This Northeastern University program offers students with non-accounting undergraduate degrees the opportunity to earn a JD from the School of Law and a joint master of science in accounting and master of business administration (MSA/MBA) from the D'Amore-McKim School of Business.

The 45-month program is particularly effective preparation for those seeking careers in taxation, corporate finance or mergers and acquisitions.The program takes advantage of Northeastern's unique and dynamic co-op program to provide students with four opportunities for real-world, experiential learning – one with a public accounting firm and three with a law department, firm, government office or judge. Some of the licensing requirements for the CPA apprenticeship can be satisfied by co-op, and members of the Massachusetts bar are automatically exempted from the business law section of the CPA examination.

Over the course of 45 months, the program enrolls students successively in the School of Law and the  D'Amore-McKim School of Business. JD/MSA/MBA candidates must first complete the 1L and 2L program in the School of Law, followed by the 15-month program in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. Students then return to the School of Law for three final quarters. The Business Law and Professional Ethics course is waived for students completing the JD/MSA/MBA program. 

Examples of JD Courses in the Program

  • Affordable Housing Law-Theory and Practice
  • Antitrust
  • Commercial Law: Bankruptcy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Corporations
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • IP Transactions Practice
  • International Business Regulation
  • International Taxation
  • Innovations Workshop
  • Law and Technology
  • Modern Real Estate Development
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Patent Law
  • Securities Regulation
  • Sports Law
  • Trademark Law


Examples of MSA/MBA Courses in the Program

  • Accounting for Business Combinations
  • Audit and Other Assurance Services
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics
  • Corporate and Government/Nonprofit Financial Reporting
  • Strategic Decision Making in a Competitive Environment
  • Taxation of Business & Individual Entities
  • Technology, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Growth


Examples of Law Co-ops

  • Bank of America
  • EMC Corporation
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Fidelity Investments
  • Goodwin Procter
  • Greenberg Traurig
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • Nixon Peabody, Boston
  • Ocean Spray
  • One Laptop Per Child
  • Partners Health Care
  • Raytheon Company
  • Seyfarth Shaw
  • WGBH 
  • WilmerHale 


Examples of Accounting Co-ops

  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers

Program Sequence

JD MSA MBA Program Sequence Chart

 

Admission

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.. Admission to one school does not ensure admission to the other. Law students must apply to the MSA/MBA program during the fall of their second year for enrollment in the spring. The GMAT is not required of those students who supply LSAT scores in the 75th percentile or higher. Students enrolled in the law school who are interested in pursuing this dual degree should contact the Offices of Academic and Student Affairs and Professor Susan Montgomery, JD/MSA/MBA faculty advisor, during their first year or the first quarter of their second year for further information.

Visit the D'Amore-McKim School of Business for more information on the JD/MSA/MBA program. Further details on the professional accounting program may be obtained by contacting:

Annarita Meeker
Director, Graduate Tax and Accounting Programs
D'Amore-McKim School of Business
412 Dodge Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 373-3244
E-mail: a.meeker@neu.edu