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

Unique Features

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Semesters of full-time professional work experience

#1

Law school for practical training (National Jurist, 2021)

#55

Among full-time MBA programs (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)

  • 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

Admissions

You’ll need to independently apply and gain admission to the School of Law and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. You’ll enroll first in the School of Law before seeking admission to the D’Amore-McKim School of Business during your first year of law school.

School of Law admissions requirements

To apply early decision, submit the following:

  • Application by December 1
  • Early Decision Certification Form
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement
  • Current CAS report that includes LSAT score(s) (no more than 5 years old), one letter of recommendation, and all required transcripts

There is no application fee for any application.

To apply early action, submit the following:

  • Application by December 1
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement
  • Current CAS report that includes LSAT score(s) (no more than 5 years old), one letter of recommendation, and all required transcripts

There is no application fee for any application.

To apply, submit the following:

  • Application by March 1
  • Résumé
  • Personal statement
  • Current CAS report that includes LSAT score(s) (no more than 5 years old), one letter of recommendation, and all required transcripts

There is no application fee for any application.

D’Amore-McKim admissions requirements

  • Essay/personal statement
  • One additional letter of professional recommendation
  • Interview (by invitation)

Scool of Law Deadlines

Early decision

The School of Law offers a binding early decision (ED) program to students whose first choice is Northeastern. Applicants must sign a form to confirm their intent is to apply early decision and not early action, and if granted admission, will immediately withdraw all outstanding applications. Students who apply early decision receive a decision by December 31. In order to be reviewed for early decision, applications must be received by December 1. The last LSAT accepted is November. Admitted students will be required to submit an enrollment deposit by January 15.

Early action

Students who apply early action receive a decision by mid-February. In order to be reviewed for early action, applications must be received by December 1. The last LSAT accepted is November.

Regular decision

Applicants who complete applications by the March 1 regular decision deadline receive a decision by mid-April. Applicants must take the LSAT no later than February. Students are welcome to submit applications after March 1; however, applications received after the March 1 deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis throughout the spring and summer.

D’Amore-McKim Deadlines

Deadlines & Decisions

Find the deadlines and decision dates you need to know. Submit your application by the earliest date possible for priority consideration.

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At Northeastern, we value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds community, which is vital to learning and discovery.

Scholarships and Fellowships

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 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Graduate Fellowship, Prospansica MBA Scholarship, Posse MBA Scholarship, and Reach Out MBA Fellowship.

Clubs and Organizations

Northeastern has many opportunities for you to be engaged with our community. Examples include the following:

Graduate Students of Color Collective

The purpose of the GSCC is to build community for graduate students of color at Northeastern University by promoting education, professionalism, and civic duty. The GSCC fosters student, staff, and faculty relationships to establish a campus home for higher education at Northeastern. Through civic engagement with surrounding communities, the GSCC recognizes the continued struggles of marginalized populations, and the need for those who have succeeded to give back.

Grad Q

Grad Q is a student organization for LGBTQ+ graduate students at Northeastern. Grad Q is focused on building community, social events, advocacy, and mentoring undergraduate students.

Campus Resources

We have a number of cultural centers on campus to support our campus community by providing programs, lectures, and events for students with a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource Center, Office of Global Services, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, 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.

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