The Northeastern University School of Law and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business offer a combined degree that results in a Juris Doctor and Master of Science in Accounting and Business Administration. Students without a previous accounting background study how to operate effectively in specialized fields such as taxation law, corporate finance, or mergers and acquisitions. Students have an opportunity to gain advanced legal expertise alongside future-forward accounting and business knowledge.
Our combined degree program is a full-time, four-year course of study. Students usually complete two years of the law curriculum, followed by 15 months of the combined accounting and business administration curriculum, before returning to finish their studies at the School of Law.
Students gain valuable work experience in law and public accounting before they graduate. They can make a real impact during two co-ops in legal departments, law firms, government agencies, judges’ chambers, or other legal settings. Students also experience working as an accounting associate during the busy tax season through a corporate residency at Big 4 or other globally known accounting firms.
Students concurrently pursue the two degrees and may count 12 semester hours of nonlaw coursework from the accounting and business administration curriculum toward the law curriculum. The corporate residency at an accounting firm may fulfill the requirement for the third co-op required for the law curriculum. Students are encouraged to consult their law advisor to select accounting and business classes that satisfy JD requirements.