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Where will you go next? Your D’Amore-McKim MS in Accounting opens doors to opportunity. In just seven months, you’ve earned a master’s degree and become prepared to sit for the CPA exam with advanced knowledge of real-world public accounting issues and challenges. But where to go next? You might be heading into your accounting career, or you may want to build upon your master’s education and expand your business experience.

Interested in an MBA?

Did you know that D’Amore-McKim makes considering the next phase of your advanced education easier through what we call stackable credits? Our educational model allows you to access learning you can use right away on the job, and start building credits toward an MBA for when you are ready. An MBA degree can deepen your knowledge, enhance your firsthand business experience, and demonstrate additional value to employers.

At D’Amore-McKim, the credits you have already earned through your MS in Accounting may be applied towards our Part-Time MBA program. That means that with 30 credits already under your belt, you could be halfway to your MBA already.

As an added benefit, you may qualify for the Double Husky scholarship—a 25% discount off of your MBA tuition.

Eligible MBA Program at D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Part-Time MBA

The D’Amore-McKim Part-Time MBA was designed to help you develop the in-demand business skills needed to tackle challenges encountered in the global marketplace. The Part-Time MBA program features concentrations in the areas that build on your strengths and career aspirations. Concentrations are offered in Corporate Finance, Corporate Renewal, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Management, International Business, Investments, Marketing, Mutual Fund Management, Supply Chain Management, or Technological Entrepreneurship.

Students who have successfully completed their MS in Accounting with a GPA of 3.0 or higher may be eligible to apply the 30 credits earned towards a Part-Time MBA, along with an additional 30 credits to fulfill the degree.

You may be eligible to waive the GMAT and GRE application requirement if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • A bachelor’s degree from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • You have passed all four parts of the CPA exam
  • A professional certification of CPA, CFA, or CFP

This program is held on Northeastern’s main Boston campus.

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Courses Needed to Complete Your MBA After Earning your MSA:

Course Description Details

Creating and Sustaining Customer Markets

Focuses on marketing analysis and planning. Emphasizes analysis of customer needs and company and competitor capabilities. This analysis forms the basis of a sound marketing strategy that provides value to customers in a way superior to competitors. Discusses how to deliver this strategy through the development of an integrated marketing program covering product offerings, pricing, promotion, and distribution. Includes professional accounting students.

3 credits

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Managing People and Organizations

Examines today’s evolving environment, in which effective utilization of human resources is a source of competitive advantage. To maximize the contribution of organizational members, managers must be able to understand, diagnose, and influence workplace behavior in the context of change. Topics include management of cross-functional teams and boundaryless organizations. Emphasis is on the role of corporate culture and distributed leadership.

3 credits

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Information Analysis

Provides students with basic information analysis skills and tools needed to manage effectively in today’s information-intensive business climate. Exposes students to analytical problems from different areas of business and the quantitative concepts and techniques that can analyze them. Course objectives are to improve the information analysis skills of the students, to provide students with a working knowledge of important statistical tools, to help students become more critical evaluators of studies and reports involving statistical and quantitative methods, and to improve skills in communicating the results of analyses. Offers students the opportunity to learn how to evaluate, analyze, and interpret data, and present their findings and conclusions that will be most useful for managerial decision making through the use of business applications and analytical software.

3 credits

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Managing Information Resources

Focuses on issues of the strategic uses of information technology for competitive advantage, support of business processes, information and control, digital business, integration of business with technology, organizational communication, and data management. Information has become a key resource in doing business. Managers must understand that high-quality information adds value to existing products and services, enhances the creation of new products, changes the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes, and affects relationships with customers, suppliers, and competitors.

1.5 credits

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Management of Service and Manufacturing Operations

Focuses on decision making by an operations manager. The operations manager’s major job function is to provide quality products and services desired by customers, on time and at a competitive cost. Helps the operations manager to perform this function in both the manufacturing and service sectors of the economy. Explores operations management concepts, techniques, and models. These include the optimum allocation and efficient utilization of manpower, materials, equipment, and technology at strategic and tactical levels in the organization. Topics include process analysis, capacity planning, materials management, resource allocation, quality management, and scheduling.

3 credits

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Managing the Global Enterprise

Focuses on the international business environment, and examines the influence on global decision making of such areas as the international economy and trade issues, legal and political context differences, governmental actions, cultural and ethical system differences, exchange rates and international currency markets, international institutions like the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund, and regional agreements like the European Union, NAFTA, and Mercosur. Also analyzes why firms internationalize their operations, how they can internationalize, and key areas such as international manufacturing, marketing, human resource management, and strategy.

3 credits

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Global Competition and Market Dominance

Trains managers to understand the competitive implications of global economic policies, the business effects of technological change, and the commercial imperatives of alternative political systems at a macro level. At a micro level, it creates a framework for industry analysis in a global setting that combines economic analysis, competitive analysis, and business decision-making skills.

3 credits

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Enterprise Growth and Innovation

Explores the challenges and processes for harnessing technological innovation for new-business development. Integrates technology strategy, innovation in marketing, product development, and organization design for the purpose of enterprise growth. Through readings, cases, and exercises, studies how firms from different industries gain competitive advantage through distinctive products and services, and leverage their technologies and skills into new emerging markets. Also focuses on processes for conceiving, financing, and organizing new ventures.

3 credits

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Strategic Decision Making in a Changing Environment

Focuses on strategy development and implementation for a line of business and for the corporation as a whole by adopting a top management perspective. Beginning with developing a mission statement and goals for the firm, focuses on environmental scanning, incorporating economic, technological, sociopolitical, and legal trends in conducting industry analysis, thus assessing opportunities and threats and the firm’s capabilities before formulating strategy that represents a fit between the environment and the firm. Discusses how to develop competitive advantage and assess competitive positioning, and studies how organizational structure and systems contribute to implementing strategy. Stresses the role of leadership and motivation before moving on to feedback mechanisms to assess success in strategy implementation, leading to revision of strategic plans as needed.

3 credits

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Electives

Choose 2 electives from the following areas of study: Accounting, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Entrepreneurship Technological, Finance & Insurance, Human Resources Management, International Business, Managerial Economics, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, Strategy.

6 credits