Message from Dean Hugh Courtney

By: D'Amore-McKim School of Business


It is my great pleasure to present the inaugural edition of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business e-newsletter, your source for timely information on the school’s programs, people and progress.
The e-newletter will feature stories that focus on:

Program innovation. We are breaking new ground in business education and our programs are ranked among the world’s best. Our undergraduate program is ranked #25 in the U.S. by Bloomberg Businessweek, for example, and thanks to our unparalleled co-op program, #1 in the U.S. for student internships. This edition introduces our innovative student-run venture accelerator, IDEA, a vital component of our top-10-ranked entrepreneurship program

Student achievement. Our students hail from over 90 different countries but share a common passion for our unique educational model which integrates intellectually-challenging academic work with professional work experience. This edition features the story of Michael Creegan, a student in our top-ranked Bachelor of Science in International Business program, who leveraged co-op, classroom and extracurricular experiences to launch his diplomacy career.

Faculty thought leadership. Our faculty research shapes academic thought and business practice, and we are world leaders in the international business, innovation management, and corporate governance domains. This edition features our new “Leaders at Work” blog which seeks to translate our cutting-edge research results into implications for business practice.

Alumni success. Northeastern’s College of Business Administration became the D’Amore-McKim School of Business in September 2012 to honor the $60 million gift by alumni Rich D’Amore, '76 and Alan McKim, '88. Rich and Alan’s stories are unique, but countless other alumni are living lives of extraordinary impact, too, and our newsletter will feature such stories. This edition features a story on our Empower campaign and the leadership role that D’Amore-McKim alumni are playing in it.

I hope that you enjoy this e-newsletter and welcome your feedback.
Sincerely,
Hugh Courtney
Dean and Professor of International Business & Strategy