In partnership with Northeastern’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB), the LLM+MBA dual degree program enables students with a first law degree to obtain an LLM  from Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL) and an MBA in an accelerated 24-month timeframe instead of the 36 months it would ordinarily take to obtain the degrees separately.

This dual degree program positions students to operate with equal facility in the increasingly interdependent spheres of law and business and takes advantage of the university’s unique, dynamic co-op program, which provides students with an opportunity for real-world, experiential learning at the intersection of law and business.


Examples of Law Elective Courses**

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


Examples of MBA Core Courses***

  • Effective Organizational and Human Behavior 
  • Marketing and Customer Value 
  • Financial Management and Value Creation 
  • Global Management 
  • Technology, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Growth 
  • Strategic Decision Making in a Changing Environment 
  • Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making 
  • Economics for Managerial Decision Making 
  • Management of Information Resources 
  • Data Analysis for Decision Making 
  • Operations Management
  • Managing the Supply Chain 

Examples of MBA Elective Courses***

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Management of Small Business Enterprises 
  • International Financial Management 
  • Mergers and Acquisitions 
  • Managing Professional and Teams 
  • Negotiations 
  • The Chief Executive Officer 

Credits, Residency and Co-op Requirements for the LLM and MBA Degrees:

Two-year program; annual start date: beginning of Summer Law Quarter (start date: May 26, 2015)

  • LLM: 33 quarter credits at NUSL & 1 full-time law co-op 
  • MBA: 60 semester credits (= 49 semester credits in business curriculum at DMSB  + 15 quarter credits [11 semester credits] in qualifying business law courses at NUSL) & 1 law co-op


LLM MBA Program Sequence Chart

* Required foundational courses for students who obtained their first law degree outside the US: Legal Research and Writing I (3 credits), Legal Research and Writing II (2 credits), and Introduction to the US Legal System (3 credits).
**Business law electives (minimum 4 - 11 credits) 


Applicants for the LLM+MBA Program are required to apply and be admitted to both NUSL and DMSB. Application and admission process and criteria are as follows:

The application deadline for the dual degree is February 1 (DMSB) and February 2 (NUSL).

Admission requirements for dual degree (both schools):

  • TOEFL iBT score of 100 or IELTS level 7.5 
  • Transcripts for all completed undergraduate and graduate work 
  • Personal statement of purpose 
  • Resume/CV 

Additional admission requirements for LLM:
  • First law degree (JD, LLB or equivalent) 
  • Interview with LLM director (in person or via the Internet) 
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • LSAT score considered if taken, but not required 

Additional admission requirements for MBA:
  • The GMAT/GRE is required if no LSAT score is submitted or if LSAT score is not in the 75th percentile or higher 
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Interview (by invitation) 

Further details on the LLM portion of the LLM+MBA program may be obtained by contacting:

Patrick Cassidy
Director, LLM and International Programs
Northeastern University School of Law
416 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617.373.8546
Fax 617.373.5056
Skype: patrickcassidy15

For more information on the MBA program, visit DMSB's website.

Further details on the MBA portion of the LLM+MBA program may be obtained by contacting:

Evelyn Tate
Director of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions
D'Amore-McKim School of Business
360 Huntington Ave., 350 Dodge Hall
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000
Phone: (617) 373-5992
Fax: (617) 373-8564