Northeastern university

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Northeastern University: CEFAM Partner

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts) began developing models specifically for work-study, where students spend time in the classroom focusing on Business and Management Theory while simultaneously working in the field, therefore learning through experience, and developing skills as well as earning funds to support their education. Today, 2900 corporations are active participants in this “cooperative education” program, and employ over 8000 Northeastern students each year. Every CEFAM student who attends Northeastern participates in this co-op program. 

Northeastern is one of CEFAM’s most established partners, going back to our founding in 1986, and CEFAM is honored to be one of only three dual degree partners currently at Northeastern.

Key facts & figures

1898 Founded
16,302 full-time undergraduate students
8 Colleges
Over 35 Research Laboratories and Centers
Over 245000 alumni in 164 countries
Over 400 clubs and organizations
60% of alumni receive job offers from their co-op employer
$60 million in alumni donations in 2012, leading to the name of D’Amore-McKim$60 million in alumni donations in 2012, leading to the name of D’Amore-McKim

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  • Ranked 51th in the world according to Shanghai’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects in 2023
  • Ranked 53th University in the United States by US News in 2024
  • Ranked #1 for internships and co-op programs by Bloomberg Business Week
  • #15 in U.S. undergraduate business programsPoets&Quants
  • #5 in undergraduate business schools with the highest percentage of women, Poets&Quants
  • Northeastern’s Career Services center has been ranked among the best in the United States for 8 years running


The majors offered by the university are as follows:

  • Accounting
  • Brand Management
  • Business Analytics
  • Corporate Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial Startup
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business
  • Finance
  • FinTech
  • Global Business & Strategy
  • Healthcare Management & Consulting
  • Human Resources Management
  • International Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Supply Chain Management


Additional Information:

  • AACSB Accredited, Northeastern is recognized for its co-op programs that allow students to complete two internships, 6 months each


  • The faculty at Northeastern include the former governor of Massachusetts and 1988 presidential candidate, Michael Dukakis.