The Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program provides students with a broad knowledge base in the area of business and management that will prepare them for mid- and upper-level positions in both the private and public sectors, including the manufacturing, service, financial, institutional and government fields. The M.B.A. program offers a challenging and practical orientation to the complexities of modern business management and to the tools necessary for business decision-making. It consists of curricular studies in the Business Core and Elective Curriculum.

The College of Business and Management has a set of well-established Program Learning Goals and Learning Objectives across all programs that are assessed on a periodic basis. The College of Business and Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and is among the top five percent of the worldwide business schools offering degree programs. See the Dean’s Welcome for four compelling features to study in the College of Business and Management.

Credit hours required: 33

Admission Information

The program admits students for the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Program Benefits

Northeastern's M.B.A. program demonstrates quality through AACSB accreditation and offers an outstanding return on investment. Students who graduate from Northeastern have among the lowest student loan debt upon commencement (U.S. News & World Report 2015, 2016).

Northeastern's student body is exceptionally diverse, as is its faculty, representing more than 60 different countries from around the world. Students are encouraged to network in order to develop knowledge and skills needed in business. Northeastern's Alumni Association has a network of more than 62,000 individuals, including local and national financial institutions.

Program pathways are for traditional students and executives with foundation and core courses offered at convenient times through online, hybrid and traditional classroom settings.

Career Options

The M.B.A. program aims to prepare students for mid- and upper-level positions in both the private and public sectors, such as in the fields of manufacturing, service, financial, institutional and government. Potential career options may include, but are not limited to:

  • Financial Managers
  • Investment Bankers
  • Financial Analyst
  • Marketing Manager
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Communications Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Computer Systems Analyst

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Academic Catalog Information

Take a closer look at the Master in Business Administration and the courses offered toward the degree.

Business Administration, M.B.A.

Department and Contact Information

If you are interested in the program of have questions, please contact Management and Marketing at (773) 442-6121.

Management and Marketing

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