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About Northeastern’s Online MBA

Learn more about our flexible Online MBA program designed for busy working professionals like you. Get a better understanding of the concentrations we offer, our curriculum, our world-class faculty, and the support offered to online students.

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At Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business, our online master of business administration program, delivered in a flexible format, is designed specifically for busy working professionals like you. With a practice based education and distinguished world class faculty, we’re committed to educating the business leaders of tomorrow.

Northeastern University is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Choose the general MBA, or a specialization based on the most important issues facing businesses today.

Your success is important and that’s why we’ve developed a multi-level network that supports your MBA experience all the way through graduation. With nine start dates throughout the year and the ability to complete the program in as little as two years, explore the possibilities that Northeastern University online MBA can provide you. What are you waiting for? Contact us for more information.

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Degree Impact on Students

Listen to five Northeastern University graduates discuss how earning a graduate business degree has impacted them both professionally and personally. Plus, watch as they talk about some of their favorite aspects of the online graduate program.

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Kevin Sahotsky:
The program has impacted my career in an incredibly positive way. I had a full-time job for a good period of time and I was on a great track. The MBA allowed me to take that next step in my career to an executive level and that’s been extremely positive. Personally, the MBA has given me the confidence to look forward with a lot of things that I do and push harder knowing that I have a great background from Northeastern University.

Amy Brown:
Professionally, it was immediate. I was given a promotion in June. I just finished a program in August. My employer saw how dedicated I was to my schoolwork as well as managing my day-to-day work obligations. So, it was immediate for me.

Brian Pellegrini:
It allowed me to more directly implement the things that I had learned at my job. And it’s allowed me to take on a new role as – a more senior role.

Isabela Danielsen:
Wonderful point that Northeastern makes is to ensure that the faculty is available to support students, even from a distance. Those interactions were fantastic because it taught me skills that actually I applied today at my work ‘cause around 75% of what I do is done with facilities all over the world. So, that ability to actually do what we do every day, WebEx or teleconference or being able to actually provide a work product to a teacher after doing the work that wasn’t necessarily done in the same location actually enriched my life very much and enriched my ability to do my job. I was able to apply that directly into what I do on a day-to-day basis.

Jordan Erskine:
The program has impacted me a lot. Already a couple months before I was completing the program, I was already having a lot of job offers and even promotion opportunities within the company that I work for.
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Professor Emery A. Trahan

Listen to Professor Trahan talk about the research he incorporates in his curriculum to help graduates achieve a comprehensive understanding of finance. He discusses value-based management, performance metrics, and the cost of capital.

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Hi my name is Emery Trahan. I am a professor of finance at the D’Amore-McKim School. I was the department head in finance for the last five years or so and recently moved into the dean’s office as the senior associate dean of faculty and research.

A couple of research areas that I try to bring into my teaching, one is I’ve done work on value based management. And in finance, we typically assume that the objective of running a company is the maximize the value of that company to the shareholders, but then how do we operationalize that objective and really help companies work toward achieving that objective? So, I’ve done work on different performance metrics that we might use to evaluate and reward people and companies and how those performance metrics relate to that overall objective.

One of the important imports that you need to make financial decisions is the cost of capital for a company. So, in the early course we talk about conceptually what a cost of capital is and then the mechanics of how you would go about estimating the cost of capital for a company. And we do a case study in that course with a real company.

And in the second course, we build on that. So, in the valuation course, we would assume you’ve been through the early work on cost on capital. There, I go on and do a more advanced exercise where we estimate cost of capital for different business units within a company. Our courses are over five weeks, so they’re fairly compressed and we try to keep them organized, but you have to be doing something almost every day on the course. So, the students wanna inform themselves coming in, I think, what the structure of the program is and how it works and can they work in that kind of structure.

Almost all education is going to have some online component the way it’s going. So, even the traditional on the ground courses are going to have some online component to them. I would say that there’s a lot of enthusiasm for this program, I think, on the part of the faculty and the administrators running it and we’re committed to having a good program and to continuously improving the program. Overall, it’s been very rewarding for me to be involved in this program and I hope rewarding for many of my students.

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Graduate Kevin Sahotsky, Online MBA’13

Watch Kevin discuss multiple benefits of our Online MBA program, from flexible scheduling to intercontinental communication with fellow students to achieving work-study-family balance while earning his Online MBA from Northeastern University.

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My name is Kevin Sahotsky. I completed the online MBA program. I chose this program because of the flexibility that it provided. The online MBA made the most sense for me. I travel a little bit for work. I also like to have a work-life balance and it really provided for that freedom.

What surprised me most about online learning is the ability to interact with people in multiple geographies and really get a diverse swath of people to work with. The teams I worked on were pretty amazing. I worked with people that were in Asia, east, west coast. Places like Europe, which was really amazing as well.

You really get immersed in the online program and I carved out time to do family time and school time and a full-time job by really just understanding that the program is there, it’s online, it’s easy to go to work nine or 10 hours a day sometimes, but then come home and be able to work online. I guess it’s just easier than having to go to class every day for a set period of time. You can make time at 10:00 at night if you need to.

I would tell a friend or a colleague that’s considering this program that you do get amazing professors. You get a one-on-one experience with professors if you need that. You also get the experience of working at your own pace, though the pace is very fast. But you can have that free time when you need it and that work time when you need it as well.

The program has impacted my career in an incredibly positive way. I had a full-time job for a good period of time and I was on a great track. The MBA allowed me to take that next step in my career to an executive level and that’s been extremely positive. Personally, the MBA has given me the confidence to look forward with a lot of things that I do and push harder knowing that I have a great background from Northeastern University.

I had a great interaction with other students throughout my entire program. I had team assignments in every class, which was amazing. Typically 2-5 people and the interaction was on a weekly basis. I had great interaction with my professors as well.

What I would share with prospective studnets is if you’re thinking about doing an MBA, particularly an online MBA, Northeastern is an amazing place to do it. Great students, great professors. The delivery of the program is quite amazing. Using all the technologies you can imagine to have a really immersive experience. I would say also, don’t second guess yourself. It’s always worth it and I look back with the utmost happiness with how everything turned out.
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About Optional Residency

Listen to Jordan Erskine, Online MBA’13, talk about his experience in China as part of the International Field Study.

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I had an opportunity back in May to join a class of students for the international field study to China and we visited Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing within 10 days and that was probably the most amazing experience of my life. I’ll never forget learning with the group and the professors that went with us on the trip. It was truly an experience and I recommend anyone that’s doing the MBA program at Northeastern to sign up for the IFS field study.

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Graduate Kara Lyn Thayer, Online MBA’14

In this video, Kara shares her thoughts about the immeasurable value of the International Field Study and campus residency courses. She also discusses the positive impact that earning her Online MBA from Northeastern University has had on her career.

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My name is Kara Thayer and I was part of the online MBA program. I saw immediate results of how the Northeastern MBA program affected my career. From a day to day just changes in how I practiced managing my work situation, managing my accounts. I could take the information that I learned immediately from this program and bring it right into my day to day life.

As far as moving forward with my career, I was already promoted once since having started the program and am looking forward to hopefully being promoted more as time goes on.

My participation in the international field study program was one of the reasons why I actually chose Northeastern over other online MBA programs. I went to Turkey and Greece and I had access to companies like I have never experienced with other companies than my own. And I would have never had this kind of experience had I not done this program.

I participated in two on campus residencies, one in Boston and one in Seattle on our Seattle campus. So those were both great experiences as well where I was able to collaborate and work directly with other online MBA students, many of whom that I had actually had classes with and had been working on projects with for the past two years. This is a great program that gave me the essential tools that I needed to move forward in my career. It also offered me more insight into how to manage others better, how to manage remotely, which I think is more and more important in today’s economy and work environments.
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Graduate Kenneth Strickhouser, Online MBA’14

Kenneth discusses his experience as a student in our Online MBA program and why he chose to specialize in marketing.

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My name is Kenneth Strickhouser. I completed the master of business administration program. Currently, I’m a production manager for a global company of dentistry. What I can tell you is that the courses are very relevant to the day in business. I found a few courses such as service and manufacturing operations to be very helpful. They are currently lean practices that tell you how to reduce bottlenecks in your facility. How to spot ‘em. I felt that was really good.

The other class that I had was from cultural aspects. I deal globally with other companies that we own that are in Germany, Switzerland, Austria. And what you’ll learn is everybody not only can speak different languages, but they’ll communicate differently through body language and cultural aspects that drive that. The classes we had that would teach you how to better interact and understand those behaviors, so you can have more productive meetings was very helpful.

I chose as my specialization marketing. The reason for that is marketing drives innovation and ideation. When you have a strong innovative company, they become an idea factory. The courses that I took supported exactly what I thought marketing should be. The _________ that I received is the number one driver for why I would recommend the great class because what I found was that as flexible as my schedule had to be, the support from the staff here was also as flexible or more flexible than that.

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Graduate Lee McCammon, Online MBA’14

In this video, Lee discusses how he reached his decision to earn his Online MBA from Northeastern, his favorite aspects of the program, and the benefits of our optional residency courses.

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My name is Lee McCammon. I’m graduating from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business with my master’s in business administration. I also wanted to get my degree from a school that was affiliated with a brick and mortar. I didn’t want just a simply online program. Northeastern University has an excellent reputation, both as a graduate and an undergraduate school. And I wanted a degree that had backing that when I did finish, that was gonna really mean something. So, that was the reason I chose Northeastern University.

This school is very flexible. It allowed – it worked around my business schedule. I travel a lot for work. The convenience, the ability to schedule your own time. But I also like the structure, the knowledge that you gain, the ability to continue to learn. The ability to continue to expand what you already know has been tremendous for me. It’s made my work sometimes easier. It’s given me a different perspective on work. So, I do always recommend yes, pursue an advanced degree.

When it comes to Northeastern I’m very honest with them and I tell them it’s a great school, it has a great reputation. One of the best online MBA programs in the United States if not the world. But, it does come with work and you need to be prepared for that.
I was fortunate to be one of the students that participated in the first residency program in the United States. They’ve done several abroad here at Northeastern, but in Seattle, about two months ago, many of us completed our final class towards graduation in Seattle. There were 26 of us in that class. It was, without a doubt, the best experience that I had in my entire MBA program.

The ability to get together with students, the ability to be on a campus that was vibrant. The Seattle campus sits in the middle of the Amazon complex. It was an amazing experience. The professors were great. My fellow students were great. I would highly recommend. It’s not required now, but anybody that’s in this program really should look for at least one of the one-week programs, whether it’s in Charlotte or whether it’s in Seattle and participate in that. It’s an experience you’ll never forget. I would recommend it highly.

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Graduate Kimberly Kornegay, Online MBA’14

Kimberly is a working mother and graduate of our Online MBA program. Watch her talk about earning her degree online and how it worked perfectly with her busy life.

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My name’s Kimberly Konregay. The specializations that I chose for the program were marketing and entrepreneurship. One, because I am in the marketing department, I’m a marketing analyst. And I wanted to go through the new product development process. The online program for Northeastern was fabulous. The five-week blocks of classes was perfect. It gave you enough time just to concentrate on that one course. And once you’re done with that one course, you could move onto the next course.

What surprised me the most was how close everybody was, how close everybody became to each other. We got to the point where even in our discussion questions we would talk personally with each other and we knew who was having children coming up and who’s children were older and what they were doing and what we were doing personally in our lives and in our careers.

My children are both athletes and they’re both on travel softball teams, which takes up a lot of the weekends. And therefore, I couldn’t do the executive programs. I couldn’t do the ones where it’s every other weekend, total immersion. I would like to be there for my children, so Northeastern allowed me to study on my own time.

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Northeastern’s Online MBA Turns 10

This video features Matt Foster, director of the Online MBA programs, talking about Northeastern’s rich history and ability to modernize with changing times.

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Matt Foster: Northeastern has more than a hundred year history of cooperative education and practical education. We’re coming up on the 10 year anniversary of the online here at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and I really couldn’t be prouder as Director of the Programs, just seeing the evolution in my time here at Northeastern and just to see where we’re gonna be taking our programs and where we’re headed.

Gerrie Bouchard: I’d like to wish the D’Amore-McKim School of Business a happy 10 year anniversary.

Vaidyanathan Kasi: Happy 10th anniversary D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

Timothy Rupert: Happy birthday D’Amore-McKim Online MBA.

Timothy Gagnon: And many more to come.

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Graduate Paul Bouchard, Online MBA’15

In this video, Paul discusses the impact that earning his Online MBA with a dual concentration in Innovation Entrepreneurship and International Management has had on his career.

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Hi, I’m Paul Bouchard. I just finished the Online MBA program at Northeastern University. My specializations were in Innovation Entrepreneurship and International Business. I chose Northeastern’s Online MBA program, one I was alumni. I earned my undergrad here, so I already knew what that was able to afford me in the business world. And two, what a better way to fit into a busy lifestyle than to a structured, but modeable format that’s easily translatable straight to the business world.

The impact to my career of this program has been really two-fold. The first one was the fact that I was gaining those bits of business that, even though you’ve been in business, you might not have fully understood. And nobody really has the time to explain to you that we are doing this because of this and it’s just – this is the method we’re going with and this is how we came about it.

The other was as you can see, when you go through your career, the requirements change for your position or your new position. And this enabled me to make myself ready for any promotion that I would see in the next 20 years. So, it was a little bit of pre-planning.

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Graduate Fernando Catta-Preta, Online MBA’15

Fernando is an Online MBA graduate who completed a dual concentration in Innovation Entrepreneurship and International Management at Northeastern. In this video, he walks you through his program selection process, coursework, and the benefits of earning an Online MBA.

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My name is Fernando Catta-Preta and I’m a graduate of the Online MBA program. My areas of specialization were Innovation Entrepreneurship and International Business. The reason I chose Northeastern’s MBA is, first of all, because of the reputation that the school has and the areas of expertise that were being offered. I was particularly interested in international business and innovation and entrepreneurship.

The second reason that I chose it is because it’s 100% online. The third reason is that they’re one of the first schools to ever do this and I really like the idea of being on the cutting edge of a new kind of distance learning. But learning the business has been really fundamental for me because I was able to understand what the strategy was in business development by understanding their language and understanding what their thought pattern was. I was able to really deploy my communication skills and working in communications and marketing communications to really dovetail with that. So, it’s been immediately useful for me.

I’ve learned to become very objective in my communication. I’ve also learned how to work with virtual teams in a very interesting way, both internationally and in the U.S. So, it’s really helped to bring a lot of my skills together and kind of tie them up very neatly.

I travel a lot when I was younger; my parents were diplomats, so I had a lot of exposures to different cultures. I went to high school in Japan, I studied in Canada and Holland and Brazil and I have these friends until now. And the cultural differences, to learn that there’s really a science in how to work these different cultural differences and how to communicate with these different cultures I thought was fascinating. Working with business development, understanding how their strategies are formed, understanding some of the terminology, some of the financial terms has been really helpful in tying it all together.

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Graduate Vaidyanathan Kasi, Online MSF/MBA’15

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My name is Vaidyanathan Kasi and I completed the Dual Degree program. I decided to pursue the dual degree option after the first year of my MBA. And my line of work – I work at Chase Trade Bank and my line of work required certain proficiency in finance, getting into the deeper aspects of finance.

Because surprised that I got – and believe me I was a skeptic at first – the bridge between classroom learning and online learning, that has narrowed down so much. The key factor being the technology, the advance in technology. So, that was one. And the world of technology can work if it cannot be executed. So, that’s basically a testament to the university 24/7 support, IT support from the university to make that happen.

So I never felt, even for once that I was actually not sitting in a classroom. The program has had a tremendous impact on my career, in ways that I feel more confident and the fact that I’ve been promoted with my work is because of this program that is midway to my program that – so, it was a positive impact on my career. That is the recognition aspect of it and there is a peer respectability aspect of it too. So, fair or not, those three letters at the end of your name matter.

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Graduates Gerrie and Paul Bouchard, Online MBA’15

This video features husband and wife Paul and Gerrie, who are both graduates of Northeastern University’s Online MBA program. They talk about working, parenting, and furthering their education.

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Gerrie Bouchard: My name is Gerrie Bouchard and I completed the Online MBA program with a specialization in entrepreneurship and innovation and marketing.

Paul Bouchard: My name is Paul Bouchard. I completed the Online MBA program with a specialization in innovation and entrepreneurship and international business.

Gerrie Bouchard: Really what we were looking for was a way to advance our education and advance our careers with a program that really fit into our hectic life. We both work full-time and we’re both in management positions at our companies. So, we do have those demands on us. And in addition, we also have a family to support with two small children. So, we really needed something that had the flexibility with also the renowned recognition of the program as well. So that’s really what we were looking for and found that in Northeastern.

The specializations that I chose I have a dual specialization in innovation and entrepreneurship and marketing. And the marketing aspect came pretty seamlessly and naturally since my background is in marketing and my current position is in marketing. And I believe that the success of all business hinges on your ability to work in a marketing realm. And then the innovation and entrepreneurship is something I’m looking forward to in the future and applying in my next life. But I feel like those two specializations are really gonna work together are the marketing of a new venture is critically important to its success.

Paul Bouchard: In my specializations that I chose really do tailor into one where I see the market going and what my current position is. I currently manage projects around the world and found myself wanting to understand international business more.

Gerrie Bouchard: What was key for us joining the program together was our competitive nature. I think that we’re very competitive with each other which serves to help us in many ways. But I think also to do it individually, the other person would never have understood the challenges that were specific to taking this on and it was actually much better for us to be in it together and the ability to carve out the time to be very disciplined about our day that lead to our success. But it was a pretty easy decision. I didn’t want him to have an MBA and for me to not have an MBA.

Paul Bouchard: I think something I’d like to offer to any future students considering the program is circle your calendar for your last class, celebrate it and then finish your celebration and finish your degree by coming on campus and seeing where you earned it from, then feel the prestige of having a solid MBA program that you can go forth and actually feel confident in saying yes, I earned it from Northeastern.

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Graduate John Kelly, Online MSF/MBA’15

What makes a great online business program? Watch this video and listen to John explain why he chose Northeastern, why he recommends the program, and how engaging online learning can be.


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My name is John Kelly III and I completed the Online Dual MBA / Master of Science in Finance Degree with a specialization in International Business.

I chose Northeastern University for a few reasons. One being that their international degree is accredited by the AACSB. That was a big point of contention for me going into a master’s program. Also, they’re a nationally recognized and many people know about Northeastern and I felt like getting my master’s degree would have to come from a reputable institution.

I would highly recommend the program, one because it’s engaging. I really enjoyed, it was two and a half years it took me to complete my dual program online. And all the staff, in fact that I interacted with online and over the phone or in person were very helpful. All the students were proactive engaged so you felt like you were with a lot of people that had the same type of mission as you, which made the program much more whole.

After taking a lot of the business courses, I felt like I wanted to get more experience and the finance background and try to challenge myself. Also speaking with some of the other students, previous graduates and also people at student services they highly recommended the dual program. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

The specialization that I pursued with Northeastern was the international business specialization. One reason why I had taken that is – while I was doing the program I was actually traveling internationally for work. I really wanted to get a better understanding of globalization and actually take some principals from the academic side and apply those to what I was doing and be able to broader my background for future career progress, which I hope to work abroad one day.

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Professor Paul Bolster

Professor Paul Bolster is the faculty director of the Online MBA program at Northeastern. In this video he discusses the Dual Finance/MBA degree and why it can benefit your career and overall professional value.


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My name is Paul Bolster and I’m a Professor at Northeastern. I’ve been here for almost 30 years at this point in time. With respect to the online program, I am the faculty director of the MBA program and also oversee the other online programs as well. I teach two courses, one in the MBA program, it’s called investment analysis, which essentially is a central finance course. It’s an elective for students in the MBA program. Many students take it as it is a popular one course.

For the MBA course, investment analysis is an elective. If you wanted to specialize in something that was more finance oriented, then investment analysis would be an excellent course for you to use to anchor that specialization. In the Master of Science in Finance (MSF) program, it’s a required course. So, there are three starting points in the MSF program and one of them is this investment course. So, if you’re just coming into the program, this could be the very first course you take, but it will be no later than the third course you take in that carousel.
One of the things that I tell all my students is that there’s a lot of work to do. The courses are rigorous and fast paced. But as long as you maintain a steady – how can I describe this? – just a steady pace of consistent work. In other words, you can’t let things go until the end of the week. You have to think about what’s due this week, what do I need to accomplish this week and you need to think of that on day one of the week and you need to do something on day one. And if you adopt that mindset, then a lot of the rest of the work for the course will fall into place.

It is rigorous. Some courses you’ll find harder than others. Some folks find the quantitative courses easier, some find them harder, some find them more qualitative or case oriented courses easier, some find them harder. But in every case, the way you can do yourself the best favor is to make sure that you do some preparation very early in the week so that you’re not just sprinting for the finish line.

The MBA in a generalist degree and you can tilt that toward finance, you can tilt that toward marketing, toward supply chain, toward a number of other areas. And certainly folks do that all the time. In the end, no matter what area you pick within your MBA program, it might be useful for you to get a little bit more of a background in finance and this can be done very seamlessly just by sticking around in the program for a little bit longer and you’ll get a Dual Degree, one that combines your MBA with the Master of Science in Finance degree.

This makes you a very powerful corporate citizen or makes you a very powerful individual in the marketplace for ideas and for jobs going forward because you’ve really got perhaps one skill that you’ve honed incredibly well throughout the dual degree program or maybe a couple of skill areas that really complement one another, make you a very powerful asset to a potential employer.

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Matt Foster, Director, Online MBA Programs

In this video, Matt talks about the unique aspects of Northeastern’s online business programs, including the Online MBA, Online Master of Science in Finance, Online Master of Science in Taxation, and the Online Dual Finance/MBA degree.


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My name is Matt Foster. I’m the Director of Online Graduate Programs here at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. I’m really proud of the offerings that we have here at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, specifically in our suite of online programs. What really makes our programs unique are the practical applicability.

Northeastern has more than a 100 year history of cooperative education and practical education. In addition to our Online MBA, we also offer an online master of science and finance and we’ve blended these two into a single dual program that we refer to as our Dual Online Master of Science in Finance and MBA. This presents students with a unique opportunity not only to earn their MBA, also to choose from eight concentrations in the process of their MBA, but also to expand their portfolio of learning to really focus on finance.

One of the most amazing and truly unique aspects about our Online MBA here at D’Amore-McKim School of Business is our campus residency courses, typically held at our Seattle campus, as well as here at the Boston main campus and our international field study courses. And international field study courses allow students to get an in-country experience in addition to deliverables required before and during their experience overseas. But it just presents students with an exceptional unique opportunity to get exposure to high level executives at multi-national companies that they would never otherwise have access to.

We’re coming up on the 10 year anniversary of the online programs here at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and I really couldn’t be prouder as director of the program, just seeing the evolution in my time here at Northeastern and just to see, on the forecast, where we’re going to be taking our programs and where we’re headed.

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Angela Bolduc, Online MBA’16 (Part 1)

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Angela Bolduc: I didn’t know if the master’s degree was more of a checklist for a resume type situation or if I would actually–especially when I’d been working in business for the last, you know, 10 or 15 years and what I found is by getting my degree, my understanding of the topics is so much more deep and so with the topics that I knew and could understand and converse about at a high level, I now can understand much deeper and contribute to the conversation that much more. Now I’ve been invited into our strategy team at my company with the executives and can add a lot more to those conversations because I see things from so many more perspectives.

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Angela Bolduc, Online MBA’16 (Part 2)

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Angela Bolduc: Being in business for as long as I had it made sense for me to get my degree. I was a psych in education major and I thought I was going to be a teacher and was just kind of dabbling in business while my husband got his MBA and then never left the business world. And so there were times where I joked that I felt like I was playing dress up because I’d never taken a business course, you know, I was in this job but I had very much on the job training. I just think having that, you know, that next level of confidence and to know that you have the background and can walk the walk and talk the talk, not just fake it till you make it.

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Calvin Yu, Online MBA’16 (Part 1)

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Calvin Yu: The top motivator for why I want to pursue this degree was both for personal growth as well as being able to have a bit of a competitive edge going into potential new jobs or new careers. From a personal standpoint, I found that learning more about business, marketing and entrepreneurship, subjects of which I’m very passionate about personally allowed me to really expand my knowledge and evolve the way I think about business. There are a lot of management fundamentals that are being taught through these programs that are very useful for where I see myself growing in the future.

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Calvin Yu, Online MBA’16 (Part 2)

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Calvin Yu: I was really impressed by the support by Northeastern through my program. We had student advisors who were able to keep checking in with us. I was also really impressed by how well the curriculum was put together by our faculty and how accessible they were in terms of having office hours during the week and being able to respond via email to us pretty quickly. They were very open to working with us, to making sure that our schedules worked and to also ensure that we were having a comfortable and effective use of our time throughout the program. I strongly believe that this is the future of MBAs.

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Hear From Graduates Angela Bolduc, Calvin Yu and Matthew Hitchcock

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Calvin Yu: The top motivator for why I want to pursue this degree was both for personal growth as well as being able to have a bit of a competitive edge going into potential new jobs or new careers.

Angela Bolduc: I was a psych and education major and thought I was going to be a teacher and I was just kind of dabbling in business while my husband got his MBA and then never left the business world and so there were times were that I joked that I felt like I was playing dress up because I’d never taken a business course, you know, I was in this job but I had very much on the job training.

Calvin Yu: From a personal standpoint, I found that learning more about business, marketing and entrepreneurship, subjects of which I’m very passionate about personally allowed me to really expand my knowledge and evolve the way I think about business.

Angela Bolduc: What I found is by getting my degree; my understanding of the topics is so much more deep and so with topics that I knew and could understand and converse about at a high level, I now can understand much deeper and contributes to the conversation that much more.

Matthew Hitchcock: I specifically picked Northeastern because of the curriculum. I really liked the way that it was laid out. I liked the concept of their being a broad base that was already set up front that covered kind of the core areas of taxation.

Calvin Yu: As I continue to progress in my career, there are a lot of management fundamentals that are being taught through these programs that are very useful for where I see myself growing in the future.

Angela Bolduc: I just think having that next level of confidence and to know that you have the background and can walk the walk and talk the talk, not just fake it till you make it.

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