Online MBA (OMBA)

Master of Business Administration

Frequently Asked Questions


How much is tuition for the program?


What appears on the diploma?
  • Northeastern University
  • D’Amore-McKim School of Business
  • Master of Business Administration

Note: your diploma will not say "Online MBA".

Is the D'Amore-McKim School of Business fully accredited?

Yes, D’Amore-McKim School of Business is accredited by AACSB International.


What are the admission requirements?
  • Bachelor’s degree and a 3.0 GPA from an accredited institution.

Note: GMAT/GRE is optional.

Learn more about the Online MBA admission requirements.

Is there an application fee?

There is a $100 one-time, non-fundable application fee. If you're accepted, you'll need to pay a $300 non-refundable enrollment deposit to secure your spot in class (deposit is applied to the first term tuition). 

Can I transfer credits into the program?

Transfer credit requests are reviewed on a case by case basis.

Do I have to submit official transcripts to apply?

Unofficial transcripts, showing all completed coursework, grades, and GPA are required to apply. Official transcripts are required prior to enrollment.

How do I check the status of my application?

Once you’ve applied, you can check the “Manage Your Application” section in your application for updates. You will receive Accept/Deny letters upon an enrollment decision, generally within 7 days of a completed application. If accepted, you will log back into "Manage Your Application" to confirm your status and pay the $300 deposit.

What are the English proficiency requirements?

International applicants must demonstrate verbal and written English proficiency. If you did not earn your undergraduate degree at an English-speaking institution, or you have not worked in an English-speaking environment for several years, you must provide the appropriate English proficiency scores (i.e., TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo or PTE Academic)

How do I submit international transcripts?

Transcripts must be in English and on a 4.0 GPA scale, if not you must have an evaluation through a NACE member organization.

Is the D'Amore-McKim School of Business fully accredited?

Yes, D’Amore-McKim School of Business is accredited by AACSB International.

Student experience

Can I work while being in the degree program?

Absolutely. The program is designed for working professionals.

What is the time commitment required? How flexible is the schedule?

On average, 10-15 hours/per week. The degree program can be completed in as few as 18 months.

How many courses can students take at a time?

You can take one to two courses in each seven week session.

Will there be a graduation ceremony?

Yes, you will be able to participate in the Northeastern graduation ceremony in May.

Do the same faculty teach online and on-campus courses?


Will I interact live with faculty?

Yes, you have that option. Faculty Connect Live sessions occur once a week. In addition, you'll have contact with faculty through weekly live classes and through experience-powered learning modules.

Do online students have access to on-campus facilities?

You will have access to the same resources as on-campus students. Some resources will require a student ID.

Will online students get a student ID card?

As an OMBA student, you will be eligible to have Northeastern Husky Cards mailed to you. The Husky Card is optional for online students.

Career services

Are there networking opportunities to network with fellow students?

The program is heavily interactive, providing you with the ability to network with each other through courses and experience-powered learning segments. In addition, you'll have opportunities to network in optional virtual and in-person meetups.

Are internships part of the degree program?

Internships are not part of this online program option.

Submit your Fast App by August 12 to start courses September 4.

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