Application Process

International Field Study Programs are open to students in the Northeastern University’s MBA programs. Other Northeastern University graduate students and MBA students from AACSB-accredited schools will also be considered on a space available basis and with approval from their program director. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 12 semesters hours (15 quarter hours) of graduate credit or the equivalent at the conclusion of the Spring 2017 semester, be in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or better) and be familiar with basic economics and the economic system and foreign trade structure of their own country. Online MBA students must have completed 23 credits at the conclusion of the Spring 3 term and be in good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Space on each trip is limited. Preference is given to those Northeastern graduate business students where the trip is an academic requirement. Applicants must rank order each trip in order of their preference and trips are generally assigned based on this preference and in the order in which a completed application is received. However, exceptions may be made in order to achieve program balance and to foster diversity among participants. The number of spaces allocated to any one of Northeastern’s graduate business programs may be limited.

Limited space may be made available to non-business students with specific experiences or career objectives relevant to the program outline.

To complete your application please include*:

  • Completed Application
  • A non-refundable deposit of $250.00** (check payable to Northeastern University). Note: If a student cannot be accommodated in a course or if the desired course is canceled, the deposit will be refunded. Please include your NU ID number on the memo portion of the check.

Trips will be filled based on the time each student submits his/her application. All applications and deposits of $250 (check made payable to Northeastern University) must be submitted by 9:00 AM on Friday, December 23, 2016; completed applications must be emailed to and deposit checks must be brought to 350 Dodge Hall.

For questions regarding the academic aspect of the course (syllabus, academic requirements, etc.), please contact the faculty member leading the trip. For logistical questions (travel, finances, course registration, etc.), please contact Evelyn Gonzalez at 617.373.5999 or at

*MSIB students will be given a separate application

**Not relevant for MSIB students