In partnership with the D’Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB), the JD/MBA dual-degree program is a powerful combination that positions candidates to operate with equal facility in the increasingly interdependent legal and business spheres. This program offers an accelerated four-year program in which students concurrently earn an MBA from DMBS and a JD through the School of Law.

This dual-degree program takes advantage of Northeastern’s unique and dynamic co-op program, which provides students with four opportunities for real-world, experiential learning at the intersection of law and business. JD/MBA candidates must complete the first and last years of the program in the School of Law. The year of business courses in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business may be taken during either the second or third year.

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 MBA Core Courses in the Program

  • 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 in the Program

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

Examples of JD/MBA 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, Boson
  • Ocean Spray
  • One Laptop Per Child 
  • Partners Health Care
  • Raytheon Company
  • Seyfarth Shaw
  • WGBH
  • WilmerHale

Program Sequence

JD MBA sequence chart


Candidates for the JD/MBA program must independently apply and gain admission to the School of Law and the DAmore-McKim School of Business. Admission to one school does not ensure admission to the other. Candidates may apply to both schools prior to matriculation at the law school, or students may wait until they are enrolled in the School of Law before seeking admission to the DAmore-McKim School of Business. During either the first or second year of law school, students may apply to the MBA program during the winter or spring for enrollment the following September. The GMAT is not required of those students who supply LSAT scores in the 75th percentile or higher.

Students enrolled in law school who are interested in pursuing this dual degree should contact the Offices of Academic and Student Affairs and Professor Susan Montgomery, JD/MBA faculty advisor, during the fall or winter of their first or second year for further information.

Further details on the MBA portion of the JD/MBA program may be obtained by contacting:

Ernald Furxhi
Associate Director of Graduate Recruitment
DAmore-McKim School of Business
360 Huntington Ave., 350 Dodge Hall
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000
Phone: (617) 373-5992
Fax: (617) 373-8564