Our History

1922

The School of Business Administration is established, and Turner F. Garner is appointed the first dean.

1930

Northeastern gains state approval to grant a Bachelor of Science upon completion of a five-year curriculum in the School of Business Administration.

1963

The newly created graduate school introduces its first day program, the full-time MBA.

1965

The Graduate School of Professional Accounting is established.

1967

The Management Intern MBA Program is established, becoming the first structured graduate business co-op education program in the country.

1981

The High-Tech MBA Program is introduced, created by professor and future dean Philip R. McDonald—shown here with program director Patricia Degen-Lilley.

1986

The Graduate School introduces its first international summer program, in partnership with Groupe Ecole Superieure de Commerce Reims, a leading French business school.

1990

The Graduate School of Business Administration is one of 57 business schools selected from among 700 nationally for inclusion in Top Business Schools: The Ultimate Guide.

1993

With the enthusiastic support of alumni, friends, and business colleagues, the former Dodge Library is transformed into a cutting-edge instructional facility.

1994

The college introduces the Bachelor of Science in International Business, the first program of its kind in the country.

1997

Undergraduates win top honors in the first annual Academic Beanpot, a business case competition pitting teams from Boston business schools. The college develops the Entrepreneurial Lab and announces a $60,000 Business Plan Competition to recognize innovation and entrepreneurship.

2003

The Master of Science in Finance program is introduced, designed for MBA students planning on careers in finance.

2004

A graduate of Northeastern’s MBA program, Thomas E. Moore, is appointed dean of the college.

2006

The Entrepreneurs Club at Northeastern, which provides resources for building real companies, is founded.

2007

The Center for Emerging Markets is established to conduct research on how firms can leverage high-growth emerging markets. The new Social Enterprise Institute uses enterprise-based solutions as a powerful tool in helping to alleviate the world’s social problems. The college offers its prestigious MBA degree program online.

2009

IDEA, a student-created and student-run program to cultivate entrepreneurship at Northeastern, gets direct business-school backing.

2012

Hugh Courtney, a globally recognized expert in business strategy and vice dean of the University of Maryland’s business school, is named dean.

Alumni Richard D’Amore and Alan McKim make the largest gift in university history to endow the D’Amore–McKim School of Business.

By the Numbers

Undergraduate Students
3,347

Undergraduate International Students
1,164 from 94 countries

Mean SAT of Fall 2012 Entering Freshmen
1,365

Undergraduate Concentrations
7

Business-Related Undergraduate Student Clubs
12

Faculty Members
136

Graduate Students
2,229

Graduate Programs
15

Alumni Network
more than 45,000