The D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University landed at No. 15 in 2023’s rankings, down two spots from 2022’s 13th place finish, but up 3 spots from 2021’s 18th place. For the past few years, the Boston-based business school has consistently ranked in the teens, coming in at No. 15 in 2020.
D’Amore-McKim had an acceptance rate of 5.73%, the second most selective of all 100 of our ranked undergraduate business schools, just a bit off Cornell University’s Dyson’s 4.17% rate. This is an impressive improvement for D’Amore-McKim which had a 16.28% acceptance rate in 2022 and 19.53% in 2021.
Its average SAT score of 1465 is the ninth highest overall, and up two points from the 2022 average of 1463.
Some 96.7% of the Class of 2022 secured a business-focused internship before graduation, up from last year’s 94%. Further, 93.33% of the Class of 2022 was employed full-time by the time of graduation, down a bit from last year’s 97.62%. Compensation wise, 20220D’Amore-McKim graduates reported an average starting salary of $76,735, up from $71,913 for the previous class. Some 32% reported getting a signing bonus on an average of $9,152.
The strong employment outlook for D’Amore-McKim graduates can likely be attributed to the B-school’s comprehensive education of co-op work experience and the variety of global opportunities.
The D’Amore-McKim education is best described as one that fuses rigorous academics with experiential and global opportunities that allow students to explore their career interests.
D’Amore-McKim students have access to 15 total majors including Accounting, Corporate Innovation and Venture, Entrepreneurial Startups, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Family Business, Finance, Fintech, Global Business and Strategy, Healthcare Management and Consulting, Management, Management Information Systems Marketing, Marketing Analytics, Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Supply Chain Management.
Additionally, students can also choose from a number of combined major offerings such as International Affairs and International Business or Business Administration and Design, to name a few.
As a four-year program, D’Amore-McKim students, regardless of major, all take a set of business core courses that cover the fundamentals of business from financial accounting to marketing.
SIGNATURE CO-OP EXPERIENCE
Every D’Amore-McKim student graduates with some form of experiential learning experience. For many, that experience is through the Cooperative Education Program, or Co-op, where students essentially work a paid, full-time job that aligns with their career goals for six-months.
Many students take on more than one co-op experience throughout their four years at D’Amore-McKim.
While many b-schools offer experiential learning opportunities in the form of project work or simulations, D’Amore-McKim’s Co-op program allows students to get real work experience to bolster their resume before they even graduate.
D’Amore-McKim students have a number of global opportunities including through a Global Co-op, study abroad programs with partner universities, or one of the many curated programs.
For many college students, studying abroad may not be a feasible option due to the long length of programs, credit requirements, or costs associated with travel. However, at D’Amore-McKim, students have a variety of study abroad options available to them depending on their interests, needs, and goals.
2021 Alumni say:
“I am a Director at Oracle only three years after graduating as a direct result of the Co-Op Program at Northeastern. It provided an irreplaceable opportunity to be fully integrated inside corporations with limited risk to the organization and the students in regards to ROI and Career. The coaching used to prepare for these assignments is coaching I am often providing for individuals 10-30 years my senior that never had the opportunity to learn. Every professional I have spoken to who has graduated from Northeastern has placed the Co-Op program as the number one reason for their success after graduating.
“My senior capstone focused on a strategic market expansion plan for an existing company. While the project itself tested my skills in market research, financial analysis, and strategic thinking, it was especially valuable because the company I focused on for the project, Grubhub, is now my current employer.”
“I had the opportunity to study abroad and work for 6 months full-time in corporate finance at GE and then at a venture capital firm. I also had the opportunity to participate in the on campus accelerator and run the program while I was a student.”
“By applying what I had learned in class during my co-op I was able to to further understand and make connections that not only helped retain that knowledge but also to more deeply understand their importance in the real world. Furthermore, through co-op I was also able to develop business relations that were essential for my career by providing mentorship, other unique experiences such as performing another co-op abroad, and landing a job after graduation.”
“Northeastern’s Co-op program prepared me with the soft and hard skills needed for a career after college. It paved a path for me to discover my own professional interests and further develop them through other Co-op opportunities and in the classroom. I can 100% say that I am where I am today because of Northeastern.”