A dynamic global marketplace calls for well-rounded leaders who can make strategic decisions quickly and confidently. In our robust JD/MS in Accounting/MBA program, you'll prepare to practice law and build a powerful base of knowledge in both business and accounting, positioning yourself to excel in one of several highly specialized fields. By earning this dual degree from Northeastern, you'll also develop the technical and creative skills necessary to succeed in a digital-first, data-driven business world.

Program Overview

  • Program Structure: Full-time study with two legal co-ops and one accounting residency
  • Dual Degree: You'll earn a JD from the School of Law and an MS in Accounting/MBA from the D'Amore-McKim School of Business
  • Class Schedule: Monday–Friday
  • Time to Complete: Four years

JD/MSA/MBA Degree | Program timeline

Unique Features

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Semesters of full-time professional work experience

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Law school for practical training (National Jurist, 2021)

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  • Earn two valuable degrees simultaneously—a substantial savings of time and money
  • Position yourself to succeed in the highly specialized fields of taxation law, corporate finance, or mergers and acquisitions
  • Gain three semesters of full-time professional work experience—two legal co-ops through the Northeastern School of Law and one corporate residency with a leading accounting firm through the D'Amore-McKim School of Business
  • Elevate your degree with an in-demand concentration in Analytics.
  • Access personalized career guidance from your dedicated advisor in the School of Law career development office
  • Study and work in Boston, one of America's largest and most sophisticated legal markets and home to Big 4 accounting firms

Meet our students

Admissions

You'll need to independently apply and gain admission to the School of Law and the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. You must be admitted by Northeastern Law before seeking admission to D'Amore-McKim. Many candidates complete their MBA application during the first year of law school.

Northeastern Law admissions requirements

Applicants to the Northeastern Law must submit their application through the Law School Admission Council.

  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Resumé
  • Academic transcripts
  • LSAT scores*
  • One letter of recommendation (a second letter is optional)
  • You may also choose to provide a response to one of our three optional essay topics

*Applicants to the JD/MBA dual degree program may submit GRE scores in lieu of the LSAT. Contact the Northeastern Law admissions for more information.

D'Amore-McKim admissions requirements

  • Application form
  • A personal statement  (<=500 words) and a short essay  (<=300 words)
  • One additional letter of recommendation
  • Kira online interview (by invitation, access is provided after submitting your application)

JD/MS in Accounting/MBA

You must apply and gain admission independently to both Northeastern Law and the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. You'll enroll first in Northeastern Law before seeking admission to the D'Amore-McKim School of Business during either your first or your second year of law school.

Once enrolled through Northeastern Law, you can apply to D'Amore-McKim's MBA program with the following deadlines:

Application DeadlinesDecision NotificationsClasses Begin
Nov. 15, 2023*Dec. 15Late May, early June
Feb. 15, 2024March 15Late May, early June
April 1, 2024Rolling BasisLate May, early June
*November 15, 2023 deadline is the final deadline for international candidates who require a new F-1 or J-1 visa

Tuition

Northeastern Student Financial Services publishes the tuition rates for the JD/MS in Accounting/MBA program. Under the “Graduate Programs” section, the cost per credit appears next to “D'Amore-McKim School of Business Programs.”

Financial Aid

Northeastern's Student Financial Services team will guide you through options to help you finance your graduate education. You can learn more about graduate financial aid options on their website.

Once you become a student, your financial aid advisor will work with you to answer your questions, and provide valuable insight as you navigate the financial commitments of your program.

Scholarships

D'Amore-McKim and Northeastern University offer a variety of scholarships. As a MS in Accounting/MBA applicant, you'll automatically receive consideration for a merit scholarship. The following scholarships are also offered for MS in Accounting/MBA candidates: AmeriCorps/Teach for America, Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars program, City Year, Latin American Achievers Scholarship, Prospansica MBA Scholarship, Posse MBA Scholarship, Reaching Out MBA Fellowship, and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Graduate Fellowship.  You may qualify for funding support as an alumU.S. servicemember, or veteran.

Application Fee Waivers

D'Amore-McKim offers application fee waivers to applicants that meet specific criteria. You can review the policy on the Graduate Application FAQ web page.

The D'Amore-McKim School of Business community stands with our university and its leadership in our dedication to cultivating equity and inclusion for all humankind. Understanding and solving our problems requires constant interaction among people who bring their own diverse contexts and experiences to the conversation. Therefore, we must be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that values the uniqueness of its members, recognizes the power and importance of diversity in our own and surrounding communities, and ensures their engaged participation.

Scholarships and Fellowships

Northeastern University and D'Amore-McKim offers and partners with organizations that provide a variety of scholarships and fellowships to foster diversity and inclusion. Examples of these include the Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars ProgramThe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Graduate Fellowship, Graduate Accounting DEI Fellowship, Prospansica MBA Scholarship, Posse MBA Scholarship and the Reach Out MBA Fellowship.

Graduate Student Clubs  

There are numerous university-wide and D'Amore-McKim-affiliated student groups that you may wish to join, and several are grounded in building inclusive communities and resiliency. Many of our graduate business students participate in the Graduate School of Professional Accounting DEI Fellows, Graduate Students of Color Collective, Grad Q, and Out in Business.

Campus Resources

Participate in community-building programs, lectures, and events offered by Northeastern's cultural centers representing a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource CenterLatinx Student Cultural CenterAsian American CenterOffice of Global Services, and many more.

*Candidates for the JD/MSA/MBA program must independently apply and gain admission to the School of Law and the D'Amore-McKim School of Business.

“Earning a JD/MSA/MBA from Northeastern will provide me the educational tools necessary and supply a real-world foundation for achieving my goals.”

Sam Dunkel, JD/MS in Accounting/MBA '22

Curriculum

In your first two years of law school, you'll take required courses that explore significant cases and precedents—and you'll develop your lawyer's mindset, learning to think and write analytically. You'll complete two law co-ops working in legal departments, law firms, government agencies, judges' chambers, or other settings.

Starting your third year in the program, you'll complete a 15-month course of study at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. Alongside your accounting and business coursework, you'll also pursue a concentration in Analytics. This will prepare you to excel as Big Data impacts the significant sectors of the accounting industry, including audit, tax, finance, and advisory.

You'll also have the opportunity to work at a top accounting firm during the busy season in a unique corporate residency program, where you'll make a real impact as a valued team member. After your residency is complete, you'll spend your final two semesters of the program in the School of Law.

Co-Op and Corporate Residency

When it comes to giving students the opportunity to learn by doing, there's simply no place like Northeastern. Through three immersive experiences, make meaningful contributions to your host firm and be able to see your classroom learnings make a difference in real-time. You'll build the confidence to take the next step in your career and the experience and credentials to get there.

Two legal co-ops

Your co-ops give you the necessary legal experience to ensure you graduate with an impressive resume. You may have the opportunity to  work at a law firm, international or government agency, legal services or advocacy organization, public defender office, union, corporation, or federal or state court in Boston, throughout the United States, or abroad. Depending on your placement, you may interview witnesses, research and write legal briefs, or represent clients in court.

Note that JD/MSA/MBA students will complete two co-ops rather than three.

One accounting corporate residency

Your paid corporate residency gives you real experience working in accounting—plus the chance to build your network at a Big 4 or other globally known accounting firm. During your three-month residency, you'll be paired with a seasoned mentor for one-on-one guidance.

This residency definitely isn't about watching from the sidelines—it's a fast-paced, exciting immersion in the day-to-day realities of a top accounting firm. You'll be working at the associate level during accounting's busy season, so you'll have real responsibilities and solve problems as part of a team.

Professional Licensure Information

For information on where this program will help you achieve professional licensure, please visit Northeastern's consumer information website and review Professional Licensure Disclosure.

For questions regarding professional licensure, please contact Angela Mittiga, associate director of graduate advising, by emailing a.mittiga@northeastern.edu.

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