D'Amore-McKim School of Business

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Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim School of Business
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Established 1922
Type Private
Dean Dr. Hugh Courtney
Academic staff 119
Undergraduates 3,500
Postgraduates 800
Location Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Campus Urban
Affiliations Northeastern University
Website http://damore-mckim.northeastern.edu
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The Northeastern University D'Amore-McKim School of Business was founded in 1922 and the Graduate School of Business Administration in 1952. The D'Amore-McKim School of Business is accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The Co-op M.B.A. program matriculates a class of about 80 students each fall and spring. A typical entering class includes students from fifteen or more countries other than the United States. Career goals can be equally diverse. About 90 percent have work experience, and 65 percent have earned their undergraduate degrees in areas other than business.

Graduates of the program pursue careers in every function and industry, private and not-for-profit, around the world. A required course in career management ensures that graduates are adept both at securing their first jobs following the degree and advancing their careers in subsequent steps.

Naming Donation[edit]

On September 12, 2012, Northeastern University announced a $60 mil­lion gift by Northeastern Uni­ver­sity alumni Richard D’Amore, and Alan McKim, "the largest phil­an­thropic invest­ment in the university’s his­tory...[and] the fourth-largest gift to name a busi­ness school in the United States." As a result of the gift, Northeastern’s Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion was renamed the D’Amore-McKim School of Busi­ness.[1]

Degree programs[edit]

The college offers the BSBA and BSIB degrees and the graduate school offers the Master of Science and MBA degrees. Master of Science degrees are offered in Accounting, Taxation, Finance, International Business, and Technological Entrepreneurship. The school also offers several certificates including Advanced Study in Management, Supply Chain Management, and Technological Entrepreneurship.


MBA Programs

The 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, students 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 which is fulfilled through the international field study program. Students complete a required course curriculum in their first year followed by an elective based curriculum determined by their chosen career track in their second year. Career tracks include Finance, Marketing, and Operations & Supply Chain Management. The finance career track is further subdivided into Investments and Corporate Finance subtracks.

Northeastern's Evening MBA is a flexible, part-time program that allows students to complete the degree on their own timetable, set their own schedule, and specialize in an area that meets their career objectives. While selecting a specialization is not required, students can specialize in up to two of ten possible specializations.


Evening MBA Specializations


The college also offers High Tech MBA, Online MBA, and Executive MBA programs. In addition to their MBA and MS programs, Northeastern offers dual degrees combining the MBA degree with an MS or JD. Dual degree programs include MS Finance/MBA, MS Accounting/MBA, MS Nursing/MBA, and JD/MBA. The MS Finance/MBA and MS Accounting/MBA are obtained solely through the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, while the MS Nursing/MBA and the JD/MBA are obtained jointly through the School of Nursing and School of Law, respectively.

Rankings[edit]

In 2013, the undergraduate business school ranked 25th in the nation according to Business Week and in 2014 it ranked 19th. Northeastern also ranked No. 4 in Forbes Magazine as one of "America's Most Entrepreneurial Campuses." The EMBA program is ranked in the top 50 in the U.S. by the Financial Times and No. 21 in the nation by US News. The Finance Department is ranked No. 2 in the nation by Advances in Financial Education in terms of the number of publications in financial journals. In addition, undergraduate students have dominated case competitions against other Boston area business schools, winning nine of the last 11 Business School Beanpot competitions. The full-time MBA program was ranked #51 in the 2012 Bloomberg Businessweek report.[2] The program moved up five places since the last report published in 2010. Employer surveys have moved the Program from #57 to #48 nationally.[3]

The 360 Huntington Fund[edit]

The 360 Huntington Fund is a unique portion of Northeastern University's endowment managed directly by graduate business students.[4] Northeastern University is internationally known for its emphasis on experiential learning, which the university believes produces professionals better prepared to tackle real-world challenges. Finance is no exception. The first objective of the 360 Huntington Fund is to educate students by tasking them with real and serious capital allocation responsibility that fosters their development into knowledgeable, experienced analysts by graduation. The second objective is to add value to Northeastern University's endowment through investment choices that are likely to produce long term growth. The 360 Huntington Fund's prospectus details this investment strategy.

International Field Study Programs[edit]

Northeastern’s MBA international summer programs are designed to give students knowledge in and new perspectives regarding international business.[5] They aim to help students develop critical skills necessary to compete and succeed in the global market. All courses involve a multinational faculty and are taught in English. Each year students can apply to their choice of one of four destinations offered. Each program offers a unique opportunity to explore business outside the traditional classroom boundaries. 2013 program offerings included China, Russia, South America (Peru & Chile), and the Aegean Region (Turkey & Greece). In the past students have also gone to Brazil, Argentina, and India. The 2013 China IFS program visits through Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Beijing. The 2013 Russia IFS program visits Moscow and St. Petersburg. The 2013 South American IFS visits Lima, Peru and Santiago, Chile. The 2013 Aegean Region IFS will visit Istanbul, Turkey and Athens, Greece.