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Power of Co-Op

Co-op is at the heart of Northeastern's D'Amore-McKim School of Business. The Northeastern Co-op Program, founded nearly a century ago, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. Students who participate in co-op have the opportunity to add depth to their academic experience, gain exposure to professional opportunities, and develop the skills needed to succeed in today's global business environment.

More than an internship

Co-ops are much more than internships. They are skilled, meaningful jobs that pay salaries commensurate with students' education and experience. Co-ops give students the opportunity to gain business experience, take on real responsibility, and learn to be an effective part of a professional team. While many business programs offer three-month internships, Northeastern's co-ops last six months, giving students ample time to prove themselves and make an impact.

Co-op for Undergrad Students

The undergraduate curriculum is designed for students to participate in multiple six-month, paid co-ops, exploring opportunities with our more than 500 corporate partners, located in the U.S. and around the world. Students have the opportunity to apply what they have learned in class in a professional environment. They gain extensive work experience, increased business insight, and an informed idea of the workplace and function they prefer. Students graduate with a stronger, more competitive resume and a network of contacts in the professional world.

Corporate Residency for Graduate Students

At the graduate level, students may complete six-month, paid corporate residencies with one of our strategic corporate partners. They can actively manage important projects, assume bottom-line responsibility for budgets and initiatives, interact with executives, and expand their professional networks.

Career Advancement

Students who complete co-op have commented that when they graduate, they are leaps and bounds ahead of their peers at other schools. D'Amore-McKim School of Business alumni consistently cite real-world learning as the element of their education that enabled them to move into leadership positions in their careers.

Learn more about undergraduate co-op.
Learn more about graduate corporate residency. 

Strong Corporate

The richness and depth of our corporate partnerships is one of the School’s great strengths. The D'Amore-McKim School of Business takes a unique approach by focusing on our corporate partner as our principal customer.

We work closely with our key corporate partners to understand their specific needs. Our undergraduate and graduate curricula include skill sets and career paths that our corporate partners prize most highly in their new hires. This results in graduates that the market really needs.

Our corporate partners frequently hire our students for six-month undergraduate co-ops and MBA corporate residencies. They regularly tell us that hiring our students after they have completed co-ops significantly reduces their hiring risk.

Not only do our corporate partners engage with our students, they also help shape the curriculum, serve on advisory boards, act as guest lecturers, and look to us for innovative ideas, executive education, and thought leadership based on research.

We frequently work with our partners in the following key areas:

  • Custom executive education (including on-the-ground, online, and hybrid programs) 
  • Co-op placement and full-time hiring 
  • Custom degree programs (including tailored MBA programs) 
  • Faculty consulting and research

Here are just a few of the corporate partners that Northeastern’s D'Amore-McKim School of Business is honored to work with at a strategic level:

Accounting Management
Associated Industries of
Athena Diagnostics
BAE Systems
Bank of America
Batterymarch Financial
BlueCross BlueShield of
BNY Mellon
Bose Corporation
Boston Business Journal
Boston Capital Services
The Boston Globe
Boston Consulting Group
Braintree Laboratories
Brigham & Women's
Bristol Myers Squibb
Camp, Dresser &
CB Richard Ellis
Charles River Labs
Citizens Bank of
Connell Limited Partnership
Cullinane Group
Edwards Angell
  Palmer & Dodge
EMC Corporation
Fidelity Investments
Gatti & Associates
General Electric
Hamilton Sundstrand
Harry Miller Company
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Heidrick & Struggles
John Hancock
Liberty Mutual
Mars North America
  Leadership Council
The Mathworks
Merrill Lynch
MFS Investment Management
National Grid
Ocean Spray Cranberries
Owens Companies
Pan Am Railways
Putnam Investments
Smith Barney
Sovereign Bank
State Street Corporation
Sterling Commerce
Thermo Fisher Scientific
TJX Companies
Tufts New England Medical
Wachovia Securities
Wellington Management
W.R. Grace 

If you are interested in partnering with Northeastern University for your business education and hiring needs, please contact us:

For executive education, contact David Abdow at d.abdow@neu.edu

For undergraduate co-op and undergraduate full-time hiring, contact Mary Kane at m.kane@neu.edu.

For MBA corporate residency and full-time hiring, contact Lynne Sarikas at l.sarikas@neu.edu or 617-373-2029.


World-Class Faculty

The foundation of Northeastern’s D'Amore-McKim School of Business is our distinguished, world-class faculty. Building on high academic achievement, wide-ranging work and consulting experience, rich diversity, and our extensive corporate ties, D'Amore-McKim School of Business faculty members are leaders in their fields and regularly receive world-wide recognition and awards for their contributions to the theory and the practice of management. Each year, D'Amore-McKim School of Business faculty distinguish themselves with publications in scholarly and managerial journals, with the development of books, monographs, and cases, and with presentations around the globe.

Working in a challenging, yet stimulating and collaborative environment, our faculty has established expertise in both single discipline and interdisciplinary subject matter, with particular strengths in the areas of global management, innovation, entrepreneurship, marketing innovations, corporate governance (particularly financial governance), behavioral accounting, and supply chain management.

Through inspirational teaching, encouraging mentorship, and managerially relevant research, D'Amore-McKim School of Business faculty embody what is at the heart of any great business school — a dedication to developing and shaping the next generation of world business leaders.

  • Real-world experience matters

    Scott WinslowScott Winslow, founder of Winslow Technology Group (WTG), a value added reseller and integrator located in Boston, MA, has been working with Northeastern co-op students since 2003. Scott first discovered the value of Northeastern’s co-op program from another business that was already engaging with co-op students.

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  • MBA Program Nationally Ranked

    Northeastern's MBA program is ranked #51 in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek and #61 by U.S. News & World Report, as well as #86 in the world in the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking.