This year, the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University landed just one place behind the Class of 2022 ranking, which was No. 15, at No. 16 in the 2023 rankings. For the past few years, the Boston-based business school has consistently ranked at the top in the teens.
D’Amore-McKim had an acceptance rate of 6.10% – the third most selective of all our ranked undergraduate business schools, right behind Wharton (4.5%) and Cornell (4.79%). This is an impressive improvement for D’Amore-McKim which had a 16.28% acceptance rate last year and 19.53% the year before.
Their average SAT score was 1462 for the most recent incoming class, nearly in line with the previous class’s score of 1465.
Internship rates were at an all-time high this year, with 100% of the Class of 2023 securing a business-focused internship before graduation. The rates have been steadily increasing over time – up from 96.70% for the Class of 2022 and 94% for the Class of 2021. Just down slightly from last year’s rate of 93.33% for the Class of 2022, 91.86% of the Class of 2023 was employed full-time by the time of graduation. Compensation wise, 2023 D’Amore-McKim graduates reported an average starting salary of $83,640.
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.
“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.”
“Co-op was huge in figuring out what to look for in a full-time role after graduation. You are able to take some risks with co-ops to test out what you like and don’t like about certain industries, cultures, and job functions.”
“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.”