Frequently Asked Questions

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What degree programs does D’Amore-McKim offer?
Does the BS in International Business (BSIB) Program require study aborad?
Is there a foreign language requirement in the BS in International Business (BSIB) Program?
How is the BS in International Business (BSIB) experience different from study aborad?
What skills can I develop through the BS in International Business (BSIB) Program?
What career options will I have when I graduate with the BS in International Business (BSIB) degree?
Does D’Amore-McKim offer any combined majors?
Are there options for PlusOne Programs?
Will I have the opportunity to study abroad?
When do students declare their concentration and can they change it?
What is Co-op and how is it different than internships?
Is Co-op required for business students?
What kind of support does D’Amore-McKim provide for the Co-op search?
How are credits reviewed for Advanced Placement, International BACC and/or transfer credit?
When do new students enroll in courses?
Who can I contact with additional questions?


Q: What degree programs does D’Amore-McKim offer?

A: D’Amore-McKim students have the option of pursuing either a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) or a Bachelor of Science in International Business (BSIB). Both degree programs include the choice of at least one concentration area from the following business fields: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing and Supply Chain Management.

Q: Does the BS in International Business (BSIB) Program require study aborad?

A: Yes, the BSIB Program requires a minimum of one-year of immersion in another culture. This expatriate year is comprised of one semester of course work and a 6-month co-op in the host country. Students can choose to complete their expatriate year at one of 10 destinations. The academic semester and co-op are completed in the same host country. Students can also choose to complete a two-year immersion and earn a dual degree, one undergraduate degree from Northeastern and another from the partner university.

Q: Is there a foreign language requirement in the BS in International Business (BSIB) Program?

A: The BSIB Program has multiple destinations and some of these require foreign language proficiency. There are English speaking locations that do not require the addition of a foreign language but students who choose these destinations will need to complete an internationally focused minor.

Q: How is the BS in International Business (BSIB) experience different from study aborad?

A: The BSIB expatriate experience is a year-long immersion where students experience the academic environment alongside students from across the globe as well as those native to the host country. Coursework is conducted in the language of the host country at all BSIB partner locations except: China, Hong Kong and Japan. Co-op experiences at all locations, including China, Hong Kong and Japan require proficiency in the host country language. The year-long immersion in the host country culture allows for a deepened understanding of cultural norms and gives BSIB students the opportunity to begin to feel a part of their new community.

Q: What skills can I develop through the BS in International Business (BSIB) Program?

A: You will gain the technical competence, cultural sensitivity and professional confidence that result from working, studying, and living in an international setting. Living and studying abroad will both enhance your language skills and offer you a sophisticated appreciation for other cultures. You will acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills through your co-op experiences. You may, for example, learn to analyze sales risk in Spanish, discuss national transportation policies in French, or prescribe solutions to manufacturing problems in German.

Q: What career options will I have when I graduate with the BS in International Business (BSIB) degree?

A: The BSIB program gives you the opportunity to prepare yourself for a range of international or domestic positions. You might choose a career in international consulting, finance, marketing or management. Your understanding of global business markets combined with your classroom and cultural experiences will make you a valuable asset in any setting. Employers are impressed by the maturity and confidence that students gain during the year overseas.

Q: Does D’Amore-McKim offer any combined majors?

A: Yes, students can choose from the following combine major options:

  • Business Administration (Marketing) and Interactive Media
  • Computer Science and Business Administration
  • Economics and Business Administration
  • Information Science and Business Administration
  • Mathematics and Business Administration (Finance)
  • Political Science and Business Administration
Q: Are there options for PlusOne Programs?

A: Yes, D’Amore-McKim students can elect to earn an undergraduate and graduate degree in 5 years by pursuing any of the following PlusOne programs:

  • BSBA/MS in Accounting
  • BSBA/MS in Finance
  • BSIB/MS in Accounting
  • BSIB/MA in Finance
  • BSIB/MS in International Management
Q: Will I have the opportunity to study abroad?

A: Yes, students in the BS in Business Administration program can choose whether they wish to study or co-op aborad. Northeastern offers a large variety of study aborad options through the Global Experience Office. Students should meet with their Academic Advisor in D’Amore-McKim to discuss how courses aborad fit in to their curriculum before committing to a specific study aborad program.

Q: When do students declare their concentration and can they change it?

A: Concentration(s) can be declared during the spring semester of freshman year. To assist in this process, summaries of all concentration(s) and other career related information are provided to freshmen. Freshmen can remain "undecided business" into the sophomore year if unsure about a selection. Students can usually change their concentrations up to the junior year without adverse effects on their graduation year, but this depends on the amount of credits they transferred in upon matriculation.

Q: What is Co-op and how is it different than internships?

A: Co-op is an educational framework in which you alternate semesters of academic study with a 6-month time period of full-time employment. Co-op jobs are: full-time, typically paid, staff positions. Students apply, interview and compete for Co-op positions.

Side note: The NU Co-op website has a link to a nice video explaining Co-op and its benefits.

Q: Is Co-op required for business students?

A: As an integral component of our curriculum, each student is expected to complete a minimum of two six-month Co-ops in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. A third six-month co-op is optional.

Q: What kind of support does D’Amore-McKim provide for the Co-op search?

A: All D’Amore-McKim students are required to complete two courses that focus on the Co-op process. These 1.0 credit courses are taken alongside a full-time academic term and provide the information students need for a successful Co-op search. Beginning with industry information designed to help student narrow down their desired area of business, then transitioning to polishing a resume and preparing for the interview. Students are assigned a Co-op Coordinator who will help guide the Co-op search process, provide support while the student is on the job and review employer evaluations with the student after the Co-op is completed.

Q: How are credits reviewed for Advanced Placement, International BACC and/or transfer credit?

A: During the application/admissions process, all official transcripts and/or score reports should be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Please review the information about transferring credit published by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Students will have the chance to review their credits during the academic advising session at orientation. If additional credit has been taken, but has not been submitted, students should inform their academic advisor so they can provide guidance on the procedure to post the credit.

Q: When do new students enroll in courses?

A: D’Amore-McKim students are automatically enrolled in required coursework for their first semester. Academic Advisors review each student’s schedule for accuracy and make adjustments for any transfer credit where necessary. Students have a chance to review their enrollments during orientation.

Q: Who can I contact with additional questions?

A: Questions about the admissions process or application should be directed to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Questions regarding financial aid, scholarships, tuition and billing should be directed to the Student Financial Services Office.

Questions regarding D’Amore-McKim degree programs can be directed to ugbs@neu.edu this is a general e-mail and your request will be directed to the appropriate contact person for a reply.