Northeastern University Online MBA General FAQs

How much full-time work experience do I need?
The admissions committee looks for applicants with at least five years of professional work experience.

Employment Requirements*:
Currently employed prefered, but not mandatory. Minimum five years of demonstrated professional experience.

  • Leadership of work teams
  • Financial and/or budgetary responsibility
  • Management of staff in a direct reporting relationship
  • Career progression

* Candidates who do not meet the minimum work requirements, but are approaching five years of professional work experience, may still apply. In these cases, supplemental documentation, such as official GMAT test scores, official professional designations or certifications may help to strengthen an application portfolio.

Do I need an undergraduate degree in business in order to apply? No. You do not need an undergraduate degree in business in order to apply to the Online MBA program.

Will my diploma specify that this is an “online” degree?
No. Your diploma will be the same as all MBA diplomas from the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

How is the MBA program accredited?
Northeastern University is AACSB International accredited – this is the highest standard of accreditation for business schools worldwide. Read more about Northeastern University and accreditations.

Whom do I talk to if I have more questions or if I want to apply?
Please contact an NU Online MBA program Enrollment Advisor(s) for assistance. They will be able to answer all your questions.