H or S JD+MBA - worth it?

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H or S JD+MBA - worth it?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu May 27, 2010 4:44 pm

Conventional wisdom seems to say that JD/MBA is a mistake - employers don't like it, and you need to have a strong game plan while going into it.

But does that apply to Harvard, Stanford or any other top combination? I can't see that hurting someone by the sheer quality of the schools. Just curious - doesn't apply to my personal situation anyway :cry:

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Re: H or S JD+MBA - worth it?

Postby imchuckbass58 » Thu May 27, 2010 4:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Conventional wisdom seems to say that JD/MBA is a mistake - employers don't like it, and you need to have a strong game plan while going into it.

But does that apply to Harvard, Stanford or any other top combination? I can't see that hurting someone by the sheer quality of the schools. Just curious - doesn't apply to my personal situation anyway :cry:


I think the higher you go, the more sense it makes for more people.

That said, I think there are some people for whom it never makes sense (mostly because of what they want to do), no matter how prestigious the school is.

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Re: H or S JD+MBA - worth it?

Postby 20121109 » Thu May 27, 2010 4:46 pm

Why does this question require anonymity?

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Re: H or S JD+MBA - worth it?

Postby 09042014 » Thu May 27, 2010 4:46 pm

That is a lot of extra tuition money, for what reason do you want it?

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Re: H or S JD+MBA - worth it?

Postby James Bond » Thu May 27, 2010 4:52 pm

For JD H = S

For MBA H>>>S

"Worth it" is just up to you

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Re: H or S JD+MBA - worth it?

Postby imchuckbass58 » Thu May 27, 2010 4:59 pm

James Bond wrote:For MBA H>>>S


A lot of people in the business world would strongly disagree with you on this one.

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Re: H or S JD+MBA - worth it?

Postby James Bond » Thu May 27, 2010 5:16 pm

imchuckbass58 wrote:
James Bond wrote:For MBA H>>>S


A lot of people in the business world would strongly disagree with you on this one.


Maybe in California...

I'm not saying Stanford's trash or anything haha. I think USNews ranks them in a tie for #1. It's still a damn good school.

Perhaps it's just my East Coast bias, but plenty of businessmen I know would take Harvard, Columbia, and Wharton over Stanford any day.

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Re: H or S JD+MBA - worth it?

Postby crazyeddie » Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:06 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Conventional wisdom seems to say that JD/MBA is a mistake - employers don't like it, and you need to have a strong game plan while going into it.

But does that apply to Harvard, Stanford or any other top combination? I can't see that hurting someone by the sheer quality of the schools. Just curious - doesn't apply to my personal situation anyway :cry:



Who's conventional wisdom, TLS? JD/MBA can be very useful depending on your career goals. My MBA taught me accounting, finance & equity valuation skills that will be a huge benefit to me down the line (based on my career goals). An MBA also adds credibility in a lot of situations.

Some firms are afraid of flight risk. Others aren't though, and will pay large signing bonuses for getting a JD/MBA.
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