Finance and Business Administration, MSFMBA

Today’s rapidly evolving business world is disrupting industries, and businesses need leaders highly skilled in both finance and business. The Full-Time MS in Finance/MBA combined degree program is designed to integrate business knowledge with a deep understanding of finance, preparing students to be the leaders that today’s business world demands.

The corporate residency will offer an invaluable experience at the intersection of business and finance. Students work on real projects and make significant contributions to a team. They can choose a three-month, six-month, or even two six-month residencies. Far removed from the typical internship, this will take their work experience to a whole new level—as a valued member of the team at a leading business, students will be fully integrated in company culture, working side-by-side with staff members to deliver on organizational goals.

Finance Major

Successful students will develop managerial potential and practical finance skills in key areas such as valuation, mergers and acquisitions, risk management, insurance, and investments. The Master of Science in Finance portion of the combined degree curriculum fulfills the necessary finance major requirements.

Concentration

Students select one business concentration. The analytics concentration is recommended. Additional concentration options include corporate innovation and venturing, entrepreneurship, business management for health care, international business, leading people and organizations, marketing, and operations and supply chain management.

MBA x offers students an opportunity to complete a 12-credit concentration with coursework in one of Northeastern’s eligible professional colleges. This concentration would replace the business concentration listed above.

Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.

Business Administration Core Requirements

Required Core
Marketing
MKTG 6318Customer Value and the Enterprise2
Strategic Decision Making
ACCT 6318Analyzing Accounting Data for Strategic Decision Making2
STRT 6318Strategic Planning for the Future2
Management
FINA 6318Financial Management2
HRMG 6318Managing the Organization2
SCHM 6318Managing Operations and the Supply Chain2
Innovation and Social Impact
BUSN 6363Social Impact of Business2
ENTR 6318Innovating and Creating Futures2
Career Management
BUSN 6200Career Management0
BUSN 6950MBA Skills Workshop0
Corporate Residency
BUSN 6964Co-op Work Experience0
Three-month, six-month, or two six-month Corporate Residency placement options

Finance Major Requirements

Required Core
FINA 6320Advanced Financial Management3
FINA 6202Analysis of Financial Institutions and Markets3
FINA 6203Investment Analysis3
FINA 6204International Finance Management3
FINA 6205Financial Strategy3
FINA 6206Finance Seminar3
Electives
Complete 6 semester hours of finance elective work (FINA).6

Concentration Options

Complete one of the following concentrations:

Concentration in Analytics

Required Core
BUSN 6365Business Analytics3
Electives
Complete 9 semester hours from the following:9
Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
Database Management Systems
Applied Econometrics
Computation and Visualization for Analytics
Information Design and Visual Analytics
Business Analytics Methods
Information Visuals and Dashboards for Business
Data Mining and Machine Learning for Business
Business Information Design, Quality, and Strategy
Driving Marketing Performance: Measure, Analyze, Profit
Marketing Analytics
Supply Chain Analytics
Workforce Metrics and Analytics

Concentration in Business Management for Health Care

Required Core
HINF 5105The American Healthcare System3
HRMG 6220Health Organization Management3
STRT 6220Strategic Management for Healthcare Organizations3
Complete 3 semester hours from the following:
FINA 6220Healthcare Finance3
or SCHM 6223 Managing Healthcare Supply Chain Operations
Optional Electives
Note: Electives are not required; the following course(s) are suggested beyond the concentration:3-9
Social Enterprise
Healthcare Finance
Business of Healthcare Informatics
Creation and Application of Medical Knowledge
Leadership
Negotiations
Managing Customer Engagement in a Service World
Consumer Behavior
Evaluating Healthcare Quality
Managing Healthcare Supply Chain Operations

Concentration in Corporate Innovation and Venturing

Required Core
ENTR 6320Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Dynamic Competition3
Electives
Complete 9 semester hours from the following:9
Design Systems
Enterprise Growth and Innovation
Business Planning for New Ventures
Business Model Design and Innovation
Competing in Dynamic, Innovation-Driven Markets
Intellectual Property and Other Legal Aspects of Business and Innovation
Acquisitions, Alliances, and Growth
Platform Innovation
Product Development for Engineers
Creating an Innovative Organization
Innovation for Next-Generation Products and Systems
Emerging and Disruptive Technologies
Lean Design and Development

Concentration in Entrepreneurship

Required Core
ENTR 6320Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Dynamic Competition3
Electives
Complete 9 semester hours from the following:9
Enterprise Growth and Innovation
Social Enterprise
Business Model Design and Innovation
Financing Ventures from Early Stage to Exit
Competing in Dynamic, Innovation-Driven Markets
Intellectual Property and Other Legal Aspects of Business and Innovation
Acquisitions, Alliances, and Growth
Platform Innovation
Entrepreneurial Finance and Venture Capital
Iterative Product Prototyping for Engineers
Product Development for Engineers
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling
Managing a Technology-Based Business
The Technical Entrepreneur as Leader

Concentration in International Business

Required Core
INTB 6208Global Management3
Electives
Complete 9 semester hours from the following:9
International Finance Management
Cultural Aspects of International Business
Competing to Win in Emerging Markets
Becoming a Global Leader
International Field Study
Doing Business in Emerging Markets
Advanced Topics in Global Management and Strategy
International Marketing

Concentration in Leading People and Organizations

Only one course outside HRMG and MGMT may be taken to fulfill the concentration.
Complete the following 12 semester hours:12
Creating an Innovative Organization
Leadership
A Management Perspective of Human Resource Management
Great Companies
Leadership for Environmental Sustainability
Power and Influence
Global Talent Management
Becoming a Global Leader
Negotiations
Workforce Metrics and Analytics

Concentration in Marketing

Required Core
MKTG 6320Advanced Marketing Management (Advanced Marketing Management)3
Electives
Complete 9 semester hours from the following:9
Marketing Research
International Marketing
New Product Development
Market Focused Strategy
Managing Customer Engagement in a Service World
Digital Marketing
Brand and Advertising Management
B2B and Strategic Sales
Consumer Behavior
Driving Marketing Performance: Measure, Analyze, Profit
Marketing Analytics
Special Topics in Marketing

Concentration in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Required Core
SCHM 6213Global Supply Chain Strategy3
Electives
Complete 9 semester hours from the following:9
Logistics and Transportation Management
Sourcing and Procurement
Supply Chain Analytics
Sustainability and Supply Chain Management
Managing Healthcare Supply Chain Operations
Demand Planning and Forecasting

MBA x Computer Science

Concentration in Artificial Intelligence
CS 5100Foundations of Artificial Intelligence4
CS 6120Natural Language Processing4
CS 6140Machine Learning4
Concentration in Cybersecurity
CY 5770Software Vulnerabilities and Security4
CY 6750Cryptography and Communications Security4
CS 6760Privacy, Security, and Usability4
Concentration in Data Science
CS 5200Database Management Systems4
CS 6140Machine Learning4
CS 6220Data Mining Techniques4
Concentration in Software Development
CS 5500Foundations of Software Engineering4
CS 5610Web Development4
CS 5520Mobile Application Development4

MBA x College of Science

Concentration in Biotechnology Industry
BIOT 5120Foundations in Biotechnology3
BIOT 5631Cell Culture Processes for Biopharmaceutical Production3
BIOT 6214Experimental Design and Biostatistics2
CHEM 7317Analytical Biotechnology3
Complete 1 credit of BUSN coursework1
Concentration in Bioinformatics
BINF 6308Bioinformatics Computational Methods 14
BINF 6309Bioinformatics Computational Methods 24
BINF 6200Bioinformatics Programming4

MBA x College of Arts, Media and Design

Concentration in Experience Design
Required
ARTG 5610Design Systems4
ARTG 6310Design for Behavior and Experience4
Electives
Complete 4 semester hours from the following:4
Experience Design Studio 1: Principles
Notational Systems for Experience
Prototyping for Experience Design
Concentration in Game Design and Analytics
Required
GSND 5110Game Design and Analysis4
GSND 6350Data-Driven Player Modeling4
Electives
Complete 4 semester hours from the following:4
Psychology of Play
Player Experience
Biometrics for Design
Data-Driven Player Modeling
Concentration in Data Visualization
Required
ARTG 5150Information Visualization Principles and Practices3
ARTG 5151Information Design Critique Seminar1
ARTG 5330Visualization Technologies 1: Fundamentals4
Electives
Complete 4 semester hours from the following:4
Visual Cognition
Information Design Theory and Critical Thinking
Information Design Mapping Strategies
Concentration in Media Innovation and Advocacy
Required
JRNL 5400Media and Advocacy in Theory and Practice4
JRNL 6340Fundamentals of Digital Journalism4
Electives
Complete 4 semester hours from the following:4
Information Visualization Principles and Practices
and Information Design Critique Seminar
Design for Storytelling
Topics
Telling Your Story with Data

Electives

Experiential Requirement
Complete 3 semester hours of experiential coursework:3
Experiential Education
Washington Campus Seminar
Global Project
International Field Study
Fund Management for Analysts
Fund Management for Managers
Open Electives
In consultation with faculty adviser, complete 6 semester hours from the following subject areas:6
ACCT, BUSN, ENTR, FINA, HRMG, INTB, MECN, MGMT, MKTG, SCHM, STRT, and TECE
Interdisciplinary Requirement
Complete 6 semester hours outside of D'Amore-Mckim School of Business; please consult program director for course options:6
Arts and Culture Organizational Leadership
Design for Behavior and Experience
Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
Database Management Systems
Introduction to Data Management and Processing
Applied Econometrics
Iterative Product Prototyping for Engineers
Product Development for Engineers
Data Mining for Engineering Applications
Computation and Visualization for Analytics
Special Topics in Industrial Engineering
Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Design for Storytelling
Economic Analysis for Law, Policy, and Planning
Environmental Issues in Manufacturing and Product Use
Introduction to Computational Statistics
Information Design and Visual Analytics
Nonprofit Financial Resource Development

Program Credit/GPA Requirements

67 total semester hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required