The LLM/MBA dual degree allows students with a first law degree to obtain an LLM through the School of Law and an MBA through the D'Amore-McKim School of Business in a 24-month accelerated time frame.
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The LLM+MBA dual degree program enables students with a first law degree to obtain an LLM from Northeastern University School of Law and an MBA from the D'Amore-McKim School of Business 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.
Earn two valuable graduate degrees in 24 months
Full-time law co-op experience
Boston location offers access to one of the most sophisticated legal markets in the United States
NU School of Law ranked #1 for practical training
Forbes ranked D’Amore-McKim School of Business among the “Best Business Schools” for return on investment
"To be an expert you need to learn from the experts. I chose Northeastern because of its outstanding health policy and law professors, and the range of current practitioners who serve on the faculty. I was able to dive right into my studies and gain deep and practical insight into how health policy has been developed and how it will continue to change. As a result of the LLM program, I am now part of that change. "
A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-40 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
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 to the School of Law before being admitted to D’Amore-McKim School of Business.
School of Law admissions requirements:
Official transcripts in sealed envelopes
One letter of recommendation
TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo score report
D'Amore-McKim School of Business admissions requirements:
One additional letter of professional recommendation
GMAT/GRE required? Northeastern has a test-optional policy for the 2021-2022 academic year and does not require a GMAT or GRE score for admission. You can decide whether to submit a GMAT or GRE score as part of your application. For more information, review our admissions policies.
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You must be admitted to the School of Law before being admitted to D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Below are the application deadlines.
School of Law application deadlines
The School of Law considers early action, regular, and transfer applications. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
Early action deadline: November 15
Regular admission deadline: March 1*
Early action transfer deadline: March 1
Regular admission transfer deadline: July 1**
*This is the priority deadline for first-year students. Applications received by March 1 are guaranteed a decision by April 15. Applications received after March 1 will be processed on a rolling basis.
**This is the priority deadline for transfer students. Applications received after July 1 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.
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EXAMPLES OF LAW ELECTIVE COURSES
Affordable Housing Law
Commercial Law: Bankruptcy
IP Transactions Practice
International Business Regulation
International Business Transactions
Law and Technology
Modern Real Estate Development
EXAMPLES OF MBA CORE COURSES
Data Analysis for Decision Making
Economics for Managerial Decision Making
Effective Organizational and Human Behavior
Financial Management and Value Creation
Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making
Management of Information Resources
Managing the Supply Chain
Marketing and Customer Value
Strategic Decision Making in a Changing Environment
Technology, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Growth
EXAMPLES OF MBA ELECTIVE COURSES
International Financial Management
Management of Small Business Enterprises
Mergers and Acquisitions
Managing Professional and Teams
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.
Please note: This curriculum is for marketing purposes only and is subject to change. Official curriculum can be found within the course catalog.
When it comes to giving students the opportunity to learn by doing, there’s simply no place like Northeastern. Our signature Cooperative Legal Education Program guarantees you a year of full-time work experience. No other law school program comes close — indeed, The National Jurist ranks Northeastern as the #1 law school for practical training.
While other law schools might give students the chance to work over the summer or experience a part-time internship or externship, only Northeastern integrates four quarters of full-time employment into its curriculum, giving you four opportunities to:
Collaborate full time with working lawyers, contributing to the resolution of actual cases for real clients
Make an impact in a professional setting just about anywhere in the world, from New York to South Africa
Try out a variety of work environments and explore diverse areas of the law in depth
The benefits of co-op extend far beyond graduating with an impressive resumé. You and your peers will bring lessons learned on co-op into the classroom, creating a vibrant intellectual exchange that builds with each new experience. You may end up accepting a full-time position with one of your co-op employers, as a significant number of our graduates do. Most important, you’ll have the experience to know exactly where you want to go in your career and the confidence and credentials to get there.
At the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, our integration of academic thinking with authentic experiential learning opportunities has created a unique educational model that defines the standard for business education’s future. Here is one way that experiential learning occurs in this program:
The 360 Huntington Fund
D'Amore-McKim School of Business' student-managed mutual fund represents experiential learning in its purest form. The fund was created in 2008 through donations from the university, faculties and alumni. Currently, we manage a half million dollars of the university's endowment, and we are looking for energetic, financially minded graduate student leaders to join our team.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 255,000 alumni and 3,350+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global nongovernmental organizations. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional locations further foster a lifelong, global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our business alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.