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The College of Business Administration at Northeastern University

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) April 15
Application deadline (international students) February 1
Application fee $100

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 30.8% - Low
Average age of new entrants 25
Average undergraduate GPA 3.33 - Medium
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.85-3.87
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 50
Average GMAT score 630 - Medium
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 570-694
Students with prior work experience 53
Average work experience (months) 34

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 85.0%
Average age of new entrants 29
Average undergraduate GPA 3.17
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.7-3.72
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 71
Average GMAT score 552
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 450-673
Students with prior work experience 83
Average work experience (months) 69

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Candidates must submit an official GMAT or GRE score, official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework, resume, two professional recommendations, and three personal statements. The Admissions Committee looks for achievement, maturity, and clear career goals.
Executive program
The Admissions Committee looks for demonstrated leadership, academic achievement, and maturity. Applicants must provide official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended, evidence of professional achievement, a current resume, and two professional letters of reference with their application. An interview with a member of the Admissions Committee is also required.
Part-time program
Candidates must submit an official GMAT or GRE score, official transcripts, resume, two professional recommendations, and three personal statements. The Admissions Committee looks for achievement, maturity, and clear career goals. International applicants must also submit an official TOEFL score if their undergraduate education was not conducted in English.
Part-time distance learning program
The Admissions Committee looks for achievement, maturity, and clear career goals. An undergraduate degree (BA/BS), a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and a minimum of 5 years of work experience are required. International applicants must also submit an official TOEFL score if their undergraduate education was not conducted in English.

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Evelyn J. Tate
Full-time program phone (617) 373-5992
Full-time program E-mail gsba@neu.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​mba.​neu.​edu
Executive program phone (617) 373-4808
Executive program E-mail c.boviard@neu.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​emba.​neu.​edu
Part-time program phone (617) 373-5992
Part-time program E-mail gsba@neu.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​www.​mba.​neu.​edu
Part-time distance learning program phone (866) 890-0347
Part-time distance learning program E-mail onlinemba@northeasternmba.info
Part-time distance learning program website http:/​/​www.​onlinemba.​neu.​edu
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(9) Departments/concentrations
entrepreneurship production/operations management
finance supply chain management/logistics
general management tax
international business other
marketing
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand entrepreneurship, finance, international business, marketing, supply chain management/logistics
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, part-time evenings and weekends, part-time distance learning, traditional executive MBA
Joint programs available law, MS in Finance/MBA, MS in Accounting/MBA, MS in Nursing/MBA

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Northeastern's full-time program includes a rigorous MBA core with specialization in a career track: Finance, Marketing, or Operations/Supply Chain Management. The program helps students build outstanding leadership, communication, and project management skills. Students also integrate academic work with real-world business experience by completing a six-month paid corporate residency.
Executive program
Northeastern's Executive MBA is an accelerated program for seasoned professionals ready to expand their knowledge of global business and hone their leadership skills. Participants complete the program in 16 months while continuing full-time employment. The EMBA curriculum is designed for individuals with an average of 10-15 years of experience. Classes meet on alternating Fridays and Saturdays.
Part-time program
Northeastern's Evening MBA curriculum includes MBA foundation courses (emphasizing analytical and qualitative decision-making skills) and elective specializations. Students may choose up to two elective specializations: Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, Operations/Supply Chain Management, International Business, Investments, Marketing, Mutual Fund Management, or Corporate Renewal.
Part-time distance learning program
Northeastern University's Online MBA is offered entirely online and requires 17 courses (9 core, 3 capstone and 5 electives) to complete. To satisfy a specialization, students must take a minimum of three elective courses in a functional area: finance, marketing, operations and supply chain management, healthcare management, high technology management, or international management.
 

Business School Ranking

#56 Best Business Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#82 in Part-time M.B.A.

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 49
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 2.8
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 3.1
Acceptance rate 30.8% - Low
Average starting salary and bonus $71,499 - Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.33 - Medium
Average GMAT score 630 - Medium
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 65.9% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 95.1% - High
Enrollment (full-time) 225
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 660

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 225
Minority students 13.8%
International students 20.0%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 435
Minority students 15.6%
International students 3.0%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Adrienne Montgomery
Financial aid phone (617) 373-5899

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $1,300 per credit
Part-time: $1,300 per credit
Required fees $634 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $21,700
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class N/A

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 0
Teaching assistantships 0
Research assistantships 0
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

Northeastern University has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 61
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 41
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 65.9% - Medium
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 95.1% - High

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 39
Low base salary $43,200
Average base salary $69,614
High base salary $110,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $43,200
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $68,544
High base salary: U.S citizen $89,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $50,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $71,000
High base salary: Foreign nationals $110,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 6
Low signing bonus $5,000
Average signing bonus $12,250
High signing bonus $25,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $8,500
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $14,250
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $20,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $5,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $11,250
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $25,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 4
Low other compensation $5,000
Average other compensation $6,000
High other compensation $10,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $0
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $0
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $0

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $5,000
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $6,000
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $10,000

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 9
Marketing/sales low salary $55,000
Marketing/sales average salary $74,300
Marketing/sales high salary $110,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 6
Operations/production low salary $55,000
Operations/production average salary $68,334
Operations/production high salary $85,000
Number reporting general management jobs 4
General management low salary $68,000
General management average salary $74,500
General management high salary $85,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 12
Finance/accounting low salary $47,500
Finance/accounting average salary $69,897
Finance/accounting high salary $89,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 2
Management information systems (MIS) low salary $75,000
Management information systems (MIS) average salary $80,000
Management information systems (MIS) high salary $85,000
Number reporting consulting jobs 5
Consulting low salary $43,200
Consulting average salary $57,040
Consulting high salary $72,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 1
Human resources low salary $65,000
Human resources average salary $65,000
Human resources high salary $65,000
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 0
Other occupations low salary $0
Other occupations average salary $0
Other occupations high salary $0

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 0
Government low salary $0
Government average salary $0
Government high salary $0
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 11
Manufacturing low salary $55,000
Manufacturing average salary $71,978
Manufacturing high salary $85,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 2
Non-profit low salary $60,000
Non-profit average salary $61,500
Non-profit high salary $63,000

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 32
Northeast low salary $43,200
Northeast average salary $67,967
Northeast high salary $89,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 1
Middle Atlantic low salary $75,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $75,000
Middle Atlantic high salary $75,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 1
South low salary $82,000
South average salary $82,000
South high salary $82,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 1
Midwest low salary $110,000
Midwest average salary $110,000
Midwest high salary $110,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 0
Southwest low salary $0
Southwest average salary $0
Southwest high salary $0
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 3
West low salary $55,000
West average salary $66,000
West high salary $75,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 1
International low salary $75,000
International average salary $75,000
International high salary $75,000
 


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