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Northeastern University Online


Northeastern University (NU), located in Boston, Massachusetts, has a valued reputation for high quality work-study programs. U.S. News and World Report ranks Northeastern among the best universities in the U.S. for programs that combine learning and real-world experience. NU operates a College of Business Administration which was established in 1922 and which today offers a series of online graduate business programs. These programs lead to MBAs in nine distinct areas.

Points of Distinction

  • Degrees earned with minimal disruption to professional and personal life
  • Accessible resources
  • Individual attention via small virtual classrooms
  • Accredited by AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International

Areas of Study

The online MBA programs have been specifically designed and structured for working professionals. Eight start dates are available throughout the year. Programs consist of 17 courses (50 credits), each of which lasts between three and seven weeks. The following MBA specialization programs are offered online:

  • MBA
  • MBA - Finance
  • MBA - Healthcare
  • MBA - High Technology
  • MBA - High Technology Management
  • MBA - Innovation Entrepreneurship
  • MBA - International Management
  • MBA - Marketing
  • MBA - Supply Chain Management


An admissions advisor can be contacted via a toll-free phone number or email. He/she can take it from there in terms of assistance with the admissions process. The advisor will assist the applicant in exploring avenues for financial aid, determining the best start date, addressing concerns or questions, and will walk the applicant step-by-step through the application process.


Faculty members at NU's College of Business Administration are leaders in their fields. They are prominent scholars who are also specially trained to teach in an online environment. Instructors are both well-grounded in the latest business theory and also firmly rooted in real-world experience.

Student Body

Students in the MBA online programs are working professionals who must balance the demands of work, home, and study. They are highly motivated to pursue an MBA and are able to enjoy the convenience of doing so from their home or office and at the time of day that best suits their busy schedule.

Student Life

The student experience in NU's online MBA programs can best be summed up in one word: convenience. Students plan their study time around their schedule and work at their own pace. All printed materials and text books are conveniently delivered to the student's home before each course begins. NU's extensive online library and resource center are available to students from their desktop 24/7, all year long. Many students report that using the online library is easier and more convenient than visiting a traditional library building. On average, most students spend between 15 and 20 hours each week studying, participating in online class discussions, collaborating on team projects, and preparing individual assignments.

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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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