In partnership with Northeastern’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB), 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 co-op program, which provides students with an opportunity for real-world experiential learning at the intersection of law and business.


The LLM+MBA dual-degree program enables students with a first law degree to obtain an LLM and an MBA in an accelerated 24-month timeframe instead of the 36 months it would ordinarily take to obtain the degrees separately. 

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

  • 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
  • Global Management
  • Management of Information Resources
  • Managing the Supply Chain
  • Marketing and Customer Value
  • Operations Management
  • 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
  • Negotiations
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • 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 

  • LLM: 33 credits at NUSL  and one 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) and one law co-op


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 (both DMSB and 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 Avenue, 350 Dodge Hall
Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5000
Phone: (617) 373-5992
Fax: (617) 373-8564

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