D'Amore-McKim School of Business

 

Hugh G. Courtney, PhD, Dean

Peggy L. Fletcher, MBA, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Dean of Finance and Administration
Kate E. Klepper, MBA, Associate Dean of Graduate Programs
Mario J. Maletta, PhD, Senior Associate Dean of Academic Programs
Barbara Scott, MBA, Associate Dean of Marketing, Communications, and Corporate Relations
Emery A. Trahan, PhD, Senior Associate Dean of Faculty and Research

Undergraduate Office
250 Dodge Hall
617.373.3270
617.373.4804 (fax)
Cynthia Elcock, Academic Assistant, c.elcock@northeastern.edu

Modern business faces many opportunities and challenges due to increasing globalization of economies; political change; and the effects of foreign policy, technological advances, regulatory policies, and economic policies. The result is increased demand for highly educated individuals equipped to analyze and address this changing environment.

Programs in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business are designed for students who are preparing to take on managerial responsibility or starting their own companies. These programs seek to help students develop the ability to recognize and solve business and organizational problems and understand the role of business in the community, the nation, and the world. The school strives to assist students in becoming global citizens, designing innovative solutions, and developing their own professional paths and passions.

The school offers Bachelor of Science degrees in:

  • Business Administration 
  • International Business

For each degree program students must choose one of the concentrations listed below:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Finance
  • Management
  • Information Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management

The business curriculum is enhanced by courses in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. In addition to their academic courses, all students are required to complete a cooperative education plan.

Co-op provides a learning experience beyond the classroom. Textbook examples come to life in real-world business settings where business theories are applied to actual business problems. In turn, these experiences serve to stimulate inquiry and discussion back in the classroom. This interaction between college studies and cooperative education sets the stage for a lifetime of learning.

The undergraduate program of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business meets the standards of the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business for faculty and student quality, curriculum design, and overall university support.

After graduation, students may obtain jobs in all aspects of business, both domestically and internationally, as well as in nonprofits and government.

Additional Information for International Business

Globalization of the world economy, international trade, and the growth of multinational firms have created an increasing demand for managers who are equipped to address the complexities of international business. The D’Amore-McKim School of Business offers the Bachelor of Science in International Business (BSIB) to meet the needs of highly motivated students who are interested in careers in international business whether abroad or in the United States.

The primary purpose of the BSIB is to give students the opportunity to experience the challenges of an expatriate assignment that any manager may encounter during his or her career. The program requires that students complete an expatriate year of overseas study and work. To offer the BSIB program, the D’Amore-McKim School of Business partners with a group of business schools around the world that have a similar philosophy of preparing globally minded managers and encourages classroom study and work placements.

To earn the BSIB, students must complete both the academic and work components of the program.  Coursework may be completed in either four or five years.  The work component (co-op) consists of a minimum of two and potentially up to three placements. Students must complete a six month co-op in the host country where they studied. The overseas co-op takes place either immediately after or in conjunction with the students’ overseas study semester, which is determined by the host country. 

Many of our partners in Europe and Central/South America offer the opportunity for a dual degree.  The dual degree program allows students to spend two years at the partner school and earn a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern and the equivalent degree from the partner institution.

The D’Amore-McKim School of Business has designed a PlusOne program which combines the BSIB degree with a Master of Science in International Management (MSIM).  This option allows eligible students to overlap their last semester of their senior year with the first semester of a one year Masters program and gives the opportunity to earn the Undergraduate and Masters degrees in the timeframe of five years of study.

Students, in conjunction with their Academic Advisor, will determine an individual action plan to meet their needs. Students take the degree’s required courses in international business administration and choose a concentration from other business areas such as accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, management, information management, and supply chain management. In addition to this required functional concentration, students can choose to complete one or more additional concentrations.

BSIB students can choose from two expatriate year destination options. The first requires proficiency in a foreign language; the second requires the completion of a globally focused general minor. Both options require immersion in the local culture to sharpen their language proficiency, cross-cultural capabilities, and business skills.

1. Students who opt for an expatriate year destination in Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico or Spain must achieve proficiency in the host country language. Proficiency is determined by standardized examination.

Students who opt for an expatriate year  in China and Japan take their coursework in English. However, the program requires a strong language preparation that is essential to function in daily life and to broaden the students' options for securing a cooperative education work assignment.

2. Students who opt for the expatriate year  in England or Ireland must complete a globally focused general minor to earn the BSIB degree.  The following is a list of qualifying minors.

General Minor Options:

  • African Studies
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • East Asian Studies
  • Latino/a, Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Global Social Entrepreneurship
  • Emerging Markets
  • International Affairs
  • International Security Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Middle East Studies

Language Minor Options:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Academic Progression Standards

In addition to meeting the university progression standards, students must achieve a 2.000 GPA in business courses.

Freshmen must complete at least 32 semester hours (SH) in order to progress to sophomore status. Freshmen who earn fewer than 32 SH must make up the difference prior to graduation. Students beyond the freshman year must complete at least 16 SH each in-school (not on co-op) full semester and 8 SH each in-school summer half semester in order to progress to the next class standing.

Students who do not meet academic progression standards will be placed on academic probation and may be subject to dismissal from the university.

Pass/Fail Option

D’Amore-McKim School of Business students may opt to take courses on a pass/fail basis in accordance with university policy but should be aware that this policy applies to nonbusiness courses that will count as open electives only. Business courses may not be taken pass/fail under any circumstance.

Taking Courses While on Co-op

It is D’Amore-McKim School of Business policy that, with permission of their academic advisor, co-op coordinator, and employer, students may take a maximum of one class while on co-op during the fall, spring, or summer term.

External Transfer to the D’Amore-McKim School of Business

External transfer students are accepted from other academic institutions during the fall and spring terms. Applications and accompanying materials are submitted directly to the Admissions Office.

The D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University is accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and as such complies with the following regulations governing the transferring of credit:

Courses from an AACSB-Accredited Institution

Students may transfer a maximum of 80 SH of credit. A combination of 60 SH of nonbusiness courses and/or 28 SH of business courses will be accepted; 64 SH may be applied as credits toward the degree.

Courses from a Non–AACSB-Accredited Institution

Students may transfer a maximum of 60 SH of credit. A combination of 52 SH of nonbusiness courses and/or 20 SH of business courses will be accepted.

Some courses are not eligible for transfer. Check with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more details.

Graduation Requirements

The school reserves the right to amend programs, courses, and degree requirements to fulfill its educational responsibility to respond to relevant changes in the field.

Bachelor of Science degree candidates must complete all prescribed work of the curriculum in which they seek to qualify, currently 128 SH. The degree not only represents the formal completion of selected courses but also indicates professional study in the major or concentration. A GPA of 2.000 and a C average in all business courses are required for graduation.