advisor to aid in their job search, review their résumé and application materials, and develop their networking strategy. In addition, the Graduate Career Center hosts the Northeastern MBA Career Fair each September and February, during which representatives from companies recruit and students have the opportunity to interview. The Center also hosts executive lunches, mock interviews and trainings, and helps students develop their personal brand and assists with both corporate residency and full-time job searches.

Around 96 percent of Northeastern University full-time MBA students started jobs within three months of graduation. Graduates earned an average salary of $81,797 with a top base salary of $125,000.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Northeastern University full-time MBA program costs $1,560 per credit hour for the academic year. The total cost for the program is $98,360. Full-time students at the Boston campus pay $560 in fees.

All admitted students are automatically considered for a scholarship; no separate application is necessary. Scholarships range from 25 percent to 100 percent of tuition and are based on undergraduate record, professional experience and recommendations, GMAT score and other relevant application materials.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree.

Applicants must submit a completed online application, two letters of recommendation, a professional résumé, transcripts from each college or university attended, GMAT or GRE scores, personal statement, and a $100 application fee. International students from non-English-speaking countries must also submit score reports from the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic, and non-citizens who are permanent residents must submit their Green Card. An interview is required for admission and is extended by invitation only.

Admission Deadlines

Round 1 applicants must submit their materials by November 1 and will receive admissions decisions by December 20. Round 2 applications are due on January 15, and applicants will receive final admissions decisions by February 28. There are two additional deadlines on March 15 and April 15, with notification by May 4 and June 1, respectively. All international students and those who wish to be considered for scholarships must apply by March 15.