JD/MBA: Penn or Chicago

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JD/MBA: Penn or Chicago

Postby happyteacher » Tue May 08, 2012 2:10 pm

Ok, this is at the hypothetical stage right now but here's the question because f I do receive the go ahead for both I'm sure I need to make a decision fast. The integrated 3 year JD/MBA at Penn/Wharton, in at both right now, or in at Chicago JD and applying next fall for the MBA program at Booth. I know people don't know MBAs here quite as much, but would appreciate input.

-want to work in biglaw finance immediately afterwards, Chicago or NY
-eventually want to do low-income finance/politics

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Re: JD/MBA: Penn or Chicago

Postby Doorkeeper » Tue May 08, 2012 2:11 pm

Penn, obviously. Less years, Wharton name, Wharton connections.

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Re: JD/MBA: Penn or Chicago

Postby soj » Tue May 08, 2012 2:16 pm

Definitely the shorter program. You're not even in at Booth yet.

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Re: JD/MBA: Penn or Chicago

Postby Mad Hatter » Tue May 08, 2012 2:18 pm

Penn/Wharton is TCR.


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Re: JD/MBA: Penn or Chicago

Postby adam1 » Tue May 08, 2012 2:20 pm

Stop talking. Wharton. Immediately.

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Re: JD/MBA: Penn or Chicago

Postby dingbat » Tue May 08, 2012 9:49 pm

Let's see: go to one of the best business schools in the world, or reject it and hope you get accepted to a lesser school next year.

If you're really so dumb you can't figure this out, you wouldn't have gotten in


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Re: JD/MBA: Penn or Chicago

Postby chasgoose » Tue May 08, 2012 10:03 pm

Law School: Chicago>Penn

Business School: Wharton>>>>>>>>Booth

Being in at both JD/MBA>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Only being in at JD


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Re: JD/MBA: Penn or Chicago

Postby willwilliams1334 » Wed May 09, 2012 12:04 am

Penn has fantastic join degree opportunities, perhaps one of the best in the country. The opportunity to drop the Wharton name is just irreplaceable. Booth is the weak link here, relatively speaking.


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Re: JD/MBA: Penn or Chicago

Postby CanadianWolf » Wed May 09, 2012 12:16 am

It's a tie between Penn & Wharton. :D

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Re: JD/MBA: Penn or Chicago

Postby TaipeiMort » Wed May 09, 2012 12:28 am

Wharton is in the same tier as Booth, but its Wharton (kind of like choosing between Y or S).

Chicago is a more national law school than Penn.

I personally would go to Wharton, but if you want law, Chicago would be better.


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Re: JD/MBA: Penn or Chicago

Postby bdubs » Wed May 09, 2012 12:42 am

No question that Penn is far and away the better choice here.

The real question is: Why did you have to ask?

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