The D'Amore-McKim School of Business is globally recognized as the leading experience-based business school preparing students for organizations seeking highly motivated business leaders. The Business School offers both a five-year cooperative education model as well as a four-year cooperative education model leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (BSBA).
Students who select the five-year program will follow an established business core curriculum, including an introduction to business course, accounting, finance, marketing and other required business classes. They are also required to take classes outside of business, providing a well-rounded education. Additionally, students may choose to take electives in other colleges at Northeastern University, giving them the opportunity to explore other areas of interest.
Students select their primary business concentration during their freshman year but have the flexibility to change or add another concentration as they learn more about business through their course work and co-op experiences. As students continue to work toward their degree, they follow the core business curriculum which incorporates courses from their selected concentration. A capstone strategy course provides a final that integrates the student's coursework and co-ops in the senior year. The program offers two six-month co-ops with an option for a third.
Students who select the four-year program complete the same academic and co-op requirements as those who enter the five-year program. They have fewer vacation periods and they do not have the option of participating in a third cooperative education experience. The four-year program is best suited to students who have selected an area of graduate study or a career path early in their academic careers.
The D'Amore-McKim School of Business offers seven concentrations in the principal fields of business:
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
- Management Information Systems
- Supply Chain Management
By the end of freshman year, students are asked to declare an initial concentration. Each concentration requires four courses in one specific area of business.