The D'Amore-McKim MBA curriculum** integrates academics with real-world experience. Our full-time MBA is a 60-credit program that can be completed in 24 months of full-time study, including a six-month paid corporate residency. In addition to building a strong foundation of business knowledge, you can gain practical experience by participating in a corporate residency, specializing in a career track, and completing a business plan project for a corporate partner. The curriculum also has a globalization requirement that can strengthen your ability to compete in the global marketplace. 

The program starts in Fall each year. Prior to the start of the program, you will complete pre-work in accounting, economics, and statistics. During orientation, you will participate in a week-long management intensive that assesses core competencies and helps build community through team-based projects. 

In the first year, you will take MBA foundation courses and participate in a career management course that helps prepare you for your corporate residency. You fulfill your globalization requirement during your first year through the International Field Study program, a field-based experience overseas.

From June through December, you can participate in a six-month, paid corporate residency at a leading company. When you return from corporate residency, you will focus your academic work in one of three chosen career tracks: Finance, Marketing, or Operations and Supply Chain Management. The curriculum in the second year also includes courses that emphasize strategy and enterprise growth, including a Business Plan Project where teams of students deliver actionable business growth plans for Northeastern's corporate partners.

Career Tracks

As a D'Amore-McKim MBA student, you will specialize in one of three career tracks

Our corporate partners have identified each of these areas as critical to their success in the global marketplace. Each track has an advisory board consisting of executives who provide expertise that helps shape the curriculum and the student experience. You can complete the requirements of your specialization by taking a rigorous five-course sequence within your chosen career track. You will also be paired with a mentor in your track who can offer advice and share best practices that can help guide you in your career.

Term Course Name Credits
Semester One (Fall) Marketing and Customer Value 4
  Economics for Managerial Decision Making 2
  Management of Information Resources 2
  Financial Reporting & Managerial Decision Making 4
  Effective Organizational and Human Behavior 3
  Career Management (note: meets Fall and Spring semesters, required for corporate residency) 0
Semester Two (Spring) Financial Management for Value Creation 4
  Data Analysis for Decision Making 2
  Operations Management 2
  Managing the Supply Chain 2
  Strategic Decisions for Growth 3
  Developing Critical Skills in Real Time (note: meets Spring semester with additional coursework due after corporate residency) 2
  Career Management (note: meets Fall and Spring semesters, required for corporate residency) 0
Semesters Three, Four and Five International Field Study 3
  Innovation and Enterprise Growth 3
  Global Management 3
  Career Track Courses 15
  Open Electives 6
  Total Credits: 60

**Please note: The curriculum is subject to change. 

Download MBA Student Learning Outcomes for this program (PDF).