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Our Partnerships

World-Class Partnerships. A Real-World Education.

Northeastern is a university engaged with the world. Our network of more than 3,300 employer partners spans seven continents, offering students the opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience locally and abroad.

And it’s that experience that makes the difference. It’s why we’ve pioneered an experiential learning model that combines classroom study with real-world work.

Our students are taking what they’ve learned in class and applying it to roles at industry-leading companies. Take our partnership with General Electric. Students are able to work toward their Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Systems while also working at GE; they’re earning credits and a paycheck simultaneously.

Or explore our partnership with the Boston Ballet. The company’s professional dancers are able to earn their college degree while continuing to perform, so when their last performance comes, they’re prepared for their new career to begin.

We formed a similar partnership with Major League Baseball. Professional players now have access to educational opportunities they can leverage during and after their baseball career, so that their career doesn’t end when their final season does.

For people just beginning their careers, we’ve partnered with Grow with Google to help aspiring IT professionals earn their college degrees. Students who complete the Google IT Professional Support Certificate will have the opportunity to translate this experience into transfer credits, reducing the time to completion and cost of earning a degree.

Our strong partnership with BUILD provides a pathway for BUILD students to enroll in our Bachelor of Science in Management degree program. Learners who complete BUILD receive up to 12 credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Management.

Women who want to continue their lifelong learning journey will benefit from this partnership. WomenX provides a pathway for WomenX students to enroll in our Bachelor of Science in Psychology or our Bachelor of Science in Management degree programs. Learners who complete WomenX receive up to 3 credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Psychology or 3 credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Management.

Learn in-demand technology skills. Explore our partnership with Merit America which provides a pathway for Merit America students to enroll in our Bachelor of Science in Information Technology or our Bachelor of Science in Analytics degree programs. Learners who complete Merit America receive up to 18 credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology or up to 12 credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Analytics.

Northeastern and Year Up have partnered to help you earn your degree faster by receiving up to 28 credits toward a bachelor of science in information technology, project management, management (and others)—a savings of $15,000 or more. You will also be strongly considered for a scholarship worth up to $10,000 to help make your degree more attainable.

Apprenti, in collaboration with Northeastern University, has created the Apprenticeship Academic Pathways Pilot Program, a new accelerated pathway for apprentices to earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology degree when they complete their apprenticeship. This new program has been designed to provide students with academic credit (18–60 credits) for registered technical and on-the-job training.

And that’s just the start. Through our partnerships with these world-class employers—who are embedded in countries worldwide—our students are able to receive a real-world education. It’s hard to compete with that.