How to apply

Online MBA



The Online MBA program is offered by the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. You can expect the same level of faculty expertise and academic rigor as an on-campus program. 


Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning


GPA score of 3.0 or higher on a scale of 4.0


$100 application fee*


No GMAT or GRE required

*Application fee waivers are available – contact us to learn more.

If you feel like your application materials don’t tell your full story, check out our performance-based admission pathway.

Application Process

Step 1

Prepare your materials.

To apply, you’ll need digital copies of:

  • Professional Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • A personal statement as a writing sample

You’ll also need:

  • Contact information of two people who can serve as a professional reference

While you don’t need these materials to start your application, having them prepared can help you apply in less than 30 minutes.

Aspiring Student Preparing Documents

Step 2

Complete your application.

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Complete your application.

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Step 3

Check your application status.

Check your application status through the application portal.

You will typically hear back from us within 7 business days, regardless of application period.

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Step 4

Enroll in the Online MBA program.

If you’re accepted, congratulations and welcome to the Online MBA community!

Check your email for next steps on how to enroll and prepare for your first course.

Performance-based Admission pathway


If you’re interested in our Online MBA program but feel like the application materials don’t tell your full story, our performance-based pathway provides an alternative entry point.

How it works

  • The performance-based pathway is an opportunity to take online graduate-level courses, gain credits, and earn your way into the Online MBA degree program if your admissions profile isn’t strong enough to be directly admitted into the Online MBA degree program.
  • After opting into the performance-based pathway, you’ll enroll in the 12-credit Online Graduate Certificate in Business Administration with the goal of entering the Online MBA degree program through your academic performance.
  • Earn a B or better throughout the 12-credit program
  • Upon completion of the 12-credit program, resubmit your application to the Online MBA program fee-free with your original application materials.
  • Earn admission to the Online MBA by meeting the performance-based pathway requirements and passing a standard admissions background check.
  • The credits you earn in the 12-credit program will be directly applied to the Online MBA upon entering the full degree program.

How to apply for the performance-based pathway

  1. Choose the performance-based pathway option within the Online MBA program application.
  2. Complete and submit the full Online MBA application.
  3. Upon submission of your application, you may be directly admitted into the Online MBA program. If not, you may be directed to enroll in the performance-based pathway program for the Online MBA program.